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Old March 25th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #1
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hi, after a first wedding I noticed that the kit lens for indoor church and restaurant is dim and I do not like, I always just around the shoulder to make reports. I would only use a 24-70 f2.8 lens type with lea2 or do not know ... what would be the best solution?
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:20 AM   #2
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That's a very a expensive lens your referring too and I don't see why it can't do the job. If you have the money to spend go for it !

However, have you ever considered buying a Manual lens? and have focus peaking set to max? it is very easy to shoot manual with peaking I have to admit.

Gives me much more control too ...

I like shooting AUTO when I run & gun, but focus is something I don't mind keeping on manual. Allows me to be way more creative.

Have a look at some good low light manual glass. I have recently bought a Canon FD f3.5 35-105mm MACRO it has a constant f3.5 through the whole focal length and some youtube videos have suggested it is parafocal.

Can't wait to try it!
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Old March 26th, 2013, 06:26 AM   #3
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is in fact the cost is high .... then you must also buy adapter ... adapter that you use?
I was thinking about a sony sel 35mm f1.8 or a manual type Samyang 35mm attack nex
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Old March 26th, 2013, 07:42 AM   #4
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Hi Nino

You can also get a nice prime that also autofocuses just like the SEL35 from Sigma ..they are only F2.8 but still work pretty well, cost is half the Sony and no adapter is required for them as they are E-Mount and both aperture, OSS and AF work on them !!

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Old March 31st, 2013, 12:00 PM   #5
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Hi Nino - we've had a lot of success with the relatively cheaper A-mount Sigma 24-70 f2.8 and the Sony adapters. Ebay quite often has this lens - they're not particularly rare - and they work perfectly. The downside is you're losing OSS with this route but you are gaining no light fall off (vignetting), sweet spot sharpness and very low distortion.

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