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Significa
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Aug 02, 2011 07:45 |  #1

Just curious how much others have spent on your hobby so far.

Hobbyists = those who don't make money off photography

For me:
15-85mm IS USM 3.5-5.6
55-250mm IS 3.5-5.6
85mm 1.8 USM
35mm 2.0
50mm 1.8

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Aug 02, 2011 07:56 |  #2

I think you will find that hobbyist spend as much if not more on camera gear than many pros. Something to do with; if I only had this or that I could do so much better. Not true but it help justify buying new gear every year.:o:lol:

My lens list:
Canon 17-85mm
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 (wife's)
Canon 24-105L f4
Canon 10-22mm
Canon 50mm f1.8
Canon 55-250mm
Canon 70-300mm (not the L)
Canon 18-55mm IS (came with the camera)
These lenses get used between the wife's T1i and my 7D.


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Suggestions welcome.
5DIII, EF 50 1.4, EF 40 f2.8, EF 24-105L IS , EF 70-200 f4L IS, 580EX ll

  
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Aug 02, 2011 08:12 |  #3

I started in the late 60s with a Minolta SRT-101, followed by a used Canon F-1 in the mid-70s (a lot of money in those days for a student). Photography remains a hobby, not a profession for me. Today I still have my aging 40D, and I lent my 17-85 to my sister-in-law. That leaves:

24-105L (walk around)
Sigma 30 (great low light prime)
85 f1.8 (perfect for dog agiilty)
200 f2.8L (Stunning bokeh -- incredible lens)
70-300L (just love this lens -- my favorite)
Kenko Pro300 DGX 1.4x (works with 70-300L and 200L)
430EX II (perfect flash for my need)

Last need (yeah right) is probably UWA, maybe 10-22




  
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Aug 02, 2011 08:40 |  #4

Tokina 12-24 f4
Tamron 28-75 f2.8
Canon 70-200 f4 IS
Canon 60 macro
Canon 85 f1.8
580 EX II

and a 40D.
I also have a Canon 55-250 that I keep for vacations/hiking, etc., and that I couldn't bring myself to sell when I got the 70-200. It's a terrific little lens, never lets me down.


Gear: Canon 7D, Tokina 12-24 f/4, Canon 24-105L f4, Canon 70-300L, Canon 60 macro f/2.8, Speedlite 580 EXII, 2x AB800

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Aug 02, 2011 08:44 as a reply to  @ dnauer's post |  #5

17-40 (wa for 5DII)
24-105 (walkaround for 5DII)
100-400 (typically for wildlife shots with either 5DII or 7D)
18-270 PZD Tamron (walkaround for 7D)

This week the 40D go to the used equipment table at the local shop along with
10-22
28-135




  
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Aug 02, 2011 08:58 |  #6

Not counting the 3 bodies that I have (which is at least 1 too many):

17-40L
Canon 17-55 2.8
Canon 50 1.4
100mm L 2.8 Macro
70-300 4-5.6 L


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Aug 02, 2011 09:02 |  #7

I have a capable little group of lenses to support me.
Order by favorite-ness. (Yay Favoritism!)
1. 85mm 1.8
2. 17-50 non-vc 2.8
3. 100mm 2.8
4. 50mm 1.4
5. Nifty tufity

Of course, I like all my lenses a lot. Or they'd be sold by now.
I typically buy used. My guess for total spent would be ~$2000-$3000. Around that range.


-Canon T2i- -Tammy 17-50 non-VC- -50 f1.4- -100 f2.8 macro- -85 f1.8-
-Pentax SP1000- -SMC Takumar 55 f2- -Takumar 28 f3.5- -Vivitar 135 f2.8-

  
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Aug 02, 2011 09:02 |  #8

i use a

sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6
ef 24-105 f/4 IS
ef 50 1.4
ef 70-200 f/2.8 IS II




  
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hania
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Aug 02, 2011 09:03 as a reply to  @ TheBigDog's post |  #9

canon 70-200 2.8 L is (7d/5d2 theatre shots etc)

canon 100-400 7d wildlife

canon 16-35 mark II walkaround both

canon 24-105 walkaround both

canon 1.4


Just sold 100 2.8 macro to fund a 28-350 as I am off to NewZealand again and will need the reach more than I needed the 2.8 of the 70-200


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Aug 02, 2011 09:04 |  #10

5D Mark II with:
35L
24-70 2.8L
70-200 2.8L IS mk1

Ranked according to most-used, as well as size, as well as most liked (they all have specific jobs though).


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Aug 02, 2011 09:14 |  #11

T1i (500D)
Tokina 11-16
Tamron 18-270
Canon FD 100 Macro w/adapter


Gripped 7D, gripped, full-spectrum modfied T1i (500D), SX50HS, A2E film body, Tamzooka (150-600), Tamron 90mm/2.8 VC (ver 2), Tamron 18-270 VC, Canon FD 100 f/4.0 macro, Canon 24-105 f/4L,Canon EF 200 f/2.8LII, Canon 85 f/1.8, Tamron Adaptall 2 90mmf/2.5 Macro, Tokina 11-16, Canon EX-430 flash, Vivitar DF-383 flash, Astro-Tech AT6RC and Celestron NexStar 102 GT telescopes, various other semi-crappy manual lenses and stuff.

  
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Aug 02, 2011 09:24 |  #12

XSi (450D)
Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS HSM
50mm f/1.8 II
EF-s 55-250mm

I have the kit lens but trying to get rid of it now that I have the Sigma

Hoping to pick up soon:
A prime in the 24-30mm range
85mm f/1.8
Eventually one of the 70-200 lenses or possibly the 200mm f/2.8




  
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Aug 02, 2011 09:24 |  #13

I use these on my 5D:

Zeiss 21
Canon 50 1.4
Canon 70-200 f4 IS


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Aug 02, 2011 09:26 |  #14

35L
135L
70-200L f4 IS
Sigma 24-70 2.8

I need to add an 85 prime in there at some point, probably the Sigma 1.4, then I'm done.


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Aug 02, 2011 09:35 |  #15

Film - Canon QL17 40f1.7 rangefinder
2Minolta X700 bodies, 35-70f2, 45f2, 85f1.7, Tamron 28-200 adaptall, Sigma 50f2.8 Macro, Vivitar Series 1 105 f2.5 macro

For digital - T2i, XS, Canon 35f2, Canon 50f1.4, Canon 85f1.8, Canon 100 macro, Sigma 50f2.8 macro, Tokina 12-24f4, 18-55IS.
You can't have too many lenses, but the 35f2 gets used more than the rest...for now.




  
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