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post #31 of 39
Yeah....primes are pretty much the way to. I prefer primes over any zoom, though I would like to get my hands on that 24-70mm 2.8. I have a Sigma prime, and it works just as amazing as a real Nikkor I'm sure and I use it on a full frame. But for some reason for the zoom, I would stick with Nikon. Try 3rd party primes and Nikon zooms.
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I'd get primes if I had the cash. Unfortunately, my budget for lenses is sub 1k so zooms are really only the way to go for me, or something like 35, 50, 85 primes. I'd still prefer a L zoom like the 24-104L to those three primes.
    
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I went all prime. I have the Canon holy trinity now =) Selling the only zoom I have which is the 24-105L since its been untouched for the last year.
    
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I'd get primes if I had the cash. Unfortunately, my budget for lenses is sub 1k so zooms are really only the way to go for me, or something like 35, 50, 85 primes. I'd still prefer a L zoom like the 24-104L to those three primes.
Yeah I'm in the same boat.. Just don't know what to get now..
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I'd get primes if I had the cash. Unfortunately, my budget for lenses is sub 1k so zooms are really only the way to go for me, or something like 35, 50, 85 primes. I'd still prefer a L zoom like the 24-104L to those three primes.
Really? For 800 bucks you can have all 3 of those primes.

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Yeah I'm in the same boat.. Just don't know what to get now..
If you have 400 bucks, the 85 f/1.8 is unquestionably Canon's #1 bang-for-buck prime. It's almost always on my 50D.
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I'd get primes if I had the cash. Unfortunately, my budget for lenses is sub 1k so zooms are really only the way to go for me, or something like 35, 50, 85 primes. I'd still prefer a L zoom like the 24-104L to those three primes.
I bought my 28mm, 50mm, and 85mm for $1,000 total.
post #37 of 39
If I had to do it again, I'd just grab the Sigma 30 f/1.4 and the Canon 85 (assuming a 1K budget), and have some cash left over. I really only ever use the 50mm for film, it's almost useless on a crop body.
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If I had to do it again, I'd just grab the Sigma 30 f/1.4 and the Canon 85 (assuming a 1K budget), and have some cash left over. I really only ever use the 50mm for film, it's almost useless on a crop body.
Starting to come to the same conclusion myself. Personally, I think a 70-200mm f/4L non-IS would finish off that kit well.
post #39 of 39
That's what I intend to do, within the next couple weeks. I could wait a couple more and go for the 70-200 2.8, but it's just too big for my liking.
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