Canon EOS 5D Mark ii Lens Guide – Which Lens Suits my Canon Best?

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Okay, so far, I have reviewed Canon EOS 5D Mark ii from a very general perspective. The not-so-short review can be found here. But hey, if it is details that you are itching for, then you’re going to need our Canon 5D Mark ii lens guide.

What Does the 5d Mark ii Lens Guide Have?

This guide is for those people who have been having a hard time figuring out Canon lenses. That being said, even if you don’t own any of the spectacular Canon DSLR devices, you must be havin’ something? At least if it is a DSLR camera from some other company, the lenses can be taken as a general guide.

Canon 5D Mark ii Lens Guide | How Much Do You Know about Your Lens?

To be quite honest with you, DSLR camera lenses are not cheap. If anything, they could be way too much expensive for any level of photographer. I personally wouldn’t want you to buy digital camera lens that don’t fulfill your expectations. You will probably have a hard time turning in that lens if it didn’t do the job.

For starters, the initial problem with Canon lenses is that there are so many of them. You don’t know which one to go for. Above all, when you think of installing the lens variety on a Canon 5D Mark ii, you’re going to naturally assume that the lens of your choice will deliver the same performance in video mode as it does in photo mode.

Nah, this is exactly where most intermediate or beginner level users get it all wrong. The lens of your choice for EOS 5D Mark ii or any other camera (maybe a Nikon D700); if it is meant for photography, it should probably be used that way. Video lenses and mastering them on a Canon 5D ii is not a difficult job. However, it is not easy either – you will need a lot of practice.

All of the following Canon DSLR camera lenses are brighter in viewfinder mode. They help you focus better and generate pleasing results on a Canon EOS 5D Mark ii; especially when it is compared to the Canon EOS 40D series.

  • Canon 200mm F/2 IS L Lens

Price: $2,165 Max – $2099 Min.

Spick and span, the Canon 200MM F/2 IS L Lens is probably what most users have called a ‘Master’ category lens. I don’t know about you but when you have this baby strapped on a 5D Mark ii despite of a wide open on F/2, the results are way too smooth.

Canon 200mm F/2 IS L Lens Features:

  • Unbelievably fast focus mode.
  • F/2 level performances and speed at 200mm.
  • Attention grabber: The kind of lens that would turn heads when you’re out in field.
  • Image stabilization and auto correct at excellent levels.
  • Climate and weather protection sealed.
  • Anti dust performance
  • Butter Smooth Bokeh
  • Comes with a free lens case… Duh!

For a hefty $2,000+ price tag, the Canon 200MM F/2 IS L Lens is definitely worth it. Not only will it get you attentive gazes from balmy blokes nearby, but it will get you the type of results that you really deserve. Sharpness, image smoothness, definition, clarity, blur levels – it is all in there. Crazy, I say, Crazy!!!

  • Canon 85mm F/1.2 II L Lens

Price: $1,999 Max – $1501 Min.

If you own a Canon 85mm F/1.2 II L Lens and need to see its full potential, play with its settings a little. At F/4, the lens delivers unparalleled results. If you want that dreamy soft edged look, go for the F/1.2. If you desire a very sharp and pristine image quality, go for F/1.8 then. The fact of the matter is that at each level, whether it is higher or lower, the Canon 85mm F/1.2 II L Lens will give you something new to look at.

I don’t know about you, but within my collection of Canon DSLR lenses, the Canon 85mm F/1.2 II L Lens is the only lens which gives 100% edge to edge definition. The images are laser sharp at F/4.0, which is why I like to use this lens more often on the EOS 5D Mark ii, rather than mounting it atop Canon EOS 40D. The photos on your iMac or Windows based device are going to look like as if you are staring out at something through a window.

  • Canon 135mm F/2 L Lens

Price: $979 Max – $821 Min.

Compared to Canon 85mm F/1.2 II lens, the Canon 135mm F/2 L Lens delivers somewhat same performance. I’d say that by a close ratio, there is a tie. But in its own way, this lens has its attributes. For instance, the Bokeh transitions to a sweet candy wrap kind of style.

At wider settings, the lens begins to show its true colors. The only hitch is that lens is a tad bit small. It is light, it is fast, AND it doesn’t zoom – Perfect for portrait shots, face close-ups (without zooms of course), and mainstream work in large studios. When not on EOS 5D Mark ii, the Canon 135mm F/2 L Lens gives sharper results on Canon EOS 40D and Canon Rebel series cameras. If you own all three cameras, feel free to tinker around.

There you have it, some of the coolest lenses and their introductory guide. At the moment, Canon has got a boatload of all kinds of lenses for camera savvy users. If you are interested in knowing more details about your lens or the one that you are considering buying, feel free to reach me for advice at techguy@infinarium.com. – Always a pleasure to help a fella in trouble.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 2:07 AM and is filed under Digital Cameras, How To, Reviews. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Casey Nolan

About Casey Nolan

Hello everyone, I am Bilal Malik AKA 'Casey Nolan'; Head Editor and owner of 'Infinarium.Com'. For product reviews, article requests, recommendations, or if you just want to get something off your chest, send me an email at techguy@infinarium.com.

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