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paparazzinick
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ahaug wrote:
Just wondering how many prefer the 1.4 primes vs 1.8 primes for wedding work. It seems that there is the argument for both. The 1.8s are light, fast focusing and good iq. The 1.4s are heavier, more expensive, better bokeh, faster and slower focusing. I wonder how many are chosing each



Where is the option to choosing the best lens for the job? I do not care if a lens is 1.2, 1.4, 1.8, 2.0, 2.8. If it is sharp, focuses fast and fits the bill for the job, I am using it.




Oct 31, 2016 at 05:09 PM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · 1.4 vs 1.8


the Nikon 1.8s are all so small and light and sharp, but for 35 and 50 I went Sigma as I really do like bokeh

Now I'm on fuji so pretty much everything is f/2 or 1.8 in regards to DOF. And I'm fine. But I did add a rolleiflex because I like bokeh...



Oct 31, 2016 at 06:05 PM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · 1.4 vs 1.8


I sold my Nikon 50mm 1.4 D to replace it for the Nikon 50mm f1.8 G. it is light, sharper and the booked is smooth.




Oct 31, 2016 at 07:11 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · 1.4 vs 1.8


I don't shoot weddings, but I've recently discovered something.

On Canon EF, I would choose f/1.4 (or faster, like f/1.2) - not necessarily Canon f/1.4, though - Sigma Art f/1.4 lenses are superb. The f/1.8 lenses for Canon tend to be designed for price - they can be quite good, but they are designed to be inexpensive.

On Sony A, though, there are some excellent f/1.8 lenses - like the Sony/Zeiss 55mm f/1.8ZA and the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8. These have the advantage of being light-weight, and that's important - the Sony 50mm f/4 ZA and 85mm f/1.4 G-master are enormous and heavy. I chose the f/1.8 lenses for weight (less than half the weight for half a stop), but I believe I gave up nothing in image quality or bokeh, even on the A7R II.

So my opinion is, it depends on the lens mount...



Oct 31, 2016 at 07:27 PM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · 1.4 vs 1.8


Tony that's funny I was the same too when I was canon. 1.2L and 1.4L's only. For Nikon, the 1.8G's are incredibly fast focusing and sharp with pretty good bokeh. They're too good of a deal that I have yet to buy any 1.4G lenses, even though I've tried the 50, 58, 24 and 35 1.4G's.


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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · 1.4 vs 1.8


I love the 1.4's, more light more depth of field, greater Bokeh, more magic.
Have the 24, 35, 58, 85 1.4g and the 200mm f2.0 hmmmm thats something different :-)



Oct 31, 2016 at 09:43 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · 1.4 vs 1.8


paparazzinick wrote:
Where is the option to choosing the best lens for the job? I do not care if a lens is 1.2, 1.4, 1.8, 2.0, 2.8. If it is sharp, focuses fast and fits the bill for the job, I am using it.



actually, I use 1.4 , 1.8, 2.8 and f4 lenses. I was just curious what other people are using.



Nov 01, 2016 at 02:33 PM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · 1.4 vs 1.8


Oh, 1.2 ... 1.3 ... whatever I can get


Nov 01, 2016 at 02:43 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · 1.4 vs 1.8


cheap is better


Nov 06, 2016 at 06:38 PM
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