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What's your prime 2 lens prime combo?

 
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Nov 24, 2009 07:21 as a reply to  @ post 9072238 |  #46

I don't own any L prime's and thats mainly due to the price. I have been using the 2 primes I do owm a lot and love them both. I use these 2 more than all 3 of my zooms together..

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Nov 24, 2009 07:53 |  #47

35L and 85L for me. The 85L gets the most use of any of my lenses.


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Nov 24, 2009 08:08 |  #48

I use a 35L and a 135L on 40D and 50D bodies for probably about 95% of what I do. if I ever upgrade to full frame I'll probably trade the 35L for a 50L but keep the 135L; it's just too sweet regardless of what angle of view it's providing. :D


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Nov 24, 2009 09:10 |  #49

timnosenzo wrote in post #9072073 (external link)
It depends, there may me times when I would just use the 24, but if I was going to limit myself to just one, it would be the 50.

I would think that would be some up close and personal shooting, which in a way, is a nice touch.

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Canon 100L (With Rokinon 85 f/1.4 for times I need very wide aperture in this range).
When I was on 1.3x, I had the 35L and 85L, and on 1.6x, I had the Sigma 30 and 85L.

I'm surprised you don't shoot the 85L anymore, you had some great shots with that lens. Why did you get rid of it?

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I don't own any L prime's and thats mainly due to the price. I have been using the 2 primes I do owm a lot and love them both. I use these 2 more than all 3 of my zooms together..
50mm 1.4
85mm 1.8

I love these two, just too close in focal length to me. I've had a love, hate, love -> back to hate with the 50 focal length. The only 50 I've truly got along with and regret selling is the L.

I wish we had other 30/35 options with AF. The Canon 28 1.8, Sigma 28 1.8, 35 f2, that's it really. Somewhat lacking...


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Nov 24, 2009 09:15 |  #50

I have the 35L, 50L and 85L. I just got the 35L and it is amazing. I think for portraits, if i cold only have 2, it would be the 50L and 85L on my 5Dii.


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Nov 24, 2009 09:59 |  #51

Mr. Clean wrote in post #9067896 (external link)
Tim how do you feel about the 24L in 'normal/daily' use? Too wide, too specific?
That's the nice thing about two different cameras, a 35 that's too wide sometimes on the 5D is good on the Mark III, the 85L can be just right or made a tad longer...
Too bad there's no inexpensive option to the 35 to tide me over. I don't know about the 28mm 1.8, might be a worthwhile lens to try. 28mm 1.8 + 85L?

I loved my 28mm f/1.8 on FF and especially 1.3x. fast focusing, great little lens. only sold it for the 35L...


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Nov 24, 2009 10:41 |  #52

Like Jay

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I'm a 300/420/600* + <EDIT> kind of guy...

(*Depending on TC/No TC and which one)

With my other being the 135L.


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Nov 24, 2009 12:21 as a reply to  @ post 9067821 |  #53

Realistically Id have to say the sigma 30 along with the 100 f2 for my 40D.
The sigma for general walk around and some low light, along with the 100f2 for portraits and such like that requiring a longer focal length.

If I had the setup Id like though, itd be the 5dMk2 along with the 50 and 135.


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Nov 24, 2009 12:41 |  #54

Mr. Clean wrote in post #9072856 (external link)
I'm surprised you don't shoot the 85L anymore, you had some great shots with that lens. Why did you get rid of it?

I don't really like the focal length on full frame, and the MFD was too long for general use, especially with my daughter, who is still very small. I just prefer 100-135 for my portrait prime. I really loved the 85L on 1.3x, and the longish MFD wasn't as limiting, but was never a big fan of 80-85mm FF equiv, so when I went full frame, I sold the 85L and used my 100 f/2 for a long time. I've now replaced that with the 100L, which I like due to its obviously very good close focus capabilities, and the IS is very helpful too (not to mention the exceptional image quality). I got the Rokinon 85/1.4 for those times when I still want really shallow DOF in portraits, and it's a great lens...very nearly the same quality as the 85L in the wide apertures, but without AF and 1/6 the price (of the mark I).


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Nov 24, 2009 12:53 |  #55

for L's id have to say the 24L and 135L.

for non- L's, the 28 1.8 and 100 f/2.




  
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Nov 24, 2009 13:07 |  #56

I was using the 35L and 135L on FF, but I recently went through my pics and realized that I use the 85mm AoV much more and like the results better at 85mm. Also, my 85mm f/1.8 has very fast AF and fits in a jacket pocket ;) .


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Nov 24, 2009 13:14 |  #57

twoshadows wrote in post #9073086 (external link)
I loved my 28mm f/1.8 on FF and especially 1.3x. fast focusing, great little lens. only sold it for the 35L...

I just might have to try it...Seems like another love/hate lens, but I want something to tide me over for the 35L.


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Nov 24, 2009 13:16 |  #58

Mr. Clean wrote in post #9074266 (external link)
I just might have to try it...Seems like another love/hate lens, but I want something to tide me over for the 35L.

Had the 28 1.8... great little lens. Only reason it was sold was for the 35L. I think you're on the right track.


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Nov 24, 2009 15:22 |  #59

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8

I rented both L and non-L primes before purchasing these lenses. I just did not see any justification for spending the tremendous amount of extra money for the L primes.


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Nov 24, 2009 15:27 |  #60

By the way, the pair I use the most is the 20/35mm.


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