5DII lens recommendations

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  1. Kwak12r

    Kwak12r TPF Noob!

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    I just got the 5DII with the 24-105 f/4 L IS lens. Since I am moving into the full frame sensor, I want to ask what other lenses should I be looking for.
    Currently I have (that can be used on the 5DII):

    24-105 f/4 L IS (kit lens)
    70-200mm f/4 L
    50mm 1.4

    I also have, for use on my 20D, EF-S 10-22mm and the kit EF-S 17-85mm

    I mainly will be shooting landscape and general photography with the 5DII

    Thanks!
     
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    rufus5150 TPF Noob!

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    17-40 f/4 L?

    the 16-35 is the grandaddy of that range, but if you're not going prime and trying to stay at the lower-end of the L price scale, the 17-40's a good lens.
     
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    +1 on the 17-40mm f/4 L. I got one to replace my 10-20mm when I went FF. It's rated equally with the 16-35mm f/2.8 L which only gains you one stop of light. The 17-40 is half the price and weight.
     
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    I know a photographer who modified his EF-S 10-22 to fit full frame...it does vignette at the wide end...but the angle of view is super wide. He says that it's more flare resistant that either the 17-40 or the 16-35.
     
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    I wonder what would be involved in something like that...

    An EF-S lens will not physically mount up to a full frame body, and I think the rear element sticks into the body a little more than an EF lens. As long as the mirror didn't hit the rear element, I'd be willing to try it with my 18-55 kit lens.

    Sounds like there would be some grinding on the lens involved... I haven't been able to see exactly what the difference between an EF and EF-S lens is - but the EF-S doesn't fit full frame, so they have to be different.


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    http://daniel.nordling.nu/foto/EF-S-10D/
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    He said it was pretty easy, if I recall.
     
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    +2 on the 17-40 f/4L, I LOVE mine. I use it more than any other lens right now.
     
  8. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I had a friend's Sigma 10-20 on my 5DII last weekend. It didn't work. It's and EF mount lens, but even at 20mm the image circle doesn't cover the entire sensor.
     
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    I Might say if I was going to get my dream lenses, it would be Canon | 24-70mm f/2.8L USM AF Lens with LensCoat Lens Cover
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    Canon | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Autofocus Lens | 7042A002 | B&H and Id pretty much be set. But since you already have the f4 versions (pretty much at least) I would think about going with a wider lens. Maybe even a wide prime. The other 2 would be nice but might not be worth the expense if you dont need the 2.8. Or maybe think about getting a specialty lens to play with like a macro or something.
     
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    The Sigma 10-20 is specifically designed for APS-C sensors and therefore has a smaller image circle. I'm surprised it even fits on the camera. I thought it was an EF-S mount and haven't even bother trying mine on my camera.
     
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    Nope. It's EF mount. I don't know that sigma makes any EF-S mount specific lenses. Some one said it works from 17-20mm on another forum and it doesn't.
     
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    That's good to know.

    I was looking for an even wider lens for my 5D2 and was looking at the Sigma. I think I'll just go with a 14mm Canon prime instead.
     

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