Best 'cheap' lenses for 5D MkII?

Started Jun 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
masak Senior Member • Posts: 1,283
Re: Best 'cheap' lenses for 5D MkII?

ismith wrote:

My initial thought was the Canon 50mm 1.8II + 70-300IS.

I have both these. The 50 1.8 is fine on the 5d2. The 70-300 is a very good lens.

I just haven't happened to shoot it on the 5D2. I have the 100-400 too, but have kept the 70-300 for traveling light and keeping a low profile. I am sure it will be on the 5D2 sooner or later.

Another thought, 50 mm is not wide, a 17-40 and the 50 would be a wider set-up and relatively inexpensive.

Having said this the suggestions on a set of primes are good too. If you add zooms at some point you would still have uses for the primes.

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