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May 16, 2016 17:03 as a reply to  @ post 18009204 |  #17641

I dont know why moving to the zoom seems so hard to me. I dont shoot portraits its landscape, architecture and wildlife so not sure why I have hang ups about selling the primes for the 24-70GM but for some reason I want that fast lens in the bag for that "one time"


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May 16, 2016 18:00 as a reply to  @ post 18008803 |  #17642

I second that. I have never done a single portrait session, but even when I was with Canon, the 85mm's were always calling my name. 24-70 would be better for my actual needs but the price is far beyond what I'm able to put out on a single lens. I dont think you can go wrong with either of those bad boys.


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May 16, 2016 18:33 |  #17643

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i get that the 24-70 is large and heavy.
But I'm definitely getting it. To me, and the way I operate, it still going to save me weight and space.
I'm a sucker who insists on bringing more lenses than I should on every outing, just in case.
What that's translated to, with primes, is that I often lug more weight around, even though individual lenses may be smaller and lighter.
My plan is to replace a large number of lenses with this 24-70, which is how I can rationalize the cost.
This zoom has enough speed too to make some of my faster primes redundant.
For example, while I had the FE 24-70/4 and EF 16-35/4 on the Yosemite trip, I still lugged around the sigma 35/1.4 just in case I needed faster aperture. I also has the 55/1.8.
I also lugged around the CV 15 and the 70-200/4.

Point being, with the 24-70/2.8, I can sell the sigma and the 55. And won't need a 24 or 25 prime. So the weight ends up being less.

At least that's my thinking right now.

That's my thing as well. I actually see myself with the 24-70, the 55. That covers 85% of my shooting. I shoot with a 24-70 so often that I would bear the extra weight of the 2.8 over the 4, since it's my lens I use about 70% of the time. Then maybe add the 85 Batis (portraits) and 70-300 (shooting at the zoo) for the remaining 15%. I don't see ever getting the 70-200 2.8 and I'm not a UWA shooter, the 24 is as wide as I'll go most of the time. I had the old Rokinon 14 2.8 (the huge one) and used it for exactly 8 shots before I realized it was way too wide for me. It ended up just weighing down a bag.

A bag of the 24-70 2.8 and the 55 would be carried the majority of the time with the 85/70-300 only being used when needed. If I wanted to travel light just carry the 55 or pickup the cheap 35 2.8. I'm already planning a return to the a7rII, just need to unload some gear and a ton of bags first. My wife is forbidding any new gear unless I get rid of about 5-6 bags (I went on a binge buying backpacks for a while). She's made me commit to one shoulder bag and one backpack.


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May 16, 2016 19:58 |  #17644

Is there anyone who own or used the FE28-70? how is it at f5.6?

For parties/receptions i used flash anyway around F5.6. I also hate to accidentally shoot a group photos at 24mm because of distortion.


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May 16, 2016 20:18 |  #17645

vinmunoz wrote in post #18009434 (external link)
Is there anyone who own or used the FE28-70? how is it at f5.6?

For parties/receptions i used flash anyway around F5.6. I also hate to accidentally shoot a group photos at 24mm because of distortion.

It's an underrated lens I like it but don't like the f range mine is very sharp at 5.6 through the spectrum to 60 but not much fall to 70 ...It's for sale though never did use it for walk around


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May 16, 2016 20:25 |  #17646

Went to the dog beach on the weekend.

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May 16, 2016 20:25 |  #17647

vinmunoz wrote in post #18009434 (external link)
Is there anyone who own or used the FE28-70? how is it at f5.6?

For parties/receptions i used flash anyway around F5.6. I also hate to accidentally shoot a group photos at 24mm because of distortion.

it's good all the way to 70, there's a considerable dropoff at that FL.


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May 16, 2016 22:44 |  #17648

I rekindled my love for the a7S a bit this weekend (seems like I do that often :lol: ). I shot with both it and my X-E2, but the colors were easier to work with/better looking SOOC from the a7S than they were from the Fuji... which is usually the opposite, granted, I don't shoot cars very often.

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May 16, 2016 23:02 |  #17649

2 slightly different compositions from Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park.
Which one do you guys prefer?

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May 16, 2016 23:04 |  #17650

Puckman wrote in post #18009584 (external link)
2 slightly different compositions from Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park.
Which one do you guys prefer?

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Second one. The first one is a bit too busy with all the branches in the foreground.


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May 17, 2016 02:22 |  #17651

Puckman wrote in post #18009584 (external link)
2 slightly different compositions from Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park.
Which one do you guys prefer?

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2 for me


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May 17, 2016 02:28 |  #17652

vinmunoz wrote in post #18009434 (external link)
Is there anyone who own or used the FE28-70? how is it at f5.6?

For parties/receptions i used flash anyway around F5.6. I also hate to accidentally shoot a group photos at 24mm because of distortion.

The lens was actually very usable wide open, the issue I had with it was that it would back focus A LOT at all focal ranges. Drove me nuts.

Plus side is they go for cheap on the used maket, I sold mine for $180 just to get rid of it.


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May 17, 2016 08:19 |  #17653

Puckman wrote in post #18009584 (external link)
2 slightly different compositions from Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park.
Which one do you guys prefer?

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Fantastic Nadim. I prefer the second. Same reason as Jocau


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May 17, 2016 11:52 |  #17654

from the PROM shoot....


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May 17, 2016 12:31 |  #17655
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Canon FD 500MM autofocus, this is crazy

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