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What are best budget primes for a Full Frame?

 
ddong
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Feb 27, 2010 16:14 |  #16

I can tell you the best but best budget.. ... I'll say Zeiss 35mm f/2 and Canon 135mm f/2




  
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Mar 01, 2010 12:09 |  #17

nureality wrote in post #9695070 (external link)
How do you like the 135/2.8 SF?

My wife got it for christmas for me and it is turning out to be a great portrait lens, sharp at 2.8 with nice contrast and good colors. It even took my cheapo vivitar 2x TC quite well. The focus is slow but accurate. And I have not really messed with the soft focus apart from a little fooling around. I plan on using it a lot more when the weather warms up and I can get outside of my little apartment for some outdoor portraits.

One thing that puzzles me about the lens is the price tag for a new one, it is around $500.00. While the IQ is worth it I don't think the build quality or autofocus speed is. It is a very old design with a plasticy build although with a metal mount. I would not expect it to survive a big tumble. On the upside to that it weighs nearly nothing, is quite small and takes 52mm filters. I got mine used in excellent condition for around $250.00 and I think that is a little more in line.

I can post up some shots in the lens sample thread if you are interested.


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Mar 01, 2010 12:38 |  #18

charl1e wrote in post #9689341 (external link)
Like most on this forum, I would suggest the Canon 85mm f1.8. It is a great lens at a great price - probably one of Canon's best values. Another prime that has very good ratings is the Sigma 50mm f1.4 (despite mediocre QC).
I use the 85mm on my 5dmk2 and it is great.

X1 on that 85 f/1.8, one of the best investments in glassware I made.


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Mar 01, 2010 12:39 |  #19

Go with 28mm 1.8 and 85mm 1.8. Both has USM and are compatible with full frame should you migrate later on. I think this 2 should be a great place to start. You already have the Sigma zooms which would be a good walk about lens.

The 50mm is a bit troublesome. I have had a few but ended up with the old 50mm 1.8 mk i (metal mount). The Sigma 50mm 1.4 has its problems and the 50mm 1.4 Canon is a lot to pay when the 50mm 1.8 can do almost the same job for a lot less.


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Mar 01, 2010 14:22 |  #20

if you're geting the 100mm macro, then I would suggest the 200mm 2.8 L and for the other lens either the 35mm 2.8 /// the 28mm 2.8 /// or the 24mm 2.8. All cheap, sharp underrated lenses.




  
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