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D.Sim

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2012, 01:59:16 AM »
What Daniel said...

and I just bought a 50mm 1.2 as my walk around lens for my MK3 ;)

For sale, one brand new, never used 24-105...

"Zooms are versatile and necessary, depending on what you shoot.."

I could argue mid-range zooms are unnecessary, regardless of what you shoot, but I don't think you'd understand ;)

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I could also argue that 1.2 is unnecessary for a walk around, but would you understand?

Everyone has their preferred system, for whatever reasons it is. Is that fact so hard to get your head around that you're so willing to knock anyone for suggesting it with a snide allegation?
« Last Edit: April 04, 2012, 02:11:47 AM by D.Sim »

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2012, 03:32:53 AM »
Most likely you will find this suggestion useless but I would suggest a Voigtlander ULTRON 40mm f/2.

It's really small and light. No autofocus but I can live with that. The flare is lovely if you try really hard to make it flare.

Bottom line is it's compact and simple.

EvilTed

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2012, 04:45:55 PM »
D Sim,

I do apologize, I was a little drunk and making fun of you, sorry ;)

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2012, 06:19:54 PM »
D Sim,

I do apologize, I was a little drunk and making fun of you, sorry ;)

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10 minutes on the naughty chair for you then  ;D ;D ;D

EvilTed

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #49 on: April 07, 2012, 01:32:05 AM »
Oooh, the naughty chair, I like the sound of that :)
Any pics?????

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2012, 02:41:48 AM »
Oooh, the naughty chair, I like the sound of that :)
Any pics?????

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Dont do self portraits  ;D

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #51 on: April 09, 2012, 02:56:44 PM »
35mm f1.4

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2012, 01:45:05 AM »
The kit 24-105 is A pefect all arounder...I usually use a 24-70 and or a 50mm 1.4 prime for a walk around lens

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2012, 08:10:31 PM »
The kit lens would make for a nice walkaround lens if you are looking for a zoom and cannot wait for the 24-70 mkII.  Then again you need to decide what is more important:  weight and IS (for the 24-105), or sharper and faster zoom but heavier (24-70).

Answer that question and you will pick the right one for you.
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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2012, 02:30:11 AM »
I have the 70-300L as my ff walkabout lens.


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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2012, 10:07:53 AM »
I would go with the 70-200 f4.0 IS if you can go with the longer FL. I would use a 70-200 coupled with a 50/1.8 in my pocket. This is an excellent pairing IMHO
5d2; 17-40L; 35L; 50/1.8 Mk. 1; 70-300 IS; 100mm/2.8

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #56 on: April 18, 2012, 10:16:03 AM »
Best walkaround lens?  The 35mm f/1.4L.  Combined with a FF body having great high-ISO capability, you can't beat a fast, wide angle prime for walking around at night. 
I'm currently in Argentina but I have a new 5D3 waiting for me when I finally get home. I'm really excited to try a fast prime in the evening with the new gear. Really excited. I'm wondering about the kind of dusky field shots I can get. Seriously, I'm about to jump out of my shorts.
Completely agree. This lens, despite being one of the oldest in the lineup is simply fantastic. Personally, it is the ideal (or slightly short of ideal) focal length for hitting the streets. It really depends on how you shoot as to what lens you should get, though.

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Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« Reply #56 on: April 18, 2012, 10:16:03 AM »