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Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2012, 01:54:31 PM »
I do videography as my main practice. I would most definitely get the 70-200 2.8 II is over the 4.0.. The "is" on the f/4 doesn't help video in dark situations like it does with photography. I have 2.8 my partner has 4.0 and he's always want to open up more. if you have the money then the 2.8.

I also would opt for the the 24-70 over the 16-35. Better all around lens unless you either want the is and extra reach on the 24-105 f/4.0 or do a lot of landscape the 16-35.

1. 24-70 2.8 over 16-35 2.8 because there are more situations the 24-70 would be used - fewer lens changes
2. 24-70 2.8 over 24-105 f/4 is in the chance of being in darker areas.. and shallow dof
3. 24-105 4.0 is over 24-70 2.8 if your doing a lot of handheld/monopod video
4. 16-35 2.8 if you absolutely need 8mm wider than the 16-35

My recommendation
24-70 2.8
50 1.4, or 1.2 although i love my 1.8
70-200mm 2.8 is ii
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Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2012, 01:54:31 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2012, 02:14:48 PM »
Also if price is an issue I love my Sigma 70-200 2.8 IS which is similarly priced as the canon 70-200 is f/4

There are some sigma lenses i would stay away from... but not this one =-)

Sigma vs Canon 70-200 is 2.8

1. Canon is slightly shaper
2. Canon slightly less vignetting
3. Canon $2,300 - Sigma $1,300 - both are on sale
4. both have 4 stops of is = awesome
5. If you'r reaching towards CPS the sigma won't help get you there

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/689577-REG/Sigma_589101_70_200mm_f_2_8_EX_DG.html

If price is not an issue.. then Canon
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Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2012, 04:20:53 PM »
I do videography as my main practice. I would most definitely get the 70-200 2.8 II is over the 4.0.. The "is" on the f/4 doesn't help video in dark situations like it does with photography. I have 2.8 my partner has 4.0 and he's always want to open up more. if you have the money then the 2.8.

I also would opt for the the 24-70 over the 16-35. Better all around lens unless you either want the is and extra reach on the 24-105 f/4.0 or do a lot of landscape the 16-35.

1. 24-70 2.8 over 16-35 2.8 because there are more situations the 24-70 would be used - fewer lens changes
2. 24-70 2.8 over 24-105 f/4 is in the chance of being in darker areas.. and shallow dof
3. 24-105 4.0 is over 24-70 2.8 if your doing a lot of handheld/monopod video
4. 16-35 2.8 if you absolutely need 8mm wider than the 16-35

My recommendation
24-70 2.8
50 1.4, or 1.2 although i love my 1.8
70-200mm 2.8 is ii

I would wait for the new 24-70 mrk II. I bought 3 copies in the past, NONE of them gave me the sharpness that I'm looking for.

100% agreed with 50mm f1.4. tack sharp on my 5D III
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Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2012, 04:55:10 PM »
I do videography as my main practice. I would most definitely get the 70-200 2.8 II is over the 4.0.. The "is" on the f/4 doesn't help video in dark situations like it does with photography. I have 2.8 my partner has 4.0 and he's always want to open up more. if you have the money then the 2.8.

I also would opt for the the 24-70 over the 16-35. Better all around lens unless you either want the is and extra reach on the 24-105 f/4.0 or do a lot of landscape the 16-35.

1. 24-70 2.8 over 16-35 2.8 because there are more situations the 24-70 would be used - fewer lens changes
2. 24-70 2.8 over 24-105 f/4 is in the chance of being in darker areas.. and shallow dof
3. 24-105 4.0 is over 24-70 2.8 if your doing a lot of handheld/monopod video
4. 16-35 2.8 if you absolutely need 8mm wider than the 16-35

My recommendation
24-70 2.8
50 1.4, or 1.2 although i love my 1.8
70-200mm 2.8 is ii

I would wait for the new 24-70 mrk II. I bought 3 copies in the past, NONE of them gave me the sharpness that I'm looking for.

100% agreed with 50mm f1.4. tack sharp on my 5D III

Yes. money not being an issue wait for the new one. or buy 24-70 used and sell when new one comes out.
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Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2012, 06:28:11 PM »
You're not going to get better video performance from a 50/1.2 over a 50/1.4, unless you HAVE to shoot at the wider apertures, of course. After about f/2.8, though the 50/1.4 is actually sharper than the 50/1.2. 
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Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2012, 08:32:26 PM »
The 50L is a fabulous lens. Its better than the 1.4 in all aspects except in price and weight. Its not necessary to cover every single focal length as you can swap lenses and leg zoom a little to match similar FOV's.

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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2012, 10:33:11 AM »
If you are willing to go manual focus, the Zeiss 50 KILLS the Canon lens. (My walk around lens is the Zeiss 35mm) On the other hand, I prefer the 70-200 f4 or the 70-300 f4 lens because they are cheaper, lighter and perform equally well as the 2.8 lens unless you actually shoot wide open, where the 2.8 lens shines.

But you certainly can't go wrong with your proposed kit.

The Zeiss 50's are better than Canon in some respects, but in absolutely no way do they "kill" the Canon.  I love both, but they both have their advantages and disadvantages.
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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2012, 10:34:45 AM »
My recommendation
24-70 2.8
50 1.4, or 1.2 although i love my 1.8
70-200mm 2.8 is ii

He already has the 16-35mm so selling it for the 24-70 would be a pain in the ass.
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Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2012, 10:35:11 AM »
So I'm trying to round out a good artillery of lens for all around use. I have the 16-35 2.8 ii and I am about to purchase the 50mm 1.2L and 70-200 2.8 is ii with the lens rebate. Does everyone think that's an all around good set of three lens? I shoot a lot of video and all around general photo

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