Best prime for 60d? Already have 50mm 1.8.

Started Oct 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Best prime for 60d? Already have 50mm 1.8.

mikdes26 wrote:

carlk wrote:

nwlight wrote:

Canon 35mm f/2, around $300. I used to rely on that lens for indoor shots until I got the 17-55 f/2.8.

17-55 is an excellent lens.  There is little reason to have a shorter prime other than cost.  There are also many cheaper third party f2.8 zooms if cost is a factor.

I already have the Tamron 17-50 f2.8.  It's good.  Maybe I'll hold off and use that most of the time.

Sounds like you have a good setup already, but if you are in need of the 1.8 or greater, there is no replacement for a prime.  If you find you use your 50mm 1.8 more often than your Tamron when working at the 50mm range, and if you enjoy that 1.8 over the 2.8 significantly, than I say go for the new prime you are looking for.

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