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Jan 21, 2011 07:59 |  #31

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This is a good answer.

However, I don't thing that any 2 primes are going to cover everything.

Well, even two zoom can't cover 'everything'; so, can't ask too much for two prime ;)


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Jan 21, 2011 08:04 |  #32

You seek versitility. Aren't all lenses versitle? Years ago there was a famous photographer that only used 2 lenses, a 17 and a 600.


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Jan 21, 2011 08:04 |  #33

For full frame...
135mm 2.0
35mm 1.4

For crop...
100mm 2.0
24mm 1.4




  
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Jan 21, 2011 09:13 |  #34

50 and 135 (and cheat a little by adding a 2x converter). :D


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Jan 21, 2011 09:14 as a reply to  @ post 11683021 |  #35

For FF the 35L and 85L. :D




  
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Jan 21, 2011 09:15 |  #36

FF: 35L + 85L
Crop: 24LII + 85L OR 24LII + 50L


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Jan 21, 2011 09:22 |  #37

For 25 years I shot with an A1 and 50 1.8 prime and never missed much. Now that I shoot a slightly different range I feel the need for more.

But with my 50D I could easily go to the 28 prime and 100 macro I have and be happy.

If I had the 5DII I'd use a 50 and the 100 macro.


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Jan 21, 2011 09:26 as a reply to  @ post 11683021 |  #38

35L & 85L
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50L & 135L

take your pick - just depends on what FL you like and what body you have (crop vs. FF)




  
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Jan 21, 2011 09:26 as a reply to  @ gardengirl13's post |  #39

I plan to use the 35 ZE f/2 and 100L Macro for FF use.


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Jan 21, 2011 09:37 |  #40

Zeiss 21ZE and Zeiss 100MP


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Jan 21, 2011 09:42 |  #41

With the MMIII 1.3 crop, I would choose the 35L1.4 and 85L 1.2.

But I don't because I prefer the 24-70L zoom and the 85L 1.2.


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Jan 21, 2011 11:18 |  #42

50mm and 135mm on FF.


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Jan 21, 2011 11:27 |  #43

I think I would go with something like 17 TS-E/21 ZE/24 TS-E and 50 MP/50L/85L.


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Jan 21, 2011 11:32 |  #44

haha only 2? no way! i gotta be allowed to have at least 3

#1: something like a 24 or 28 or 35
#2: a 50mm (there are so many good 50mm out there, it's such a waste not to get one)
#3: something like a 85, 100, or 135


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Jan 21, 2011 11:52 |  #45

For a cheap and light kit, I could probably get around for 90% of my shots using a 28 1.8 and a 85 1.8 on FF.
Pretty decent low light kit, but I guess a 24-105 / 24-70 / 28-75 would probably be just as good and even more versatile.


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