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Am I equipped to rip?
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:00:02 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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Am I equipped to rip?
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 11:45:30 AM »
Sounds good to me.  That's the configuration I choose when I can bring 3 lenses.  The one I most often sub out is the 16-35 for a prime but I always bring the 50 and 70-200.

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 11:54:21 AM »
That is a great set.  This combo(Wide zoom, Long zoom, and fast 50) is often recommended by pros.  You can certainly add to it: fisheye, macro, super-tele, tilt-shift, but those can come later or not at all depending on your needs.

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 01:15:56 PM »
Excellent combo!

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 01:27:02 PM »
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.

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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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 01:33:09 PM »
What camera are you shooting?

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 01:47:33 PM »
What camera are you shooting?

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Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 01:50:55 PM »
It's a good choice, as it's full frame though I'd question not having a 24-70 instead of the UW angle.

You don't often need it and when you do you can stitch two-three photos together.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 02:06:33 PM »
I would add that you want the 70-200 F4L WITH is.  I totally agree that it is very close in performance to the 2.8L is II.  The size/weight difference can really be an issue when carrying the lens all day, or, when on planes where size/weight are critical.  Both are great lenses, and I have one of each.

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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.

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
sek Cameras: 5D III, 5D II, EOS M  Lenses:  24-70 2.8 II IS, 24-105 f4L, 70-200 f4L IS, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, EF 300 f4L IS, EF 400 5.6L, 300 2.8 IS II, Samyang 14 mm 2.8 Flashes: 580 EX II600EX-RT X 2, ST-E3-RT
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 02:24:52 PM »
The 50mm 1.2 is definitely not a all-around lens, its pretty special, and a bit soft, but for the special situations where you need f/1.2, its excellent.  Personally, for a FF body, I'd recommend the 85mmL and / or the 135mmL

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 02:40:25 PM »
The 50mm 1.2 is definitely not a all-around lens, its pretty special, and a bit soft, but for the special situations where you need f/1.2, its excellent.  Personally, for a FF body, I'd recommend the 85mmL and / or the 135mmL
I have to agree here, though I hasten to add that there's a big gap between your two zooms and I'm not sure the 1.2 fills it. If you're doing "standard" work and need flexibility, you might look into a 24-70. But then again, I'm always carrying a weird set of lenses and making do.

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 11:49:20 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

GREAT COMBO...I used 50 L from a friend few weeks ago. This is NOT the lens for me. You really need to know your stuff-well to shoot with 50 L. 

For now, my 50 f1.4 going to stay with me and I'm waiting for new 24-70 II.
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Zoom: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 12:31:21 PM »
It's a good choice, as it's full frame though I'd question not having a 24-70 instead of the UW angle.

You don't often need it and when you do you can stitch two-three photos together.

Personally I'd go for the 24-105 f/4L IS USM over the 24-70 unless you really need the f/2.8 for the DoF. Even in a dim, dark environment with the 5d3 you can get usable ISO 6400+ which will compensate for the stop or so you lose in the f-stop, and the IS can help with hand-holding at the slower shutter speeds you might have to use.
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 12:44:54 PM »
Personally I'd go for the 24-105 f/4L IS USM over the 24-70 unless you really need the f/2.8 for the DoF. Even in a dim, dark environment with the 5d3 you can get usable ISO 6400+ which will compensate for the stop or so you lose in the f-stop, and the IS can help with hand-holding at the slower shutter speeds you might have to use.
Also, if he's doing video work and general photography (I read that as travel, etc), the 24-105 is going to be better due to the reach and the IS. The IS is a big help for hand-held video, and the extra reach is nice.

And if you have a 5Diii, worrying about low-light isn't as big an issue.

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 01:13:01 PM »
And if you have a 5Diii, worrying about low-light isn't as big an issue.
Tell me about it, it's pretty nice too, even coming from the 5d2. The noise looks so much better, and so much less banding/lines of noise all over the dark sections. Hardly need to convert most of the photos as ISO 6400-8000 to B&W, they're mostly good enough to leave in color :)

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« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 05:32:39 PM by Drizzt321 »
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Re: Am I equipped to rip?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 01:13:01 PM »