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Old 5th of January 2012 (Thu)   #1
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Question ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

What would it be?

Close ups:

Stationary Shots:

Racing / Moving Shots:

Rig Shots:


I know this topic has a lot of talk, but I was tying to get everything in one post and make a pie chart for all to see. (all of us noobs, I should say.)
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Default Re: ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

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Old 5th of January 2012 (Thu)   #3
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Default Re: ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

guess i should of said, one lens for each category I listed...
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Default Re: ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

what exactly are you shooting? EXACTLY.... Say cars and be prepared to be flamed, we can all figure out its cars from the question you asked.

Are you shooting drag racing, moto gp, motocross, autox, F1 (in which case you wouldnt be asking these questions)

a close up shot for me would be a 400+mm, you see airplanes (and drivers in the case of racing) are usually far away so long lenses are needed for "close up"
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Old 5th of January 2012 (Thu)   #5
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Default Re: ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

I would say, my inspiration in photography is Webb Bland.
www.notbland.com

That being said, .... artistic stationary shots?
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Default Re: ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

Give me a kit lens & I can shoot all of those choices. Finding the angle & the light is more important IMO.
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Default Re: ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

Same track.

Car picture at 500mm.





Car picture at 18mm.




Switch situations, and each lens is in the wrong place.
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Old 6th of January 2012 (Fri)   #8
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Default Re: ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

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Switch situations, and each lens is in the wrong place.

Understandable.

Right now I have a
50mm f1.8
75-300mm EF f4-5.6 (picked it up for $99 used. No stability control though.)
28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

should I stay with these lens for now or upgrade?
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Default Re: ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

Closeups 60mm macro
Stationary: 17-40
Racing:70-200 f4l is
rig shots: I have no idea
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Default Re: ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

Ok, well that has nothing to do with lens's
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Default Re: ...if you had ONE lens to pick from. . .

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Ok, well that has nothing to do with lens's
Hahahaha wrong thread, somehow this post got here, ill edit.
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