04-26-2018 08:16 PM
Thank you for your input. It makes sense what you are saying. What would be a better lens than what I already have? Just trying to get the best pictures possible
Your lenses are older designs, which pre-date the 5Ds series by several years. Stick to newer releases.
The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM and the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lenses would be good lenses to use. Canon has updated most of their standard primes in recent years.
But, one of my favorites is the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens.
04-26-2018 08:58 PM
04-26-2018 10:31 PM
Waddizzle pretty much picked what I'd have suggested with all three (24-70, 70-200 and 35mm). About $4,000 altogether, minus what you could get if you sell the others. I like that combo, including a nice sharp Prime at the very useful 35mm length.
If you had a bit more to spend I think I'd go for the Prime at f/1.4 for a bit more low light help.
04-27-2018 09:57 AM
"I have an EF 70-300 4-5.6 L IS USM ... and EF 24-70 4 L IS USM"
These are not the top choices in lenses for the best IQ. But it still can be you as the culprit. The best IQ requires the best of everything from lenses to your technique. You see the problem is everybody thinks a high MP camera is going to produce high quality sharp photos. The fact is high MP cameras are capable of producing high IQ photos.
With all the good, all the bad is magnified, too. Let's consider any miss focus. Any vibration or unsteady holding. All bad things and a high MP camera along with all the good will not miss them either.
What lenses would I buy? Two right off the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens. It doesn't get any better than these two lenses. I know, I have both and they go everywhere with me.
A web site I don't particularly care for or use much claims a 32 P-Mpix for the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens. This is an excellent score. Basically pixels on subject. Some primes score ever higher at 34 P-Mpix. These are the lenses you should be looking for. But even they won't do the trick if you don't do yours.
04-27-2018 09:27 PM
I will definitely check out the suggested lenses, thanks for the input!!
ebiggs1 : I completely agree with you and know that I need to get better myself so that my pictures are as good as they can be.