New Canon 5D Mark II user

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
mcbry111
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Re: New Canon 5D Mark II user
In reply to gipper51, Nov 20, 2012

gipper51 wrote:

Glad to see you got a good flash with the camera. I'm a huge advocate of flash and encourage everybody to learn how to use one if they want to elevate their photography. A good flash is essential in my opinion.

I have the 17-40 and it's a great travel lens, especially if you like taking pics of architecture and landscapes. For a general purpose lens, not sure it's the best choice.

For a good all round lens on a budget, the under-appreciated Canon 28-135 IS is a decent choice. Large focal range, focuses fast, stabilizer, good enough image quality and very inexpensive especially used. I own several L lenses but often take this one if I need a one lens solution for the day.

The 85/1.8 is a great lens portrait shooting, and great bang for the buck.

Good luck and enjoy the camera.

Thanks for the great info. I am leaning toward the 85mm F1.8 or 100mm F2.0

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