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Sep 02, 2011 23:02 |  #31

I returned the 24-105 today and exchanged it for a 15-85mm AND a 85mm f/1.8 for the low light shooting. The 85mm is the first prime i've ever owned and man is that thing awesome! I love the DoF and the bokeh is really, really nice!


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Sep 03, 2011 15:17 |  #32

kin2son wrote in post #13034071 (external link)
Zoom is only good at one thing really - versatility. Nothing more than that.


The quality produced by my 70-200L and 24-70L would tend to contradict that statement. Why even make it, it has no basis and makes you look foolish.


....the best camera is the one you have on you at the time.

  
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Sep 03, 2011 18:43 |  #33

wunhang wrote in post #13033994 (external link)
Your best bet is constant use of the flash. If you're getting 1/50sec right now, a f/2.8 will get you 1/100sec at the same conditions. At f/1.4, you'll get 1/200sec... is that fast enough? Will you have enough in focus at f/1.4?

Missed a stop.

1/50th @ f/4 == 1/100th @ f/2.8 == 1/200th @ f/2.0 == 1/400th @ f/1.4


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Sep 03, 2011 18:45 |  #34

jonneymendoza wrote in post #13039889 (external link)
the 70-200mk2 is like a prime lens

Care to elaborate on how a 70-200 is LIKE a prime lens any more so than any other zoom lens on the market?

A zoom is a zoom. Hitting the "Like" button on Facebook doesn't make it a prime.


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Sep 03, 2011 18:46 |  #35

Whoops... you're right... we were talking about the 24-105, not the 24-70... Thanks.

Bill Ng wrote in post #13047067 (external link)
Missed a stop.

1/50th @ f/4 == 1/100th @ f/2.8 == 1/200th @ f/2.0 == 1/400th @ f/1.4


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Sep 03, 2011 21:52 |  #36

snyder17315 wrote in post #13043875 (external link)
I returned the 24-105 today and exchanged it for a 15-85mm AND a 85mm f/1.8 for the low light shooting. The 85mm is the first prime i've ever owned and man is that thing awesome! I love the DoF and the bokeh is really, really nice!

very nice. uhh ohh, stepping into the land of primes...


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Sep 03, 2011 23:48 |  #37

For very low light with and without moving subjects (which is a most of what I do) I use an f/1.4 lens and usually need to use ISO of 1600 or even 3200. Sometimes even in ISO 3200 get shutter speeds as slow as 1/20 or so or even slower and then it's borderline to be able to take the photo (don't like ISO 6400 and more). Often I get shutter speeds of 1/100-1/400. depending on how much light there is and put the ISO for the shutter I need. I can't or don't want to use a flash for most of these situations.


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Sep 04, 2011 00:20 |  #38

lilkngster wrote in post #13047671 (external link)
very nice. uhh ohh, stepping into the land of primes...

Dipping my toes and testing the waters :D


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