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Topic - Prime lens for everyday

Philip on 13 Dec 2012
I've got 17-85mm IS and 120-400 IS lenses for everyday and wildlife. I've got a 90mm/2.8 macro that I want to replace with something shorter - it was bought when I had full frame film.

I've always meant to grab a nifty fifty, but wonder if with the crop sensor it is still the best everyday prime lens? If ~50mm on a crop is still a good buy then I will probably go with a macro option like Tamron 60mm/f2 rather than Canon's 50mm/2.5.

If however the cop sensor user's best option is a 25-35mm range to have the same fov as a 50mm on full, then I'll hold off on the macro and buy something like this.

Part of the reason to buy now is that low light Christmas photos always benefit from a fast lens and since my 90mm macro became too cropped for portraits I've made do with the 17-85 with IS.
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