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Old Jan 22, 2012, 4:15 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of ditching my current lens setup, which is a Sigma 17-50 f2.8 and a Canon 50 f1.8 in place of a Canon 20mm f2.8 and a Canon 50mm f1.4 lens. I'm just sick of my Sigma lens, and I don't want to dish out $1300 for a Canon equivalent of the Sigma lens I currently have. Anyone have insight on only having prime lenses? I LOVE the quality of primes, and I primarily shoot landscapes for my personal work, and I photograph various events for my school. I feel like 20mm would be fine for most things, I'm just trying to get some insight though. Any thoughts? Thank you!
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 5:45 PM   #2
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I have some primes and love them but I also like my zooms and wouldn't dare unload them. Having a bit of both is a benefit for the photography I'm doing.

I'm not too familiar with Sigma lenses (I do have the 10-20, though). I'm just curious as to why you are sick of them?
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I just think that my pictures look dull. However, I did just make a revelation, I think it may have been my UV filter making them look dull. I took it off, and they seem to be looking much better!
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Many modern zoom lenses are at least as good as some common primes. Primes only offer either of two real advantages:
  1. They have larger maximum apertures, or
  2. They have shorter minimum focus distances.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 5:48 AM   #5
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... I think it may have been my UV filter making them look dull. I took it off, and they seem to be looking much better!
Yeah, some filters will do that.
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