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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 02:55 PM

This may largely come down to style, but would like to gather some varying opinions with reasonings.

 

You're only able to run with 2 primes for an indoors shoot, what 2 focal lengths do you take of the following?

21mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm

 

Bonus points for also posting your 3 prime arsenal.

 

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#2 Miguel Angel

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 04:54 AM

21mm and either 32mm or 35mm. 

 

My reason behind it is that I like shooting close ups with the 32 / 35mm and if I can use it for wide shots even better. 

The 27mm (or the 29mm) is a great lens for close-ups too.

 

Actually my 3 prime arsenal is: 18mm or 21mm / 27mm / 32mm or 35mm.

 

Those are the three I have been using for the last two years. 

 

Obviously it depends on the location, if I can be wide enough or have space to move around with the 21mm I won't use the 18mm but if the locations is mega tiny then I'll change the 21mm for the 18mm.

 

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#3 Joshua Csehak

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:29 AM

25 and 85.

 

My everyday 3-prime arsenal is the Otus 28, 55, and 85. I'm mostly on the 28 and 85. And often wishing the 28 was a 24. I have the Tokina 11-16 to throw in once in a while when I need something extra wide. Might replace it with a Milvus at some point...


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#4 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:00 AM

Only need one. 32mm can do everything.


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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:06 AM

I agree on the 32; which isn't listed (i'm not a big fan of a 35) but out of the ones you listed, 21 (also not a fan of) and a 50 (also not a fan of).

In my ideal world:

18/32/65 (or 75 depending)


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#6 Giacomo Girolamo

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:13 AM

I guess if I have to choose, a 35 and a 85...

 

Tough choose, by the way.


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#7 Ignacio Aguilar

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:18 AM

21mm isn't wide enough for many indoor shoots. I would choose a 18mm and a 32mm. 


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:18 AM

21 and 35...but I'm prone to wides.


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#9 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 02:59 PM

I ended up purchasing a 21, 35, and 85

 

...for anyone who cares..


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#10 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:14 PM

I agree on the 32; which isn't listed (i'm not a big fan of a 35)

What difference does the 3mms make for you?


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#11 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:47 AM

quite a lot. It just feels "right," to me. It's not something super easy to articulate, and it doesn't really matter to articulate it. It's almost like the difference between a 35 and a 40; it's not much in mm; but man, do they feel different-- even the slight difference in spacial compression is important, and in the end, it's almost one of those you like what you like things.


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