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PLA: Prime Lovers Anonymous

 
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Jan 01, 2009 18:38 |  #1

Who here shoots only primes and can't get enough of the bokeh, speed, and amazing clarity? Who here goes to sleep at night next to a 35L (85L for you chubby chasers) on the pillow next to them? Who here enjoys the compositional benefits of good 'ol foot zooming?

We're here to help each other and provide support for those addicted. The first step is always admitting. :p

So, guys, how/if/why have primes changed your photography?

Happy New Years, fellow future PLA members.

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Jan 01, 2009 18:46 |  #2

*stands up*

My name is Tim, and I only shoot with primes.

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I have a couple zooms that really don't ever leave the house. I shoot 99% of everything using primes. Personally, making the switch from zooms to primes has probably done more to improve my photography than any other decision I've made.

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Jan 01, 2009 18:52 as a reply to  @ timnosenzo's post |  #3

Allen here and yes I'm a primeaholic. Tried the zooms but I'm a glutten for the fast sharp stuff.
My line up is
24L
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200 2L...

This year maybe a 14L...




  
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Jan 01, 2009 18:54 |  #4

airfrogusmc wrote in post #6984783 (external link)
This year maybe a 14L...

I don't think you'll regret it, it's an amazing lens if you need something very wide. :)


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Jan 01, 2009 18:56 |  #5

Tim and Allen, it's nice to have you here with us today. :)

I second the fact the most important part of my development as a photographer has been shooting primes.




  
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Jan 01, 2009 19:02 |  #6

After using my 30mm 1.4. I think I'm hooked


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Jan 01, 2009 19:09 as a reply to  @ V8Rumble's post |  #7

Oh yes. Although, the constant switching I could be without!

Also, I'm getting real headaches from choosing what FL to get next!


Sometimes I concider getting a zoom, just for convenience. Then I realize that there aren't any that go below 2.8. And I practically never shoot anything above 2.8! :eek:


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Jan 01, 2009 19:19 |  #8

It's 2009 now! f/2.8 is so 2007.




  
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Jan 01, 2009 20:11 |  #9

I am mainly primes. I do have a 10-20 uwa zoom. But the main of my shooting is primes. And all of the lenses on my to get list are primes.


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Jan 01, 2009 20:38 |  #10

I'm working on getting primes so I can leave the zooms home. :o


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Jan 01, 2009 23:52 |  #11

What primes do you have Pat? Better yet, what gear do you shoot with these days? Other than the 35L + 5D Mk II ;)




  
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Jan 02, 2009 00:02 |  #12

85 1.8 and 50 1.4. Gonna grab a 45ts and 50L soon. 35L is my workhorse though. :P




  
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Jan 02, 2009 00:04 |  #13

If i had a lot of money, I'd be shooting prime L lens as well. Although the 24-70 and 70-200 are just too versatile to give up.


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Jan 02, 2009 00:55 |  #14

I'm becoming more of a prime-a-holic ever since thatkatmat sold me his 50L (curse you!). I don't get to use many primes when shooting motorsports but I've found a spot in my heart for them in day to day shooting and also for automotive work. I've got the 35L and 50L now, not sure if I'll get the 85L or just the 85 1.8 but the 135L is definitely on the list.


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Jan 02, 2009 01:11 |  #15

I have a prime problem.
My last purchase was a prime on Dec. 31st 2008.




  
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