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      03-23-2012, 01:00 AM   #2870

Drives: Z4 Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ventura County, CA

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Why get fast lenses?

Remember that AF is quicker and more accurate on many Canon bodies when the lens is f/2.8 or faster. So lots of fast action shooting benefits from a fast lens, even when the exposure is stopped down.

Also the subject isolation you can get with a fast lens is a special look - maybe a bit overdone for portraits, but I still like it enough to shoot a 135/2 wide open all the time.

Finally, some times you just need all the light you can get. I shoot nightscapes/starscapes at ISO3200 with a 24/1.4II near wide open. I guess if the 5D3 really has a clean ISO 12800 then I could get away with an f/2.8 - but I'll wait for reports before I go trading in all my fast primes...

Last edited by vachss; 03-23-2012 at 01:11 AM.