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  • CyBrainX

    I should be more of an expert with lenses but the information is kind of overwhelming. Some of the pricing doesn't make sense to me. $1200 and it's manual focus only?? This is what google search gave me http://goo.gl/RDVWu

    What recommendations can you make? I have a Canon 5D Mk II.

    Jun 12, 11, 5:04 p.m. – Permalink
  • irrelevant

    If you want a low light lens you are going to pay dearly for it.

    If you are ok with a 4 lens and ok with a zoom the 17-40 is a nice L lens for the money. If you have the moola, the 14mm lens is the shiznit.

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    Dog-earJun 12, 11, 5:07 p.m. – Permalink
  • irrelevant

    The 16-35 is also awesome but then you are back in the thousands.

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    Dog-earJun 12, 11, 5:08 p.m. – Permalink
  • adumbratesly

    How wide angle is wide angle for you? This is mine: http://bit.ly/jtN9o6 but as pointed out, lower the light requirement the more you are gonna pay... regardless: I do love this lens.

    • FWIW... My money camera is also a 5D Mk.II...adumbratesly
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    Dog-earJun 12, 11, 5:10 p.m. – Permalink
  • registe

    16-35L is a great lens

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    Dog-earJun 12, 11, 5:22 p.m. – Permalink
  • irrelevant

    I have the 17-40 on my mark II. Its a great L lens but requires some decent light if shooting indoors.

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    Dog-earJun 12, 11, 5:33 p.m. – Permalink
  • slappy

    I have a 5dmkii too and the 17-40L is fine as when I'm shooting interiors or architectural stuff I use a tripod anyway and I'm shootng in the sweet spot of f9 - f13.

    If you have a 24-70 or 24-105 already I would consider the 17mm TSE if you have the funds. That will be my next lens after I update my macro.

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    Dog-earJun 12, 11, 5:41 p.m. – Permalink
  • CyBrainX

    adumbratesly, I like your lens. I think I'm ok with an f4.5 since my immediate need is for outdoor shots.

    • It is not for everybody, trust me on that; for me, the results have been just fine...adumbratesly
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    Dog-earJun 12, 11, 8:05 p.m. – Permalink
  • reinitialize

    i purchased the 17-40/L Refurbished through Canon. it looks and performs like brand new. it think it was around $680. i love it.

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    Dog-earJun 12, 11, 8:57 p.m. – Permalink
  • slappy

    The sigma 12-24 is sharp and fairly decent in the corners, it can be a bit inconsistent with focusing, I couldnt fix it with macro adjustment either, might have just been the copy I used though.

    • Liked to front focus a lot.slappy
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    Dog-earJun 13, 11, 12:06 a.m. – Permalink
  • carianoff

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/tok…
    http://photo.net/equipment/tokin…
    I regret selling this every day for the last year.

    • not full frame, well, can be from 15mm onwards I hear....vaxorcist1/2
      wantelektro2/2
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    Dog-earJun 13, 11, 2:39 a.m. – Permalink
  • GRAC

    Seems to be a good thread to ask...I have 16-35 II. How do I find the sweet spot for this lens? Is it different for every body?

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    Dog-earJun 13, 11, 4:41 a.m. – Permalink
  • vaxorcist

    want cheap? get an old Nikon 20mm F2.8 or 20mm F3.5and a FotoDiox adapter... manual focus on a lens that wide is ok.... Both seem better than the Canon 20mm F2.8 in my usage....

    if you don't need so wide, the Contax 28mm F2.8 Zeiss is a gem, add an adapter and it's still pretty cheap.. and VERY contrasty/sharp....

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    Dog-earJun 13, 11, 6:30 a.m. – Permalink
  • slappy

    I'm selling my Peleng 8mm, the black corners actually make a the shot into a full circle on FF haha. 178 degree vision though is pretty cool!

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3243656830_236b0a8e8b.jpg

    • No need for autofocus when the DOF is that massive! Set to infinity and forget about focus..slappy1/2
      so, stop tempting us, how much?adumbratesly2/2
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    Dog-earJun 13, 11, 11:37 p.m. – Permalink
  • colin_s

    wait, you bought a 5mk2 and you want to save money on the lens?

    poor form, man. better to get a shitty body and an amazing lens. a mk2 with a crap lens is going to look about the same as a rebel with an L series.

    do yourself and your photos a favor. invest in a real lens. they make the photos, not the camera (these days). i use the 17-40 on mine, the 16-35 is great but has corner distortion. the 24mm prime or a 35 prime would be great, too.

    but you'll be spending $$$

    • no one cares anymore about "good or bad" it's about having the newest. Those days are gone my friendMiguex1/3
      I have the original 5D, what an instant classic this camera is. Definitely not for sale.raf2/3
      no one cares? el oh eleficks3/3
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    Dog-earJun 14, 11, midnight – Permalink
  • vaxorcist

    the 24 28 prime and 28 2.8 primes are not bad. The 35 F2 prime is okay optically, buzzy AF, but nice, especially after F2.8.

    The old Nikon 28mm F2.8 AIS is great, and cheap with adapter if you can stand the manual focus...

    colin_s is right.... I see all these people with 5D mark II's and cheap lenses and try not to say anything rude... I'd rather have an old nikon D200 and a good prime...

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    Dog-earJun 14, 11, 6:25 a.m. – Permalink
  • CyBrainX

    It's about as much as my 5D Mk II but look at this lens.
    http://goo.gl/NqSU2

    I might go there tomorrow and get it. So much for going the cheap route. More detaiols here: http://goo.gl/kO8qD

    • Does that mean I win?slappy1/2
      If it means you convinced me not to be cheap, Obviously.CyBrainX2/2
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    Dog-earJun 17, 11, 9:05 p.m. – Permalink
  • jfletcher

    I have the same Tokina that carianoff is talking about... 11-16. Love it. Super sharp, and good quality. It's about 800-900....

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    Dog-earJun 18, 11, 4:10 a.m. – Permalink
  • raf

    I have 17-40L on 5D. It is good and generally sharp and contrasty but corners are very noticeably soft in wide angle. Not sure if 16-35 would perform much better.

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    Dog-earJun 18, 11, 6:56 a.m. – Permalink
  • CyBrainX

    The only down side of the 17mm Tilt-Shift Lens is that you can't put any protective filter lens on there and that thing sticks out like a vulnerable boob waiting for damage.

    I also looked into this 16-35mm f2.8 II USM which would have a range that might be more practical in a lot of cases. However, most reviews say the TS-E 17mm f/4L is a lot sharper.
    http://goo.gl/KQXEo

    • that isn't a reason not to get oneeficks
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    Dog-earJun 18, 11, 7:57 a.m. – Permalink
  • ok_not_ok

    Checkout the Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II. It's specifically made for EOS cameras.

    http://www.adorama.com/VT2035EOS…

    Samples here:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/cv2…

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    Dog-earJun 18, 11, 8:32 a.m. – Permalink

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