View Poll Results: Are you a prime lens user?

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  • i shoot primes exclusively

    25 14.53%
  • i shoot primes >80% mostly with 1 prime lens

    20 11.63%
  • i shoot primes >80% with a few prime lenses

    40 23.26%
  • i have prime lenses but don't use them that often

    54 31.40%
  • i'm a zoom person - no primes for me

    33 19.19%
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Thread: The Prime Club

  1. #21
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    Originally posted by greg
    21mm - new
    35mm
    50mm
    90mm

    I use them extensively and ffor the 21mm, bought it only last week.
    Love that 21mm viewfinder. Brighter than bright.

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  2. #22

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    Originally posted by ckiang


    Love that 21mm viewfinder. Brighter than bright.

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    me too, however if u were to buy it separately, it costs as much as the lens? cut throat! will try to dev the tri-x shot with this lens today. I shot a birthday party with it on kodak too, will c how the color comes up.

  3. #23
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    Originally posted by sriram

    Might want to look at the Tokina 90/2.8 macro as well (much cheaper), that is, if you are seriously into macro photography.

    the sigma 105mm Macro EX is not bad either!

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    i shoot with my 35mm F2 90% of the time,5% using my 24mm for tableshots and another 5% for my 80-200mm F2.8 zoom for tight shots.

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    Minolta user... 50mm 1.7 is my main lens nowadays. If I need longer ranges then I attach my 70-200/4, but... nowadays the camera I lug along.... is a fixed lens 45mm Minolta 7s rangefinder.

    Wish i had a 24mm for my slr

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    My prime of choice, 135mm f2.0L. Absolutely sharp and good colour fidelity.

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    50mm f1.8 for me...

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    Depends on which system i use. For Nikon, it will be mostly zoom for convenience sake (except for one FM2n with a AI 50/1.8 for weight saving trips or low-llight work). For Contax, i only have primes.

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    If I ever use my Nikon F100, I mostly use the Nikkor 1,4/50 or the 1,8/85 even though I have the 2,6-2,8/28-70mm Tokina ATX Pro and the Nikkor 2,8/80-200mm (which both are not bad).

    But most of the time I use a Pentax 67II with 2,8/90, 2,4/105 and Macro 4/135.
    I soon will have the 2,8/75 for this cam which is great...

    togo

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    How about this for a low-light condition fast prime... NOCT-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 AIS.


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    I shoot with a 50mm F1.8 practically all the time!

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    i shoot primes exclusively!

    Love the BIG aperture size, and i don't need the zoom, because my pair of legs is the best, free-from-fungus zoom lens!

    Currently having a Minolta 50mm 1.7 (Now looking for the 1.2 version!)
    and borrowed a 24mm 2.8 from a friend.

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    I used to shoot zoom exclusively, but now I have switched 180 degree and shoot in prime exclusively (35mm, 50mm ,60mm, 85mm). I feel the prime lenses give a better colour and contrast images, and they are smaller and lighter on my neck.

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    Just aquired myself the 85mm f1.8 and 50mm 1.8 primes
    both excellent primes

    http://www.pbase.com/nawoo/chinese_new_year_show

    All the pictures there were shot with the 85mm prime wide open!!

    Don't even need sharpening in photoshop at all!

    Superb

    I intend to sell my 70-200 f4l and just get the 200mm 2.8 prime and maybe the 135 f2 prime.

    I'm going prime all the way man!

  15. #35

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    It's a cycle....

    I used to shoot canon primes;
    24mm 2.8
    50mm 1.8
    85mm 1.8
    200mm 2.8
    300mm 4L IS
    400mm 5.6L

    Now only L zooms...

    maybe when I get older...

  16. #36

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    Just one camera with one lens Noctilux 50/f1.0. Can't afford second lens.

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    When macro work, I use exclusively Nikkor 105/2.8
    When portraiture, I use NIkkor 85/1.4


    otherwise streetshoot alternate 10.5 with 12-24 on D100

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    I use 50mm 1.8 n 20mm 2.8 most often. got zoom lens but rarely use.

  19. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoreStone
    Just one camera with one lens Noctilux 50/f1.0. Can't afford second lens.
    not surprised... considering the $$$ of the noctilux! But seriously, how do you find this lens? What body are you using it with?

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    I use the 24/2.8, 50/1.8 and 105/2.8 all the time They aren't really light weightwise, considering that I can replace all three with 1 zoom, but my pocket isn't really up to getting a pro-level constant aperture zoom...

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