Opinions on fast wide angle prime lens.

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brentsp
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Opinions on fast wide angle prime lens.
Jul 13, 2010

I'm a part time wedding and portrait photographer that is about sold on going all prime for weddings. I have the 17-35 f2.8, 28-75 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 and while they are fantastic zooms especially for being Tamron, they are all a tad soft stopped down depending on focal length. Its not really all that bad but I really noticed a differences when shooting with my Nikon 50 f1.4G. Even at f1.4 its very sharp. I guess that's just the difference between prime and zooms.......there's always a sacrifice either way you go.

So I was thinking that I'll just get a 24 f1.4 and start using the 50 and 24 for weddings. Checked out the 24 f1.4 and WOW nice lens but $2200?! Ouch! I can't afford to go that route. Looks like there's a few other choices but at different focal lengths and not as fast. What do you guys/gals recommend for a primed wide angle for weddings? D700 is my camera.

Thanks in advance!
Brent

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