I would also sugguest getting a lens with USM. EF-S 15-85 IS USM is a good choice. USM will auto focus faster.
I have been using my 7D n the 18-200 + 50mm F1.8 combi for a few days. Starting to appreciate the power of lens. The 18-200mm is a convenient lens to have but like some of the guys have mentioned. The two ends of its focal length are pretty weak. Pretty useless indoors with poor lighting whereas the 50mm F1.8 performs brilliantly indoors with low light. I have yet to test it outdoors. End of the day, this is the setup that I decided on to start my DSLR journey. I will make mistakes n wrong choices along the way but with you guys to help out, I am pretty sure they won't be many.
Considering getting the 430ex flash n maybe the 85 f2.8L. Any comments guys? Thanks!
wah... that's some serious expenditure lined up
Go for it if you can afford it.
Generally (though there are probably some exceptions) I don't think people complain about poor quality from the high-end (read: expensive) lenses. Most complaints are about size/weight and of course price
Maybe when you ask this qn, you dont really why you should/should not get it? (I am guessing)
As oppose to " should i get the 85mm F1.2L? because i really wanna take XXX and this lens seems to be able to fulill XXX blah blah blah.." --> gives me a feeling of you knowing what you need and why are you considering getting it.. Because everyone has a general view towards a lens but the view of this lens fulfilling what they want to shoot is very subjective.
I need to shoot more!
50/1.8 is a fast lens, though on a crop-factor camera such as the 7D, it's kinda restrictive for indoor usage.
Perhaps you can consider a fast yet 'wider-than-50' prime lens, the Sigma 30/1.4?
Again, no zoom (might be an issue), but the f/1.4 is hard to ignore. Also significantly cheaper than 17-55/2.8
Ordered a Canon 17-55mm. Looking at the 100mm F2.8 next for my macro needs.
Yeah agree. For APS-C body a 50mm prime will do good when the indoor you are in are quite spacious. But in a more confine space the 30mm prime or below will be much better.
| 5D Mark III | 24-70mm F2.8L MK II | 70-200mm F2.8L IS MK II | 600 EX-RT | Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG (A) |
I definitely do concur with you guys. The 50mm is ok for indoor portraits, but I do find a need for a wider prime lens. That will be on my to-get list.
Had a few hours with my 17-55mm. Absolutely happy with the USM motor n IS combination. Fast and sharp pictures!! Absolutely delighted with my purchase!