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Nov 03, 2008 12:39 |  #1
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Hey gang, I would like to know all the prime lens one should own since I may be looking at a few more primes.

Right now I own the tamron 17-55mm lens as my first prime lens.

So what other primes should some one consider buying?




  
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Nov 03, 2008 12:40 |  #2

A 17-55mm lens wouldn't be a prime. As far as a great prime to own, I think the Canon 50 1.4 is a great piece of glass. Not too expensive, great for low light and very nice IQ.




  
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Nov 03, 2008 12:42 |  #3

DerekRob wrote in post #6615646 (external link)
Hey gang, I would like to know all the prime lens one should own since I may be looking at a few more primes.

Right now I own the tamron 17-55mm lens as my first prime lens.

So what other primes should some one consider buying?

The 17-55mm is a Zoom lens and not a Prime which is a fixed lenght lens.


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Nov 03, 2008 12:42 |  #4

tamron doesn't have a 17-55 either.



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jra wrote in post #6615653 (external link)
A 17-55mm lens wouldn't be a prime. As far as a great prime to own, I think the Canon 50 1.4 is a great piece of glass. Not too expensive, great for low light and very nice IQ.

How come it's not a prime?

The guy at the canon store said it was a prime when I've purchased it.

By the way how much is the nifty 50?




  
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Nov 03, 2008 12:45 |  #6
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Opps please forgive my stupidity I just looked at it's a 17-50mm lens damn I feel so stupid now.




  
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Nov 03, 2008 12:46 |  #7

DerekRob wrote in post #6615664 (external link)
How come it's not a prime?

A "prime" lens in common photography terms is a lens which does not zoom. The 17-55 and 17-50 you just mentioned zoom while the 50mm 1.4 on the other hand does not, making it a prime. Prime is pretty much used interchangeably with the term "fixed focal length."


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Nov 03, 2008 12:47 |  #8

A prime is a lens with a single focal length. (looking at my lenses, primes would be the Sigma 30 f/1.4, Canon 85 f/1.2L, Sigma 150 macro, Oly 28 f/3.5, Pentax 50 f/1.4) You have a standard zoom.


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Nov 03, 2008 12:49 |  #9

2000+ posts and don't know what prime lens is?

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Nov 03, 2008 12:50 |  #10
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Thanks gang, And sorry about the stupidity.




  
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Nov 03, 2008 12:51 |  #11
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MrLA wrote in post #6615704 (external link)
2000+ posts and don't know what prime lens is?

count+1

Yeah I'm still a newbie so cut me some slak :)




  
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Nov 03, 2008 12:54 |  #12

..............

So this is going into my thread.


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Nov 03, 2008 12:55 |  #13

^^ LOL

... but to the original question.
The Trinity of Primes..

35L, 85L, 135L


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_aravena wrote in post #6615730 (external link)
..............

So this is going into my thread.

No please no :)

Bribes with chcolate or money hehe.




  
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Nov 03, 2008 12:58 |  #15

You managed to save yourself from the TF once .. you really don't think you can do it twice do you? :lol:


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