May 21, 2016 at 4:40AM
Prime & Zoom Lens Investment - Need some help!
Hello great people of the internet.
I've been thinking about my next camera gear investment, and want to start building my lens kit.
As of now I own a Canon 28mm f1.8 & Canon 50mm F1.4, which works great. I've been looking to invest in another prime lens, which I've been looking at the Rokinon/Samyang 85mm T1.5. This would be to have a basic range of primes to use in short films and corporate videos where the shoots are more controlled (studio's and interviews etc..)
My second investment that I want to do is in a zoom lens, as some of the work I do end up being run-and-gun type shooting, like weddings or documentary, or even just having a lens that I can bring on holidays if I don't want to bring the whole camera kit.
I've been looking at three options:
1. Canon 24-70mm f2.8
2. Tamron 24-70mm f2.8, VR
3. Canon 25-105mm f.4
The problem that I have justifying the purchase of the 24-70mm lenses is that they are to similar to the range of primes that I already have, and would kind of render them a bit useless. Secondly, the Canon version doesn't have VR or IS, which would be handy doing a lot of handheld stuff. The Tamron produces a bit lower quality image than the canon, but it's a bit cheaper and has the VR.
The 24-105mm is cheap, gives a good image, can go in a bit tighter with the 105mm and has IS, but downside is the f.4 (nuff said).
My budget would be around 1-2k for the lenses.
Any suggestions of what I should do/buy? Are there any other good options for me out there? Would the 24-70mm be enough?