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Which canon package is best for your bag, what's the weight and $ worth?

Zooms: canon 16-35mm f2.8 ii + 24-70 ii +70-200 2.8 is ii
27 (51.9%)
Primes: canon 14mm 2.8 ii + 24mm 1.4 ii + canon 35mm 1.4 + canon 50mm 1.2 + canon 85mm 1.2 ii + canon 100mm 2.8 is + 135mm f2 + 200mm f2
25 (48.1%)

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PavelR

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Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2012, 02:40:10 AM »
I'm assuming you already compared(hand-on) your primes Vs 24-70 f2.8 II?

How do you recomp....f1.2 lens at 1.2? not saying you can't with crop in pp
Yes, I did - with my hands and my eyes. 24-70 II is sharp @ F3.5. But, 85/1.4, 135/2, 200/2 are far better @ F2.8 than 24-70 II @ F2.8.
I do not recompose with any lens, because the right moment of a shot is lost and sometimes correct focus is lost too.

24-70 II can only reach up to 70mmm and you compared to 85, 135, and 200mm?

What I'm seeing in my 24-70 II is extremely sharp at f2.8....I haven't shoot at f3.5 or smaller yet.

Pic below was taken inside a pre-school classroom. I cropped nearly 70%, no flash of course @ f2.8. You have any pic at f3.5 on your 24-70?
Yes, I'm comparing because OP asking to compare primes vs zooms and I choose primes 98% of the time.
I do not usually shoot architecture, thus I can use "feet zoom" and pick up 85,200 anytime against 24-70 + 70-200.
I tested new 24-70 taking several shots and difference between 2.8 and 3.5 was clearly seen on the camera display...
So, there is no FF AF prime wider than 85 matching the IQ 85+ (only TS24II w/o AF), thus I use 85+ 98% of the time...

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Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2012, 02:40:10 AM »

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Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2012, 03:31:37 AM »
That's a somewhat impossible poll for me.  I would vastly prefer shooting with the second kit; the first kit is far more practical.

so true

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Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2012, 03:36:03 AM »
I voted primes. I would prefer to carry that set over the zooms, however I don't see myself needing all of those mentioned.

In reality, I'm sure a lot if us carry a mix.

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Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2012, 04:54:58 AM »
I'd love all the primes but I'll not carry everything.  I'll think first on what to carry depending on the situation.  Maybe a 3 lens combination.

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Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2012, 05:53:27 AM »
The 2nd might be best for my bag,  but I just don't have the $ to buy all those primes.

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Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2012, 09:28:18 AM »
Yes, I'm comparing because OP asking to compare primes vs zooms and I choose primes 98% of the time.
I do not usually shoot architecture, thus I can use "feet zoom" and pick up 85,200 anytime against 24-70 + 70-200.
I tested new 24-70 taking several shots and difference between 2.8 and 3.5 was clearly seen on the camera display...
So, there is no FF AF prime wider than 85 matching the IQ 85+ (only TS24II w/o AF), thus I use 85+ 98% of the time...


Everyone can say my lens is SUPER sharp at bla-bla-bla....it's difficult to debate when there no hard facts included.

I do not need to convince anybody to use any lens, I'm only saying what I found out and what I use the most...
You can try yourself and if you do not see the difference, you will be happy - carrying less weight and keep zoom versatility...
BTW: http://the-digital-picture.com/ database of the lenses is pretty good - I usually compare the IQ here before buying lens and than my test shots confirm almost all the time match the conclusion I did online. (DB is correct at least for Canon and Sigma, some Nikkor lenses I own are better than seen there...)

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Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2012, 09:28:18 AM »