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Which Lens Should I Buy?

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#81 JestePhotography


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:04 PM

Much better IQ, faster AF, better micro contrast better build quality and better resale value.

#82 cuda


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 07:56 AM

Unless you step up to the pro level glass. I sold several prime lenses when I picked up the 24-70 f2.8 series II. It's as sharp as my primes were. Now I carry one lens to cover several primes.

#83 redcat



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:25 AM

well, for a some Pentax users (minority in the community), I recommend 2 lens :
- FA 31mm f1.8 Limited : for full body portrait with a lot of background
- FA 77mm f1.8 Limited : for half body, head & shoulder and headshot


They are built like a tank, literally ! 100% metal (and glass) ^^ Their bokeh are exceptional, their focal length are "weird" but the results are "wow" :D
They were rated as "best AF lenses money can buy" and they are usually compared with Zeiss/Leica in the lens reviews so there's a reason for that ;)

Ok, enough ads for today ^^ have fun shooting guys !!!

#84 Marios


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:11 PM

For the newbies Id consider Sigma 17 - 50mm f2.8, I just picked it up and its amazing.  Sharper and free from chromatic aberrations at 50mm unlike the canon 50mm F1.8 prime.



#85 ajitchavan


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 01:32 AM

What about

Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

for portraits?

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