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Which lens lineup for 5D3?

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I have a 5D3 on the way, and I'm pondering which lineup I go with, given that the cost is roughly the same.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcomed.

Tamron 70-300 VC


70-200 V2
100 (non-L)
50 1.4

From your choices, I'd opt for set #2.

I'm trying for the 16-35L, 24-70II and the 70-200 2.8II combo, and then maybe a prime and tele at each end.

Thinking out loud:

Samyang 14mm f/2.8

Canon 35L

Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II IS

280 mm via Kenko 1.4x DGX teleconverter ($180 street and very sharp)

Macro lens via ProOptic extension tubes (preserves AF, electronic connection at $83 for 3 tubes) on 70-200. 
--this setup takes great macro shots, with great IS for hand-held, with nice long working distance at 200 mm. 


--- Quote from: Cfunkexplosion on June 06, 2012, 01:49:41 PM ---Tamron 70-300 VC
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I think you'd be really disappointed with this lens on full-frame, especially one that has an awesome AF system. Its slow to focus and while the IQ is nice for crop (especially at its price), I don't think it'll hold up to full-frame. If you do go Set #1, I'd either trade the 70-300VC for the 70-200 F/4, and you can decide whether your macro lens or 70-200 lens needs IS more.

Your set 2 basically trades a wide portrait lens and IS for your macro for an awesome tele zoom...if you shoot more macro or wide portraits than you would portraits/action/etc, then it might not be worth the trade. Otherwise, Set 2 covers pretty much all of your needs.


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