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p.3 #1 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


24 f1.4


Apr 06, 2014 at 06:28 AM
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p.3 #2 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


This question is like our body with only one arm. I'm going to need my legs to get the distance. I'm definitely going to need versatility.


Apr 06, 2014 at 08:18 AM
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p.3 #3 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


Easy choice for me. I love my 5DIII with the 50/1.2!


Apr 06, 2014 at 03:08 PM
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p.3 #4 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


A DSLR with one lens is like equipping a Lamborghini with a lawn mower engine to save money.


Apr 06, 2014 at 06:18 PM
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p.3 #5 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


I've got a FF with several primes, but 90% of my shots are with the 100/2 Makro-Planar, so that would be my clear choice.


Apr 07, 2014 at 02:17 AM
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p.3 #6 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


200/2 VR II on D4S. Sell photos, make more money, buy more lenses.

Easycakes.

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Apr 07, 2014 at 04:49 AM
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p.3 #7 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


shutterbug guy wrote:
Easy, same prime I used in the 60's and the 70's. The 50mm, what every camera came with during that era. Today I often go out with a 5DIII and the 50mm f1.2L. Ymmv



And I'm not the only one that feels the 50mm is an excellent "one" lens option.

http://digital-photography-school.com/youre-only-50mm-away-from-becoming-a-better-photographer/





Apr 08, 2014 at 05:48 AM
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p.3 #8 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


I would keep my 600 f/4 IS II as my single prime (my 300 f/2.8 IS II would be my runner up). But I would need to keep my TCs also to make me happy


Apr 09, 2014 at 04:11 AM
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p.3 #9 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


I have a 1DX and 8 primes. If I was gonna pick one to use for all time, it'd be my 50mm f/1.4

Funny thing is, I hated my 50mm on my 7D because of the focal length equivalent after crop. But 50mm on FF is the happy medium for me. Wide enough to get most stuff but not WIDE, Long enough but not LONG, and big enough aperture to get some nice background seperation even after stopping down a bit. So you even have latitude in your DOF, you can go super shallow or you can stop down. Not to mention that big aperture plus 1DX ISO means you can pretty much shoot in the dark.

I'm thinking this is why it was THE lens you shot in college with the school provided Canon AE-1 or Pentax.

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Apr 09, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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p.3 #10 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


Oh wait, is this question about 1 prime but still able to have zooms? or 1 prime and no other lenses.

If I'm allowed to keep zooms then I'd keep my 135 f/2 as my only prime. Because it's just my favorite. So sharp, such nice color, such a nice focal lenth. But if it's my only lens it's a bit too long to try and carry as your only lens.



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p.3 #11 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


This is semi on topic. I get lots of people asking me the "what lens should I buy" question. Of course they don't want to spend much money and the thought of something that is $1000 that has a very specific purpose is out of the question. I recommend the 50mm f/1.8 more than anything. It's only short coming is it's 5 blade aperture, at least in terms of IQ. Anyway, at $99 it gives people a taste of that bokeh that so mysteriously sets apart the "pro" photos they are used to. It actually allows them to shoot with out camera shake indoors and it's a nice medium focal length. It's gotta be the best lens per dollar you can buy. Sure, there are plenty of lenses that are better, but almost none that are this good and this cheap. I wish THIS was the consumer DSLR kit lens. but I know, that is silly.

Of course on a cropped body the argument for the 28 f/1.8 or 35mm f/2 could be made too, but they are still not $99 so they are a tougher sell.

That new 35mm F/2 IS could be the perfect "only prime" too. F/2 with 4-stop IS makes it almost invincible in low light. I don't own one of those though so I'll stick to what I know.



Apr 09, 2014 at 01:16 PM
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p.3 #12 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


I am trying to make that choice now, but with a twist... I have the 5DM3 and some "cheap" lenses. Trying to pick my first "high Quality" (yet not $3000) lens.
If I go with a prime I am leaning towards the 85mm.



Apr 11, 2014 at 11:40 AM
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p.3 #13 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


M240 and 50mm Summilux.

Gordon



Apr 12, 2014 at 04:20 AM
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p.3 #14 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


5Dc + 85 1.8

No questions asked.

I miss that combo.



Apr 16, 2014 at 09:11 PM
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p.3 #15 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


Canon 6D with the new Sigma 50 f/1.4 A


Apr 18, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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deepz wrote:
Hi Elfraim,

Could you let me know where did u purchase the Nikon D700...i am desperate in buying the D700

Any help is appreciated.

Just a second hand site from my country




And to everyone else, I have an 85 and a 18-35, I was debating on getting another prime that's why I thought about asking what prime would you guys use If you could choose just one


I bought the sigma 35 art and I'm loving it
But I'm kind of looking at the 135 f2/D a bit expensive but it looks so nice.



Apr 18, 2014 at 06:33 AM
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p.3 #17 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


I actually only do have one lens for my D800, a Sigma 150mm OS Macro. Makes me happy as a pig in shit.


Apr 18, 2014 at 08:18 AM
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p.3 #18 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


D3+50mm 1.8G

or 6D+35mm f/2 IS.




Apr 18, 2014 at 01:35 PM
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p.3 #19 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


24 1.4G.


Apr 20, 2014 at 02:01 PM
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p.3 #20 · If you had a FF body and 1 prime


Zeiss 55 1.4


Apr 21, 2014 at 11:04 PM
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