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Old May 3rd, 2014, 11:47 AM   #31
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Sorry, I maybe should have mentioned but my reply was directed to Matthew.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 01:43 PM   #32
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I'm finding the Canon 15-85mm EFS lens a very useful lens.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 06:14 PM   #33
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OK, so how about I go for the Tamron 17-55? 235 from a seller on Amazon? Will this give me a nice wide angle for close interviews? The DOF is really a look that I want to go for.

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Old May 4th, 2014, 04:02 PM   #34
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OK, so how about I go for the Tamron 17-55? 235 from a seller on Amazon? Will this give me a nice wide angle for close interviews? The DOF is really a look that I want to go for.

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Just make sure it's the top end Tamron 17-50 F2.8 VC. There seems to be a cheaper version with no IS or VC as they call it.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 01:37 PM   #35
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Will this give me a nice wide angle for close interviews?
A wide angle, but possibly not a nice wide angle... :-)

My suggestions:

1) Slow down. Get to know your camera and 24-105 a bit first.

2) You will need a 70-200 IS (2.8 or 4.0 - weight versus speed) sooner than you might think.

3) 17--55 as well as a 24-105? Hmmm, at this stage in your game, I'd say one or the other.

4) Buy L series lenses. If you can't afford them right now, you will be able to soon.

5) Then start looking at 3rd party and more interesting lenses - you'll have your bread and butter collection of life-long lenses and you can just have fun after that.

6) You'll look back in a year's time and remember this thread with a wry smile. Never forget - buy cheap, buy twice. It's an awful cliche. But it's full to the brim with truth.

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Old May 8th, 2014, 04:25 AM   #36
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I use the 24-105 and the 18-135 and they're both great lenses for the c100s. As for the Canon 85 1.8, it's long been one of my favourites. Somehow it sprinkles faerie dust on my pics on the 5D3 and there's just something about it on the C100 for video that looks great.

I also have the Rokinon 85 1.4 which seems sharper, but I still prefer the canon.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 01:20 AM   #37
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I'm with Ben on a lot of this....
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A wide angle, but possibly not a nice wide angle... :-)

My suggestions:

1) Slow down. Get to know your camera and 24-105 a bit first.
Amen.
2) You will need a 70-200 IS (2.8 or 4.0 - weight versus speed) sooner than you might think.
Yep. Owning the f4 I would recommend the 2.8.
3) 17--55 as well as a 24-105? Hmmm, at this stage in your game, I'd say one or the other.
Wider is better IMHO. I own the 16-35 Canon.

4) Buy L series lenses. If you can't afford them right now, you will be able to soon.
Totally Agreed. Fabulous lenses.

5) Then start looking at 3rd party and more interesting lenses - you'll have your bread and butter collection of life-long lenses and you can just have fun after that.
Correct.

6) You'll look back in a year's time and remember this thread with a wry smile. Never forget - buy cheap, buy twice. It's an awful cliche. But it's full to the brim with truth.
Having bought cheap more times than I wish, I agree. Just do it right the first time. Your lenses are your real investment, not the camera.

Ben.
By the way, if you don't buy the 16-35 I'd seriously think of spending the money on the 14mm 2.8. You will find it useful in many tight quarters with either the 5D or the C100. I've shot on boats, which are always tight, small rooms with lots of people in them, and that overhead shot that sets the scene.
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Old May 17th, 2014, 02:26 PM   #38
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I don't have a C100 (yet) but I have a fair amount of experience with Canon glass. I concur with the recommendation of L glass, with the exception that I would recommend the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS over the EF 24-105 f/4.0L IS. I have owned both. For the C100 sensor size, the 17-55 should be perfect. It is "L" quality in image, but not in build quality. When I moved from crop DSLRs to full frame DSLRs I sold my 17-55, but if I get a C100, I would get another one immediately.
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Old May 17th, 2014, 11:39 PM   #39
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The other non "L" which I recommend (and still own) is the Tokina 11-16. Apparently there is now a Cinema version ( metal body, geared rings, de-stopped aperture, etc.).
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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:43 PM   #40
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the tamron 17-50 is vc is a bit tedious to work with as the focus ring goes in the opposite direction to canon lenses. on my one the zoom is pretty stiff too which makes reframing not as swift as one would want. in saying that it's good value to get started before buying something better
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