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Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« on: February 20, 2007, 09:42:08 AM »
Hello everyone,
  After 3 years or so of owning and using my trusty Sony 828 camera, I'm finally thinking of moving up to DLSRs.
  I have my eye set on Canon's 5D but not sure on what lens to get.
  These are the shots I normally take:
1.  Landscape
2.  Cityscape nightshots
3.  Indoor shots (no flash if I can get away with it)
4.  Low light shots (again, indoors, street scenes at night)
5.  When travelling to other countries, I like to bring the least possible gear

  Anyway, Canon offers the 16-35mm f/2.8L USM.  Is this a good walk around / all around lens for my type of shooting?  I was also thinking about the 24-70 and the 24-105 IS USM but the 16mm on a FF 5D really intrigues me.

  So, will I be happy with the 16-35 or will I be better off with the 27-70 or 24-105.

  BTW, I'm also planning on getting a 50 f/1.4 since the price is too good to pass up.

  My wife and I are planning a trip to China around April so hopefully I have made my decision/purchase by then.

  Thanks guys.


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Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« on: February 20, 2007, 09:42:08 AM »

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Re: Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 09:44:52 AM »
based on what you said are your main subjects, i think the 16-35 will do you good :) pero baka dumating lang yung time na mabitin ka sa 35mm :) the 50mm is a good buy, get it na rin :)
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Re: Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 10:40:51 AM »
the 16-35 would be too short. i'd go for the 24-70 or 24-105. just determine if the extra range is worth foregoing the 2.8 aperture (although the IS will help in lowlight situations).

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Re: Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 11:02:50 AM »
The 24-105  is a good walk-around lens since you're getting the 5D which is full frame. For low-light naman, the 16-35 will definitely help.

OT: By the way, is Beth your wife ? Kung siya yun, officemates kami.

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Re: Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 11:41:13 AM »
My suggestions:

1.  16-35mm f/2.8L USM or 17-40mm f4L USM
2.  24-70mm f/2.8L USM
3.  70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

From your requirements, you LIKE night shots and indoors.  The list above covers everything.  For your walk-around lens, choice number 2 will do just fine. 

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Re: Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 11:44:19 AM »
if you only have a budget for one lens the 5D and 24-105 is your best combo...for low light just get a 50 f1.8 (yes this is a 2nd lens but given the gears you will be buying...you should have no problem adding extra change for this lens) and you're covered!  ;D
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Re: Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2007, 12:22:22 PM »
@crashnburn:  Yep, Beth is my wife.

@panaderos:  Great suggestion on the lenses.  I was thinking of that myself but probably acquire them over time.


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Re: Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 01:18:31 PM »
Bro I would suggest a 24-105L USM IS. Good reach. Image Stabilizer. Quality optics.
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Re: Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 03:06:52 PM »

same here bro
24-105 L IS  will be great for a full frame
24 is wide enough for full frame
excellent optics with image stabilizer
really a great lens  :D


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Re: Newbie here. Need advise on Canon lens selection.
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2007, 03:51:41 PM »
if for full frame and your scenes don't involve a lot of fast movement, 24-105 is the way to go, you can get away with a slower lens bec of IS  ;D

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