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Ordered 6D and 24-70 II, should I get a fast prime?

 
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Dec 05, 2013 08:32 |  #16

kepa wrote in post #16503035 (external link)
However, they are not small lenses.

it's funny how people often desire small/light lenses. I actually prefer larger lenses on my camera.

when I used my tak 50 1.4 it drives me nuts because it's so small.


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Dec 05, 2013 08:55 |  #17

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Quick thread hijack you have the sigma 85 1.4 and the canon 1.2 whats up with that and what are your thoughts on the 2.

Had sigma for a while, love it but wanted to try 85L as that is the only lens (besides 200 f2 L) that I haven't tried before so bought when on recent sale. Both look very close to me so far. I will sell one but right now too busy at my full time work. Same with sigma 35mm f1.4 and 35L.


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Dec 05, 2013 08:57 |  #18

Jerobean wrote in post #16503354 (external link)
it's funny how people often desire small/light lenses. I actually prefer larger lenses on my camera.

when I used my tak 50 1.4 it drives me nuts because it's so small.

Do you drive a big truck?


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Dec 05, 2013 11:08 |  #19

Jerobean wrote in post #16503354 (external link)
it's funny how people often desire small/light lenses. I actually prefer larger lenses on my camera.

when I used my tak 50 1.4 it drives me nuts because it's so small.

Haha. I love my lenses but I do only have the pancake just as a fun factor. Makes my 6D so uber light.


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Dec 05, 2013 12:49 |  #20

Eventually you're going to love using primes on full frame bodies. Great to compose/focus and playing with shallow DOF and post processing.

The question is what order do you buy primes mixed in with other needs like telephoto zooms and external flash.

Personally I would wait until you understand how well the 24-70 works for, especially when you factor in shooting high ISO and how well you can post process your shots.


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Dec 05, 2013 12:54 |  #21

Yep, that's what I've decided to do. Unfortunately, my 24-70 is taking its sweet time shipping, so I will have the 6D today with only my 70-200 to shoot it with, which is ok, I suppose. I went back and looked at all my indoor and family shots with my 17-55 and I found myself consistently in the 18-28 range on my 7D, so I suspect I would prefer 35 to the 50.


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Dec 05, 2013 14:06 |  #22

I am using the same combo and I am also thinking of buying another prime for carrying it always with me in the back pack.and 40mm 2.8 is the one I am thinking of.




  
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Dec 05, 2013 15:41 |  #23

35mm f1.4 (L or sigma) is a nice choice on FF.


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Dec 05, 2013 16:27 |  #24

How about taking it slow. When I got my 24-70 II I was so delighted with it I seriously thought about selling some primes. You might find that you're very satisfied with it. My advice is to give your 24-70 II a good extended workout and then, if you feel you're missing something the prime that suits you. I'm sure you're going to love the 24-70 II, it is fantastic! :)


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Dec 05, 2013 16:29 |  #25

Yep, not getting any primes right now - this was more just research, trying to get some opinions. I'm going to play with my 24-70 when it shows up and then worry about the prime.


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