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Jan 02, 2009 05:30 as a reply to  @ post 6987038 |  #31

JBaz wrote in post #6986142 (external link)
If i had a lot of money, I'd be shooting prime L lens as well. Although the 24-70 and 70-200 are just too versatile to give up.

See, you only THINK they are. ;)


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Jan 02, 2009 05:36 as a reply to  @ post 6986476 |  #32

My name is Liam, and I am (starting to be) a Primeaholic.

Worse, I am prepared to manual focus. It starts with the 50mm Planar from Zeiss, followed by an imminent 5D and 85mm f1.4.

*sits down*

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Jan 02, 2009 05:53 |  #33

Psychobiker wrote in post #6987098 (external link)
...Worse, I am prepared to manual focus...

That is all that I use now. Not that you need to go to such extremes, but once you're willing to own a couple, the choices of inexpensive (and not so inexpensive) yet excellent lenses quickly opens up.


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Jan 02, 2009 06:24 |  #34

Hi, my name is Brad and I think I'm in denial about my condition. In the past I've been binging, picking up a zoom here, a prime there. Recently I hit rock bottom and purged my collection down to two zooms and one prime. I have to admit, I've been thinking about dumping one of my zooms to add more primes... the 24/35L keep me awake at night.... the 85 is calling my name, the 135/200L are also looking good..... ah!



  
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Jan 02, 2009 07:12 as a reply to  @ Dorman's post |  #35

I quit thinking of purchasing zooms about 18 months ago. I don't think I'll be happy until this arrives.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=617301


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Jan 02, 2009 07:44 as a reply to  @ post 6986476 |  #36

I do own one zoom, but other than that its prime time at my house.

60mm 2.8 macro
100mm 2.0
100mm 2.8 macro
200mm 2.8 L

light, fast, sharp.... aahhhhhh !




  
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Jan 02, 2009 08:05 as a reply to  @ nightcat's post |  #37

Me too....the only zoom I have left is the 70-200 which will be replaced by the 200 f2 this year :):)


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Jan 02, 2009 09:06 |  #38

I'm saving up for a 35 1.4 and love my 85 1.8, but I will not let go of my zooms. They're just too versatile, and all of mine are nice and sharp.


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L, Canon 85 f/1.2L II, Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, Canon 500 f/4L IS
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Jan 02, 2009 09:54 |  #39

I managed to find the cure for my disastrous prime addiction : get them all.

....you're missing three 400's a 500 a 600 a 800...and....well...re​ally...1200 :lol:

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Jan 02, 2009 10:23 |  #40

I was surprised when I thought about myself in the context of this thread; that is to say, I realized that the majority of my photographing all through school was on primes (50mm on the Nikon FE2, 80mm on the Mamiya 645, and 210mm on the Toyoview 4x5)! looking at my canon kit, primes are about to take over later today when my 100mm f/2 gets here.

yeah, I plan on getting more zooms eventually, but I also have a little too much fun seeing in the dark and giving all of my friends aperture envy. :P


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Jan 02, 2009 10:24 |  #41

Autofocus Zooms and all my primes are old M42 lenses,irs just horses for courses my zooms give flexibility for say when I am shooting sport but when I can walk about and compose for say landscape shots then I use the primes.Plus I am a sad old git who loves the feel of a manual focus lens


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Jan 02, 2009 10:27 |  #42

sjones wrote in post #6987139 (external link)
That is all that I use now. Not that you need to go to such extremes, but once you're willing to own a couple, the choices of inexpensive (and not so inexpensive) yet excellent lenses quickly opens up.

I have a 70-200/2.8 IS for the 'quick and easy' shots...but likewise, after the 5D...it's a downhill battle!! :D




  
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Jan 02, 2009 11:14 |  #43

I'm glad I'm not the only one...

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Jan 02, 2009 12:41 |  #44

Proud to be a prime addict. I did 90% of my Colorado vacation shooting with a 20D + 28mm. Now that I've gone 5D I'm becoming very fond of the 28mm as a wide angle. When I owned a 17-85 EFS I could never get a handle on using the wide end. Now with the prime I've forced myself to figure it out. And the 50 and 85, of course, are wonderful in their own ways. When I'm out on the trail (hike, ski, snowshoe) I stick with one lens (usually the 28 or 50) and make do with it. I rarely feel the need to switch on the fly. Pick a lens and work with it. Maybe switch for the next day. It's very liberating for me. For me it's true that using a prime forces me to think more carefully about composition.


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Jan 02, 2009 12:53 |  #45

I have a couple zooms, but can't remember when I used them.

Hi, I'm Ryan, and I'm a primeaholic. And a chubby chaser, apparently :D ... I even dreamed about the 85L last night.




  
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