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Thinking about going primes!

 
mo5751
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Jun 30, 2012 21:28 |  #1

So ive been shotting for a while now and i am no proffesional yet but i do shoot things here and there for money. I currently have a 24-70 and 5d MkII And just ordered a 50mm 1.4 its coming soon. I have been thinking about selling the 24-70 and trying out going primes for a little change and faster lenses. WHat do u guys think? WHat lenses could i get with

Has anyone shot with zooms then switched to primes and never went back?




  
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Jun 30, 2012 21:55 |  #2
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I only shoot Primes on MF DSLR.
The zoom on DSLR is valued and in practice you may only see differences
with very large magnifactions.


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Jul 01, 2012 03:10 |  #4

I went from all zooms to now down to one zoom, the 17-40L. I have not once regretted it.

If you can get the special lenses its all the more worth it.


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Jul 01, 2012 12:34 as a reply to  @ lancebroad's post |  #5

If you think that is what you want to do, go for it! It is all about how you shoot.

I personally couldn't do it. (Yet?) I usually take both some zooms and some primes. I also have gone with just primes, and sometimes just zooms. It depends on multiple factors (subject, mood, effect, etc...) what I take.

Do what you feel will work for you. If it doesn't, you can always go back.


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Jul 01, 2012 15:03 |  #6

My favorite kit is a walkaround ultrawide (17-40 on full-frame, 10-22 on crop) and a portrait prime (50/1.4 or 85/1.8). It's all I've ever needed or wanted for indoor events.




  
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