Question abt 50mm lens...


voice123

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seeing that 50mm lens on a cropped body is abt 80mm

so should i get a 35mm which is abt 56mm on cropped body

or

24mm which is 38.4mm ..

or

EF28mm f/2.8 which is ard 44mm and the price $389 on canon webby
 

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D800X

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Bro,

I felt the 35mm is a better choice for crop body.

One of the reason is that when you want to let go, it still holds its values.
and 35 mm lens is a great walkabout and street lens to use.
 

eleveninth

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individual preference.

I prefer 35mm. I am on ff.

so depends focal length you shoot more in.
 

D800X

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Hi just asking.

Can the 35mm f1.8 G be used in FF?
 

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seeing that 50mm lens on a cropped body is abt 80mm

so should i get a 35mm which is abt 56mm on cropped body

or

24mm which is 38.4mm ..

or

EF28mm f/2.8 which is ard 44mm and the price $389 on canon webby
Or Sigma 30mm f/1.4? Easily one of the most popular lens around for crop bodies =)
 

TWmilkteaTW

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seeing that 50mm lens on a cropped body is abt 80mm

so should i get a 35mm which is abt 56mm on cropped body

or

24mm which is 38.4mm ..

or

EF28mm f/2.8 which is ard 44mm and the price $389 on canon webby
You obviously dosent quite know which focal length you're looking for.
Do you have a kit lens 18-55. Go try it..and see.. or maybe you dont even need another lens.
 

Blur Shadow

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If you're considering the f/2.8 primes, why don't you just go for the 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom lens?

Else, go for the L lenses or the Sigma 30mm f/1.4.
 

brapodam

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Hi just asking.

Can the 35mm f1.8 G be used in FF?
Yes, in FX mode, with very little vignetting if you shoot wide open and don't focus too close. However TS is using Canon system, so that option is not suitable for him
 

Chrissp

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You should indicate what you are intending to use the lens for. People will not be able to give good advice/recommendations without knowing that, everything will just be an assumption.
 

voice123

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You should indicate what you are intending to use the lens for. People will not be able to give good advice/recommendations without knowing that, everything will just be an assumption.
portrait shot and walkabout lens
i didnt know 50mm is 80mm on a cropped body and i brought it haha
i have a 18-135efs but its huge....
 

brapodam

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portrait shot and walkabout lens
i didnt know 50mm is 80mm on a cropped body and i brought it haha
i have a 18-135efs but its huge....
Portrait also got a lot of type, headshot, full body, half body, funny, serious, etc. What kind of portrait you want to shoot will determine what focal length you use. It can range anywhere from 10mm to 600mm.
 

voice123

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Portrait also got a lot of type, headshot, full body, half body, funny, serious, etc. What kind of portrait you want to shoot will determine what focal length you use. It can range anywhere from 10mm to 600mm.
kao so many ar?

normal outing wif friends portrait lens will do....
less then $500
 

yrh0413

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You obviously dosent quite know which focal length you're looking for.
Do you have a kit lens 18-55. Go try it..and see.. or maybe you dont even need another lens.
To TS: heed this advice, TWmilkteaTW nailed the answer. Zoom your kit lens to 24mm/35mm/50mm and take a few shots, ask yourself which is the best focal length that fits your need.

It is silly to get a prime lens just because "others say so". You seem kindda lost on your last reply... most likely you don't even need to get a prime lens. :)
 

TWmilkteaTW

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kao so many ar?

normal outing wif friends portrait lens will do....
less then $500
Whats wrong with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS you had?
Its huge? frankly speaking...its not any much bigger than a prime.. its not even a L lens..not that huge and heavy. If its big..then maybe you shouldnt even be using a DSLR.. And it has 18-135...provides you so much room to play with.
 

Blur Shadow

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voice123 said:
i have a 18-135efs but its huge....
Woah. If you find that lens huge, then I have to take back my suggestion of the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8.
 

Rashkae

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hw much this lens cost ?
Comes for free with your camera, or check your camera brand's webpage, or call the shops, check the priceguide, but cheapest is the marketplace here...
 

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