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#1 Richardson

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 09:17 AM

Hey guys, I own a 5d mark 3. I've just received it. I was wondering which Prime lens would suit better? Apart from weddings, I am also thinking of using this lens for shooting videos on Youtube.  I think 85mm 1.8 is better. But since I'm also going to shoot video with it, I am having my doubts. Is it worth going for 85mm1.8 or should I go for 50mm 1.4 which I heard is not as good as the former. The 50mm advantage is I can still shoot video in tight spaces (at least better than 85mm).



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Posted 25 May 2015 - 08:35 PM

My son shoots with two MkIIIs.  One has the Sigma 50mm Art and the other has the Sigma 24mm Art.  Now, he has a second shooter that's carrying a 5DMkII with a 24-70 f2.8 II.  He loves the two primes he shoots with.  I have the 50 and while I don't shoot weddings, I'm here to tell you that it's an excellent lens! As far as the 24 Sigma goes, I've read a lot of problems with focusing.  His sample is good.  I used it for about a dozen shots from close in to "panoramic" and it showed no signs of focus problems.  I read most of the complaints on DP Review.

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 07:16 PM

The best lens would be the 85mm 1.2 L, my next choice would be the Canon 24-70 2.8 version II which is as sharp as many primes

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 09:45 AM

My experiences with weddings and from a few pro wedding photographers I know, the best lenses are either the 24-70 2.8 mkii with the 70-200 2.8 ii, or if you choose primes, the sigma 35/canon 85l, or the canon 24l/sigma 50 art

Depends on your style. Personally I like the 35/85 combo for primes as I find 50 too short for tighter shots, and the 24 too wide for my liking.

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 07:01 AM

I did try Sigma 50mm Art on a 5D mkII, it's a stunning tool, sharpness & color are so good ! with f1.4 the bokeh is smooth, it's a versatile focal length also for shooting wedding IMHO :)



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 12:13 AM

Agreed! One lens prime setup, 50mm is great. Two lens setup, 35/85

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 01:21 AM

Thank you all for giving your thoughts. I'm gonna go with 85mm 1.8 for now and later spend on 24-70 2.8 L when I see some money hit my roof and land on my hands. :D



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 09:15 AM

Good choice. I personally like the 85 1.8 more than the 85l. 85l focuses way too slow, is soft and only very slight difference in image quality





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