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Old 12-30-2010, 05:22 AM
allgambits allgambits is offline
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Default Canon L Lenses recommendations


I am planning to buy a L series lens from canon. Budget is around $750.
Can some one advise a good lens in this price range ? I would primarily want to use this lense for portraits. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Old 01-02-2011, 04:54 PM
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Default 750$

Could you tell me what your camera is ?
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:16 AM
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Its Canon T1i/ 500D
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:42 PM
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Wink L- Series Lenses

Hello, i`m new here in TE, and i read your post.
Well, you want a L-Lens for portraits, and you have 750 $ (Dollars) right?
For portraits, normal you should look for a prime lens, because they are the best quality glass, like the 85mm F1,2L, or the 135mm F2,0L. But these are over your budget, they are really very expensive.
For this price maybe you can find a 200mm F2,8L. It`s a prime L glass and should deliver good results. But i don`t have any experience with this lens. Maybe someone around here can tell you something about it.
But before you buy your lens, you must know how will you use it. Your camera is a x1,6 crop factor, and many lens have diferent performance with full frame cameras like the 5D, 5D MarkII, then they have with crop factor like yours.
Are you going to use it with flash, or without ? In doors or outdoors ? Do you have lights, or don`t ? Are you going to work close to the subject, or can you work a bit far from it ? This are all questions that you must take in consideration before you by your lens.
There are great lens, like the 70-200mm F4L without IS, and with IS if you can pay a bit more for it, they are very versatile, and can maybe suit your needs. Or the 70-200mm F2,8L non IS.
My advice is, if you can try out some of this lenses before you buy it, just do it. Maybe you will then find the best solution for you.
Hope i could be of some help for you.


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