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"poor man's" holy trinity?

 
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May 27, 2010 10:57 |  #1

So if the holy trinity is the 35L, 85L, and 135L, then what would be the "poor man's" or budget holy trinity? (<$500?) The budget zoom trinity?


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May 27, 2010 10:58 |  #2

35/2....50/1.8 or 1.4......85/1.8




  
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May 27, 2010 10:59 |  #3

for <$500 each? OR <$500 total.

oh man!

you can only get the 35 f2 and the 50 1.8 for $500.


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May 27, 2010 10:59 |  #4
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18-55IS, 55-250IS and 50 1/8


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May 27, 2010 11:01 |  #5

Marloon wrote in post #10255753 (external link)
for <$500 each? OR <$500 total.

oh man!

you can only get the 35 f2 and the 50 1.8 for $500.

Each. Total would be like...Super budget. :P


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May 27, 2010 11:01 |  #6

I guess a poor man's holy trinity = one of them super zooms? :lol:

18-200
18-270
etc...

1 lens solution and covers all the FL and then some.

Problem with the "holy trinity" FL is that it depends on what camera you're using. The 35/85/135 would be on the loOOOOOooong side for APS-C.

Perhaps consider the Sigma 20/1.8, 50/1.8 and 85/1.8.


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May 27, 2010 11:03 |  #7

Sigma 30, 50, and 100 f/2?


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May 27, 2010 11:06 |  #8

28mm 1.8
50mm 1.4
85mm 1.8

Maybe?

I guess if you throw in the Sigma options it could be

30mm 1.4
50mm 1.4
85mm 1.4 (though this breaks the 500 dollar limit)


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May 27, 2010 11:07 |  #9

Brain Mechanic wrote in post #10255758 (external link)
18-55IS, 55-250IS and 50 1/8

That's what I've got. I wish they'd come out with a wide angle in the $250 or less price range so I could have the poor man's fearsome foursome.




  
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May 27, 2010 11:11 |  #10

Brain Mechanic wrote in post #10255758 (external link)
18-55IS, 55-250IS and 50 1/8

^^^

Seems to be a real popular combination on here. It's what I went with to start, now I'm beginning to buy other things.


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May 27, 2010 11:17 |  #11
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Yeah I was gonna say 18-200 since trinty mean 3 in one. LOL

I think the 35L + 85L + 135L should be renamed the "special triplets" or something, because to me at least there is only one Holy Trinity and they certainly aren't lenses.

;)

Still, on topic. How about this:

28 1.8
50 1.4
85 1.8

but here's the kicker, you buy them all off a little old lady for $500!

Done. :p




  
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May 27, 2010 11:19 |  #12

35/2 - 85/1.8 - 135/2.8sf

or

sigma 24/1.8 - 50/1.8(1.4?) - 100/2

depending on which variation you like?


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May 27, 2010 11:26 |  #13

all sigma.. try buying the 24 50 as used.. maybe you'll get all at 1.5k usd.

24 1.8
50 1.4
85 1.4?


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May 27, 2010 11:31 |  #14

Sigma 30, Canon 50/1.4 and Canon 85 f/1.8.


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May 27, 2010 11:31 |  #15

wow this one is hard...
it's something like..
Sigma 24mm f1.8 or sigma 30mm f1.4 for crop
Sigma 50mm f1.4
Canon 85mm f1.8 or canon 100mm f2

yahh, pretty much what i have right now ;)


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