Any other all prime users? :)

peepboon

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Here is a photo of my lenses. In order from left to right:

- 24mm F2.8
- 35mm F2D
- 50mm F1.4D
- 85mm F1.4D
- 135mm F2 DC

Just not a fan of bulky zooms, although sometimes primes can get a little annoying lol. :)

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hansolo669

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Here is a photo of my lenses. In order from left to right:

- 24mm F2.8
- 35mm F2D
- 50mm F1.4D
- 85mm F1.4D
- 135mm F2 DC

Just not a fan of bulky zooms, although sometimes primes can get a little annoying lol. :)

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:eek: that is an awesome collection of glass there! *bows* if it was me i would add the 14 2.8 :D

sadly all i have right now is the 50 1.8 (full of awesome)
(pic soon)
 

LumbermanSVO

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To only prime I have so far is the Canon 50 f/1.4. The full time manual focus combined with moving autofocus off the shutter to the back button is awesome and every lens I buy in the future will have FTM focus.

Right now I'm looking at the 300 f/4 IS and the 400 f/5.6.
 

peepboon

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Zoom with your feet... right? :eek:

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Hahaha, keeps me running around like a mad man! lol.


:eek: that is an awesome collection of glass there! *bows* if it was me i would add the 14 2.8 :D

sadly all i have right now is the 50 1.8 (full of awesome)
(pic soon)
I'm going to get rid of the 24 at some point for the 20mm instead.

Will be adding the fisheye and macro when I can afford it :) - Keeping my money back for a 2nd body, hoping it will be the D800 :D
 

whodareswins

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Beautiful collection there! I have one prime, a Nikkor 50mm 1.8D and I love it. Can you suggest any ultra wide primes?
 

WRP

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What's the cost of that kit?

I'm a Canon shooter but was thinking of getting an adapter to shoot Nikon primes for video. Right now I have:

Canon 35 f2
Canon 50 f/1.8
Rokinon 85 f/1.4
 

Fezwick

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I only have two lenses and both are primes. Nikon 300mm f/4 and the 35mm f/1.8. Both are great pieces of glass. I need a wider lens at some point, though.
 

robbieduncan

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Depends on which of my 3 cameras I'm using. When I'm using my 7D I have some primes, some zooms. If I could only keep 2 lenses I'd be keeping one prime, one zoom: 35mm f/1.4 L and one zoom: 70-200mm f/4 L

If I'm using either of my rangefinders (Epson RD-1 and Leica M3) I have no choice but to only use primes!
 

Edge100

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Yup, I'm (basically) all primes.

EF 35 f/1.4L
Sigma 50 f/1.4
EF 85 f/1.2L mkII

Full disclosure: I do own the EF 17-40 f/4L, but it barely gets any use these days. It will soon be replaced by the 24 f/1.4L mkII, and I'm hoping to add a 135 f/2.0L this year, depending on how business goes.

I also shoot with some M42-mount primes; mainly a Fujinon EBC 135 f/3.5 or 200 f/4.5.
 

peepboon

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What's the cost of that kit?

I'm a Canon shooter but was thinking of getting an adapter to shoot Nikon primes for video. Right now I have:

Canon 35 f2
Canon 50 f/1.8
Rokinon 85 f/1.4
I think it cost me around the £2000 mark. (Approx $3000)

The most expensive ones (the 85 and 135) were bought in Hong Kong because its a tax free country :)

I usually buy second hand though. If it does the same job and is in good condition, then I don't see the need to spend the extra £££. :D
 

macjonny1

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Yep, sold my Canon gear for a Leica, and it's all primes from there.

50mm f/1.4 Summilux
21mm f/2.8 Zeiss
 

HarryPot

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Nice lenses all of them. Specially the 85mm, that's a lens I really want to own.

But right now I think my next purchase is going to be a Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8. You can't beat the advantage of having zoom, specially in family shots.

My perfect combo would be:

- 17-55mm f/2.8
- 50mm f/1.4
- 105mm macro f/2.8

The last two I already own, and are amazing. Much better than my 18-55 kit lens:eek:. But, photography is SO expensive!

I don't know if I should invest in the lens or in a new camera. My D40x is still working, but I would hate buying an expensive lens to then find myself needing to buy a new camera because the current one broke.
 

stradale33

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Very nice collection, I have only a 35mm f1.8 prime to go with a kit zoom on my D90 but most of the lenses on my wish list seem to be primes.

I agree with your thinking on buying used too.
 

MattSepeta

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peepboon: NICE! They all match, I love it.

Im using a

-tokina 16-24 (Waiting for a good deal on 24L1 to switch it)
-Sigma 50
-Tamron 60 macro
-Sigma 85
-135L

Loving the primes!! I dont think I could ever "go back", but I am thinking about getting a 17-55 again for my backup for vacations and whatnot.
 

Kebabselector

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Got a mixture of primes and zoom, I'd like more primes but I occasionally prefer to travel lighter with range of focal lengths covered.

EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
EF17-40mm f/4 L
EF24-105mm f/4 L
EF50mm f/1.4
EF70-200mm f/4 L
EF100mm f/2.8 Macro
EF300mm f/4 IS L
EX1.4
 

appie57

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I love primes! I have the Nikkor 85mm 1.8D, the 50mm 1.4G, the 35mm 1.8G and recently the 20mm 2.8D. All but the 50mm one are second hand but in top shape. Then I have the Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, which is formally a zoom, but with a narrow range so in practice I use it like a prime with a little bit of flexibility. And then I have the kit zooms, but hardly use them anymore. Good tele zooms are outside my budget.
 

MattZani

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I have a 28mm 2.8 and a 50mm 1.8, would love to get more though, can't beat a good prime!
 

mackmgg

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I've got a 30mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8 for my EF mount lenses, then a 28mm f/2.8 (redundant with the 30mm, but still works well for film), 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/4 Macro, and 135mm f/3.5 in FD mount with an adapter. I don't mind the bulk of zooms, but until I can get myself a nice f/1.8 zoom, I'll be sticking with primes.
 

ChristianVirtual

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Zooms
*17-40/4.0
*24-70/2.8
*70-200/2.8IS
(mainly used for kid/family-shots; when not enough time to change lens)

Primes
*50/1.8
*85/1.2
*100/2.8 Macro
*135/2.0
*300/4.0IS
*400/5.6
*500/4.0IS
*1.4xTC II
Prime use for the primes for shots with planning or loooong reach is needed; nature and airshow)


Still would like to add a wide-angle-prime and a TS; but after marriage the required approval workflow takes more time :eek:
But need to be fair: the 500 got approval :cool:
 
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