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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:11 pm 
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I did mention it before elsewhere, the AF assist light was a pain when a Nikon user had theirs going off all the time so I couldn't take any shots while that was happening. So in a group environment it isn't a sociable option to use.

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An ST-E2 can be a gentler, more socially-acceptable, if expensive, AF-assist light. I bought mine for firing remote flashguns, but use it quite a bit for AF assistance in low light, when not using flash.

I just visited a dealer, and tried my familiar, much-favored 35L on a clean, pre-owned classic 5D. The resulting images were impressive! I had tried lesser lenses on this same camera earlier in the month, and was not overly impressed. What a difference good glass makes! I just may adopt this unloved 5D1!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:34 pm 
This is a great topic that challenge the echoed idea of using a fast prime wide open in a FF camera, to get the "better" picture. The discussed ideas really reflect practice instead of theory.


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