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Would a 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8 and 100mm 2.8 macro be worth getting over a 24-70mm f2.8L?

 
jeffreynmandy
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Apr 04, 2012 14:23 |  #1

I already have a 24-70, but I have been wanting to try going to prime lenses. I cant afford all L primes at once. I'm afraid the 24-70mm wont sell for as much when the new 24-70mm II comes out. right now it comes out to pretty much an even trade, when going with used prices.


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Apr 04, 2012 14:26 |  #2

Given the price of the new 24-70, I should imagine that the 'old' version will drop little to no value - if anything, it'll be in even greater demand from people who don't want the newer version after Canon stop making it.
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Apr 04, 2012 14:30 |  #3

I disagree and imagine that the original 24-70L will drop in value.

Why not just buy a single prime and see how you do with it first? Make sure you like shooting with a prime before dumping what you're comfortable with for something uncertain.

Also, ask yourself why you want to move to primes at all. If the answer is, "it'll force me to focus more on the shot," or something of that nature, I think you're doing it for the wrong reason. JMO


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Apr 04, 2012 14:32 as a reply to  @ v35skyline's post |  #4

I'm mostly wanting the lower F stops, but Im worried if the colors wont be as nice as L lenses.


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Apr 04, 2012 14:42 as a reply to  @ jeffreynmandy's post |  #5

Keep your 24-70 a while longer ... it's a good lens.
Try one prime (as suggested earlier) ... if you don't need the macro, consider the 85 1.8 ... it is a very nice prime which I think you will really enjoy.


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Apr 04, 2012 14:45 |  #6

Going from 24-70 to 50,85,100 combo seems like you don't use the main selling point of the standard zoom. Being able to go from 24mm to 70mm in a second is a great thing sometimes; and that is what the lens is made for. With the primes, you're looking at swapping to the 16-35 to get the wider angles.

In general I notice that L zooms have a bit more contrast and better color even compared to the mid-level primes. That may be my head playing games with me though.

This, coming from mainly a prime shooter.




  
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