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Any lens anticipating for a perfect set up?

 
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Oct 08, 2012 06:23 |  #1

Was just wondering whether you are anticipating for a particular lens to have a complete and perfect set up.

After 3-4 years in photography I think I am comfortable with what I know I have to do and what tools I need to achieve my goals consistently.

I my case it is:
1. 24-105 F/4 IS which I use for hiking and all types of landscape photography. I once spent way too much time on DP Review and here and thought that it is still not perfect for landscapes and that I need 16-35 or 21 Zeiss or 24 TS-E. In my case I realize it is the light, the place and the composition that I need to pursue. 24-105 is perfect for what I am doing.

2. 70-200 II - stays on my 5D MKIII 95% of the time. I am a people photographer and this lens shines completely, I am constantly amazed.

3. MISSING: 35 L II. This is the last thing I need. I have Zeiss, but it doesn't work for me. 35L is something I can get today, but just for the sake of it, I know that 35L II might be out pretty soon and should be better that 35L, so it will likely have the IQ of Zeiss and will also have the AF and hopefully will be lighter than Zeiss


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Oct 08, 2012 06:27 |  #2

I'm looking for a TS-E lens to finish up


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Oct 08, 2012 06:37 |  #3

Probably the 20x microscopy lens that bought online?

I am happy, it seems that I have the perfect setup fo me :-)
Ok, I own 100+ lenses, and this year I have bought some fine lenses to complete the setup. Now I should start to make perfect images.

But probably I should not take photos of a friend with her EOS 5DII and the 70-200/2.8 IS again...


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Oct 08, 2012 10:50 |  #4

I am missing a few lenses that would really, really help me to capture more images the way I want to capture them. But the cost of them is currently prohibitive. Wildlife photography is not cheap.

600mm f4 - the new one

Sigma 120-300 f2.8 - the new OS version

Having these lenses would make a huge difference for me. However, they are at least a few years away. So I'll have to continue to make due, and do the best I can with what I have.


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Oct 08, 2012 12:51 |  #5

While I would love one of the new 500mm or 600mm primes for wildlife, those are way out of this amateur's budget. The only other thing I feel is missing right now is a macro lens, so I may add the 100mm f/2.8 in the future.


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Oct 08, 2012 13:12 as a reply to  @ Scott M's post |  #6

I've thought I was close for a while. Wasn't going to get anything this year, but ended up with the 135L and using air miles to get the 100L.

I think a fisheye (probably the Sigma 15mm) will just about do it for me though.


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Oct 08, 2012 13:13 |  #7

lannes wrote in post #15093495 (external link)
I'm looking for a TS-E lens to finish up

Or two..

Definitely though, the IQ over the 17-40 and 24-105 is substantial.


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Oct 08, 2012 14:51 |  #8

I want:
- 17-40L
- 35LII
- 70-200LII

To get the setup I want.
-17-40L
-24-70L
-70-200LII

-35LII
-85LII


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Oct 08, 2012 16:08 |  #9

Funny, I am in the middle of a "plan" to go ff and I am trying to compile my lens list. It is not a dream list, but an attainable kit over the next year for me. So far this is my planned kit. I am almost starting from scratch leaving efs.

17-40L OR sigma 12-24ii. (can't decide yet)
24mm sigma(or some kind of prime in this range)
50mm sigma
85 1.8 canon(maybe I will spring for the sigma)
135L canon
100-300 f4 sigma(already own a great copy)

I know seeing a bunch of L lenses looks great and all, but this is a very affordable kit that I think will allow me some awesome pics. It is easy to just say or get a bunch of the best glass, it is a challenge to make the best kit for your photography on a reasonable budget.


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Oct 08, 2012 16:22 |  #10

It took me a while, but I'm close for my needs:

5D3
8-15L fisheye
24-70L II
70-200L II

I'm missing something in the 14-24 range. ;)

...+/- a few additional prime lenses to go with my Sigmalux. Perhaps a 100L for macro?

The new 200-400L would be nice, but a bit pricey and not absolutely necessary for what I shoot.


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Oct 08, 2012 16:24 |  #11

I think I have the perfect lens lineup already, but I would jump at a long rumored 35 1.4l ii or 135 1.8l is in a heartbeat.


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