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ChrisMc73
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Jul 02, 2013 15:36 |  #2821

I just can't seem to let go of my 24-70 f/2.8 MKI or 70-200 f/2.8 MKI, but just want to add primes to my bag. I'm sure once I add one or two, I'll see how little the zooms are used, and sell them, but right now I wanted to try to sell both and start with just primes, but can't seem to pull the trigger.

My problem is I want to get the 24, 35, 50, 85 and 135 all at once!




  
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Jul 03, 2013 01:51 |  #2822

ChrisMc73 wrote in post #16085120 (external link)
My problem is I want to get the 24, 35, 50, 85 and 135 all at once!

That's always been my problem. I want another lens but can't afford it without selling my other lenses first :lol:


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Jul 03, 2013 02:34 |  #2823

MannP wrote in post #16086478 (external link)
That's always been my problem. I want another lens but can't afford it without selling my other lenses first :lol:

Same here.. only difference is that i couldent afford it even if i sold all my lenses :)


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Jul 03, 2013 03:04 |  #2824

bent toe wrote in post #16086540 (external link)
Same here.. only difference is that i couldent afford it even if i sold all my lenses :)

There are relatively cheaper primes.. the manual focus ones from the film days. One good thing using manual lenses has taught me is to compose my subjects better. I just wish my 3 year old understood that :lol:


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Jul 07, 2013 20:45 |  #2825

Luv my primes, luv em'. I do my best to frame as I would like, but find that I do a little cropping from time to time. If I am a little lazy, I find that I might have to crop a bit more than I would like. How bout the rest of you prime heads? Do you find that you crop too much at times?


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Jul 07, 2013 21:09 |  #2826

ChrisMc73 wrote in post #16085120 (external link)
My problem is I want to get the 24, 35, 50, 85 and 135 all at once!

ahhhhhhh, patience grasshopper....
I got my 24, 50/1.4 and F2, 60 micro, 85, 105, 135/2.8 (both, don't ask why), 200, and 300 all for under $50 each...all MF Nikkors, but for the Oly 24/2.8...only the 180/2.8 cost more...$125.
The Canons cost more...the 35/2EF $150 and the 50/1.8 mk I was $80.

"And they're magnificent" as a I once heard said on Seinfeld...;)


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Jul 07, 2013 21:24 |  #2827

On my third set of lenses:

1) FF film: 28-70 + 70-300 (all zoom)

2) crop: 16-35 + 60mm macro (first prime)

3) FF: 24 TSE + 50 + 100 macro (all prime)


I don't tend to get addicted, but primes are something special.


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Jul 08, 2013 11:11 |  #2828

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Jul 08, 2013 11:16 |  #2829

I absolutely love my prime lenses. My 40mm 2.8 lives it's life on my 50D for the most part. Only times it comes off are if I'm shooting macro, want the equivalent 85mm of my nifty fifty for a portrait or if I'm needing telephoto. With that said about 80-85 percent of my shots are with my shorty forty at the moment.

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Jul 08, 2013 14:56 |  #2830

I shoot 90% with my 135L and 85 1.8......I only use a 17-40L and 28-70L cause I can't afford a 14L and 35L or sigma yet......although I might have to give into a 85 1.2L II pretty soon......before the 35....I'm hooked


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Jul 18, 2013 21:21 |  #2831

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Jul 20, 2013 14:26 |  #2832

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Jul 20, 2013 22:16 |  #2833

Finally going prime for all of my portrait work. Sold my 70-200 MkII as it wasn't seeing that much use and I'm getting a 35 and 135L.


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Jul 21, 2013 03:23 |  #2834

idsurfer wrote in post #16100209 (external link)
Luv my primes, luv em'. I do my best to frame as I would like, but find that I do a little cropping from time to time. If I am a little lazy, I find that I might have to crop a bit more than I would like. How bout the rest of you prime heads? Do you find that you crop too much at times?

When shooting wide open I don't focus recompose so sometimes I need to crop due to keeping my subject on one of the focus points which doesn't always give the framing I'm after. That's when I wish I had a 5D3 with all those extra focus points


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