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Raymond A. Bleesz
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:29 pm    Post subject: Prime lenses in your kit Reply with quote

Curious to know what your typical prime lenses might be in your kit, primarily Nikon users? I am aware that certain subject matter, (sports/action, wedding, commercial, landscape, portrait, etc) may dictate lens choices, but what are yours and for what field of work?

Prior to digital, the film era, one could select prime lenses which fit the bill, dependent upon the type of work one did---but with digital, and the 1.6x factor on digital lenses, I'm not up to speed on prime lenses as zooms do a lot of the work.

Thank you for your input & observations.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bring a 50 1.2, 24 1.4, and a 45 2.8 t/s with me, mainly because of there speed. Plus call me old timey but I think primes just have a better look to them than zooms.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be nice to shoot with only primes but I don't have that luxury.

So beyond the standard zooms I carry a 17 T/S, 24 T/S, 90 T/S, 85 1.2, 100 2.8 and 180 3.5.

A fast 35 and 50 would be nice, but they're too pricey and seldom does a client notice the difference over using a zoom.

This year I'll be adding all the Zeiss Cineprimes. It'll be interesting to see how it is working with them for stills as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

24 1.4, 35 1.4, 50 1.4, 85 1.2, 100 2.8

plus the standard zooms -

16-35, 24-70, 70-200 & Nikon 14-24
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Richard R. Barron
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:10 pm    Post subject: Zooms + Primes Reply with quote

When I shoot news and sports for my newspaper and magazine, I have the usual zooms, plus these primes: 50mm f/1.8 (light and cheap), an 85mm f/1.8, the 300mm f/2.8 (plus a 1.4 converter) for my night sports and long-reach news, and a 300mm f/4 for daytime sports handheld. I have these primes but only occasionally leave the office with them: 180mm f/2.8, 200mm f/2.0, 400mm f/3.5.

I talk a little about it here...

http://richardbarron.net/cameras/2011/01/15/glass-for-hoops/

And here...

http://richardbarron.net/cameras/2010/08/29/a-sweet-piece-of-glass/

Hope this helps. -R
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Canon T/S set, 85mm 1.8, 300mm 2.8, Contax 50mm 1.4 and Contax 28mm (f?). The rest are zooms.
I use the Contax with adapters for the 5D2 and Nex5 video...
Looking for either the Canon 135 f (although I never really really liked 135mm) or a Contax 100mm f2
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