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What's Your Ultimate Prime Arsenal?

 
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Oct 10, 2012 20:33 |  #16

2 5DIIs
24L
35L
85L
200 2L

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Oct 10, 2012 21:36 |  #17

Nice 85L V2:)

jerbear00 wrote in post #15103874 (external link)
Recently completed my ideal set! Might add the 17tse or a 400 2.8 in a year or two! If my wife lets me..... :)

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Oct 11, 2012 05:50 |  #18

Mine would more than likely be 35L, 50L, 85L, already got a 100 L Macro and then a 400 f2.8 L. So I'm maybe about £8000 short of my line up. Had I not already got a 70-200 f2.8 IS L MkII there would probably be another couple in my want list, but I'm happy as it is.


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Oct 11, 2012 08:01 |  #19

24L 85L


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Oct 11, 2012 11:24 |  #20

Canon 14mm f2.8L II
Canon 35mm f1.4L
Sigma 50mm f1.4
Sigma 85mm f1.4
Canon 135mm f2L
Canon 200mm f2L
Canon 400mm f2.8L
Canon 600mm f4L




  
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Oct 11, 2012 11:33 as a reply to  @ ChuckingFluff's post |  #21

heres a little lens porn. Taken with the 35L

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Oct 11, 2012 11:33 |  #22

I'm no pro and I just shoot for leisure and a blog. Mine would be

28mm f1.8
50mm f1.8 II
85mm 1.8

That's if I only used all primes.


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Oct 11, 2012 13:51 |  #23

I am working on my arenal :-)

28 ordering soon
50 1.4 Only one so far
85 Next
135 last


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Oct 11, 2012 15:36 |  #24

My set - built up over quite a while...
OM 16FE, 17 TS-E, Zeiss 21, 25, 28, 35/1.4, 50MP, 100MP and EF 400/4DO.

The set is excellent for landscapes, modest macro and just about everything that interests me. I have a 70-200 for when I need something intermediate.

It can easily be argued that the 28mm Zeiss is entirely redundant but I enjoy the 28 a great deal. Depending on how curved the subject is, it sometimes works better than the 25. I've only had the 25 for a couple of months - in spite of it being exceptional, I'm still deciding whether it can stay.


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Oct 11, 2012 15:44 |  #25

noisejammer wrote in post #15109336 (external link)
My set - built up over quite a while...
OM 16FE, 17 TS-E, Zeiss 21, 25, 28, 35/1.4, 50MP, 100MP and EF 400/4DO.

The set is excellent for landscapes, modest macro and just about everything that interests me. I have a 70-200 for when I need something intermediate.

It can easily be argued that the 28mm Zeiss is entirely redundant but I enjoy the 28 a great deal. Depending on how curved the subject is, it sometimes works better than the 25. I've only had the 25 for a couple of months - in spite of it being exceptional, I'm still deciding whether it can stay.

Huh, yeah, I would think that would be a bit more coverage than it's worth in the 16 to 28 mm range, so if you want me to take that 25mm off your hands, happy to give it a good home. Also, what's an OM 16FE?




  
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Oct 11, 2012 16:39 |  #26

JAFA wrote in post #15104604 (external link)
Well, I blame the messenger (me), but the whole idea here was supposed to be more about what focal lengths would be represented in an idealized collection of prime lenses, rather than specific lenses. For the sake of this exercise, we're assuming you could buy an AWESOME prime lens at any focal length, including lengths such as 47 mm or 112.4 mm that don't currently exist. The only constraint is that the more focal lengths you include, the lower quality they become, because you have a fixed amount of money.

So would you rather work with, say, three amazing prime lenses, or ten decent ones? And what focal lengths would you go with in either scenario?

Make sense? Probably not, but thought I'd try to clarify anyway. Thanks to all who've participated already!

A first list would be something along these lines:
15-16 mm fisheye
12-14 mm extreme UWA
17-19 mm UWA
24-28 mm WA
45-50 mm standard
100-110 mm short tele (85 + 135 could replace this)
180-200 mm medium tele
400 mm long tele

Note: I don't mean very short zooms here, but prime lenses in a certain range.

I would want them all to be of excellent quality, IQ- and buildwise. A set like this would cover my needs; I rarely would use anything else. Not only would those get too expensive for me, but also too bothersome to carry around.

Just choosing three is not an option for me. In addition I'd also want a few specialist lenses - it is one of the reasons I went for Canon (TS-E, MP-E). Furthermore, I'd want certain lens apertures as well, mostly relating to fast apertures.

Kind regards, Wim


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Oct 11, 2012 16:56 as a reply to  @ wimg's post |  #27

I'm sorted for primes, though sold my 135L by accident; what a wonderful lens that was. The 14L would be fun, though to be honest with myself it would get used once in a blue moon. So basically a luxury a bit to far for just shy of two grand.

I've got my eyes on the big boys; a 200L f/2.0, and 400L 2.8 II. Anything larger is pointless given I cannot step on a plane.


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Oct 18, 2012 23:24 |  #28

Imaginary lengths I would love:

65mm,
40mm,
115mm.

That was fun, thanks for letting me play.


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Oct 19, 2012 10:32 |  #29

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Imaginary lengths I would love:

65mm,
40mm,
115mm.

That was fun, thanks for letting me play.

Hey, Little Canon,
You know, the 40mm isn't just imaginary - it actually exist . . . and it's ridiculously inexpensive!
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …0mm_f_2_8_EF_Pa​ncake.html (external link)


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Oct 19, 2012 13:01 |  #30

Mine was last year:
28 1.8, 50 1.8, 85 1.8, 100 2.8

This year:
8 3.5 , 28 1.8, 50 1.4, 85 1.2, 100 2.8

Addiction has just started.


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