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p.1 #1 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


Hey, I need help picking an AF lens for social occasions and general use.

I currently own:

21ZE
35/1.4 Contax Zeiss
58/1.2 Rokkor
100/2 Contax Zeiss
200 2.8L

I love the 35 field of view and ideally would like the Canon 35 1.4L but I really don't want to sell the Contax and it seems a bit ridiculous to have two expensive lenses of exactly the same focal length and aperture.

I'm currently thinking about a 35 f2 for about 217 new from Jessops, or a 2nd hand Canon or Sigma 50 1.4. Are there any others which would work well in low light which would be similar in image quality to what I already have? Suggestions please!



Jan 26, 2012 at 08:41 PM
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p.1 #2 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


The answer is obvious: the EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM (ok, you might want to get the IS version for low light).


Jan 26, 2012 at 08:46 PM
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p.1 #3 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


85/1.8 sounds about right. And maybe 28/1.8 (since neither of these focal lengths are covered)


Jan 26, 2012 at 08:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


The 35/1.4L and 50/1.2L are both very strong candidates. However if I got one of those I would sell the manual focusing counterpart I currently had.


Jan 26, 2012 at 08:59 PM
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p.1 #5 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


Although not on your list the 2 best primes on my 1Ds2 are the Canon 100 2.8L IS Macro and the 135 F2.


Jan 26, 2012 at 09:56 PM
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p.1 #6 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


Sigma 85 f/1.4 as you have a 58 f/1.2. Otherwise I know it's heavy, but the 70-200 f/2.8L IS mk II is prime like IMO. It's amazingly sharp and the best FL range IMO for FF.


Jan 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #7 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


I might get a 35L and see what its like...


Jan 26, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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p.1 #8 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


how about 24L?


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p.1 #9 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


For that particular application, I personally prefer the 35mm focal length. The 35L is an excellent performer, and while I haven't owned the C/Y Zeiss 35/1.4, I've read many times that the 35L renders very similar images to it.


Jan 27, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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p.1 #10 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


You didn't rule out zooms specifically, did you? I would go with 24-70L as my first choice and 24-105L as my second choice for an all-around "social" AF lens.

Otherwise, get the EF 35/2 as you are thinking. But it is terribly limited.



Jan 27, 2012 at 12:17 AM
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p.1 #11 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


A prime would be preferred. id want the smallest and cheapest ideally but I still want the best image quality which is what is pushing me away from the 35f2. I will try the 35l if I can find a good deal and decide what to do with my Contax later


Jan 27, 2012 at 08:02 AM
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p.1 #12 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2



bro what is it you don't like with 35 zeiss? and now you're eyeing for canon 35 f/2?



Jan 29, 2012 at 02:02 PM
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p.1 #13 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


If you're putting it on a 1Ds there's no good justification for small/cheap.


Jan 29, 2012 at 02:14 PM
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p.1 #14 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


It is very unclear to me what you are trying to accomplish with your new purchase. If you like the current 35mm lens, use that. If it isn't useful to you, sell it and get something else.

I hope you aren't hanging on to a 35mm lens that you don't find especially useful because the words "Contax" and "Zeiss" appear on the product. If so, sell it to someone else who places greater value on the words than on the functionality of the lens and use the proceeds to purchase a lens that works great, produces fine image quality, and which will be more functional for your intended use.

My two cents worth...

Dan

R.Young wrote:
Hey, I need help picking an AF lens for social occasions and general use.

I currently own:

21ZE
35/1.4 Contax Zeiss
58/1.2 Rokkor
100/2 Contax Zeiss
200 2.8L

I love the 35 field of view and ideally would like the Canon 35 1.4L but I really don't want to sell the Contax and it seems a bit ridiculous to have two expensive lenses of exactly the same focal length and aperture.

I'm currently thinking about a 35 f2 for about 217 new from Jessops, or a 2nd hand Canon or Sigma 50 1.4. Are there any others which would work well in low light which would be similar
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Jan 29, 2012 at 04:15 PM
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p.1 #15 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


The Sigma 50mm lens is pretty nice for general and social shooting.


Jan 29, 2012 at 05:14 PM
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p.1 #16 · Which AF prime for 1Ds2


R.Young wrote:
Hey, I need help picking an AF lens for social occasions and general use.

I love the 35 field of view and ideally would like the Canon 35 1.4L but I really don't want to sell the Contax and it seems a bit ridiculous to have two expensive lenses of exactly the same focal length and aperture.



gdanmitchell wrote:
It is very unclear to me what you are trying to accomplish with your new purchase. If you like the current 35mm lens, use that. If it isn't useful to you, sell it and get something else.


Dan, I believe the OP is looking for an AF lens in that focal length, which he likes.



Jan 29, 2012 at 05:30 PM





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