01-19-2013 08:03 PM
Do you have any lenses now? If so which ones? If not the 24-105 L IS is a very popular choice & Canon was wise enough to sell the 5D2 and the 24-105 L as a kit.
01-20-2013 01:22 AM
01-20-2013 02:17 AM
01-20-2013 10:04 AM
What terrible thngs have you heard? Don't believe everything you read. I own the 24-105 and use it more than any other lens on my FF body. It is a fantastic lens and its got to be one of the most popular lens Canon has ever produced.
I don't own the 135L but have read great things. If that is the focal lenght you need, then that would be a great choice. However I think you will be much better suited with focal ranges from 24 (wide) to 105 (short telephoto) than just the 40 and 135 in your bag.
01-20-2013 10:20 AM
I can't imagine what you've heard about the 24-105 that would scare you away from it. I've had mine since early 2006 and it perferms perfectly & is very sharp. If you'd like some full file samples to evaluate I have some that can be downloaded here.
The samples have notes that will explain any processing done etc and are from a few of the bodies I've used over the years including a 5D2. Use the actions tab to select the "download photo" option.
01-20-2013 06:27 PM
01-21-2013 08:01 PM
I love my 24-105. Very sharp.
I agree with the person who said it would be awkward shooting with nothing but a 40mm and a 135mm. That 135 would feel awfully long indoors.
Also, what is "creepy stuff"?
01-22-2013 03:56 PM
01-23-2013 01:14 AM - edited 01-23-2013 01:15 AM
I think you should get the 24-105. I don't know what your professors say but I assure you that this lens will satisfy all your photography needs. For its price and the quality you're getting its quite a good buy. The 24-105 is the most versitile lens on Canon's lineup. It can be a landscape lens at 24, a normal lens at 50, a portrait lens at 85, a tele at 105. Not to mention there is IS. If you're shooting fullframe 5dmkii i would assume you would want to use your camera's full capacity, and by utilizing Canon's L lens you can achieve the best results. And after saying this, referring to your budget of 900, you can choose between the two cheapest Ls. the 17-40 and the 24-105 (personally I would choose the 24-105).
If you have a higher budget get the 24-70 II. That is another all purpose lens. Great for landscape, portraiture, can also be used for macro as well!