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Leopard Lupus

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"Stepping up" for prime shooters
« on: March 11, 2012, 11:31:48 PM »
Hello CR folks!

For those of you who shoot primarily primes, or even 100% primes, what are your combinations? Brand is not a restriction here!
The "Holy Trinity" consisting of the 35 L, 85 L and 135 L is a popular one, but are there any other combinations you have found that give versatility? What needs do your selected lens choices fulfill, or have you purchased every quality standard prime to be safe?

I've found what works for me, but what works for all of you? :)


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Re: "Stepping up" for prime shooters
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 11:43:06 PM »
primes i use most

lensbaby sweet 35 (I really like this lens its great fun!)
canon 50 f1.4
sigma 85 f1.4

other primes i have and dont use as much

canon 300 f4L IS also add the kenko 1.4 TC to give me 420 f5.6
and 600 f4.5 FD (manual focus only)

at the wide end i tend to use the 16-35 f2.8 more because of the flexability of the zoom

and I also have the 70-200 f2.8 IS II to fill in that gap

But the 50mm f1.4 and 85 f1.4 are probably my most used primes
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