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Walk-Around Lens For Canon 1DX Camera
« on: August 25, 2012, 07:30:10 AM »
Between the Canon 50 F1.2L and 35 F1.4L lenses,which do you feel would be a better walk-around lens for a Canon 1DX camera?And why?
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« on: August 25, 2012, 07:30:10 AM »

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Re: Walk-Around Lens For Canon 1DX Camera
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 08:14:10 AM »
35L, because you can usually get closer and always crop, but frequently you cannot back up.
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Re: Walk-Around Lens For Canon 1DX Camera
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 08:28:21 AM »
Depends for what, for street photography both are fine although the camera body is quite conspicuous to permit candid street photography!

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 08:31:52 AM »
My 35 L is my walkaround of choice. There's some things the 24 needs me to very close to, and the 50 gets to tight with the background (for me).

I also tend to go the other way, and use the 135.
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Re: Walk-Around Lens For Canon 1DX Camera
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 08:54:14 AM »
35L.  I find that it focuses near MFD better than the 50L, which can give you more dramatic shots.

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 12:09:01 AM »
50L for me as its easier to put in the bag (in case you have a small carry on with you)!

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 01:35:50 AM »
50 1.2 is with me anywhere i go! To me it is the perfect walkaround lens.
I have the 35 1.4 also but if i had to choose i would take the 50 everytime.

As you know anything below 50mm will create a bigger sense of space and most of the time i dont like the look.
And the 50 is a much better portrait lens.

To me the 50 is wide enough for a walkaround lens even with 1D IV 1.3 crop.

50 is weather sealed, the 35 is not.

I mostly use focal lenghts of 50&85 and for variety and special occasions i have tse 24, 35 and 135, but most the time the 50 is on my camera.

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 02:04:45 AM »
Between the Canon 50 F1.2L and 35 F1.4L lenses,which do you feel would be a better walk-around lens for a Canon 1DX camera?And why?

It depends a lot on what you shoot when and where you walk around. Some wouldn't settle for less than a 70-200 zoom and others will need to be as unobtrusive as possible with a Shorty McForty on a Rebel. Or an S100. Your 1DX is not going to be unobtrusive! What other glass do you own?

Of the two lenses you've put there, the 35 f/1.4 will probably pick up the most votes if this was a poll. But they're both great lenses.

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Re: Walk-Around Lens For Canon 1DX Camera
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2012, 02:11:27 AM »
Between the Canon 50 F1.2L and 35 F1.4L lenses,which do you feel would be a better walk-around lens for a Canon 1DX camera?And why?
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There's only one lens between 35 and 50, and that's the 40mm Pancake.
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Re: Walk-Around Lens For Canon 1DX Camera
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 07:28:15 PM »
I would recommend a porter to carry that big brick around while you are walking from photo op to photo op.  Sort of like a caddy in golf, you know?   ;D

But seriously, it is hard for me to imagine carrying a 1Dx as a walk-around camera.  I'd be curious to know what photo subjects require such a big gun. Surely, that is not your only DSLR?
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Re: Walk-Around Lens For Canon 1DX Camera
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 02:32:45 PM »
Some good humor in a few of those replies.

Aside from the obvious big gun you are carrying, I would think that the new 24-70 2.8II would be a good walking around lens. I am not a zoom user currently, but have been and if you are looking for flexibility for a broad range of subjects and situations, the new 24-70 2.8II should do it for you; but you will have to wait for it.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 03:13:55 PM »
I would recommend a porter to carry that big brick around while you are walking from photo op to photo op.  Sort of like a caddy in golf, you know?   ;D

But seriously, it is hard for me to imagine carrying a 1Dx as a walk-around camera.  I'd be curious to know what photo subjects require such a big gun. Surely, that is not your only DSLR?

I used to carry my 1d4 and a 300 f2,8 IS when I was out shopping. 1d X is my only camera and I carry it everywhere. I would rather have an unnoticeable weight difference hanging on my black rapid strap than hold a rebel. Man, tried my dad's now and my fingers becomes a stiff claw after 1 minute...
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 04:44:46 PM »
I would recommend a porter to carry that big brick around while you are walking from photo op to photo op.  Sort of like a caddy in golf, you know?   ;D

But seriously, it is hard for me to imagine carrying a 1Dx as a walk-around camera.  I'd be curious to know what photo subjects require such a big gun. Surely, that is not your only DSLR?

1DX is not big enough for a walk around camera.. I have my 1D IV everywhere i go.. To me it get big with a 70-200 2.8 on it but a 50 or a 35 it's as small as they get :)

I want to use the same lenses that i use for work when i take a walk because i often get really good shots walking around and i could not use them or sell them if i had a rebel.

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 04:46:16 PM »
I am not a fan of the 50L focus issues (sent mine back) so I guess it would be the 35L.  Personally my walk around with my 1DX (when subject is unknown) is a 70-200 IS f/2.8 II.  Compression is king for the way I shoot.  Your mileage may vary.  :)
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Re: Walk-Around Lens For Canon 1DX Camera
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 05:08:46 PM »
Between the Canon 50 F1.2L and 35 F1.4L lenses,which do you feel would be a better walk-around lens for a Canon 1DX camera?And why?
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I don't have either lens.  However, if I have enough budget, I would like to have 35mm F/1.4.
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