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canon23

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« on: May 07, 2012, 06:43:13 PM »
Hello fellow Photogs, I'd like your insights on what is the BEST lens/es on a 5D Mark 2 for:

1) Portraiture?

2) Landscapes?

3) Weddings (if you can choose only 2)?




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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 06:57:28 PM »
okay... I'll bite.

Portraits: 85mm f/1.2L
Landscape:Canon TS-E 17mm f/4
Wedding: 24-70mm f/2.8 II (Not out yet) and 70-200 2.8 is II

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 07:00:20 PM »
1) 85mm f/1.2L II

2) TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

3) 24-70mm f/2.8L II (yes, I know, not out yet) + 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 07:44:03 PM »
Hello fellow Photogs, I'd like your insights on what is the BEST lens/es on a 5D Mark 2 for:

1) Portraiture?

2) Landscapes?

3) Weddings (if you can choose only 2)?
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New 24-70 II PLUS 70-200mm f2.8 IS 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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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 07:50:22 PM »
May I add one more:

4) General purpose all-around walking lens?
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 08:06:55 PM »
4) 24-105mm f/4L IS
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 08:10:41 PM »
I'll echo neuroanatomist -- that's exactly the same list I would have replied with. facedodge's suggestion for the 17 merits consideration, but, as wonderful as that lens is, it's damned wide and more of a specialist tool for certain niches. Ideal is to have both, of course, but I'd strongly recommend the 24 unless you knew for a fact that the 17 is a better fit for your subjects.

Your #4 is much more open-ended. Some possibilities:

  • The new 24-70 f/2.8. Should have the best image quality of any standard zoom.
  • The 24-105 f/4 L IS. Longer range, lighter weight, stabilized.
  • The new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC. Better image quality than the original 24-70 f/2.8 plus stabilization.
  • Either the 50 f/1.4 or the 35 f/1.4 primes, if that's your shooting style. Or, both coupled with the 85 as a classic Holy Trinity of Primes; many an event (including weddings) have been shot with those three.

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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 08:34:32 PM »
May I add one more:

4) General purpose all-around walking lens?

35L II whenever it materializes from the ether.  Until then... probably the 24-70mm f/2.8L II, or the 35L, heck, I even like the 100L IS as a dark horse (it's crazy versatile on full frame, a joy to shoot with, light weight, and no distortion).  Tough choice.
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 09:09:45 PM »
If we are talking 'best', shouldn't we be talking Schneider Optics or Zeiss?  I mean come on, if we are going to dream, dream big! Why stick to Canon lenses?  They are good, but I would not call them the 'best'.

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2012, 09:16:58 PM »
1) Portraiture?
2) Landscapes?
3) Weddings (if you can choose only 2)?
1) 70-200 f/2.8isII
2) 16-35 f/2.8L
3) 70-200 f/2.8isII & 24-70 f/2.8L (MkII if your budget can stand the strain)

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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 03:34:18 PM »
Hello fellow Photogs, I'd like your insights on what is the BEST lens/es on a 5D Mark 2 for:

1) Portraiture?

2) Landscapes?

3) Weddings (if you can choose only 2)?

A budget would help, but in general:

1) Prime - 85L, 135L (85 1.8 if on a budget)   Zoom - 70-200 II (or any of the 70-200's that fit your budget)

2) Prime - Zeiss 21mm f/2.8   Zoom - 16-35 II

3) 24-70 (I or II) / 70-200 f/2.8 IS II (or whichever 70-200 fits your budget)
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 04:00:06 PM »
1) f1.2

2) f16

3) 5d3
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 06:21:48 PM »
Thanks All! 

Looks like the majority has these 4 on the lineup:

1) 16-35 f/2.8
2) 85  f/1.2
2) 24-70 & 70-200
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 06:21:48 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2012, 12:00:44 AM »
Hello fellow Photogs, I'd like your insights on what is the BEST lens/es on a 5D Mark 2 for:

1) Portraiture?

2) Landscapes?

3) Weddings (if you can choose only 2)?

easy, my 2 favourite lenses :)

2 lenses that cover all that and then some,
Canon 16-35 f2.8L II and sigma 85mm f1.4
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 01:45:18 AM »
1) Portraiture: EF 50mm f/1.2L

2) Landscapes: EF 14mm f/2.8 L II

3) Weddings: EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L and EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II

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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 01:45:18 AM »