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ChrisMc73
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Jun 26, 2012 21:13 |  #2386

agphotography wrote in post #14633374external link
While the zoom combo you have is incredibly versatile, both lenses are quite large & heavy.

That being said, if you were to replace those two with all 5 of those lenses you're interested in, you're not saving any weight, and you have to swap lenses all the time, or decide what to bring and what to leave behind.

In my opinion, the 24-70 can in many ways be replaced by a 35L, I've done this, as have many others, but the 24-70 is still an excellent lens (It's popular for a good reason).

The 70-200 for me has been replaced by a 135L. I lose some versatility on the shorter end, but there's only been a handful of times I've not been able to backup enough to get the framing I want.

If you were to then ad something wider than the 35, you'd be pretty well set.

I agree with most of what you've stated here, I don't worry about the weight of the lenses in my bag, as I have a roller to carry around, or roll around, so really the only thing on my neck is the lens and body. Which the 35L is a LOT lighter than this 24-70, for sure. I do have to switch, but I like how hit makes me think. Not sure I want anymore zooms, I'm almost certain I'm going to go all prime.




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Jun 27, 2012 02:05 |  #2387

This seems like an apt spot for a virginal post.

My name is Guido and I only shoot primes. Well, mostly that should read 'prime'..the Sigma 30/1.4.

I do also have an old Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm/1.7 that I use with an adapter and extension rings for macros.

I've been shooting pretty much exclusively with the 30/1.4 for the last 2 years on my 60D and it's time to add some reach. Tax return time is near and I'll have some moolah to play with. Can you guys help me decide? Here are the current faves:

Canon:
85/1.8
100/2
100/2.8L
135/2L

Sigma:
85/1.4
105/2.8 OS

Any suggestions? I shoot anything that either moves or doesn't.


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Jun 27, 2012 05:32 |  #2388

Hi, I decided I am an obsessive compulsive disorder when it comes to Primes as I just purchased the 400 f/2.8. My mrs doesnt know how much it actually cost, and there in lies another issue.


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Jun 27, 2012 08:14 |  #2389

Tell her you found it... Or, borrowing from a friend.


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agphotography
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Jun 27, 2012 12:36 |  #2390

coldcuts113 wrote in post #14638720external link
Tell her you found it... Or, borrowing from a friend.

You wouldn't believe what I found out in the woods today! Check this out! ;)


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agphotography
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Jun 27, 2012 12:37 |  #2391

gautsch wrote in post #14638061external link
This seems like an apt spot for a virginal post.

My name is Guido and I only shoot primes. Well, mostly that should read 'prime'..the Sigma 30/1.4.

I do also have an old Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm/1.7 that I use with an adapter and extension rings for macros.

I've been shooting pretty much exclusively with the 30/1.4 for the last 2 years on my 60D and it's time to add some reach. Tax return time is near and I'll have some moolah to play with. Can you guys help me decide? Here are the current faves:

Canon:
85/1.8
100/2
100/2.8L
135/2L

Sigma:
85/1.4
105/2.8 OS

Any suggestions? I shoot anything that either moves or doesn't.

First off, welcome aboard!

Second, as much as I like my 135L on full frame, I found it to be quite long on a 1.6 body. If you need reach then obviously this isn't necessarily a problem.

My vote would be for one of the 85mm lenses personally.


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gautsch
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Jun 27, 2012 19:49 |  #2392

Thanks for the welcome and your opinion. I'm a bit worried about the purple fringing of the 85/1.8 but LR4.1 has gotten really good at dealing with it.

Photozone has just published their APS-C reviewexternal link of the Sigma macro and it seems to blow the venerable 100/2.8L out of the water in pretty much every respect. OS, super-bokeh, sharp as anything and a macro. This has suddenly moved to the top of my 'want' list. I'm just not a fan of that extending barrel...


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F-Stran
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Jun 29, 2012 00:05 |  #2393

How much moolah do think you have to spend.


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gautsch
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Jun 29, 2012 05:18 |  #2394

Up to about A$900, but less is obviously better :)


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airfrogusmc
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Jun 29, 2012 05:38 as a reply to gautsch's post |  #2395

This is my lens line up taken with a 35L. No need for a zoom.

IMAGE: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Cameras/IMG_3245.jpg



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mitchrapp
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Jun 29, 2012 06:05 as a reply to airfrogusmc's post |  #2396

Thanks to the 20% off refurbs, I picked up the 85L and completed the trinity:

IMAGE: http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/mitchrappdb/IMG_5791.jpg



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airfrogusmc
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Jun 29, 2012 08:08 as a reply to mitchrapp's post |  #2397

I ordered the ultimate 35mm lens a week or so ago
http://us.leica-camera.com ...m_system/lenses/726​3.htmlexternal link

to go with one of these
http://www.gizmag.com ...-monochrom/22522/pictur​esexternal link

I am on a waiting list and with some luck maybe late fall but more likely late this year,early next.




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shinksma
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Jun 29, 2012 15:24 |  #2398

I got my 28 f/1.8 and 85 f/1.8 today. Below are a couple of photos I took to illustrate to myself the relative MFDs, depth of fields, bokeh, etc. The 28mm is not exactly at MFD: I backed off a little to get comparable positioning of left and right-most flowers. The 85mm is right at MFD. So framing appears to be roughly the same at the focal plane at the MFD.

Focus point on the right-most flower. Images are SOOC RAW, processed to jpg by DPP, resized in the GIMP.

28mm at f/1.8:

IMAGE: http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab246/shinksma/Flowers%20and%20related/IMG_9237_1024.jpg

85mm at f/1.8:
IMAGE: http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab246/shinksma/Flowers%20and%20related/IMG_9231_1024.jpg

You can see that the perspective changes, naturally.

I "chose" these flowers because the sharp contrast edges of the petals, and well, because they look nice. And because my dog wouldn't sit still/consistent enough for a lens swap comparo. :p

Anyway, I really like the color, DoF and bokeh (the 85mm seems better, IMHO). Methinks I will be looking for more wide-aperture lenses, which means primes. I really wish Canon had an affordable 20mm f/1.8 like Sigma, or better yet, 18mm or so.

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5DII | T3i | EF 17-40 L | EF 24-105 L | EF 24 1.4 L II | EF 28 1.8 | EF 85 1.8 | EF 70-200 2.8 L IS II | EF 100-400 L | EF-S 15-85 IS USM | EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS USM | EF-S 10-22 USM | EF 100 2.8 Macro USM | EF-S 18-55 IS | EF 35-80 III | EF-S 55-250 IS | Rokinon 8mm FE | EF 75-300 non-USM III | SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 | Tamron 70-210 | 430EX II | Kenko 2x MC4 and 1.4x Pro300DGX TC

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Paterson ­ Photo
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Jun 29, 2012 16:28 |  #2399

Gotta admit guys..I'm absolutely loving my 135L! So awesome.

I'm regrettably putting off getting the 50mm F1.4 until next month. Can't wait!


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Jun 29, 2012 16:30 |  #2400

mitchrapp wrote in post #14647805 (external link)
Thanks to the 20% off refurbs, I picked up the 85L and completed the trinity:

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My favorite trinity and my typical wedding setup.


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