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Anyone else feel like they hav too much glass?

 
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Sep 30, 2011 06:26 |  #91

nope, the five lenses i own were bought to suite my interests. each has it's place in my bag. if i had to pick one that i don't use as much as i thought i would it is the 50mm f/1.8. however like it's canon counterpart it is cheap as hell and not worth selling. plus every time i do use it i am happy with what it produces. it's just a bit of an odd focal lenght on a crop camera at the moment but may lend it self to other applications later on


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Sep 30, 2011 10:30 |  #92

Probably I have to many lenses - I didn´t know that I have already three Helios 44 lenses, after I bought the fourth one :-) Only saw that in my Excel-lens-sheet.
I didn´t have used every lens - but many of them are not easy usable on a DSLR, like process lenses, or projection lenses. I need many lenses to have enough material for my tinker work.

Last week I uses a Zeiss Biotar 12 mm (I think for 16mm film camera) the first time after years - reversed as a micro photography lens.
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Hey, I think I have 5 lens pairs :O) Time to sell some lenses!


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Sep 30, 2011 10:38 as a reply to  @ ZoneV's post |  #93

yes I have 3 and thought about only 2 many times.




  
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Sep 30, 2011 13:18 |  #94

I envy those who complain they have too much glass. I'm looking at two more lenses and that should satisfy nearly all of my shooting needs. Only thing standing in the way is the ~$3,500 price tag for both of them :(


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Sep 30, 2011 13:40 |  #95

My collection has 18 now! Last month it was 21 and last year it was 2(28-135 and 50 1.4)
Started buying lenses from January 2011...




  
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Sep 30, 2011 13:44 |  #96

Gaider wrote in post #13188021 (external link)
My collection has 18 now! Last month it was 21 and last year it was 2(28-135 and 50 1.4)
Started buying lenses from January 2011...

So you average almost 2 lenses per month? Have you shot any pictures?




  
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Sep 30, 2011 14:03 |  #97

I dont think I would own more than 3 lenses


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Sep 30, 2011 14:10 |  #98

I don't make my money with my lenses, and I felt in the same boat as you. I had four and was frustrated thinking about which lens to use while out photoventuring. I decided to sell one and only use my two zooms while out and about, and keep the 50 1.4 at home for my products and portraits (the reason I needed a camera anyways).

I probably would have sold the 50 too, but I bought in April when lenses were STUPID expensive and I didn't know any better. I paid over 500 on amazon for that lens...and now its like 340. =/




  
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Sep 30, 2011 14:18 as a reply to  @ Bananapie's post |  #99

Geez my stomach become upset reading this...really to much glass? Is there ever a time when you have to much glass.


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Sep 30, 2011 14:19 |  #100

Don't have enough at the moment. Find myself needing a wide angle and a macro. Other than that, I'll probably eventually replace my 55-250 with a 200L and call it a day.

Tokina 11-16, Canon 100L Macro, 200L will put me at my sweet spot.


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Sep 30, 2011 14:30 |  #101

I sold 2 lenses : 70-200/2.8 + 35L. The wallet is full and my gear is lighter. But I hesitate buying a 70-200 4 or 2.8ISII. Finally, I will have more but more expensive if going to the 2.8 !


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Sep 30, 2011 14:30 as a reply to  @ dfbovey's post |  #102

Very happy with the 3 I have. Easy to carry all three of them everywhere, and they cover nearly everything I want to shoot. I can see possibly adding a macro, and a longer tele at some point...but no rush on those.


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Sep 30, 2011 19:56 |  #103

I have never felt I had enough glass. I have however felt stupid after letting some go over the years.


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Sep 30, 2011 20:19 |  #104

I have never felt that I have QUALITY glass until now with my 2 day old Canon EF 70-200MM f/2.8IS II

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Oct 01, 2011 10:14 |  #105

It's kinda like answering the question "how many is the correct number of motorcyles to own?"

The answer is, "one more than is in the garage currently"


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