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Jan 30, 2011 16:32 |  #76

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Chasing the deals, for my crop frame camera, I ended up with a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (external link) and a Sigma 85mm f/1.4 (external link) for about $1,190.

I'm looking at buying the same, a little nervous though as I wasn't happy with my Sigma 50 1.4...


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Feb 02, 2011 15:23 |  #77

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24L II and 100L would very much most things from environmental portraiture, landscapes and macro. I would add a third which would be the 50L for "standard" pics.

This is my most likely route because I am dead set on the 100 2.8L macro as my next lens. And then I want the 24 1.4L II again at some point!




  
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Feb 02, 2011 15:26 |  #78

I found 35mm and 85mm to be very versatile on FF.


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Feb 02, 2011 15:27 as a reply to  @ CitizenMinistry's post |  #79

By the way this thread with its many recommendations of the 100mm L has been central to my lusting for one!! :)




  
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Feb 02, 2011 15:28 |  #80

Pasukun wrote in post #11764785 (external link)
I found 35mm and 85mm to be very versatile on FF.

Yeah i decided either the 35mm 1.4L or the 50mm 1.2L would be the staple lens. I chose the latter just because I loved its feel and contrast, bokeh just a tad more!

It also puts the more expensive 85mm at the end of the line for lenses to buy hehehe. I don't want to deal with the Keg right now :)




  
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Feb 04, 2011 08:59 |  #81

50L and 100L macro for me...for now. Thinking about swapping out the 100L for a 90mm TS-E.


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Feb 04, 2011 13:57 |  #82

FF = 35L 1.4, 135L 2
1.3 crop = 35L 1.4, 85L 1.2 (actually I use a 24-70L and 85L 1.2 as I didn't come up with a wide prime that covered what I was shooting)
1.6 crop = I have no experience with this.


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Feb 04, 2011 14:04 |  #83

I think I can get by with 50 (or so) primes. You think I jest but ask anyone who's has been to my house and tried out a few. Just so many different qualities.


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Feb 04, 2011 14:21 |  #84

I'd go with 35L and 85L!




  
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Feb 04, 2011 15:32 |  #85

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Feb 04, 2011 15:34 |  #86

35L and 135L, zoom with your feet on the 35 if you have to.


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Feb 04, 2011 16:06 |  #87

Sorry, foot zoom is not the same as a different mm.


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Feb 04, 2011 16:27 |  #88

gasrocks wrote in post #11777907 (external link)
Sorry, foot zoom is not the same as a different mm.

I agree that's way usually I'm more leaned towards zoom lenses...




  
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Feb 04, 2011 16:32 |  #89

I like my 21mm on the crop and 85mm FF for portrait.


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Feb 04, 2011 16:43 |  #90

Great thread. I shot a few weddings last summer. I did not make a whole lot as it was for friends and I'm starting out. Not full time - just enough to buy nee toys. The first one I shot on my own and the groom who is into photography is now my partner and we want to charge a little more.

I shot with a Canon 24-105 on my FF and 70-200 F4 on my crop. The 24-105 is s nice lens but a little week between 24 and 35 so I think it is time to add to my lens collection.

I am seriously considering the 35L 1.4 to use on my FF. I also own a Canon 100L Macro which I would put on my crop. The 70-200 is a great lens but I want have more shallow DOF. I'll bring my 70-200 along.

So any feedback to my plan? Am I headed in the right direction? I will have some problems adjusting to not having a zoom.


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