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Apr 04, 2011 13:08 |  #16

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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.

very good point i have been trying to find a lens to do most jobs however, no such thing really exists.


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Apr 04, 2011 13:13 |  #17

I've never tried the L primes but I have both the 28 f/1.8 and 50mm f/1.4 and I've never found myself lacking, always been able to capture just what I want. Great lenses and easy to carry around.


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Apr 04, 2011 13:16 |  #18

No Sigma 30 1.4 recommendations?




  
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Apr 04, 2011 13:19 as a reply to  @ Stalin's post |  #19

rented a 35L for 2 weeks and cried when i had to send it back..that lens is magic on a 7D


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Apr 04, 2011 13:31 |  #20

28mm 1.8 (or Sigma 30mm) if you are doing a lot of indoor situations where you don't have that much room. With the 50mm inside homes I found myself backing up too much, and when you back into a wall and still need more, the answer is 28/30mm.

Indoor basketball is a good place for the 85mm 1.8. If you are way back in the stands, then the 135mm L.

When I am taking pics of kids running around the yard or posing People under trees and I have good room, I like to use my 50mm 1.4.

All of the above is just to give you a feeling for what lens mm is good for whatever situation using your 7D.

Of course, now I almost exclusively use my 17-55mm f2.8. The primes are getting a lot more bag-time since I got that lens. It won't take the place of the 85mm, but works well for the other 2. And since my 28mm was my most used prime.......well, you see what I mean.


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Apr 04, 2011 13:52 as a reply to  @ guntoter's post |  #21

I was debating on the 24L and 35L for my 7D and ended up going with the 35L because I like the perspective of that focal length better. Image quality of both looks very similar to me so I made my decision on what I thought would work best for what I shoot. If you were shooting car shows where space is an issue then wider would be better but if not choose the perspective you like best.


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Apr 04, 2011 13:53 |  #22

If I wanted just one lens for cars and portraits, it would be the 17-55/2.8 IS.


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Apr 04, 2011 13:55 |  #23

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No Sigma 30 1.4 recommendations?

The op said best prime. The 30 1.4 might be good for most people but it's far from the best. The Zeiss 35 is ridiculously nice and is in another league compared to the Sigma.


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Apr 04, 2011 13:56 |  #24

gasrocks wrote in post #12156083 (external link)
If I wanted just one lens for cars and portraits, it would be the 17-55/2.8 IS.

that was the original lens i was going to buy but ended up getting the 10-22 which i could have possibly avioded........


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Apr 04, 2011 13:58 |  #25

Can't imagine doing head shots with a 10-22.


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Apr 04, 2011 13:59 |  #26

Out of the 30mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm "wide to tele" primes I have tried, the 85L is by far my favorite. Not sure if that is too long for you, but I LOVE it on my 7D (and I do have a 5D to use it with, so I am not being biased).

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Apr 04, 2011 14:05 |  #27

"What's the best prime on a crop?" If you figure it out, let me know. I have been tearing my hair out trying to choose which prime is next for me. I already have the 60mm, so the nifty is not a likely contender; the 60 shares some of the same benefits as the nifty: small, light, super sharp.

I want a very shallow Depth of field, I don't tend to shoot really wide too often, and I already have a really good Ultra wide zoom, so I have been thinking a little longer. It will probably be one of these: 50mm f/1.2, 85mm f/1.2 or 135mm f/2.0. But they are all pretty expensive, so it will be a while.

However, I also highly recommend the 17-55 as a really good all around lens for a crop! Parked in the middle of an Ultra Wide and a 70-200, it makes for a really nice kit.


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Apr 04, 2011 14:11 |  #28

gasrocks wrote in post #12156119 (external link)
Can't imagine doing head shots with a 10-22.

this was bought purely for the car work, and taking shots of indoor venues.

the 35L, looks interesting the 85L i think maybe just a bit to long.


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Apr 04, 2011 17:26 |  #29

gasrocks wrote in post #12156119 (external link)
Can't imagine doing head shots with a 10-22.

What, you got something against Jimmy Durante?:cool:


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Apr 04, 2011 18:52 |  #30

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Can't imagine doing head shots with a 10-22.

No problem, as long as you don't mind your head being big and/or pointy.


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