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    17-40/f4L with backup 24-70/2.8L

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    Quote Originally Posted by radura View Post
    Hey, what is defined by bad stars? Can show a pic for comparison? I think stars are better than round spots of light. haha
    Does star burst cause by the aperture of the lens? The greater the DOF means the longer the star burst will be?

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    KPO abit...not including medium format

    Joe Buissink - AF-S VR 70-300 2.8G, AF-S 28-70 2.8, AF-S 17-35 2.8 AF 85 1.4

    Hanson Fong - 16-35 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8L IS

    Clay Blackmore - 85 1.2L, 28-70 2.8L, 20-35 2.8L, 200 1.8L

    Marty Sikes - Tamron 28-300

    Dennis Keeley - 17-35 2.8, 28-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8L

    The one focal length constant I notice is that most of these big time pros have over-lapping wide-angle zooms and one big time super fast tele, or tele-zoom.
    Last edited by Feinwerkbau; 22nd December 2006 at 10:07 AM.

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    Main gun: 17-35 mm f2.8
    Side arm: 50 mm f1.4

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    Favourite Wedding lenses
    16-35
    24-70
    80-200
    35 f1.4
    85f1.2
    180 f3.5

    Does that answer your question?

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    Choice of lens really depends on the individual style. Less is more too and my back doesn't allow me to carry too much stuffs. For myself, I hardly use anything longer than 85mm.

    I tend to use the 35mm 1.4L and the 35mm summilux asph a lot recently, esp for indoors. 85 1.2L is a good lens but never for critical moments coz I tend to squeeze off a few more shots to compensate for the narrow DOF (sometimes subject move a bit and all).

    Beyond the technicalities, what I like about these 2 lenses is the character/signature look they produce when shot wide open.

    Other than that, 24-70 lives on the 5D as a general purpose lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canturn View Post
    Choice of lens really depends on the individual style. Less is more too and my back doesn't allow me to carry too much stuffs. For myself, I hardly use anything longer than 85mm.

    I tend to use the 35mm 1.4L and the 35mm summilux asph a lot recently, esp for indoors. 85 1.2L is a good lens but never for critical moments coz I tend to squeeze off a few more shots to compensate for the narrow DOF (sometimes subject move a bit and all).

    Beyond the technicalities, what I like about these 2 lenses is the character/signature look they produce when shot wide open.

    Other than that, 24-70 lives on the 5D as a general purpose lens.
    Fwah you got expesive weapons.. never touched the 85 1.2L before even sigh... but yup 24-70 rules heh heh.. can almost do everything with that lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsangstudios View Post
    Fwah you got expesive weapons.. never touched the 85 1.2L before even sigh... but yup 24-70 rules heh heh.. can almost do everything with that lens
    With the fees I'm charging, justifies the cost lah, hehe

    Think of expensive "weapons" as specialised tools, they don't really give you sharpness, but they gives the photos that different look that no amount of PS can achieve... else after a while, all the pictures all look the same as everyone else, no fun liao

    For me, 85 1.2 is currently the most difficult glass to use. But I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canturn View Post
    With the fees I'm charging, justifies the cost lah, hehe

    Think of expensive "weapons" as specialised tools, they don't really give you sharpness, but they gives the photos that different look that no amount of PS can achieve... else after a while, all the pictures all look the same as everyone else, no fun liao

    For me, 85 1.2 is currently the most difficult glass to use. But I love it!
    Yes definately agree, nowadays hard to fight with just composition. The internet is an extremely good place for people to pick up ideas and techniques. Iteresting angles quickly get adapted. Need to also play with specialised tools and hope clients can appreciate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsangstudios View Post
    Yes definately agree, nowadays hard to fight with just composition. The internet is an extremely good place for people to pick up ideas and techniques. Iteresting angles quickly get adapted. Need to also play with specialised tools and hope clients can appreciate
    Just like bubble tea and pork floss buns, everyone will start copying when things gets sellable.

    Thing about these tools is that, it takes a lot more skill to use it - using a rangefinder properly takes a lot of practice; learning how to "find" and see good light is also something that's can't be copied.

    If you want to use specialised lens like the 85 1.2, you'll have to find ways to use it well, and it's not easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canturn View Post
    Just like bubble tea and pork floss buns, everyone will start copying when things gets sellable.

    Thing about these tools is that, it takes a lot more skill to use it - using a rangefinder properly takes a lot of practice; learning how to "find" and see good light is also something that's can't be copied.

    If you want to use specialised lens like the 85 1.2, you'll have to find ways to use it well, and it's not easy.
    Yup there just so much behind the scene that clients dont know. The time spent thinking of new angles research and practice of ceratin tools to give a certain feel. Yup good light definately.. Like weddings that dont start too early. The morning sun is lovely to play with..
    Last edited by Tsangstudios; 28th December 2006 at 04:14 PM.

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    28-70/2.8 L

    85/1.2l

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    12-24mm & 17-55mm will be enough for me..

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    17-55/2.8 on main body for most shots... and 85/1.4 on a 2nd body for available light shots

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    85 f1.2 is hard on the pocket but hard to use??? like hand holding a 600mm shooting an ant??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dDarkroom View Post
    85 f1.2 is hard on the pocket but hard to use??? like hand holding a 600mm shooting an ant??
    DOF is razor thin when you use it wide open, subject moves slightly and focus will be off. If you don't intend to use it at 1.2 - 1.6, get the 1.8 version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enchanted View Post
    For general coverage : 12 - 24mm [ The Only Choice ! ]
    17-55 on one body, 12-24 on another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canturn View Post
    Choice of lens really depends on the individual style. Less is more too and my back doesn't allow me to carry too much stuffs. For myself, I hardly use anything longer than 85mm.

    I tend to use the 35mm 1.4L and the 35mm summilux asph a lot recently, esp for indoors. 85 1.2L is a good lens but never for critical moments coz I tend to squeeze off a few more shots to compensate for the narrow DOF (sometimes subject move a bit and all).

    Beyond the technicalities, what I like about these 2 lenses is the character/signature look they produce when shot wide open.

    Other than that, 24-70 lives on the 5D as a general purpose lens.
    For people who wants to have character/signature which no one else can copy, simply take a 50/1.8, drop it until the front element cracks (but still intact), then use it to shoot! I'm sure it will be unique in the whole world. Sure no one else can copy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    For people who wants to have character/signature which no one else can copy, simply take a 50/1.8, drop it until the front element cracks (but still intact), then use it to shoot! I'm sure it will be unique in the whole world. Sure no one else can copy one.
    you could do that, or smear gel on a filter or oil or powder or lub... oops, too much information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain View Post
    you could do that, or smear gel on a filter or oil or powder or lub... oops, too much information.
    Yeah.. that's a cheaper way of doing it but it's hard to repeat unless you don't clean off the vaseline afterwards...

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