My “ULTIMATE” CANON Full Frame Lens Kit
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My “ULTIMATE” CANON Full Frame Lens Kit

August 25, 2019


Jared Polin: Right before we jump into this
video, if you haven’t signed up for the froknowsphoto email list, just look for this orange box
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it and I will send you a free guide to capturing motion in low light situations. Jared Polin, froknowsphoto.com and if I shot
Canon, this would be my ultimate full frame lens kit. I want to preface that I’m missing just
a couple of lenses and I’ll talk about those closer to the end. But let’s start down at this side and work
our way all the way down. Here we have a 50 mm 1.2 that’s going to
come handy in low light situations, as well as when you are shooting portraits, it’s
going to be super tack sharp and moving up, you also have the 85 1.2, I would love to
have those lenses in my bag. I do not have a 24 1.4 or the 35 1.4, those
would make it into my ultimate Canon full frame lens kit if I had them, but I don’t. Now, again these are not mine. I do not own these because I do not shoot
the Canon cameras all the time. Then we move up to the 8-15 fisheye. I think that belongs in your bag even though
I’m not a big fan of fisheye, especially circular fisheye at 8 mm, but I think this
is a super tack sharp and a super colorful lens when you shoot it out at 15 mm, it looks
really nice. Even though it’s an f/4, I think it’s
worthy of being in your ultimate lens kit as well. Moving down the list, we have a 24-105 version
1. Now that they have come out with the version
2, I would probably add that here. Let me tell you why that makes it into the
kit. If you are a run and gun video shooter, this
lens is going to be a great one to have. You’ve got the 24 mm. You’ve got the 105 and you have the IS for
the stability that is a great lens. Now, we are moving closer to the Hebrew Trinity
on the Canon side. We have the 24-72.8 version 2, which is an
absolute tremendous in a suite lens. I love this bad boy and for those of you who
want to shoot macro, this is a 100 mm macro 2.8. That is awesome to have in your bag as well. Then we have the 11-24 f/4. It’s a $3000 piece of glass. But if you are putting together a Hebrew Trinity
on the Canon side, this must be there. Some of you may say why isn’t the 16-35
there? Honestly, because I think the 11-24 is better. I would go from the 11-24 to the 24-70 and
the 16-35 isn’t really needed and if you have a 5D Mark IV, you have to remember that
that video in 4K has that 1.74 time crop factor, so you are going to need a much wider lens
if you own that bad boy to shoot wider video. And rounding up the Hebrew Trinity for the
Canon, we have the 70-200 2.8 version 2. That lens sharp as can be I think it’s sharper
than the Nikon version. I absolutely love this. And what other lenses would be in my ultimate
Canon full frame lens kit, we would have something like a 200 f/2, maybe a 200 to 400 or 400
2.8, a 500, I don’t need the 500 f/4, we’ll go with the 600 f/4 and definitely not an
800 5.6, because that would be more expensive than almost all of these lenses combined. But this is really what would consist of my
ultimate Canon full frame lens kit. I want to know what would consist in your
ultimate Canon lens kit. Leave some comments down below. Don’t forget to subscribe here on YouTube. Give it a thumbs-up if you like Canon glass. And if you don’t like Canon glass, just
hit the thumbs-up for me. That’s all I have to say. The thumbs-up absolutely helps. And if you want to check out my ultimate Nikon
lens kit, go ahead click up on the screen right now. It’s going to take you over to that video. So, you can see the lenses that I think would
be great on the Nikon side. So, that is it guys. That’s where I’ll leave it Jared Polin,
froknowsphoto.com. See you.

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  1. I have the 85 F1.2 MKII, 8-16F4.0, 24-70 F2.8 MKII, 100 F2.8 IS, 70-200 F2.8 IS MKII, 11-24F4.0, 100-400 MKII and 17 F4.0 TiltShift.   Love all those lenses – the only other lens I would like is the 135 F2.0.  I shoot with the 1DX MKII

  2. What about how old some of the lenses are? I was amazed that the 50mm 1.4 is from 1993! How much better are the version twos generally?

  3. Hi, I was just checking out the sharpness of the new canon 24-105 f/4 Mark 2 lens on Dxo Mark, it seems it performs worse than its Mark 1 version, is it true ?? shud i just buy ita Mark 1 version rather than its Mark 2 version??

  4. What would be the right choice of 3 lenses to cover most situations?
    – definitely the 70-200 f2.8
    – 50mm 1:1.4 for lower light situations / portray
    and which one below 50mm?
    -Sigma Art AF 24-35mm 2.0 DG HSM ??
    There are certainly not many choices for zoom lenses below 50mm with low F values

  5. To be honest the most practical lenses of all time are : 24-70 2.8 ll 70-200 2.8 ll 85 1.2 ll macro 100 2.8. Those lens I own but I will get also 35 1.4 ll and some ultra wide lens that's all.

  6. 35mm prime has to be in there. It's a story teller. Like a Fender Stratocaster or a Gibson Les Paul has to be in any guitar collection. I mean, sorry Jared you're not thinking deeply enough about this :-))

  7. As of 09/26/2017, the current versions of the 14mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/2.8, 24mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8 (one of the best zooms ever), 70-200mm f/2.8 (yes, a bad, bad boy) 100mm f2.8 macro, 300mm f/2.8 (should be called the Gillette), 400mm f/4 DO (best lens ever made), and the 600mm f/4 (I shoot birds.) That's it.This is a fun video. Thanks.

  8. My Lens kit with no budget

    70-200mm IS f4
    16-35 IS f2.8
    100mm Macro 
    100-400mm IS f4
    24-70mm F2.8
    50mm 1.2 prime
    35mm prime
    600mm f4
    800mm f5.6

  9. 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
    11-24mm f/4L USM
    50mm f/1.2L USM
    24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
    100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
    70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

  10. Rich Kid fan boy Lens kit. if you can afford to carry all these lenses in your bag as a photographer you should spend money elsewhere…:D

  11. Well I think one would start with a 24-105 type lens, then the 70-200 or 100-400, then build up the primes they'd need depending on what they shoot

  12. Hi Jared, love the channel! I got a question for ya. I'm at a crossroads right now, I've got a brand-spanking new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM but I also have my trusty old workhorse EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM (first gen, no IS); one gets to go home with me forever and the other stays in the office at work. I'm torn between the speed of my original lens vs the newer, shinier, longer, stabilized but slower lens; was hoping to hear from you and see what your opinions is.

    At work it's mostly properly lit product photography with a tripod shot very slow alongside the occasional video. While not at work, I mostly shoot run-n-gun style, wide open using natural light; (very occasionally I'll use a single-off-camera flash) with a good mix of indoor and out. Which would you keep and why?

  13. The fact that he excluded the 16-35mm f/2.8 shows me that he actually put thought into this list. Obviously, the 11-24 is way outside most people's price range though, so I'd pick the 16-35mm f/4 IS, which in my opinion is a far superior lens to the 2.8 version.

  14. Love your videos. I shoot with a canon 77D. What type of lenses would you recommend for this camera? Thanks, and keep making those awesome videos.

  15. Jared, as much as I love your work please just don’t take the lenses with the widest apertures. The 50mm f/1.2L is not a good photography lens because of vignetting, but it’s a great video lens. Otherwise great content!

  16. My lens kit currently includes:
    Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
    Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS Plus the 1.4 and 2.0 TC version III

  17. Hi can I use my D3200 on D810, the reason I ask is can I use any lenses in full frame camera in Nikon area

  18. What do you think is the best wide angle lense for canon. I do biking and skateboarding photography and trying to find a good wide angle lense to get closer and capture and freeze action. Please advise!! Help will be greatly appreciated.
    RC.

  19. Jared…….thanks for you vids, im a noob to the dlsr cameras, i got a new t6 rebel and started getting some glass for it, and a would like to ask, what do you think a good ,cost effective ef canon Prime lens would be for a beginner

  20. 135 f2.0 will be a excellent choice for portraits, and it cost 1/2 of the price of that 85 L glass.

  21. Mine is the 16-35mm f4 IS, 24-70mm f2.8, 50mm 1.4, 100mm macro IS, 70-200mm 2.8 II. And 24-105mm f4 IS for backup. I have the 50 1.2 and want to get rid of it. Dof is too thin and the 1.4 produces nicer photos. Just got rid of the 16-35 2.8 version 1 for the f4 IS because I like the IS for video and shooting landscapes it's actually better with f4.

  22. a huge amount of money there on the table… you gotta be rich to purchase these if you are just a small hobby photographer

  23. Fro Knows Nkon" I have to disagree on the 85 1.2, I had it and sold it, the new 85 1.4 may not be as bokahlishous, but I would rather give that up to get more sharp images…The rest are pretty good suggestions…

  24. Being a canon guy and broke AF I’ve got canon 17-40 f/4, canon 24-105 f/4, 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8, and sigma 70-200 2.8

  25. In my bag

    50 mm f1.5
    24-70 mm f2.8L
    100 mm f2.8L Macro
    70-200 mm f2.8L II

    I would like to round out the kit with:

    85 mm f2.8L
    16-35 mm f2.8L

  26. I would have a Tamron G2 15-30mm F/2.8, a Tamron G2 24-70mm F/2.8, a Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 IS II (already have) a Canon 2X extender II (arlready have) and a Canon 100mm F2.8 IS macro if I had a Canon full frame.
    For oversea traveling purpose, I would just bring a mirrorless Canon M50, an EF to M-mount adapter. a Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8, a Sigma 17-50mm F/2.8 and a Canon 55-250mm STM F4-5.6mm.

  27. Bruh you talking gibberish to my ears lmao I’m going back to car videos making and shit hahahaha I can’t keep up with yall

  28. Hello. I'm thinking of investing in a Sigma 12-24mm for my wide angle lens (not the ART version). I use a Canon 5D iii. Please advise

  29. I would say 16-35 F4L IS (end of the month purchase), 24-70 F2.8L II, Tamron 150-600 G2, Sigma/Tamron/Canon 105/90mm Macro (bought), Tamron 45 1.8 VC (bought).

  30. Hi Jared. What would you recommend for an everyday lens I can use when going out and about. Great Vids by the way. Subscribed.

  31. 10-24, 16-35,24-70, 70-200, 50 1.2, 85 1.2, 100macro, 200mm. But I am hybrid shooter. I will have this kit some day with a 1DXmk2 and a C500.

  32. step 1: upgrade to a full frame camera
    step 2: realize your EF-S lenses won't fit
    step 3: Come to Jared to see what lens I need to buy now…
    step 4: kick yourself.

  33. 11-24mm f/4L, 24-105 f/4L (or 24-70 f/2.8L Mark II if it had IS), 70-200mm f/2.8L Mark II (or Mark III maybe…) + 1.4x or 2x TC. only missing the first one, the TC and what’s in the brackets. Oh and a Full Frame body with the 5D Mark IV (sensor, af system) and the 6D Mark II (vari-angle touchscreen, connectivity) combined (currently shooting with an 80D).

  34. Big typo on the EF 24-105 f/4L, which is NOT a good lens for video. Too much noise from the AF and IS motors. Aperture noise is even worse.

  35. I'd say the trinity you're looking for would be:
    * Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
    * Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
    * Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

  36. lmao im getting the 24-70 today… i already have the 100mm macro baby… and i have the 50 1.8 … my next target is the 70-200,, 2.8. then ill have all bases covered.

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