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Re: NEED HELP W/LENSES: What should I get next...?
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 01:58:17 PM »
I would get the 70-200 f2.8 II for sure. It's such a versatile lens. Great for portraits and weddings. I think that everybody should have a 70-200 or 70-300L in their bag.


Then later on, it's a toss up between the 85L and the 24-70L II. The latter isn't out yet so waiting another 8 months for that lens would let all the dust settle. Most of the reviews should be out by then highlighting any flaws (if any).


The 85L would serve you greatly as a dedicated portrait lens. But the 24-70 also has so many uses and can be used for portraits, although it may be on the short side on a full frame...
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Re: NEED HELP W/LENSES: What should I get next...?
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 01:58:17 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2012, 03:09:27 PM »
Yes,..the 70-200 f2.8 II IS! Fantastic lens and very sharp. A lot of fun to use!

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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2012, 03:39:23 PM »
Thank You All for such wonderful and helpful insights.  Every bit of advice made sense. 
Before this post, I've been leaning towards getting the 70-200 f/2.8 II as my next lens.
Many of your responses made this more of an affirmation.  So, I'll be saving for that come the holiday season.

After this, I'll see where my needs are at that time...my feeling is, it'll be either the 85 f/1.2 II, or 135 f/2...then the 16-35 f/2.8

That's my foreseeable future.  We'll see where my photography skills/needs are by then.  I'm sure I'll be back for more advice before then  ;)  Thanks again!
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Re: NEED HELP W/LENSES: What should I get next...?
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2012, 03:39:23 PM »