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Prime lens a hassle?

 
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Oct 23, 2011 21:46 |  #1

Has anyone felt that using primes have caused them inconveniences? For example, you've been shooting with the prime on the body, then suddenly this moment comes, where you need/want to shoot with the 2nd prime. The time it takes to take off the prime, put it in the bag and use the 2nd one prime for ONE picture, to me that is very fustrating.

Anyone experience this?


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Oct 23, 2011 21:50 |  #2

Every lens choice involves a compromise. You'll always give up something.




  
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Oct 23, 2011 21:52 |  #3

2 bodies :D


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Oct 23, 2011 21:56 |  #4

Yes...but I seem to get in the zone with whatever I have on. I have a whopping two lenses to choose from. They are very different. I hate to admit it but I have found myself thinking about a mid range zoom. I do sooooo love the prime though.


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Oct 23, 2011 22:06 |  #5

AkumaX wrote in post #13295763 (external link)
2 bodies :D

^^ +1....that would solve the problem.


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Oct 23, 2011 22:09 |  #6

I find ways to shoot with what focal length I am given


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Oct 23, 2011 22:10 |  #7

For what I shoot, yup.


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Oct 23, 2011 22:20 as a reply to  @ miguelr's post |  #8

There is always a compromise somewhere. Changing lenses can be a hassle and cause you to miss opportunities or waste time. However there are times when I use zooms only to be frustrated by the lack of wide apertures. Either for more light or less depth of field. You just have to settle on what you have and make it work there is no perfect solution.




  
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Oct 23, 2011 22:32 |  #9

I decided to keep the 28-135 kit lens that came with my 50D for that reason. Mostly when shooting outdoors with my son. I can't always change a lens, or even want to bring another lens out there so I use that one.


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Oct 23, 2011 22:33 |  #10

I shot a wedding a few weeks ago and my 2nd camera body pooped on me 3 days before the wedding. I carried a single 5Dmk2 and 4 prime lens with me. It wasnt as bad as I thought to change through the focal lengths. Though a 2nd camera body would have made it a world easier.


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Oct 23, 2011 22:35 |  #11

Depends what range you're shooting. If you're mainly doing long telephoto, I'd argue that you don't need a Zoom, like the 100-400 or the Sigma 50-500... because you'll primarily be at the long end. So in that regard, a Canon 400/500/600 would not be an inconvenience.

Everything else... well, no comment.


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Oct 23, 2011 22:35 |  #12

TuanTime wrote in post #13295881 (external link)
There is always a compromise somewhere. Changing lenses can be a hassle and cause you to miss opportunities or waste time. However there are times when I use zooms only to be frustrated by the lack of wide apertures. Either for more light or less depth of field. You just have to settle on what you have and make it work there is no perfect solution.

exactly what I think.




  
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Oct 23, 2011 22:36 |  #13

Zoom is also hassle when you can not switch from f2.8 to f1.4.


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Oct 23, 2011 22:39 |  #14

I am not photojournalist, so I don't really care. As long as the lens gives me what I want in image quality, I am happy with it.

If it's a BIG happening, something like a giant disaster... I don't think anyone will care as long as the image is captured.

Other than that, I think I create those moments with my directions and lighting setups. Any "moments" are fully expected and prepared.


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Oct 23, 2011 22:44 as a reply to  @ wrxrocks's post |  #15

I've had primes, but now only have zooms except for my 100L macro. Generally I attach the lens that I KNOW I'll be using, but will carry at least one other that I MIGHT use. I'm so darned lazy that I hate changing lenses. Of course, I'm always so concerned about getting dust in my lenses or bodies that my lens changes usually take a minute instead of a quick and dirty swap.

I just ordered a second body because of that. Once it arrives and I get used to it I'll probably pick up a few more primes, as I can load each body appropriately and foot-zoom to fit most situations.




  
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