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Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« on: February 05, 2006, 06:13:09 PM »
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Quote from: mgd711,Dec 18 2005, 10:19 AM
I have been asked many times about good quality inexpensive prime lenses so I thought I'd list here what I consider to be good and provide a link to the Chief Primate "Petteri Sulonen". I used to think he was crazy but I slowly came round to some of his idea's.

First a link to Petteri's site http://www.prime-junta.net, it may not work to well this weekend as he is making some major changes to the site.

What I consider to be good...

Sigma 15mm Fish Eye, not much of a fish eye effect of a cropped camera and easily defished using PT Lens.

Sigma 20mm f1.8, I like this lens a lot, not as big and heavy as some people complain about on the web. Not very sharp wide open but good by f2.2.

Canon 35mm f2.0, I don't have this lens but people say that it's very good for the money.

Canon 50mm f1.8, Very good for the money but if you can afford it buy the f1.4 version.

Canon 85mm f1.8, Fantastic lens!

Canon 135 f2.8 Soft Focus, I also don't have this lens but reports say that its very sharp with good colour etc.. The soft focus feature is switchable!

I have the 35mm f.4L, its expensive!! For me it was worth the extra over the 35mm f2.0. I also have the 135mm f2.0L, This lens is amazing, however I don't use it too often.

Also worth considering are the Sigma 24mm and 28mm, I have seen mixed reviews of these lenses but I have also seen some stunning results. There is also the Canon 24mm and 28mm.

A review from Petteri comparing the Canon 24mm to the Canon 35mm. http://www.prime-junta.net/gallery/galleri...s-35/index.html

If you are looking for a Macro lens the Sigma 150mm f2.8 is about as good as it gets, certainly up there with the Canon 180mm f3.5L but a lot less expensive than the Canon, plus the Sigma make a nice portrait lens.

PT Lens is a free download from E paper press that alow's you to remove lens distortions from your images.

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Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« on: February 05, 2006, 06:13:09 PM »

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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2006, 02:49:21 AM »
Hi.

Since the Canon 35mm f2 was mentioned here, I would like to share some sample pics taken by this lens:





visit my other thread to see more samples of the 35mm f2 lens at
http://www.pinoyphotographer.net/forumSMF/index.php?topic=742.0

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Nikkor 50mm: f/1.4 AF-D vs. f/1.8 AF-D
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006, 09:38:13 AM »
tanong ko lang sa mga Nikonians dyan, is the f/1.4 worth the extra stop compared to the f/1.8 which is a lot cheaper?  ::)

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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 09:50:18 AM »
I dont have the 1.8 but my 1.4 is one of my sharpest lenses ever  :). DOF is fantastic with this lens wide open but you have to be extra carefull when focusing since DOF will be quite thin. Some say that the 1.8 is sharper but I can't confirm this.

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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2006, 09:51:52 AM »
Just got an EF 50mm 1.8 II during photoworld... good cheap lens!!! ;D

Current gear: Nikon D700, Panasonic GF-1, Nikkor AF-S 14-24 2.8 ED-IF N, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AiS, Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 VR mkI, SB900, My toes, my knees, my shoulders and my head... :D

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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2006, 10:10:48 AM »
Just got an EF 50mm 1.8 II during photoworld... good cheap lens!!! ;D

I just got one for myself also- ganda nga ng lens- sharp talaga for a relatively affordable price :)
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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2006, 10:13:17 AM »
Oh, now several people are getting the prime-al itch :D

Wait til you sample the 135 F/2.0L ;)

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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2006, 10:16:10 AM »
Just got an EF 50mm 1.8 II during photoworld... good cheap lens!!! ;D

I just got one for myself also- ganda nga ng lens- sharp talaga for a relatively affordable price :)

Yeah, but after talking to Jo Avila and being scolded for not seeing a necessity for Macro, i kinda regretted not affording a 50mm Macro... :P
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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2006, 10:22:02 AM »

photo taken with a D50 + f/1.4 AF
at f/1.4 aperture setting, naka 1/350 lang shutter speed nya... there's plenty of stops to spare!  :o

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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2006, 11:20:04 AM »
saving up for:

sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro (droool)

nikon 85mm f/1.8 - lovely portraits and bokeh

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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2006, 12:42:49 PM »
Yeah, but after talking to Jo Avila and being scolded for not seeing a necessity for Macro, i kinda regretted not affording a 50mm Macro... :P

Hindi po ba pwedeng pang macro yun 50mm f/1.8 Master Kentamayo?
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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2006, 12:53:47 PM »
Yeah, but after talking to Jo Avila and being scolded for not seeing a necessity for Macro, i kinda regretted not affording a 50mm Macro... :P

Hindi po ba pwedeng pang macro yun 50mm f/1.8 Master Kentamayo?

Nope, minimum focusing distance of the 50 1.8 II is 1.5ft/0.45m :(
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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2006, 01:20:26 PM »
Nope, minimum focusing distance of the 50 1.8 II is 1.5ft/0.45m :(

:( talaga. mahal pa naman ng macro lens
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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2006, 01:26:19 PM »
sinubukan ko baliktarin ang lente, ok sa macro 50mm 1.8  ;D
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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2006, 10:23:42 AM »
I bought myself a prime as well during Photoworld. Got an EF 50mm f/1.8 and its proving to be a good portrait lens. Sample pic below.






Bang for the buck lens, I love the bokeh when used with portraits.
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Re: Nikkor 50mm: f/1.4 AF-D vs. f/1.8 AF-D
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2006, 02:33:36 PM »
tanong ko lang sa mga Nikonians dyan, is the f/1.4 worth the extra stop compared to the f/1.8 which is a lot cheaper?  ::)

Nope.  The 50mm f1.4 is not worth it.  May problema sa Chromatic Aberration ang f1.4.  Parehas ang sharpness from f2.8 to f5.6, pero mula sa f5.6 hanggang f16 -- pinakamalinaw na yata ang 50mm f1.8 sa lahat ng Nikkor lenses.

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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2006, 04:21:38 PM »
ganda nga for portraits ang 50 F1.8 sulit na sulit.. lalong lalo na sa low light oks na oks talaga

 hindi portrait pero grabe ang sharp talaga :D
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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2006, 07:07:30 PM »
kasi 19k yung 50mm f1.4, yung 4k na 50mm f1.8 na lang binili...




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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2006, 08:02:04 PM »
I bought an OM 50mm f/1.4 and an OM to 4/3 adapter -- siguro darating 1st week of march :D
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Re: Prime Lenses, calling all prime-ates
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2006, 11:58:52 PM »
nikkor 50mm f/1.4 can be bought for php8500 at Mayer's.

i'm eyeing the 85mm f/1.8. does anyone have this lens? feed back please :D
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