new 5dii and value primes

Started Sep 16, 2010 | Discussions thread
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harold1968 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,687
new 5dii and value primes


I am getting a new 5dii for portraits, indoor work, landscapes and fairly wide walk about.

I want some good value primes. this might sound silly as the 5dii is not cheap, but I have done my sums and getting the 7d with a couple of good zooms would cost more

the difficulty I have is sorting out the best ones from all the reviews. I don't mind corner softness under f2.8 and don't mind average build quality. I do want tack sharp centre and broad sharpness by f2.8/4

I have a 50mm f1.8 and it seems to be about the same optically as the f1.4 bar worse bokeh, so I will probably keep for now (unless anyone has a contrary view).

I was thinking of buying the 28mm f1.8 and 85mm f1.8 initially.
maybe in a year or two I might treat myself to the 16-35mm ii.

what do you folks think about this and any suggestions welcome?!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Sony RX1R Olympus E-M1 Sony Alpha 7 Sony FE 35mm F2.8 +1 more
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