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Old March 7th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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I currently have a 600D with a Tamron 17-50 and Samyang 35mm 1.4, I want to purcahse a 5DMK3 at some point in the next few months so what lens would you reccomend I purchase that will work on the 600D for now and then on the new 5DMK3. I love the 17-50 but it won't work on the 5DMK3.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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Tariq, I am going through the same problems now. I have the Tamron 17-50, the Tamron 28-75, and the Canon 50mm 1.8(nifty-fifty). I just sold my Sigma 30mm 1.4 when I upgraded to the 5d2 a couple of weeks ago because I knew it would not fit on a full frame. Right now I get headaches thinking of what lenses to get because of the two different formats. I shoot mostly weddings, so I need fast wide primes for receptions. Options are very limited. Here are your options in that range:

Canon 50mmL 1.2
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 50mm 1.8
Sigma 50mm 1.4
I love the 50's but even on full frames I feel it is not wide enough. I would really like to be at 35mm on full frame and 24-28mm on crop sensor.

Canon 35mmL 1.4
Canon 35mm 2.0
Rokinon/Samyang/Bower 35mm (Since you already have this keep it)
Canon 28mm 1.8
Sigma 28mm 1.8
Canon 24mm 1.4
Sigma 24mm 1.8
Sigma 20m 1.8

The Tamron 28-75 works on both crop sensor and full frame. It's a decent piece of glass. I think it really just depends on your your choice of focal length mixed in with what your budget is. Of course I want L series glass but can't afford every single lens to have a red ring on it. So for my receptions, I would like the 35mm Rokinon (can't afford L series right now) on my full frame and then the 24mm on the crop sensor. However, I can't afford canon and have read terrible reviews of the sigma 24mm 1.8, so I'm trying my best to wait for the Rokinon 24mm 1.4. If it hasnt shipped by the end of March, I will buy the Canon 28 1.8. Yea I know, every time I think about lens, I get a headache because of all the options, different camera sensors, and of course my budget plays a roll in all of this. I'm thinking of just buying the canon 24mm 1.4 and using the 50mm 1.8 but the focus ring is terrible and I'm sorry I can't be running around with a $100 lens on a $2200 camera, just doesnt feel right, lol!

Let me ask you this Tariq, do you like your Samyang 35mm 1.4? I was thinking about ordering this one when I got back from vacation in two weeks. How are the optics? How is the focus ring? and the build quality?
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Old March 8th, 2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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Tariq, if you're getting 5DIII stay away from EF S lenses, Canon 24-70mm 2.8 IS is your next lens for your video and photo.
Keith, I have Samyang 24, 35 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses, they are not Canon L, but very close, and if we're talking video purpose only - no brainer like they say :)
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Old March 8th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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Hey Buba, thans for the heads up on the Samyang lens. When did the 24mm 1.4 ship? Could you direct me to where to buy one from. I really want that lens, but have been waiting for it to ship.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #5
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Really depends on what you shoot.
My lens lineup is:

16-35 f2.8L
24-70 f2.8L
70-200 f2.8L
28mm f1.8
50mm f1.4
100mm f2.8L Macro

I have not been left "wanting" with any of these and use them all regularly for both video and stills. I sold my Tokina 11-16 since it was crop sensor only. I am keeping my 7D but it will be used for longer shots if I shoot with it and my new 5D mk3 (when it arrives!) The 16-35 is a killer on the 5Dmk2 and should be the same on the mk3.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #6
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Are you sure the Tokina is Crop Sensor only? I am sure it works on both.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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It has been confirmed by many sources that the Tokina 11-16mm works on the full frame at 16mm without any vignetting.
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