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If you could only have one walk-around prime lens, what would it be?

 
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Mar 15, 2011 04:42 |  #31

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Mar 15, 2011 04:46 |  #32

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Mar 15, 2011 04:47 |  #33
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I'll say TS-E 24 mm (which I don't own), but the close contender is EF 100 mm f/2.8 L IS macro.

I have zero experience with macro photography, but that lens is such a fun for walk-around!
As soon as you bring camera to your eye, you'll find something interesting to focus on!
Also, IS helps a lot for not-so-much macro stuff and relatively slow f/2.8.


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Mar 15, 2011 05:06 |  #34

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35L/sigma 30 on a crop

50L/Sigmalux on FF

Meant to post exactly this.

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Mar 15, 2011 05:08 |  #35

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Mar 15, 2011 05:17 |  #36

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Mar 15, 2011 07:34 as a reply to  @ Bang Bang Boy's post |  #37

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Mar 15, 2011 08:17 |  #38

Doesn't it depend on the subject? Seems like everyone here, so far, is assuming some sort of average subject? The one single prime I'd want to have with me changes when I do portraits vs wild birds vs church interiors.


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Mar 15, 2011 09:03 |  #39

gasrocks wrote in post #12023496 (external link)
Doesn't it depend on the subject? Seems like everyone here, so far, is assuming some sort of average subject? The one single prime I'd want to have with me changes when I do portraits vs wild birds vs church interiors.

That is why we have more than one lens, for that exact reason. :)
However, out of all the lenses, I still favor 35mm FL.
It is a good "go to" lens, because it is some what close to our naked eyes while providing wider view than 50mm FL.
I find it lot easier to work with than say.. 85mm FL or 200mm FL.
But of course, that also depends.


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Mar 15, 2011 09:30 |  #40

gasrocks wrote in post #12023496 (external link)
Doesn't it depend on the subject? Seems like everyone here, so far, is assuming some sort of average subject? The one single prime I'd want to have with me changes when I do portraits vs wild birds vs church interiors.

Yeah, Im with yah, but OP wanted one, single, use all prime. Which, I agree, is impossible and depends.

I think he should have titled the thread: I have money for one lens, and need low light - what should I get? Like the other 500 daily threads about the same thing.

P.S. 50mm on a crop is actually really fun in my book and thats my "walkaround" at the moment, but who knows, a sigma 30/1.4 might change that eventually.




  
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Mar 15, 2011 09:45 |  #41

gasrocks wrote in post #12023496 (external link)
Doesn't it depend on the subject? Seems like everyone here, so far, is assuming some sort of average subject? The one single prime I'd want to have with me changes when I do portraits vs wild birds vs church interiors.

well, walk around i think implies general purpose.... like a general purpose zoom is 24-105, 24-70 ish. So while there might not be a prime that encompasses that range, i think the 35-50ish FL is probably "normal"...

The situations which you mentioned are not really general purpose. you know ahead of time what you will be shooting. If I just bring a camera with me on a weekend, and am going to be shooting random stuff, candids, some landscape, maybe some flowers, friends, etc.. I don't know the exact subject... however, I do see your point, and I know its probably hard for you to pick from your 1000 lenses. :p


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Mar 15, 2011 09:57 as a reply to  @ ilumo's post |  #42

My 135L is used 60% of the time, so I guess it would be my one walk-around prime lens.


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Mar 15, 2011 09:59 |  #43

If you told me I could only have one, then, since I like to shoot tight most of the time, and I like to shoot near wide open a lot for a nice smooth BG, it would be the 200 f/2.0
I'd give up all the possibilities of "wide" just because this is such an amazing lens.
I have taken far more photos that I have found to be personally "interesting" with long lenses than I have with shorter lenses.


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Mar 15, 2011 10:12 |  #44

Sigma 30 f1. 4


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Mar 15, 2011 10:54 |  #45

OK, walk around does mean general shooting. Guess I was thinking that I walk around while shooting birds and flowers and such. So, the last prime I would probably ever sell - love the most = Leica R APO 180/2.


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