Which 4 lenses for a Canon 5d Mark II
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05-01-12, 03:08 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
135 f2.0, 50mm f1.2, 35mm f1.4
just get 3 more expensive ones.
these 3 are my favorite on my 5dmk2 (along with the 85 1.2l and 300 2.8l is but those would blow the budget.
a great alternative would be the 16-35 2.8l and the 50 1.2l. the 16-35 is a great compromise lens!
I've had the 8-15 for a while now and am not all that impressed. the 16-35 is a much better "fisheye" after using both.
the non is 100mm is a gret macro I didn't see the advantage to upgrade to the is l version. the 180 3.5 macro is great (my wife's favorite macro lens) but would blow the budget as would the 65, 1-5 macro. it's hard to use anyway.
get the first three I mentioned and a used 100 2.8 macro.
if you don't care about speed (and some sharpness) get a 16-35 instead of the 35 and 50. you would have a great kit with the 135 f2.0, the 100 2.8 macro, and the 16-35 f2.8l.
don't get the 24-70 2.8 unless you like sucking dirt into your body every time you zoom. only lens I have ever gotten rid of. replaced with the 50 1.2 and 35 1.4 and 24 1.4.
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