View Poll Results: If you can only bring one prime lens, which would it be?

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  • < 19mm

    69 4.29%
  • 20mm

    63 3.91%
  • 24mm

    93 5.78%
  • 28mm

    99 6.15%
  • 35mm

    256 15.90%
  • 50mm

    739 45.90%
  • 85mm

    171 10.62%
  • 105mm

    44 2.73%
  • 135mm

    23 1.43%
  • 200mm

    15 0.93%
  • >200mm

    38 2.36%
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Thread: If you can only bring one PRIME lens...

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    Originally posted by mervlam
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.0 L USM can?
    reading from reviews....f1.0 being discontinued...and all.
    dun think f1.0 kickas* so far f1.4 sharpest i think.
    2 cents worth of thought

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    Originally posted by denizenx
    optimus prime lens...

    hahahahaha this one gets me!!

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    Originally posted by kh_drew


    20mm f/2.8 AIS rocks!!

    is this pic taken in OZ?
    550D|17-40|70-200 4 IS|100 2.8|50 1.8|ST-E2|580EX|190proB 486RC2

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    yeah, Chinatown in Sydney. Australia's my favourite holiday destination

    andrew

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    Originally posted by suhaimig
    It will be my trusty Nikon 50mm1.4.
    same here.

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    i will bring my 35mm AF F2 ,prefer it over the 50mm,and it can focus very very close too.

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    my 200 1.8.......yeah rite!

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    I am picking the 35mm 'cause it would be close to 50mm on the 10D... otherwise on a film SLR, would be 50mm...

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    It depends on what other non-prime lenses I have with me. The only prime lens that goes with me has to be complemented by the supporting cast. The prime alone just cannot do all jobs.

    However, the answer would be different if the question is re-phrased such as "What is the one and only one lens that is a prime you would bring along?". Then my choice would be a 105mm 2.8 macro.

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    One 50mm prime, a 1.4x converter and a 2x converter.

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    If you can only bring one PRIME lens...
    if like that then might as well don't shoot

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    Originally posted by clive
    if like that then might as well don't shoot
    Then maybe it might surprise you to know that it isn't the lense that limits you...

    But well, yes, i agree... You might as well don't shoot.

    So many beautiful pictures taken with primes and all you can come up with is, "might as well don't shoot"?
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    Originally posted by clive
    if like that then might as well don't shoot
    My first time shots with a manual 50mm (SMC Takumar) are richer and sharper than my current shots with a Minolta AF 28-80mm.

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    20mm or 24mm for landscapes and general travel

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    i'd settle for the EOS 85mm f/1.8 - after all, william castleman www.wlcastleman.com did state that the EOS 85mm f/1.2L weighs like a tank and focuses slower than the 1.8, which i think should be because of the sheer weight of the optical lenses...

    tried out the 85mm f/1.8 at CP last night, and it's wonderful... look at our new model!


    ISO 400, f/1.8, 1/60s @ 85mm

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    EF 50/1.4

    Even if i had the 50/1.0L and the 50/1.8, i would bring the 50/1.4. But that's on a 10D. i think on a full-frame, i will get a 85mm.

    For me, my small camera bag has 3 slots. A 16-35L and a 50/1.4 gives me the right weight and range for a carry-around package. The 50/1.4 sees more use than the zoom. The 3rd slot can be 75-300, or flash.

    Revo77: a 1.4x and a 2x on a 50mm? i think a consumer zoom might give better pictures at the 100mm range, less hassle and cost.

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    will be bringing 50mm equivalent (or nearest).

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    Default My only lens...

    Right now i only have nikon 50mm f1.8 , so i can only bring that lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisLee
    Right now i only have nikon 50mm f1.8 , so i can only bring that lens.
    I'll bringing my 50/1.8 too!

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    I'll bring my Mamiya 65mm lens & it's 32mm focal length converted to 35mm format......

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