A&P rate my pending purchase/upgrade

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  1. pantheR

    pantheR New Member

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    selling:
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    tokina 11-16mm
    tamron 17-50mm
    50mm 1.8

    keeping:
    70-200mm 2.8L

    buying:
    5d2
    35mm 1.4L

    i've got a few weddings coming up soon and am seriously considering this move. I also shoot a lot with strobes and should be able to do everything i want at 35mm and 70-200mm. eventually i'll get the 50mm 1.4 from canon or sigma.

    only thing is i want an ultra wide angle to replace my tokina but looks like i'm SOL.

    thoughts?
     
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    not a bad upgrade IMO. :cool:

    BUT... for weddings, you'll need a little more than a 35L and a 70-200. Just saying.
     
  4. Cesium

    Cesium OT Supporter

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    Don't you need a backup body to do weddings? You must like to live dangerously.
     
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    This.

    And instead of 35L get 24-70L.

    Going to a wedding without 24-70L is like going to a battlefield without a gun.
    At the day of the wedding you will be kicking yourself in the balls in screaming for help if you don't show up with a backup body.
     
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    You're def gonna need another body. Shooting a wedding with just one body is just outright dumb
     
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    no sir, I don't like it.
     
  8. havelegs

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    Why sell the 11-16?
     
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    i forgot to mention i will be using my friends 24-70 to use. and his 5d2 as well :bowdown:
     
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    you'll need a 16-35 or 17-40, preferably 24-70 and probably want a longer prime

    why the 5d2?
     
  11. mojito

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    only works at 15-16mm on aps-h, wouldn't work period on a FF
     
  12. havelegs

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    That makes sense then.
     
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    Good upgrade if you don't shoot weddings..

    Not good if you do shoot weddings.
     
  14. pantheR

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    ^^
     
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    borrowing something is fine once or twice, counting on it for paid work :nono:
    you'll still need something wider than 24 too
     
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    true

    been looking at the 16-35L as well for wide angle
     
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    I'd keep the 40D and if you like it the 11-16 will handle the wide end well and give you a backup. Also the 70-200. Get the 5D with a 24-70 for now and get other stuff as you need them. Most photos I know personally either shoot 5D with a couple primes or a 5D with a 24-70 only.
     
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    i have been so hesitant on pulling the trigger on a 24-70, the one i've used countless times is so soft. Somebody needs to show me otherwise. I really want to go 2 bodies + primes & the 70-200
     
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    Have you sold the 11-16 yet?
     

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