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$5000 for traveller lens from Santa

 
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Dec 11, 2010 23:05 |  #1

Ok, this is another annoying thread from me:). Here is the case...

You are a traveller, you will go to Europe, Africa, Asia, around the globe for the rest of your life. You fall in love with photography, and your father gave you his 5d mark II. You want to shoot everything, landscape, portrait, candid, sports, products, etc. But you don't have any lens, you have to buy them yourself.

Suddenly.......
Santa come to visit your house and drop $5000 Cash below your pillow, and for many weeks you have been thinking to complete your photography equipment. You will not buy anymore lens (not body:D) for about 5 years. What lens will you buy 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.?


X-Pro1 + 18-55 f/2.8-4 OIS + 55-200 f/3.8-4.5 OIS
TS-E 24 f/3.5L II + XF 35 f/1.4 + XF 56 f/1.2
Sony RX100 II + G12
Travel the world!

  
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Dec 11, 2010 23:26 |  #2

70-200 f/2.8 IS verson 1
a speed light
24-70 f/2.8L
1.4 and 2x teleconverters
a decent tripod and a cheap monopod
and lastly a full set of filters


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Dec 11, 2010 23:28 |  #3

24-105L F4.0
70-200F2.8L MII
8-15LF4.0
135F2.0L


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Dec 11, 2010 23:32 |  #4

Hmmm... for $5k on just lenses eh... should they be light and easy to travel with or just the best of the best?

For convenience...

$1,500 EF 16-35 f2.8 II to have ultra wide to wide covered
$500 Sigma 50 1.4 for a "normal" lens
$2,200 EF 70-200 f2.8 IS II for a telephoto lens
$900 MP-E 65 cause macro is awesome


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Dec 11, 2010 23:46 as a reply to  @ KinoC's post |  #5

16-35 2.8L
35 1.4L
50 1.4
70-200 2.8L IS
I'd probably have the 35 1.4L as my main walkaround lens having it on 85% of the time with the rest used as needed. Only real pain in the butt would be the 70-200 but if you're traveling you'll always find the need for the reach.




  
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Dec 11, 2010 23:56 |  #6

One thing for sure I will buy the 70-200 II since a LOT of people are praising it.


X-Pro1 + 18-55 f/2.8-4 OIS + 55-200 f/3.8-4.5 OIS
TS-E 24 f/3.5L II + XF 35 f/1.4 + XF 56 f/1.2
Sony RX100 II + G12
Travel the world!

  
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Dec 12, 2010 01:14 |  #7

I really santa to come down my chimney this year, especially if he's bringing 5k


I would get a 200 f/2


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Dec 12, 2010 03:12 |  #8

Hard call. I guess it all depends on your style, but for travel photography (landscapes/architectu​re) the one lens you can't skip would be the 17L TS-E. I'd probably also get a 35L for walk around, a Sigma 85 f/1.4 for portraits and such and a 70-200L f/4 IS (a great compromise since you might not want to lug around it's overweight brother).
So, 17L TS-E + 35L + S85 f/1.4 + 70-200L f/4 IS for $5.6k.
Or 17L TS-E + 50L + 70-200L f/4 IS for $4.8k




  
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Dec 12, 2010 03:26 |  #9

24 ts-e for landscapes 1900
24-70 for walkaround 1250
85 1.2 for portraits 1850


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Dec 12, 2010 03:34 |  #10

24L - $1600
50L - $1500
135L - $1000
TS-E45 f/2.8 or 8-15L - for shiggles (Might blow the budget a little bit but not by much)


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Dec 12, 2010 03:43 |  #11

I would save up another $300 and buy a 200mm f2!!!! ;)

and make it work with everything i need too shoot lol



  
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Dec 12, 2010 04:45 |  #12

Geez, all the choices are tempting for sure...


X-Pro1 + 18-55 f/2.8-4 OIS + 55-200 f/3.8-4.5 OIS
TS-E 24 f/3.5L II + XF 35 f/1.4 + XF 56 f/1.2
Sony RX100 II + G12
Travel the world!

  
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Dec 12, 2010 05:53 |  #13

I want Santa to visit me with such a gift :(

Might be able to get this for $5k:

Canon 17-40
Canon 24-70
Canon 35L
Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS Mk2
2x TC

24-70 could be dropped for Sigma/Tamron alternative plus another goody :)




  
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Dec 12, 2010 05:57 |  #14

I would start with one lens, like a 24-70L, then buy more once I figure out what I need / want.




  
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Dec 12, 2010 06:10 |  #15

35mm 1.4(night, full body portrait, general purpose, whatever). Ts-E 17mm(landscape, architecture, ect), I wouldn't cover sports unless they wanted more of a burnett style tilt shift sports shot, for which I'd also get a 45mm ts-e. Products can be done with anything really. Maybe a 85mm 1.4 zeiss for more traditional head/shoulders portraiture.

That pretty much does it for me.




  
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