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My transition from 5 lenses to 3. My zoom vs. prime decisions are over.

 
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Sep 01, 2015 19:01 |  #526

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About 95% of the time I am rocking my 35/135 combo in a sling bag with one body. If it's a more demanding shoot, I will pack both with a body each. Indoor stuff I bring 35/85 each attached to a body. Seems to be working great for me - my evolving budget friendly kit.

narrow the gap a bit, 50L/135L is all you need! 24-105 as a backup or 24mm. the 50/135 should cover 95% of the time, killer combo.


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Sep 02, 2015 09:16 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #527

Thanks for the input, but my style leans more toward the 35 side over the 50. I personally never got along with the 50. It always seems too tight or not enough constantly. I know there is a lot of gap between the 35/135, but it is working for me so far. Great for events where I have some room. 35 shows the atmosphere, 135 gets me nice and tight on a subject. 135 works great for candid shots. Plus I like running two lenses on two bodies most of the time. 24/50/135 would require me to run 3 lenses and change them out frequently. I'm willing to give the 24/50/135 a shot sometime tho ;).


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Sep 02, 2015 09:22 |  #528

That's some fine glass you got there. L:love:


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Sep 02, 2015 10:59 |  #529

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Thanks for the input, but my style leans more toward the 35 side over the 50. I personally never got along with the 50. It always seems too tight or not enough constantly. I know there is a lot of gap between the 35/135, but it is working for me so far. Great for events where I have some room. 35 shows the atmosphere, 135 gets me nice and tight on a subject. 135 works great for candid shots. Plus I like running two lenses on two bodies most of the time. 24/50/135 would require me to run 3 lenses and change them out frequently. I'm willing to give the 24/50/135 a shot sometime tho ;).

you should definitely try it. 50 often works, and not that tight, gives much more pleasing blur than 35, and enough for environmental. Have a backup 24-105/24-70 in the bag when it's actually too tight. I like the simplicity of 2 lenses on two bodies, and it'll work for most of the event, just not the entire event.


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Sep 02, 2015 11:05 |  #530

I've been using the 24/50/135 combo for a while and I love it.

My UW and tele are great for outdoors. Really happy with my kit.


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Sep 02, 2015 11:39 |  #531

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I've been using the 24/50/135 combo for a while and I love it.

My UW and tele are great for outdoors. Really happy with my kit.


you should have purchased my mark III while it was available.
if you want a 35mm, my sigma art is the answer.


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Sep 02, 2015 11:48 |  #532

I'm sorta leaning toward the S. but yea I probably should have


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Sep 02, 2015 12:39 |  #533

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you should definitely try it. 50 often works, and not that tight, gives much more pleasing blur than 35, and enough for environmental. Have a backup 24-105/24-70 in the bag when it's actually too tight. I like the simplicity of 2 lenses on two bodies, and it'll work for most of the event, just not the entire event.

Good points. Will definitely consider it. Thanks!!


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Nov 28, 2015 18:53 |  #534

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Nov 29, 2015 11:47 |  #535

I continue to ponder how I would pare down my 6 lenses to 5 or less. Fun mental exercise when deciding what you can and can't live without when forced to. If I had to whittle down to 3 lenses.... ugh, tough:

16-35 f/4
50mm f/1.2
70-200 f/2.8L II (for more reach I could slap a 1.4x or 2x TC onto the 70-200)


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Here is a sweet set up that meets the 3-5 criteria that can be some what tailored to one's photography priorities (portrait, landscape, street) by electing a prime to fit that specific niche. Core lenses would be the versatile f/4 variants of the 24-70/70-200 line, with the 24-70 f/4 able to provide some macro capability.


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70-200 f/4 IS
Prime Lens #1 (24/35/50mm)
Prime Lens #2 (85/100/135mm)

Last lens choice depends on if you want ultra wide or telephoto:

16-35 f/4 OR 100-400 II



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Nov 29, 2015 14:26 |  #536

I wish to have all trinity lenses zooms and primes and i don't look for shrinking anything, i almost done with zoom Holy trinity, but i am still not sure which is the best "Prime" Holy trinity to go with [and i hope i don't throw fortunes for that :lol:  :p


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Dec 03, 2015 15:33 |  #537

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lmao
I now have 2 zooms and 4 primes, 1 flash
and two FF bodies
switched to Nikon end of August
so far so good
dynamic range and more mp have kept me happy

hope all is well over here in Canon land!

p.s. I could probably sell 1 prime, and the mid zoom. the 50 and the 24-70 don't get much use


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Dec 03, 2015 17:45 as a reply to  @ Dj R's post |  #538

^ the struggle continues. :)

I almost bought a used Nikon 50mm f1.2 Ai-s to use manually.
But that's the closest Nikon has come to my camera.

I just pulled the trigger on a long-overdue 16-35 f4 but that's an addition. Not a replacement.


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Jan 14, 2016 10:40 |  #539

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^ the struggle continues. :)

I almost bought a used Nikon 50mm f1.2 Ai-s to use manually.
But that's the closest Nikon has come to my camera.

I just pulled the trigger on a long-overdue 16-35 f4 but that's an addition. Not a replacement.

i went for a a7r2 instead. beter hehe


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Apr 05, 2016 11:52 |  #540

Very interesting thread! It took me a while to read it all, but I'm glad I did. So it seems that the quest for the perfect kit is a moving target. And I think we shouldn't feel bad when our needs or wants change, and just adapt. I have 2 non canon lenses in my kit, an ancient 20-40mm tamron (the af speed makes my 50f1.8 seem like a speed demon) and a rokinon 85f1.4 (a placeholder for the 85L) in the last year I went from 1 L lens (the only one I had for 10 years) to a total of 4. Maybe next year I will sell the zooms. Who knows?


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