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Feb 05, 2013 14:31 |  #31

85mm f1.8. I don't use it much anymore as the focal length doesn't work for much that I shoot anymore on a cropped sensor but it's a very nice lens the the price.




  
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Feb 05, 2013 14:36 |  #32

Zeiss 21 or Contax 35-70. i can't remember which I had first, but I can tell you - I thought "Wow, these are in a league of their own."


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Feb 05, 2013 14:36 |  #33

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50 1.8 :)

LOL! Me too.

It's nice being easily impressed, isn't it? ;)


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Feb 05, 2013 14:44 |  #34

Don't know if it was my 17-55 f/2.8 or my 70-200 2.8 no-IS, but definitely of the two.

I got my 85 1.8 before those, but I was unable to produce such great results which I'm able now.


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Feb 05, 2013 14:44 |  #35

For me it was the 135L. I still say "wow!" every time I use it.


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Feb 05, 2013 14:50 |  #36

I just got my Canon 85 1.8 and after seeing the difference between it and the kit lenses. I can say WOW to what it produces. I have a good friend who is getting the Sigma 30 1.4 and I can't wait to see what his new lens produces.


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Feb 05, 2013 15:09 as a reply to  @ post 15575687 |  #37

Minolta 50/1.7. OK I had to wait for the film to be processed though.


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Feb 05, 2013 15:11 |  #38

Cosina 50mm 1.7, before this all I had were kit lenses.
That's probably why it amazed me so much, although it was a kit lens also,
back when 50s were the kit lens!


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Feb 05, 2013 15:11 |  #39

I don't think I actually said "wow", but the 50 1.8 was major for me. Shooting wide open definitely changed the way I shoot and made my photos start to align more with what I want them to someday look like. Shooting wide open was pivotal to me, and I loved my nifty fifty. :) But I was also happy to see it go and upgrade a bit. :P


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Feb 05, 2013 15:12 |  #40

85L. Damn near peed myself.




  
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Feb 05, 2013 15:18 |  #41

85L is one of the L primes that I haven't touched, so much talk about it being slow. Maybe I should check it out and have a new Wow moment :D


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Feb 05, 2013 15:23 |  #42

For me it was the 50mm f/1.8 lens on my Miranda F. Then it was the four lenses that I still have for my two Nikon F bodies (28, 50, 105, and 300mm). Mind you, I'm talking about the mid 1960s time frame here.


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Feb 05, 2013 15:23 |  #43

70-200 F2.8 IS Mk I


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Feb 05, 2013 15:25 |  #44

Also the nifty fifty. :D still love that little guy.


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Feb 05, 2013 15:27 |  #45

50F1.8. Cheap and it blew me away with the IQ with such a cheap feel.


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