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If you have to pick a prime, which one would you choose?

 
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Mar 16, 2013 20:53 |  #16

Canon EF-S 60mm macro is the only one that I'm aware of...


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Mar 16, 2013 21:00 |  #17

kf095 wrote in post #15722790 (external link)
EF primes don't do well on croppers, they belongs to FF. IMO.
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IMO they do just fine.


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Mar 16, 2013 21:09 |  #18

I'm guessing our (most likely intoxicated) friend here meant L lenses...which is funny because he was the one advocating L lenses haha...


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Mar 16, 2013 21:34 |  #19
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I have to agree that perhaps kf095 was partaking of recreational pharmaceuticals while typing that. All of my primes are EF. Does Canon even make any EF-s primes? I have several EF primes (28 2.8, 35 2, 50 1.8, 85 1.8) and they all meet my needs, on APS-c and FF.


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Mar 16, 2013 21:42 |  #20

Seeing as you don't seem to know what you're going to use it for, the 28mm 1.8 or 35mm f2 as it's close to a standard lens on a crop camera, hence good for general purpose low light shooting.
If you do portraits you want the 50mm 1.4, which is to a crop what the 85mm is to full frame.


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Mar 16, 2013 21:43 |  #21

If it were me I'd get either the 35/2 or a 40/2.8 and 50/1.8 since both of those lenses go for around $100 a pop.

My 35/2 is still my favorite lens, it works excellently on both FF and crop bodies.


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Mar 16, 2013 21:45 |  #22

I'd get the 40 and the 100. 35 f2 on a crop really isn't all that impressive if you truly want mindblowing bokeh.

40 and the 50 are close in price, size and function...may as well only get one...I sold my 50 1.8 when I picked up the 40 2.8.


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Mar 16, 2013 21:57 |  #23

^Primes aren't all about Bokeh... the 35/2 is the closest to a 50mm on a crop body and thus makes it perfect for a walk around lens. Once I bought mine for my T2i it was basically the only lens I used until I bought the 6D, unless I needed my 18-50 for landscapes or IS.


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Mar 16, 2013 22:08 |  #24

TSchrief wrote in post #15722943 (external link)
Does Canon even make any EF-s primes?

EF-S 60mm f/2.8 macro. Great little piece of glass that everyone forgets about.




  
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Mar 16, 2013 22:36 |  #25
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frugivore wrote in post #15723035 (external link)
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 macro. Great little piece of glass that everyone forgets about.

Yes, thank you. Man, I've actually considered buying that lens several times. How did I forget that one?


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Mar 16, 2013 22:39 |  #26
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EverydayGetaway wrote in post #15723002 (external link)
^Primes aren't all about Bokeh... the 35/2 is the closest to a 50mm on a crop body and thus makes it perfect for a walk around lens. Once I bought mine for my T2i it was basically the only lens I used until I bought the 6D, unless I needed my 18-50 for landscapes or IS.

Exactly. I just bought my 35 2 for an indoor lens shorter than my too-long-on-a-crop 50 1.8, and longer than my sometimes-too-wide-on-a-crop 28 2.8. I don't see using this lens on FF.


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Mar 16, 2013 22:52 |  #27

LowriderS10 wrote in post #15722873 (external link)
I'm guessing our (most likely intoxicated) friend here meant L lenses...which is funny because he was the one advocating L lenses haha...

Four Guinness and half-glass of red to be exact.

I stand correct, L or nothing or as it was mentioned above "just fine" about EF glass.
But with some exceptions, of course.
30 1.4 Sigma is EF-S prime.
EF marked lenses never been as good on croppers as on FF, for me. Including 50 1.8 and old 35f2.
If OP want's to jump on FF and has $500, I'll say Sigma 50 1.4. EOS EF version.
If he wants to move from Rebel to 7D, Sigma 30 1.4, EOS EF-S.

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Mar 16, 2013 23:07 |  #28

The Sigma 30mm 1.4 I have. It's a great lens, sharp, focuses decently fast and is good for night shooting on a crop but don't use it for anything where bohek is important as its bohek is quite terrible.
And it is a Ef-S lens but it will work on a full frame, you will however see the image circle.
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Mar 16, 2013 23:25 |  #29

The 85 1.8 is one of the best investments I have made in glass. Great portrait lens. Really shines for indoor, low light action like high school basketball.
As previous post said, it needs some space because of the crop factor on the camera.

Aside from those considerations, I'm looking to invest in a wider angle prime for indoor snap shots like family get togethers. I use the Tamron 17-50 a lot, so I haven't really settled on which lens would do the trick. Probably 24 or 28. I drool over the 35, but I haven't convinced myself that it is quite wide enough for my 40D on indoor stuff.

I bought a Tamron 90 macro to fill my macro needs and it works for me, but I have this yearning to see if the Canon 100 macro is any better.

Good luck with your decision!


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Mar 16, 2013 23:39 |  #30

kf095 wrote in post #15723155 (external link)
Four Guinness and half-glass of red to be exact.

I stand correct, L or nothing or as it was mentioned above "just fine" about EF glass.
But with some exceptions, of course.
30 1.4 Sigma is EF-S prime.
EF marked lenses never been as good on croppers as on FF, for me. Including 50 1.8 and old 35f2.
If OP want's to jump on FF and has $500, I'll say Sigma 50 1.4. EOS EF version.
If he wants to move from Rebel to 7D, Sigma 30 1.4, EOS EF-S.

Cheers!

2 things:

1: *YOU* were the one who suggested buying an L lens (which are ALL EF, not EF-S)...now you're saying don't buy? Makes no sense.
2: I'm not sure what you mean, but technically EF lenses are *BETTER* performers on crop bodies than on FF bodies because they only use the middle part of the image circle, which tends to be better...thus ending up with sharper corners, less distortion and less vignetting.

Perhaps it's time to put the beer down or step away from the keyboard...this combination isn't working for you. ;)


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