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Apr 28, 2014 14:56 |  #16

Humm.. never heard that / didn't know that.


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May 01, 2014 15:41 |  #17

Ok, so I think what I'm going to do is to sell my 70-300 to invest into a 70-200.

So which one would you buy first. The 35 1.4 or the 70-200 2.8? The one I don't buy, I can rent as I need it, for now.


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May 01, 2014 16:29 |  #18

Get the 70-200mm first.


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May 02, 2014 09:00 |  #19

Any specific reason why? Just curious.

Personally I think my over 50mm is very weak right now. Not to mention the 70-200 would be a lot more $ to rent each time.


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May 02, 2014 11:59 |  #20

I think you're in a weird position right now with your gear.

If I was in your situation, I would sell all of my lenses and replace them with a Sigma 18-35mm and a Canon 85mm f/1.8.


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May 02, 2014 12:03 |  #21

I have both so I'm not help.


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May 02, 2014 14:16 |  #22

Sparrow19 wrote in post #16875472 (external link)
Ok, so I think what I'm going to do is to sell my 70-300 to invest into a 70-200.

So which one would you buy first. The 35 1.4 or the 70-200 2.8? The one I don't buy, I can rent as I need it, for now.

I wouldn't get a 70-200 if you're sticking with crop bodies. I think the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 would be a much more usable lens on a crop body. I use the 70-100mm end of my 70-210mm quite often on my FF body.

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May 02, 2014 16:39 |  #23

Well, to start with, you're missing a good workhorse 17-55 lens. Then, you don't have 70-200 for outside ceremonies. Not sure why you need a 35 or an 85, but 85 1.8 would be a great start. Practice your technique as well and you should be in good shape.


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May 02, 2014 20:36 |  #24

bikfoto wrote in post #16877965 (external link)
Well, to start with, you're missing a good workhorse 17-55 lens. Then, you don't have 70-200 for outside ceremonies. Not sure why you need a 35 or an 85, but 85 1.8 would be a great start. Practice your technique as well and you should be in good shape.

I've grown away from zooms. You simply cannot match the look of a 1.4 glass with a 2.8 zoom. Sure I can muster great shots at 2.8 but people really wow at my 1.4-1.6 shots.


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May 02, 2014 20:43 |  #25

Talley wrote in post #16878369 (external link)
I've grown away from zooms. You simply cannot match the look of a 1.4 glass with a 2.8 zoom. Sure I can muster great shots at 2.8 but people really wow at my 1.4-1.6 shots.

why would you ever stop down to 1.6?!?!?!?! ;)


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May 03, 2014 17:55 |  #26

sell the lenses and camera and pickup a 6d/24mm or 28mm and a 70-200
real estate + crop camera = bad idea.
honestly a 24mm/28 prime would be awesome for real estate or wedding table shots, while you can do majority of the shots at a wedding with the 70mm end on a 70-200.


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May 03, 2014 18:30 |  #27

Charlie wrote in post #16878381 (external link)
why would you ever stop down to 1.6?!?!?!?! ;)

I usually shoot in TV mode and the camera automatically throws the lowest Fstop before adjusting ISO. Typically camera will select 1.4 or 1.6 and i'm OK with this.

SO I control my shots w/ mainly shutter.


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May 04, 2014 17:14 |  #28

Talley wrote in post #16879987 (external link)
I control my shots w/ mainly shutter.

I think this approach is exceptionally uncommon.

In the last 50,000 images I've taken with two cameras, I don't think I've used Tv once.


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May 04, 2014 21:39 |  #29

35mm is boring on FF. I like the 85mm better!


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