Is 1 stop worth $1200 to you?

Started May 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
csista Regular Member • Posts: 423
Re: Is 1 stop worth $1200 to you?

For one stop of light, no.

For the bokeh that comes from the shallower depth of field, absolutely.

This is the reason I pay extra for the 2.8 zooms. And since I use the 70-200 primarily for portrait/lifestyle, it's almost always under f/4. F/2.8 vs. f/4 is so much more than just a light intake thing. It affects the look of the entire image. Even with my 16-35mm, while I'm almost always at f/9 with that, when I want to get in close for a nice slightly-distorted detail, the f/2.8 gives me a look that the 17-40mm f/4 can't.

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- Chris

CURRENT: 5D Mark II x 2| 16-35mm f/2.8L II | 24-70mm f/2.8L II | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II | 50mm f/1.2L | 135mm f/2L | 85mm f/1.8

PAST: Canon 7D | Nikon D200 | Nikon D70s | Minolta A2 | Nikon F2 | Nikon F1

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Canon EF 135mm F2L USM Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM +6 more
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