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p.3 #1 · Help me choose new lens!


Primes can be a slippery slope. They are the lenses that can create a "look" zooms can't. They can also be a PITA because you start to identify focus issues you didn't have before, focal length frustrations, etc...and sometimes they make you want to sell your zooms.


Nov 09, 2012 at 02:45 PM
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p.3 #2 · Help me choose new lens!


A few months ago I discussed the option of prime lenses over the zooms I was using. Also because I wanted to get a different look in my photos.
Well - I took the plunge and bought a 35L and 135L. I used both these lenses for an engagement shoot and loved them. Especially the 135L.

Thanks a lot for all the help.
Here are some I took.



















Apr 04, 2013 at 03:18 PM
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p.3 #3 · Help me choose new lens!


You can get some quite stunning images with your set of lenses.

For safety I use the combo of 24-70 and 70-200 and get virtually everything I need with these.

However I recently tried a combo of 35L 1.4 and 70-200L 2.8 I loved the way it made me work and the results were great - but I did have to change the way I perceived my shots... perhaps it was just this change that I liked so much.

The moments you capture are what makes them special. Shallow DoF or silky "looks" are secondary.

LEE



Apr 04, 2013 at 06:52 PM
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p.3 #4 · Help me choose new lens!


AgentM wrote:
Hey guys...need some help with lens choices.

I am a wedding photographer and I currently shoot mainly with these lenses:
Canon 24-70, 85mm F1.8, 70-200mm, 16-35mm.

I want to choose a lens that

a. I will often use
b. That will give me a new 'look' to my photos

What do YOU recommend?

Thanks
Henk



I am not reading everyone else's response. Sorry if this was said before...

Only you know what to get or what you need. But if you truly want a new look go all prime. Or if you have some extra cash to burn, get a fisheye or a tilt shift.

I went all prime and it challenges me to plan more and think more. I shoot the following on Nikon

8mm fisheye
17mm
28mm
50mm
85mm
150mm

I am thinking of adding a tilt shift or one of the new 28-300 VR. WOuld be a sweet lens to have when thin DOF is not my priority.

Hope this helps



Apr 04, 2013 at 06:56 PM
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p.3 #5 · Help me choose new lens!


great points





leethecam wrote:
You can get some quite stunning images with your set of lenses.

For safety I use the combo of 24-70 and 70-200 and get virtually everything I need with these.

However I recently tried a combo of 35L 1.4 and 70-200L 2.8 I loved the way it made me work and the results were great - but I did have to change the way I perceived my shots... perhaps it was just this change that I liked so much.

The moments you capture are what makes them special. Shallow DoF or silky "looks" are secondary.

LEE




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p.3 #6 · Help me choose new lens!


Sigma 35 f/1.4. Shoot wide open or close to it. Stunning look. Reasonable price.


Apr 06, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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p.3 #7 · Help me choose new lens!


Different strokes, etc. -but I don't want to spend half my time at a wedding looking for the right lens. If you do you will miss a lit of moments!
I might suggest, though, the 200 f2. it will do things you can't even imagine till you mount it up.



Apr 06, 2013 at 03:12 AM
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p.3 #8 · Help me choose new lens!


Kittyk wrote:
waist shooter? this virtually resolves all "look into camera" documentary issues. look your subjects to the eyes, shoot from chest / waist level


Hey, stranger.

Any tips on how to do the waist-level shot? Focal length? How to focus?



Apr 06, 2013 at 05:28 AM
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p.3 #9 · Help me choose new lens!


zalmyb wrote:
Shoot an entire wedding at one focal length at f/8 (or some other arbitrary limitation).


I just heard that [top 10] photog Ryan Brenizer said he wanted to change things up so he set his cam's shutter at 1/8000 and shot the entire bride prep at that!



Apr 06, 2013 at 05:36 AM
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p.3 #10 · Help me choose new lens!


keep your current gear - add either the 14mm L or 300 2.8 L. simple.... Ed K.


Apr 06, 2013 at 06:16 PM
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