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whats the best prime on a crop?

 
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Apr 04, 2011 11:47 |  #1

been looking at primes this weekend and have decided to add one to my lens line up which currently consists of a 10-22, 50mm f1.8 and a 70-200mk2.

read a fair amount of posts with differeing views on the higher spec primes on a crop camera. so just wanted a update opinion from members.


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Apr 04, 2011 11:48 |  #2

To shoot what?




  
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Apr 04, 2011 11:49 |  #3

i shoot cars which i have worked on, friends, families at gatherings (and weddings) plus congregations in indoor venues.


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Apr 04, 2011 11:57 |  #4

The best prime is the one that fits the focal length that matches what you are wanting to shoot. Cars are usually wider, portraits less so, congregations perhaps even different. So one lens isnt going to do all those jobs. Which one is most important to you?




  
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Apr 04, 2011 12:03 |  #5

Budget? Does it have to be AF?


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Apr 04, 2011 12:12 |  #6

no budget, af would be good but not to fussed. im more interested in finding out what has worked best for other members. i will be using it on a 7d.


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Apr 04, 2011 12:16 |  #7

I really like my 28mm 1.8.
It's fast and wider than normal.
Good for low light and indoors.

You could look at the 17-55 2.8 from Tamron if budget is an issue, certainly a heck of a lot cheaper than the Canon equivalent. I'm surprised you don't have a wide-to-normal zoom already.


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Apr 04, 2011 12:18 |  #8

I too really liked the 28 1.8 on crop.


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Apr 04, 2011 12:25 |  #9

i'd say 24L since it seems like you'll be shooting pretty wide (cars and indoors). set your 10-22 to 22 and see if that's a good length you'd be stuck on.


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Apr 04, 2011 12:27 |  #10

a 35L would round out your kit quite nicely. If money is no object and AF isn't a concern, the best primes imho on crop or FF is Zeiss glass.


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Apr 04, 2011 12:34 |  #11

Zeiss or Leica. Hey, he said no budget concerns.


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Apr 04, 2011 12:47 |  #12

16-35 II gives you options
24L is awesome on crop


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Apr 04, 2011 12:52 |  #13

24L or 35L would be good additions.




  
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Apr 04, 2011 12:57 |  #14

thanks guys. this is an ace forum. i was thinking of the 35L, will go to shop and check it out.


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Apr 04, 2011 13:00 as a reply to  @ 0.0f's post |  #15

there is a given conflict when you want one prime....and have a significant range of needed focal lengths. Either you need a few lenses....or a well chosen zoom....like a 24-105 or a 70-200...that fits most of the needs.




  
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