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Jan 19, 2011 12:19 |  #1

the Canon 28 f1.8, 50 f1.4, and the 85 f1.8. has anybody? and have you regretted it?




  
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Jan 19, 2011 12:22 |  #2

Depends what you want.
1 excellent zoom lens for 3 mid level primes.
What are your reasons for considering this trade?


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Jan 19, 2011 12:23 |  #3

I never would, the versatility of the zooms are too valuable... I'd buy them over time to compliment your current line-up of lenses!




  
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Jan 19, 2011 12:26 |  #4

if you need the extra light there is no way around it. f/2.8 is simply not fast enough in all situations. If i needed the extra light then I would. I would rather have the sigma 50mm f/1.4 over the canon




  
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Jan 19, 2011 12:27 |  #5

I actually had those 3 primes and I eventually sold the 28 1.8 and got the 24-70 ( I still have the 50 and 85 ). But as primes go those 3 make a great setup that I just suggested to someone who prefers smaller setups.

At the time I was using those 3 and a 24-105 and while it sounded like a good idea I got really tired of changing lenses so often, I also noticed I shot at around 2.8 most often to the choice was pretty easy.

Do I regret it? no because the 28 was probably my least used lens and the 24-70 is so much more versatile but I may someday ad a 24 1.4 to my setup.


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Jan 19, 2011 12:50 |  #6

Hell no!
I got rid of the 50 1.4 and Sig30 1.4 when I got my 24-70. Although I do miss the Sig30, I'll never get rid of the 24-70 for any lens!


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Jan 19, 2011 13:41 |  #7

thanks for the comments people. i get into this groove sometimes that primes are the way to go.
im also finding that i use my ultra wide and telephoto more than i use my medium tele (at least for the artsy-fartsy shots).

i do agree that you cant beat the 24-70 for its versatility -- specially for candid portraits.

i think ill keep the brick and buy the primes later in life. thanks again for the comments.




  
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Jan 19, 2011 13:42 |  #8

SMP_Homer wrote in post #11672926 (external link)
Hell no!
I got rid of the 50 1.4 and Sig30 1.4 when I got my 24-70. Although I do miss the Sig30, I'll never get rid of the 24-70 for any lens!

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Jan 19, 2011 14:46 |  #9
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Ha...no. None of them are L lenses...:) I will keep my 24-70L because the lens has been serviced and recalibrated by Canon. Is tack sharp. I have a Sigma 50 1.4 already. Second, I shoot the lens with a film body and so 24mm is wide enough. If not, I have a Carl Zeiss 21mm.


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Jan 19, 2011 15:00 |  #10

I have and use all three of those primes and the 24-70... they serve different purposes.


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Jan 19, 2011 15:02 |  #11

I'll make a deal with you. I will trade mine for a 50L and an 85L.


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Jan 19, 2011 15:09 |  #12

Sure, I would. Nice trio of lenses.


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Jan 19, 2011 17:21 |  #13

i sold my 24-70L for a 35L...

no regret at all doing that




  
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Jan 19, 2011 17:27 |  #14

Seeing that you have a 17-40 and a 70-200, I would probably sell the 24-70 and buy a 50L. Other than that, yes I would also prefer the 3 primes you named.


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Jan 19, 2011 17:54 |  #15

booja wrote in post #11674475 (external link)
i sold my 24-70L for a 35L...

no regret at all doing that

I traded my 24-70 for a 35L. Very happy with the trade.

OP, it really depends on what you shoot. Zoom is very versatile if what you shoot is very fluid (i.e. kids, sports, etc). Prime works really well if your shooting environment is more static (i.e. portrait).


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