The 50mm 1.2?

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  1. John Mc

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    Your Photography seems Prity Varied, I havent used the MP-e 65 before,so i cant comment on it.
    I'm Looking to get a 24-70/2.8 for Portraitures. i would maybe say look at one of those. But theres also the 85/1.8 and a 70-200 which are good for portrait's. on the Telephoto,the Apertures really upto you,aswell as having the Is function.

    I would Avoid a Fisheye unless its something you really want, I'd personally go with something along the line of a 10-22mm lens,or a Tonika 11-16/2.8,Ive heard nothing but good things about this lens,on the plus side,it gives a simular effect to Fisheye :)


     
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    Make sure you think about the other stuff you'll need to get the most out of the mpe-65.... its not just the lens you are now talking about.

    50mm f/1.2 and mp-e 65. Both again.. very specialized optics and probably will disappoint 90% of us on here. The 10% of those that like it will love them for what they are and probably use them for very special purposes... Its that 10% that they are intended for.
     
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    I agree with 'usayit'. Those are two rather specialized lenses that have fairly specific uses compared to most other lenses that are more universal.

    What lenses do you have now? I'd suggest building up a good basic kit before getting anything too specialized.

    For the 7D, I'd suggest the EF-S 10-22mm, the EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS, and the EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS.
    After that, I'd add a fast prime like the 50mm F1.4, 35mm F1.4 L, 24mm F1.4 L, 85mm F1.8 (or 85mm F1.2 L).
     
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    SKip the 50/1.2-L. If you're a newbie now, and plan to use it for a few months so that yuo can do "photo shoots" this summer, I would say that the regular Canon 50mm f/1.4 EF will be all you need. Besides, the fast Sigma 50mm lens is a better optical performer than the uber-priced 50mm 1.2-L, which makes shelling out the price of the 50/1.2 insult with injury...

    Uber-speed 50's are specialist tools.
     
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    Actually, i already have the17-55 is usm, 100mm macro is usm(i want higher mag so the mp-e) and the 70-200mm 2.8 non is
    I knoun. That they are special lenses. But in case i will be disappointed, then selling it would be a good choice
     
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    Seems like you made your mind up.... have fun.

    As for the MP-E, I recommend.

    * VERY stable tripod of choice. I mean heavy and stable.

    * Strong and well designed Focusing rails

    * Twin light
    Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Ringlite Flash 2357A002 B&H Photo


    In macro (especially with the MPE), you'll end spending more than the lens on other stuff in order to get the most out of it.
     
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    For the crop sensor on the 7D, a good option will be the 50 f/1.4 and 85 f/1.8 for portraiture. If the 85mm is too long, the 35 f/1.4 is an excellent substitute. You are not going to utilize the benefits of the 50 f/1.2 on the 7D; which stated earlier, is low light, shallow DOF and excellent edge to edge resolution with minimal CA and flare. Spend the money on lenses that you will fully utilize.

    The MP-65 lens is really, really, really macro specific so do not plan to use it for anything else. It only focuses up to 3-5" away; if that. Steady tripod , mirror lock up and remote trigger is a must for sharp images.
     

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