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Do you Love Primes?

I Love Primes.
128 (91.4%)
I Don't Love Primes.
12 (8.6%)

Total Members Voted: 139

Voting closed: August 30, 2012, 05:08:07 PM

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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2012, 08:59:58 AM »
Primes only my way to go :P

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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2012, 12:32:41 PM »
Shouldn't the options be:
I love primes
I love (a) prime
I have no idea what a prime is   ;D

Took the 5DmkII out this weekend with the 200mm 2.8 and my 85mm 1.8 to the aquarium with my family.

I hate to sound like the masses, but I really missed IS -- my hands are NOT steady, regardless of how I brace.  I really look forward to (someday) having the stabilization be done on the mount and not the lens.
Um, you can shoot it at 6400 iso and 1/200 sec prob so wheres the shake problem then?
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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2012, 12:45:49 PM »
Yes, shoot at 1/2000 and believe me, hand shake isn't much an issue.  I don't use IS on my 300 f/2.8L I IS lens when mounted on a monopod.  No point.
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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2012, 02:44:37 PM »
I loved the shots I got from the 200mm with a monopod this summer but my son doesn't stand still long enough to bring a lot of equip to places like this though. 

The jellies in the dark was a bit of a challenge.  I'm not a fan of cranking the iso too high.

Outside wasn't a big deal since it was really bright so I could move to a faster shutter speed.
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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2012, 02:51:59 PM »
Monopod is a good idea, you can use your unpacked tripod by the same way (my way). I have no experience with IS, currently I'm waiting for 50/1.4 IS to feel the feature myself, I guess it will enjoy it very much.

With my 7D and 85/1.8 and cannot hold longer time than 1/200s, I shoot often indoor in low light when I come home from work and it's quite issue for me. Fortunately I can shot with 28/1.8 using 1/60s and faster.

Back to question. I love taking photos, regardless of used equipment and primes are my wins in point of value/price.

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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2012, 05:34:06 PM »
Had zooms, 10-22, 17-40, 16-35, 70-200 2.8 with a crop sensor body. Sold all and replaced them with primes shortly after I bought the 5DIII.

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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2012, 02:18:33 AM »
Yes, shoot at 1/2000 and believe me, hand shake isn't much an issue.  I don't use IS on my 300 f/2.8L I IS lens when mounted on a monopod.  No point.
I always have IS on even on a monopod you shift up down and side to side. I have been using position 2 for panning as my is selection depending on what it is but sometimes position 1, especially if handholding. Depending on the wedding i'll even use a monopod for that too, for the ceremony portraits and toasts.
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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2012, 02:18:55 AM »
Had zooms, 10-22, 17-40, 16-35, 70-200 2.8 with a crop sensor body. Sold all and replaced them with primes shortly after I bought the 5DIII.
Congrats! I also own the 24LII and 50L, you are going to fall in love with those lenses if you haven't already!
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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2012, 03:17:36 AM »
I love Primes. Do you?

The more I use them, The more I'm glad I used my budget on them. ;D

I use only primes for my work 95%. For landscapes ( i rarely shoot landscapes ) i use zooms. so the vote is for primes

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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2012, 01:16:41 AM »
I love Primes. Do you?

The more I use them, The more I'm glad I used my budget on them. ;D

I use only primes for my work 95%. For landscapes ( i rarely shoot landscapes ) i use zooms. so the vote is for primes

I shoot landscapes with primes too....

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Re: I love Primes.
« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2012, 04:42:24 AM »
I am almost a beginner, and love both kinds [100mm Macro IS L vs 24-105 IS L & 70-200 F/4 IS L].


I must admit that sometimes I only carry the 100mm Macro as a walk around lense (with my 5D classic) even when a macro-photography sesssion is not planned, just because I like its colours, sharpness and bokeh.
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« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2012, 04:42:24 AM »