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Re: L lens for 5d MK III
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2012, 02:49:32 PM »
+1 for 135L.... very reasonable price at sub $1100 USD. Part of the Canon L Holy Trinity (35 and 85 are others)

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Re: L lens for 5d MK III
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which lens for Mark II?
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2012, 01:37:28 PM »
Hi everyone, I am going to get the 5D Mark II but not sure which lens to get along with it: 24-70 or 24-105??? (the next lens I'm going to invest in after this will probably be in a year with budget of $1,000 to $2,000).

I'm still an amatuer, and want to focus on landscapes (vacations), and portraits, but with the aim of becoming a wedding photographer.  But at the moment, I'm still learning (w/great interest).

Your feed backs are much appreciated!  Thanks.
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Re: which lens for Mark II?
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2012, 01:52:49 PM »
Hi everyone, I am going to get the 5D Mark II but not sure which lens to get along with it: 24-70 or 24-105??? (the next lens I'm going to invest in after this will probably be in a year with budget of $1,000 to $2,000).

I'm still an amatuer, and want to focus on landscapes (vacations), and portraits, but with the aim of becoming a wedding photographer.  But at the moment, I'm still learning (w/great interest).

Your feed backs are much appreciated!  Thanks.

I vote for the 24-105 f/4L IS that's what I have and it's a great walk around lens.  I've taken some great landscapes and some tight portrait like photos with it and the price is right.  The newer 24-70 might edge out the 24-105 in combo with the 5D3, and I'm getting the 5D3 (hopefully eventually despite my pre-order!) but I'll stick with what I've got.  The 105 gives you a little more reach, obviously, so for me that outweihgts the 24-70.  taht and the orice tag.
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Re: L lens for 5d MK III
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2012, 02:15:37 PM »
Im basically going to shoot mostly portraits, street photography, landscape

135mm f/2.0L is only $1050 USD. It is considered one of the fastest and sharpest lenses you can get. It has 9 blades and delivers bokeh much like an 85L. The AF is nearly light speed. The reason you get all this is because it's 16 years old. Somehow, they hit is out of the park in 1996. Despite this, the 135L probably won't be updated anytime soon.

135 f2? yeah that's a good lens but how often will you use it on landscape shots?
Landscapes aren't just about wideangle, some of the best ones I've seen have been short to long tele. I actually found the 135 more useful than my 24 for general landscapes when I visited Norway a few months ago. However, I agree that it isn't ideal all the time and would be more inclined towards the 24-105 for a general purpose lens, as I think you do need a wideangle if landscapes are part of what you shoot.
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Re: L lens for 5d MK III
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2012, 07:01:37 PM »
Im basically going to shoot mostly portraits, street photography, landscape

135mm f/2.0L is only $1050 USD. It is considered one of the fastest and sharpest lenses you can get. It has 9 blades and delivers bokeh much like an 85L. The AF is nearly light speed. The reason you get all this is because it's 16 years old. Somehow, they hit is out of the park in 1996. Despite this, the 135L probably won't be updated anytime soon.

yes I understand your point as a matter of fact there are a lot of times that I use my 70-200mm for landscape shots and it's great but the point is we're just giving ideas to the OP on the basis of his current situation. As I understand he's asking for a versatile L-lens to cover his shooting needs which in turn is limited by a tight budget.
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Re: L lens for 5d MK III
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2012, 07:01:37 PM »