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Jun 03, 2008 00:44 |  #1

sorry...i answered my own question but I don't know how to delete this post...




  
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Jun 03, 2008 03:14 |  #2

what was wrong/ the question, and what was the answer... might help someone in the future...


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Jun 03, 2008 03:47 |  #3

What was the answer :-)


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Jun 03, 2008 04:52 |  #4

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Jun 03, 2008 04:53 |  #5

JoYork wrote in post #5648593 (external link)
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Jun 03, 2008 04:54 |  #6

Roy Webber wrote in post #5648429 (external link)
What was the answer :-)

7 silly, the answer to the universe and everything is 7.


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Jun 03, 2008 09:47 |  #7

I was just wondering if anyone solely used primes for wedding photography and if they found it to be too much of a hassle to be switching out lenses all the time. Also, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a quality, sub-$500 wide-ish prime. I ended up finding for the most part what I was looking for in other threads. I would love to give you the numeric equivalent to the answer I found...but math is not one of my strengths




  
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Jun 03, 2008 10:21 |  #8

I use an 85 1.2L and 35 1.4L for wedding ceremonies on two bodies. switch to 70-200 F4IS and sometimes a 15 2.8Fisheye for outdoors and the receptions.


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Jun 03, 2008 13:18 |  #9

I was considering the 85mm f/1.8 and the 35mm f/2, and I already have the non-IS 70-200 f/4L, but would I be alright without the IS, and would those other two be decent, affordable alternatives to what you use? Those were the two I was thinking of anyway. Thanks a lot!




  
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Jun 03, 2008 13:19 |  #10

Also, do you find you 35mm to be a useful fl on your cropped bodies?




  
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Jun 03, 2008 13:21 |  #11

Stan43 wrote in post #5649913 (external link)
I use an 85 1.2L and 35 1.4L for wedding ceremonies on two bodies. switch to 70-200 F4IS and sometimes a 15 2.8Fisheye for outdoors and the receptions.

pretty much same at ceremonies. Mark IIn + 85L & 30D + 35L
At reception. Mark IIN + 85L or 135L, 30D + 15mm or 17-40L :eek:


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Jun 03, 2008 13:22 |  #12

I have thought many times of switching to just primes for my wedding work. I take them along with me but like the flexibility that the zooms give me. Maybe one day I will take the plunge and do a wedding with nothing but primes.


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Jun 03, 2008 13:24 |  #13

stathunter wrote in post #5651068 (external link)
I have thought many times of switching to just primes for my wedding work. I take them along with me but like the flexibility that the zooms give me. Maybe one day I will take the plunge and do a wedding with nothing but primes.

At ceremonies, I am using only primes with walk zoom with lots of effort. :lol:


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Jun 03, 2008 14:59 |  #14

So the 85mm is long enough and the 35mm is wide enough for ceremonies? I really like the idea of it. Does anyone have any opinions on if the 35mm f/2 and the 85mm f/1.8 would be decent for affordable alternatives to the L's? I'm particularly interested in whether or not the 35mm would hold its own when comparing the images with the 85mm, which is stellar.




  
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Jun 03, 2008 15:07 |  #15

Sub $500, get a Sigma 30mm, save an extra $150 and buy the 85mm with the leftovers.

I was strongly contemplating getting a 30.4, 50.4, 85.8 and a wide angle prime for my crop body. I opted for the 24-70 for now, and maybe I'll sell it and go the prime route. But I have to say I love this damn lens too much.


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