F/2.8 Worth Double Price?

Started Sep 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Muresan Bogdan Contributing Member • Posts: 511
Re: F/2.8 Worth Double Price?

What will you be using it for? What camera do you use. I shoot with a 5d mk III and because of the good ISO performance I chose to buy the 24-105 zoom and invest in some good primes for candid shots. The old 24-70 was never sharp enough to use at f2.8 constantly. Also with full frame unless I want a portrait of one person ( for which I prefer a prime and f1.8-2), DOF is so small at 2.8 that I cannot get 2-3 persons in focus even if they seem to be in the same line. So I shoot mostly f4-6.3 at events on full frame so I can have just enough subject isolation and still have a small group of people ( dancing for example or walking down the aisle at the church) all in focus.

My opinion is you might want to consider the 24-105 and put the money difference in some primes.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Fujifilm X-T1 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM +1 more
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