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Feb 05, 2011 09:52 |  #1546

Jason C wrote in post #11773605 (external link)
Got me a new prime; it's the one on the right.....
Panasonic 20mm F/1.7 Asph. for my E-P1

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You'll love it. Its as good as any Canon L that I've used...(plus it fits in your pocket ;) )...

f/2....

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Feb 05, 2011 22:27 |  #1547

I own only primes and I wouldn't have it any other way! I've got all the primes I need at the moment. I may explore a UWA zoom in the future, but I can usually get any shot I need with what I have.

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Feb 05, 2011 23:27 |  #1548

Every time I think I need a nice zoom in my life, I play with the shallow depth of field from one of my fast primes and I remember what I love so much. Debating between a 135L or 70-200 f/4 at the moment and while I think the tele would be the more sensible choice, I'm longing for that 135L!


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Feb 06, 2011 01:40 |  #1549

I am in the process of selling most of my lenses, buying a few, and ending up with 35L/ZE35, 100 2.8L, and 135L. I just can't decide between 35L and ZE35. Either way, it is only primes for me. Consider me subscribed.


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Feb 06, 2011 09:26 |  #1550

Just picked up a 35L and selling my 50 1.8. :D I know a zoom would be more practical in certain situations, but I can't bring myself to buy one. I guess I can always rent one if I really need it, and I think two bodies with the 35L and 135L would be better than a zoom.


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Feb 06, 2011 09:30 |  #1551

roszell wrote in post #11787441 (external link)
Just picked up a 35L and selling my 50 1.8. :D I know a zoom would be more practical in certain situations, but I can't bring myself to buy one. I guess I can always rent one if I really need it, and I think two bodies with the 35L and 135L would be better than a zoom.

I shot for a couple of years with 2/5Ds and a 35L and 85L. ;)




  
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Feb 06, 2011 09:56 |  #1552

roszell wrote in post #11787441 (external link)
Just picked up a 35L and selling my 50 1.8. :D I know a zoom would be more practical in certain situations, but I can't bring myself to buy one. I guess I can always rent one if I really need it, and I think two bodies with the 35L and 135L would be better than a zoom.

Congrats - there's nothing wrong with that at all. A lot of people often think it's critical to fill every single focal length. While zooms give you the versatility and ease of framing, it simply doesn't fit everyone's style. :D


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Feb 06, 2011 11:27 as a reply to  @ hieu1004's post |  #1553

35L and a 135L, soon 85mm prime ( canon or the sigma ) :) ..really want a second body also, plenty of time to save up for the 5D3, if it ever comes !


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Feb 06, 2011 11:51 as a reply to  @ tomme's post |  #1554

I could be wrong here, but this is how I am seeing the most difference between prime and zoom usuage.


For those who shoot landscape, zooms can help with some of variable lengths that could be made during a trip.

For those who shoot more indoors, primes will fill that area very well.


Then there are those inbetween what I posted, and it is generally a free-for-all at that stage...:lol:


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Feb 06, 2011 11:54 |  #1555

pbelarge wrote in post #11788132 (external link)
I could be wrong here, but this is how I am seeing the most difference between prime and zoom usuage.


For those who shoot landscape, zooms can help with some of variable lengths that could be made during a trip.

For those who shoot more indoors, primes will fill that area very well.


Then there are those inbetween what I posted, and it is generally a free-for-all at that stage...:lol:

I do find that statement still way to generic because many of the greatest landscapes ever taken were taken and are still being taken with view cameras in B&W zone system and with prime lenses. ;)




  
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Feb 06, 2011 11:58 |  #1556

airfrogusmc wrote in post #11788145 (external link)
I do find that statement still way to generic because many of the greatest landscapes ever taken were taken and are still being taken with view cameras in B&W zone system and with prime lenses. ;)


I am curious.
What percentage of people today are using view type cameras?


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Feb 06, 2011 13:25 |  #1557

pbelarge wrote in post #11788164 (external link)
I am curious.
What percentage of people today are using view type cameras?

I donno some of the really greats still use them.

Heres but one.
http://www.michaeljohn​sonphotography.com/ (external link)




  
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Feb 15, 2011 11:03 |  #1558

Ever since i got my 50mm 1.4 i just been getting the itch for more primes!

The quality is just so nice!




  
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Feb 15, 2011 13:11 |  #1559

cyrusuncc wrote in post #11847766 (external link)
Ever since i got my 50mm 1.4 i just been getting the itch for more primes!

The quality is just so nice!

And that's just the beginning :)




  
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Feb 15, 2011 14:25 |  #1560

Well....though primes outnumber my zooms 10 to 3 I had to add this...

Picked up this gem off craigslist last week...on the end of a 650...I thought I wouldn't need yet another 50 (I have 2 nikkors as you can see below)....and was going to just resell it...but then I saw that it was "Made in Japan"...and now have 2nd thoughts...

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My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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