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Jan 29, 2014 11:27 |  #1

In my previous thread I was looking for one prime, but now, I'm looking to completely ditch both my zooms, and go full time prime :D I already have 100mm on a crop, it's simply too tight, and I want 50 1.4, and 28 1.8. I know that depends on my shooting style, but I want your experiences, do you consider 28 to tight for everyday shooting? I do concerts most of the time, and some portrait work. Do you recommend any other lens? I need it to be good in low light.


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Jan 29, 2014 11:38 |  #2

35 f2 is or any of the new is's are pretty sharp corner to corner, wait for the 50mm, sigma and canon are coming out with new ones, the sigma is looking to be probably one of the greatest af lenses ever. I dont know alot about the wider lenses than 35.


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Jan 29, 2014 11:43 |  #3

Is that title supposed to be "Wholly" Primes? ;)

Anyway, for me 28mm isn't nearly wide enough on a crop (28mm is a 44mm FF eqivalent). When I shot 35mm film, 28mm was the widest I could afford at the time, but even then I'd have liked a little more. I use my 17-55 at 17mm a lot (which is about a 28mm FF eqivalent). I also had a 17-40 L and used it wide too. If I had a full frame, I could live with 28mm. Then too, I don't do portraits or concerts much, so I don't know just what your needs might be.


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Jan 29, 2014 12:22 |  #4

brainiac.mg wrote in post #16647183 (external link)
In my previous thread I was looking for one prime, but now, I'm looking to completely ditch both my zooms, and go full time prime :D I already have 100mm on a crop, it's simply too tight, and I want 50 1.4, and 28 1.8. I know that depends on my shooting style, but I want your experiences, do you consider 28 to tight for everyday shooting? I do concerts most of the time, and some portrait work. Do you recommend any other lens? I need it to be good in low light.

Heya,

On a crop, my go to primes are 35mm and 85mm.

35mm F2 IS - The every day.
85mm F1.8 - The portrait.

I started with zooms. Went to primes. And now I'm a mix of both. I absolutely adore primes, but I appreciate having a zoom for when I cannot "setup" a shot with forethought, as in, in the moment. Zooms are just something that cannot be replaced when I'm out hiking and stumble upon a hawk and want to get a good frame up that is not at the short, nor long end of a single focal length. Can't do that with a prime as easily. That said, the reason I adore primes is simply the sharpness and the wide aperture. Really good zooms can be nearly as sharp as a prime, so I'm ok with loss of sharpness when using a good zoom. But the aperture is something that zooms generally are not touching. Sure, there are a few exceptional zooms that have really wide aperture, but for the most part, a good zoom with wide aperture costs you a mint, and almost all of them are limited to F2.8. We're starting to see some zooms with F1.8, as in, one of them. So the future might have more. And these new zooms with prime-like sharpness and prime-level apertures are amazing. They are also costly, big, super heavy and bulky too. But ultimately the prime still survives because how do you replace depth of field of F1.4? F1.8? F2? The creative use of these thin depths of fields are why most prime users love primes. Funny enough the less in focus, the more isolated one thing is, the better--without photoshoping it that way. Thus is art, heh.

There's not a lot of ultrawide primes. They're mostly zooms. Virtually all are zooms now.
Lots of wide, mid-range to telephoto primes. This is where the prime market is. The most expensive lenses happen to be those super telephoto primes.
Zooms dominate the telephoto market, since there are simply more zoom options (and because generally, they're cheaper).

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Jan 29, 2014 12:25 |  #5

Thanks for the replays, I'm quite satisfied with 50 1.4 form canon, because it's ok from 2.0, and there are loads of them on used market in Serbia... It could be bought for quite low price. Is there anyone with the same needs as mine? Maybe to take my 17 - 40, and then check metadata, to see what was the focal length most of the time...


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Jan 29, 2014 12:42 |  #6

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Jan 29, 2014 12:48 |  #7

Dunno, depends, usually it's five men band, medium festival stages, not wider then 15 - 20m, I'm still a beginner, and in my magazine, I can't get really anything bigger, or any band that you have herd of :D For example, I can't do ACDC, which had huge, over 30m stage, here in Belgrade.


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Jan 29, 2014 15:13 |  #8

If you really want the all time best primes they will all be Leica R lenses.


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Jan 29, 2014 17:58 |  #9

Going all primes is the best decision I have made since buying a dslr. Not devaluing zooms, but if you can make due without that flexibility, holy crap what a difference. Also, being forced to think out a composition instead of being zoom lazy is not a bad thing in regards to the final pic.


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Jan 29, 2014 18:09 |  #10

When I had my crop, my very favorite lens was the 28mm f/1.8. Took it everywhere.


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Jan 29, 2014 18:40 |  #11

I have my trinity and my two versatile zooms.

Only thing I'm lacking is everything else :P


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Jan 29, 2014 18:46 |  #12

I like 24 on crop so I can see 28


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Jan 29, 2014 20:39 |  #13

See my signature Same as you. :) Try a 24mm 35mm 50mm 85mm 100mm and decide what you like. The 40mm stm is an added bonus.


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Jan 29, 2014 20:55 |  #14

I vote 24L :) A picture is worth 1,000 words.

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Jan 29, 2014 21:50 |  #15

I got my first manual focus Zeiss in the Canon mount today. the 135mm.. Lets just say that if I was just starting to buy glass and this was my first lens that my collection would look really different.

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