Lens recommendation: is 23mm a must-have?

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Questions thread
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shotguns Regular Member • Posts: 453
Re: Lens recommendation: is 23mm a must-have?

Im in the exact same boat (well, almost)...

18-55, 55-200, 35 and Tamron 90 for Macro (which is great with these Fujis).

I don't have your 14 (hope to some day)... but DID get the 23.

Yes, I tried shooting with the zoom on 23 for a few trips out.... mostly just to see how much I like the FL.

Seeing that that works for me - I didn't really care if I was going to need to speed of 1.4... for me, I wanted this as a standalone prime to street and casual shots (the 35 also fills this role but differently of course). I love the capacity of the lens for subject isolation when wide. Not being able to get exactly that with the zoom - I spent the money while she's on sale.

If it's a financial hit - maybe sit out till the next sale... or... in the waiting period ... become clearer about whether you want the 56 or 23 more.... both are great..., for me, the 23... for portraits/macros - the Tamron will do just fine. (Also using a 250D there)...

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