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Re: Lens Recommendations - Crop (7D) to Full Frame (5dMk3)?
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2012, 09:19:18 PM »
I just noticed there's a series of photos of this lens at Ken Rockwell on a full frame Nikon:






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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2012, 10:32:56 PM »
I'll probably come across as a heretic to all the 16-35 owners... but I have the 17-40 f/4 L and I highly recommend it.  I don't think a superwide really suits portraits that well; longer focal lengths seem to do that better, particularly between 50 and 100mm. You seem to have those lengths covered pretty well. The superwide is really better geared towards landscapes, in which case you're almost always stopped down to f/8 or lower so you'd rarely if ever need the 2.8 for landscape shooting. Just my two cents.

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Re: Lens Recommendations - Crop (7D) to Full Frame (5dMk3)?
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2012, 10:59:45 PM »
The fast lens is essential for video (which is all I do, so I'm biased towards video applications for these lenses) since our shutter speed is fixed.   

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Re: Lens Recommendations - Crop (7D) to Full Frame (5dMk3)?
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2012, 11:12:05 PM »
I'll probably come across as a heretic to all the 16-35 owners... but I have the 17-40 f/4 L and I highly recommend it.  I don't think a superwide really suits portraits that well; longer focal lengths seem to do that better, particularly between 50 and 100mm. You seem to have those lengths covered pretty well. The superwide is really better geared towards landscapes, in which case you're almost always stopped down to f/8 or lower so you'd rarely if ever need the 2.8 for landscape shooting. Just my two cents.
all valid points
that is why i prefer to use the 16-35 II on APS-H giving 21-49mm which is a really nice range for events and as a walk around, I prefer this approach to using 24-70 since it gives me near enough to 50mm on the long end and 21mm is Just that bit better than 24 on the wide end, also croping the corners means its sharp all over at f2.8 for events etc, colour and contrast is also stunning on this lens. I originally got it for landscapes but soon discovered it can do sooo much more than just that.
another massive benefit is its all internally zooming unlike the 24-70
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Re: Lens Recommendations - Crop (7D) to Full Frame (5dMk3)?
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2012, 11:36:45 PM »
I've known for the past year that I wanted to move to a full frame camera from my 7D so I've been slowly selling off my crop lenses and replacing them with standard lenses. So far in my kit, I have the 24-70mm 2.8 L and the 70-200mm F4 IS L...The only crop lens I still have is my trusty 17-55mm 2.8 and plan on selling that along with my 7D once my new 5D Mk3 arrives. I'm generally a landscape, street and occasional portrait shooter. When I look through my pics, most are taken at the wide end of my 17-55 and 24-70...most in the 17-35mm range. My 70-200 is rarely used but I keep it around for those times when I do need some extra reach...

One thing I want to do is add some primes for a lighter setup, say for street and night work. At first, my thinking was picking up the 16-35mm 2.8 and maybe the 50mm 1.2 or 1.4. But I'm wondering if I should just skip the 16-35mm altogether and maybe pick two primes instead. Maybe the new 24mm 2.8 IS when it becomes available along with either a 35mm, or 50mm or 85mm...Pretty sure I'm going with a 24mm to start...what I'm not sure of is either getting the 35 or 50mm but I'm leaning towards the 50mm...

Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations?

With the two FF lenses you own, the 5D MK II will go substantially wider than your 7D at 17mm, so you do not need wider until you see the results.

Remember, every lens on a FF body is going to be a lot shorter, so you will use that 70-200.

For portraits, 85mm to 135mm is a good range, The 135mmL is one I use the most.

I'd wait and see which focal lengths work for you before buying any more lenses.  You may find you want to upgrade that f/4 zoom to f/2.8, or do like me and buy fast primes.

I have used the metadata search in lightroom to review my favorite focal lengths and apertures, and then prioritized buying primes using that.  Now, I seldom use zooms except for walkaround outdoors, and my 100-400mm L at 400mm like it was a prime.

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Re: Lens Recommendations - Crop (7D) to Full Frame (5dMk3)?
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2012, 11:36:45 PM »