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timnosenzo
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Sep 09, 2009 18:57 |  #586

Subimatt wrote in post #8605103 (external link)
I dont remember the last time I used my zooms...

Same here, mine have been sitting in my case for *months*. I honestly don't know why I keep them... but I do.

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Sep 09, 2009 19:03 |  #587

My first L prime is coming this weeekkkkkk!!! I'm very very excited. I used to have the poor man prime set but I never used it. Maybe it's the fact that they were consumer
based. And that I didn't like the build of them. I just don't know.


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Sep 09, 2009 19:08 |  #588

Marloon wrote in post #8614886 (external link)
I used to have the poor man prime set but I never used it.

Hmm, that's interesting. Which lens did you buy this time around?


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Sep 10, 2009 18:19 |  #589

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Just bought a Vivitar Series 1 70-210 for $20. Should be fun to play with...

I'm considering ditching the 35L for a few MF lenses spread out from 24-85mm. Nothing wrong with the 35 though, so I may never do it. :lol:


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Sep 10, 2009 21:33 |  #590

do you mean the 28 1.8, 50 1.4, 85 1.8? cause it would be an absolute shame to not use the poor man's prime set. these are all fantastic lenses.

Marloon wrote in post #8614886 (external link)
My first L prime is coming this weeekkkkkk!!! I'm very very excited. I used to have the poor man prime set but I never used it. Maybe it's the fact that they were consumer
based. And that I didn't like the build of them. I just don't know.




  
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Sep 10, 2009 21:36 |  #591

ineedakamera wrote in post #8622126 (external link)
do you mean the 28 1.8, 50 1.4, 85 1.8? cause it would be an absolute shame to not use the poor man's prime set. these are all fantastic lenses.

Yup, nice set of lenses there and all for about the price of one L prime. :lol:


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Sep 10, 2009 22:27 |  #592

Just got the 30mm 1.4 an Im loving it so far. Thinking of picking up the Canon 50mm 1.4 but Im wondering if its worth it since they are so close in focal length. Should I go for a 85mm 1.8 instead?




  
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Sep 10, 2009 22:30 |  #593

timnosenzo wrote in post #8614852 (external link)
Same here, mine have been sitting in my case for *months*. I honestly don't know why I keep them... but I do.
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feel free to give them to me.. so I can sell them and buy primes.. :lol:


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Sep 10, 2009 23:56 |  #594

Although I find myself using my primes more often than anything (even rented/borrowed lenses), I still lust for zooms a tad more.

But I'd still take a 100mm macro :)


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Sep 11, 2009 00:24 as a reply to  @ JWitmer's post |  #595

my 17mm Tse arrived yesterday :D to bad its pouring with rain :(


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Sep 11, 2009 09:46 |  #596

timnosenzo wrote in post #8622138 (external link)
Yup, nice set of lenses there and all for about the price of one L prime. :lol:

ineedakamera wrote in post #8622126 (external link)
do you mean the 28 1.8, 50 1.4, 85 1.8? cause it would be an absolute shame to not use the poor man's prime set. these are all fantastic lenses.

i never used the poor man prime set (28 1.8, 50 1.4, 85 1.8) because of the following reasons..

28 1.8 (not sharp in the corners, and close enough to 2.8 that i could just use my 17-55)
50 1.4 (not sharp at f1.4, acceptable at f2+, might as well use my 17-55)
85 1.8 (SHARP SHARP SHARP~regret selling this lens. sold it because it was too long for my 40d at the time.)

timnosenzo wrote in post #8614915 (external link)
Hmm, that's interesting. Which lens did you buy this time around?

35L...

when i moved to the 5dii, i was looking for an equiv to my 17-55. of course there is the 24-70, but its heavy, lacks is, and has focus issues or shows softness varying throughout the range.

so i picked the 35l for its overall sharpness, low-light focus ability, light(ER) weight, and creamy bokeh.

in addition, i am going to use the shallow(ER) dOF of 1.4 (compared to 2.8) to attract portrait, and wedding customers.

i know that primes have their place and zooms have their place too, but i opted to buy a 35L, and later a 85L and this will be my walk around set in a small bag.


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Sep 12, 2009 15:57 |  #597

I just added an 18mm f/3.5 IS for when my 28 isn't wide enough...I think it still counts if the zoom is taped...




  
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Sep 12, 2009 16:21 |  #598

Just got the 35L today!!!! Too bad i have to wait for my 5d to get here to try it out

Since im going full frame, the 135L is next on my list to take over what my 85 was on my cropper


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Sep 12, 2009 16:38 |  #599

Marloon wrote in post #8624700 (external link)
i never used the poor man prime set (28 1.8, 50 1.4, 85 1.8) because of the following reasons..

28 1.8 (not sharp in the corners, and close enough to 2.8 that i could just use my 17-55)
50 1.4 (not sharp at f1.4, acceptable at f2+, might as well use my 17-55)
85 1.8 (SHARP SHARP SHARP~regret selling this lens. sold it because it was too long for my 40d at the time.)

35L...

when i moved to the 5dii, i was looking for an equiv to my 17-55. of course there is the 24-70, but its heavy, lacks is, and has focus issues or shows softness varying throughout the range.

so i picked the 35l for its overall sharpness, low-light focus ability, light(ER) weight, and creamy bokeh.

in addition, i am going to use the shallow(ER) dOF of 1.4 (compared to 2.8) to attract portrait, and wedding customers.

i know that primes have their place and zooms have their place too, but i opted to buy a 35L, and later a 85L and this will be my walk around set in a small bag.

i got my 35L yesterday... oh how i love it... the 85L is coming soon. :D


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Sep 12, 2009 16:44 |  #600

100 macro is still my only prime, but my how I love it. Wish I had a bunch more.



  
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