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Nov 21, 2012 04:59 |  #2506

Solution: get a 50 as well. :)


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Nov 21, 2012 05:11 |  #2507

that will really depend on your specific usage. I really liked the 50mm focal length on my 30D, it was great for filling the frame with a subject's head and shoulders. On the 5D it's great to have the 50mm as I remember it from years back, but I do miss filling the frame with it, hence why I'm looking at the 100mm to replace that (85 is a closer match, but 100mm macro is more versatile).

If you use 50mm FL a lot already, then you will probably want to get a 50mm prime also, but don't forget you can always add that later if you decide you miss it enough.

One of the nice things about using prime lenses is that the inflexibility of the angles of view available forces you to think more about your composition and framing, which in my experience leads to more thoughtfulness and creativity in the field and better photos as a result.

Of course it's still possible to get the same result with one or more zoom lenses, but theres more of a tendency to become lazy with the zooms, the primes keep you on your toes, literally. I think a lot of the pictures on this thread illustrate that.


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Nov 21, 2012 05:13 |  #2508

arumdevil wrote in post #15271469 (external link)
...I think a lot of the pictures on this thread illustrate that.

Some of them are far too big though. *cough cough, *bent toe* couch cough*


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Nov 21, 2012 05:18 |  #2509

Maffu wrote in post #15271449 (external link)
Solution: get a 50 as well. :)

Thanks for quick response but my question remains - for peoples only kind of photography can one survive with only two primes - 35 & 85. If no (as i feel so with used to working with a zoom) then going for 3 primes set up - 28, 50 & 100 seems to be other option. But i do not wish to have so much hardware, as well keep 24-70 & go for 85 in addition.


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Nov 21, 2012 05:26 |  #2510

see my response above. We can't make that decision for you. :)


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Nov 21, 2012 05:29 |  #2511

Don't forget that, unless you're looking at L lenses, the 28, 50 and 100mm primes are all pretty compact.


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Nov 21, 2012 07:04 |  #2512

arumdevil wrote in post #15271474 (external link)
Some of them are far too big though. *cough cough, *bent toe* couch cough*

Holy crap, my bad.. i will fix this.


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Nov 21, 2012 07:23 |  #2513

I am doing fine with the 30 and the 85. I do have the 70 to 200 when I need that extra reach. So I am not all prime. I also have a Sigma 20 that come in handy. A quirky lens but I like it.


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Nov 21, 2012 07:27 |  #2514

ssmanak wrote in post #15271487 (external link)
Thanks for quick response but my question remains - for peoples only kind of photography can one survive with only two primes - 35 & 85. If no (as i feel so with used to working with a zoom) then going for 3 primes set up - 28, 50 & 100 seems to be other option. But i do not wish to have so much hardware, as well keep 24-70 & go for 85 in addition.

Its entirely up to you - and something you really only find out once you start using certain primes. There is no right or wrong. I've ended up with 28/50/100. It could be that 35/85 is better for me, but I'll only find that out my renting/swapping/playi​ng around. Which'll take time. Which is the fun part. I don't think you can go wrong with most of the modern primes that are available right now.

Have a play, and enjoy fast glass!


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Nov 21, 2012 07:28 |  #2515

arumdevil wrote in post #15271507 (external link)
Don't forget that, unless you're looking at L lenses, the 28, 50 and 100mm primes are all pretty compact.

Not looking at L primes being too costly. Yes one of the motivations to go primes way is to reduce camera profile.

Is there any one on potn with ff and only 35 & 85 primes.


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Nov 21, 2012 08:16 |  #2516

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Is there any one on potn with ff and only 35 & 85 primes.

yes probably, but that's largely irrelevant as their needs won't be exactly the same as yours.

If you already have the focal ranges that you're thinking of getting in primes covered by your zoom lens/es, then try STRICTLY restricting yourself to those prime focal lengths for a couple of weeks and see if you like it.

You keep pushing for a definitive answer. We've all done the best we can to give you thoughts on that, but only you can answer the questions you are asking.


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Nov 21, 2012 09:20 |  #2517

Arumdevil thanks. My 24-70 covers focal lengths i am asking about. So i will stop being lazy and do the experimentation of using it strictly at 24(35) and 52(85) and see how it works.


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Nov 21, 2012 09:49 |  #2518

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Nov 21, 2012 21:16 |  #2519

This forum is getting me broke. Today, I just upgraded to a 24-70 mkii because I read many blogs here that it is worth every $$$$. Now I look at these pics, and wished I instead bought the 50L. I am doomed to remain poor.


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Nov 22, 2012 09:21 |  #2520

snake0ape wrote in post #15274468 (external link)
This forum is getting me broke. Today, I just upgraded to a 24-70 mkii because I read many blogs here that it is worth every $$$$. Now I look at these pics, and wished I instead bought the 50L. I am doomed to remain poor.

Don't look in the 200 F2 thread ;)




  
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