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Best EF L lense as workhorse for 80d

Hi,

I'm a filmmaker wanting to do this full-time, weddings, commercial, travel films, content creation etc.
I currently own a 80d, and will most probably upgrade to full frame in a year or two. But before that I want to invest in a dynamic high end lense that I can use for most jobs. I'm looking at either Canon ef 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM or Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM.
So basically a need a EF L lense that is good for thr both cropped sensor cam I use now, and the full fram i will upgrade to later.
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Re: Best EF L lense as workhorse for 80d

"I'm looking at either Canon ef 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM or Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM."

 

Pick one or better yet pick both.  The 16-35mil will work better on the 80D but the 24-70mil will work better on a FF.  Both are fantastic lenses.  I would not be with out both.  I do weddings!

To complete the trifecta, you need the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens, too. If you are seriously thinking of doing weddings these are pretty standard equipment.

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Re: Best EF L lense as workhorse for 80d

Ok, Yea that's the idea. But I need to start somewhere and right now can only afford one... Smiley Sad
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Re: Best EF L lense as workhorse for 80d

11:54 AM
Ok, Yea that's the idea. But I need to start somewhere and right now can only afford one... Smiley Sad
Right now I have Lens Kit with 50mm f/1.8 and 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Lenses
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You know the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens will not fit on any FF camera?

 

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If you are going to do somebodies wedding you really need the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. and the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens pair. You can't do a wedding and get truly stunning results with out these FL ranges. (on FF bodies)

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Hmm, OK. I guess I get those after I upgraded to Ff body then.
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Ok well, those were cheap anyway just needed something for the 80d when I bought it last year.
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You know there is nothing wrong with your 80D.  You can use it for weddings.  Why do you think you have to go FF?

If you just added the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens to your currecnt lenses, you would be very much closer to being able to do a nice job on weddings. Perhaps adding the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens to complete the combo.  It is a little slow to my liking but it is possible.

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Re: Best EF L lense as workhorse for 80d

Hmm, and the glass quality etc is not a huge difference from the L series?
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