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50mm 2.8 and 100mm 2.8 Macro

 
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Jul 26, 2009 20:46 |  #1

If a guy already has a 100mm 2.8 macro is the any sense getting a 50mm 1.8? I know the 100mm takes great portraits and I love to shoot macro so is there any benefit to having a nifty fifty?

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Jul 26, 2009 20:49 |  #2

The only 50mm f2.8 I know of is the Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro. Is that the one you are thinking of? If so, well I don't know what it buys you since you can do 1:1 macro with your 100mm.

You also said nifty fifty, so if you meant the Canon 50mm 1.8, well I guess if you want a cheap lens at half the focal length that can go to f1.8, then it is a half-decent lens.

Let me ask what is it you want to shoot with the 50mm lens?


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Jul 26, 2009 20:58 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #3

Sorry, I fixed it.
Yes I meant the 1.8. I am sure portraits mostly.
That is why I was asking because I wasn't totally sure if there was any advantage to be gained by having a 50mm as well.


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Jul 26, 2009 21:27 as a reply to  @ BBOwen's post |  #4

Nevermind , I got my answer in another thread.
Probably the best advice I have seen.
"If you aren't sure then you don't need it".


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Jul 26, 2009 23:18 |  #5

I would think the 70-100mm end of your 70-200 @ f2.8 would be great for portraits. I'd probably start there.


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Jul 26, 2009 23:21 |  #6

aubiecat wrote in post #8348274 (external link)
"If you aren't sure then you don't need it".

Hehe, i respectfully disagree, if you aren't sure then rent it first!


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Jul 30, 2009 17:50 |  #7

xoldboy wrote in post #8348896 (external link)
Hehe, i respectfully disagree, if you aren't sure then rent it first!

Ah, this is true.I am having a hard time resisting the urge of buying a 24-70 f/2.8L. The pretty much covers the lower end of the spectrum.


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Jul 30, 2009 17:59 |  #8

you want to plunk down $1300 for a 24-70L but are having a tough time with $100 for the nifty? Just get it and find out if its for you.


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Jul 31, 2009 22:31 |  #9

nureality wrote in post #8371547 (external link)
you want to plunk down $1300 for a 24-70L but are having a tough time with $100 for the nifty? Just get it and find out if its for you.

What? LMAO
Read the whole thread.


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Jul 31, 2009 22:50 |  #10

nureality wrote in post #8371547 (external link)
you want to plunk down $1300 for a 24-70L but are having a tough time with $100 for the nifty? Just get it and find out if its for you.

Got my 24-70 yesterday from BH. I say it's worth it. Primes are nice but you need a walk around lens and the 24-70 is great for everything in between.


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