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« on: May 12, 2006, 12:35:11 am »

Folks,

I'm new to this forum and need some advice from professionals.

What would be your recommended set of lenses for 5D? I wish to do both urban and landscape photography. Apart from that I may use the camera for shooting daily life around the city.

Would appreciate your advice. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006, 05:02:12 am »

We need a bit more info before we are able to give useful advice:

What is your budget? Do you want to buy everything in one go? How many kg. do you want to carry arround? Have you got any lenses already?
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2006, 06:00:14 am »

:-) I agree. I think I posted a very brief query. Thanks for visiting and sparing the time.

More than budget, it is the completeness of the set that I wanted to keep in mind. Obviously I can not invest in the entire set. however, I am not averse to carrying a decent sized back pack.

I found a truck load of answers in the other query posted by Misty Breeze which is of immense help.

I'm certain that I need 17-40 f/4 and 70-200 f/2,8 L

It's the mid range - regular use lens that it bothering me. What should I use for portraits and what should I use for everyday point and shoot in the urban situation?

I was contemplayting 24-70 f/2.8L but it is too expensive. Another one currently out of range is 24-105 f/4L IS.

I may end up with a stop gap arrangement of either a 28-135 or a 28-105 till I can afford one of the better ones.

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2006, 07:47:16 am »

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:-) I agree. I think I posted a very brief query. Thanks for visiting and sparing the time.

More than budget, it is the completeness of the set that I wanted to keep in mind. Obviously I can not invest in the entire set. however, I am not averse to carrying a decent sized back pack.

I found a truck load of answers in the other query posted by Misty Breeze which is of immense help.

I'm certain that I need 17-40 f/4 and 70-200 f/2,8 L

It's the mid range - regular use lens that it bothering me. What should I use for portraits and what should I use for everyday point and shoot in the urban situation?

I was contemplayting 24-70 f/2.8L but it is too expensive. Another one currently out of range is 24-105 f/4L IS.

I may end up with a stop gap arrangement of either a 28-135 or a 28-105 till I can afford one of the better ones.

What do you say?
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The obvious affordable stop gap between the 17-40 and the 70-200 is the 50 f/1.4. It is light and compact. I found that it cramped my style being non-zoom (I am not a prime purist). I wound up with the 24-70, but the downside is the investment and the bulk/weight. I miss the 50 when I am lugging all my gear around.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2006, 08:07:33 am »

Thanks Bob,

Appreciate your time. I'm going to visit the shop and let the instinct decide. :-)

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2006, 08:30:24 am »

I agree with Bob: as a stop gap the 50mm prime would be a good choice. The added advantage is that it will not be surplus to requirements when you can buy the 24-105 (that would be my choice I bought that lens at the same time as upgrading to the 5D and it is excellent).  The 50mm will be great for low light situations.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2006, 08:40:29 am »

Everyone is different of course, but I'd get lenses in this order...

1. 24-105L
2. 70-300 DO
3. 35 f1.4L or perhaps 50 1.4.
4. Sigma 12-24.

This set for me has the advantage that they'll fit in a small bag, and you can stop (for a few months if necessary) after each purchase in order to save up for the next one without feeling like you're desperately missing coverage.

Of course you're not talking about the absolute best in image quality at each level, but they sure do seem to be a convenient set for someone who doesn't want to lug around too much kit.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2006, 09:42:29 am »

I made some lens suggestions in this recent review:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E5D/E5DA13.HTM

Cheers,

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2006, 01:38:58 pm »

Folks,

Thanks indeed for all the replies. You all are so helpful. I sincerely appreciate.

I'm so glad I joined this forum.

This is superb.....

Have a wonderful weekend you all....  Not that we are'nt gonna be online :-))) Take care...


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http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E5D/E5DA13.HTM

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2006, 12:17:16 pm »

If you are thinking of the 28-105 do remember that Canon make ones of different grades. The 3.5-5.4 USM mark 1 or II is the better lens. I have one that can give results as good as my L glass but beware they are reported as varying hugely in quality, I must be lucky and have a good un. As to the 50mm f1.4 this is a superb lens at a very reasonable price.

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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2006, 04:28:16 am »

>> I'm certain that I need 17-40 f/4 and 70-200 f/2,8 L


17-40/4, 50/1.4, 70-200/2.8 IS.
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2006, 07:29:47 am »

What about 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS? Would it serve the purpose of mid-range as a regular strap-on ?

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17-40/4, 50/1.4, 70-200/2.8 IS.
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2006, 07:43:22 am »

I would not recommend this option as it would be optically inferior. The cost of convenience...
Sure, you can always go with either the 24-70/2.8 or the 24-105/4 IS but as I see it, that will be unnecessarily expensive and heavy. Again it is the cost of convenience...
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