Best 'cheap' lenses for 5D MkII?

Started Jun 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
OP ismith Contributing Member • Posts: 641
Re: Also started that way

Thanks for the feedback Jan.

Jan Madsen wrote:

I also started out that way when jumping to digital. Money on the body (1DsII used), cheap lenses to start out with, and later adding good glass. I started with the 50mm f1.8 Mk. I (mechanically a good lens, not the Mk. II crap), Tamron 24-135mm f3.5-5.6 (surpricingly good, but of course limited by aperture) and Sigma 70mm f2.8 macro (60 lenses later still my sharpest lens). Quickly added a Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6.

Buy used, you can get a lot for the money. Later you can add better lenses from new, when finances catch up.

With almost any lens you are the limitation, not the equipment.

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