A&P oops....I did it again.

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  1. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Decided I'm going mostly primes. I just bought a 24 f/1.4 L. Now my 24-70 f/2.8L lens is up for sale. $900 to a good home.
     
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    I was beginning to think you lost your touch! :noes:

    I wish nikon had a lens comparable to that, other than the $3000 28 1.4 :wtc:
     
  3. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    Why dont you keep the 24-70? I love mine on ff
     
  4. siniquezu

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    why not the 35?
     
  5. Mutombo

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    Isn't it harder to shoot weddings with just primes? I'd think the 24-70 is invaluable for weddings...
     
  6. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    wish I could afford that :hs:

    if you get desperate, let me know :o
     
  7. Jcolman

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    I like mine too but the 1.4 lens will be invaluable in low light conditions. I already own a 50 f/1.4 and 85 f/1.8 so I've got the range covered.
     
  8. Jcolman

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    I want sharper pics.
     
  9. Jcolman

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    too close in focal length to the 50. Besides, I also own a 16-35 that I can use in a pinch.
     
  10. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I want some primes! :hs:

    Not too many worth the comparison to the Canons. 85 1.4, 50 1.4, maybe the 135 f2, and the 200 f2 @ a whopping $4600!!!
     
  11. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    primes are usually better ceremony lenses... they're quicker, sharper, and faster. It's a good trade off. A lot of wedding photographers are switching over to shooting mainly primes.
     
  12. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    There's a wedding photog in Austin that shoots weddings with nothing but primes. Main camera has a 35 1.4 on it, backup has 50 or 85 1.2. Both 5Ds. Forget his name, and I'm sure its more challanging, but some amazing results!
     
  13. Mutombo

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    I guess it's always a trade off. I'm aware of the advantages that primes bring, but I'd hate to miss a shot because I had the wrong prime mounted.

    I guess if you know what you are doing you can adjust and be in the right spot at all times based on the prime(s) you have mounted to each body.
     
  14. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    generally you'll have 2 or even 3 bodies.... one with a prime to get nice and close, and one for loose wide shots... if you're on top of things, it really shouldn't be an issue.
     
  15. xenon supra

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    Get a 5DII and it turns your primes into zooms.

    21 megaprixels of cropping :eek4:
     
  16. Girth

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    For the wedding in early March, I plan on having the 50 on the 700 and using available light. Then I'm setting up a light on one side of the floor with PWs and the 14-24 on the 300. Should be an interesting setup. Haven't tried it... been meaning to.
     
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    Seems interesting if it fits your style, but I think I'd want more reach than 50mm on one of the bodies.
     
  18. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Makes you work for your shot! :)
     
  19. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    depends on the venue.... if you're restricted to the back of the church... yeah, you'll want something with more reach. But if you're lucky enough to get an officiant that will let you roam anywhere but onto the alter, a 50 would be more than enough reach.
     
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    :werd: Last wedding I attended the priest wouldn't let the photogs anywhere near the ceremony. They were relegated to the back of the room. At least both had 70-200's.
     
  21. Jcolman

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    I always keep my trusty 70-200 f/2.8IS on my backup camera.
     
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    primes are so much better

    nice :cool:
     
  23. siniquezu

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    New lens? :eek5: Selective canon knowledge? :mamoru:
     
  24. Jcolman

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    Thanks. I've got a wedding in two weeks in a dark church so it will come in handy.
     
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    I love 24mm.
     

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