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Old 12-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #21
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Well the lens arrived and here are 2 of the first shots from it. I wanted to see what kind of DOF I could achieve at 1.4, and it looks pretty damn good. The bokeh is nice, and at 24mm it just has a different look to it..I'm happy so far!


Bailey at 1.4 by bloung, on Flickr


24L bokeh by bloung, on Flickr
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:37 PM   #22
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And is it just me or is e46fanatics, making my pics look a little soft? On my flickr the Bailey pic looks significantly sharper...I'm just using the embedded code so it doesn't make sense to me why it would..hmm
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:46 PM   #23
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That's the way Flickr handles image files. Congratz on the new lens!
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:58 AM   #24
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Incredible lens. Well it better be, for the price lol. Both your lenses are pretty wide. Ever consider 85mm? I love my 85mm f1.8 to death. That said, i prefer zoom. It's too tiresome to keep changing lenses if i wanna use different focal lengths.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #25
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Incredible lens. Well it better be, for the price lol. Both your lenses are pretty wide. Ever consider 85mm? I love my 85mm f1.8 to death. That said, i prefer zoom. It's too tiresome to keep changing lenses if i wanna use different focal lengths.
Yeah I actually owned the 85 and for me its too close. My 35mm is my perfect FF for portraits.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #26
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Yeah I actually owned the 85 and for me its too close. My 35mm is my perfect FF for portraits.
35mm for perfect for FF portraits? Never heard a photog say that wayyyy too wide IMHO unless they are environmental portraits.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:00 PM   #27
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35mm for perfect for FF portraits? Never heard a photog say that wayyyy too wide IMHO unless they are environmental portraits.
Well relatively speaking. For me, I don't shoot professionally, so yes I'd need a 70-200 or 85mm for that ideal portrait. I'm more of a walk around, take shots, kinda guy, so I lean more towards wider lenses for the environment. But when I've done paid gigs I've used mid and long teles.
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I pretty much went all prime awhile ago and was fine with it until I got called for more events and realized that primes were good but times I wished I were able to zoom. So I picked up a 70-200L 2.8 and plan on adding a 24-70L as well.
But as far as primes I just picked up a 24L and love that lens. I went with a 35L before and found it to not be wide enough for landscape. So I picked up a 50L to replace the 35L, and when I sold the 35L I picked up an 85L for an amazing price and just last week was finally able to get the 24L.

If your doing portraits and setup shots then primes are great but if your gonna do events then its good to have zooms as well.
I'm more partial to primes but for the money and pay give me a zoom.
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