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Apr 27, 2014 11:14 |  #16

msowsun wrote in post #16863801 (external link)
Your EXIF data says 1/40 f/2.2 ISO1600 and 1/40 f/2.8 ISO1600

I think you could have left the 28mm 1.8 at home because a 5D3 with a 24-105 could have made the same shot with just a little different settings. ;)

(1/20 f/4 ISO1600) or (1/40 f/4 ISO3200) or (1/20 f/5.6 ISO3200) etc

Hence why I ended up selling the 28mm f/1.8 -- I just didn't find much of a need for it on FF. For the photos I posted here, I forced myself to use the 28mm just so I could get some use out of the lens on the 5D3. Also, I did not know exactly what to expect for lighting at the museum beforehand, so I only brought along prime lenses, and ended up using just the 50L and 28mm during that visit.

My original point was to not assume that any prime lens you currently own and find useful on a crop body will automatically get used on a full frame body. You may find that the focal length is no longer useful for you on FF. That is what I discovered with both the 28mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8.


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Apr 27, 2014 11:40 |  #17

I agree. With today's, high ISO cameras and IS, I really don't have a need for fast primes at all. If I want shallow depth of field, my 70-200mm 2.8 zoom does the trick quite nicely.


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Apr 28, 2014 06:53 |  #18

msowsun wrote in post #16864849 (external link)
I agree. With today's, high ISO cameras and IS, I really don't have a need for fast primes at all. If I want shallow depth of field, my 70-200mm 2.8 zoom does the trick quite nicely.

I agree, but have taken a slightly different approach in building my lens kit. I still find some primes useful, as I prefer their lesser weight and size over a f/2.8 zoom for those times I need a faster lens. So, I have a couple primes in focal lengths that work for what I shoot at those times. The rest of the time, I find that a slower f/4 zoom that is smaller/lighter works for me with today's modern bodies with improved high ISO performance. Hence, all my zooms are slower (17-40L, 24-105L, 70-200 f/4 IS, 100-400L), while I am down to two fast primes (50L and 135L), plus the 40mm pancake for its very small size.

The above works for me because I only need lower light lenses in very specific circumstances, so I will take either my primes or zooms with me -- never a combo of the two (not including the pancake, which usually goes with the zooms). For people who tend to need lower light lenses in a wider variety of circumstances, the f/2.8 zooms may work better.


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