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Feb 09, 2013 20:26 |  #166

Every lens I get wows me, but then it wears off until I get the next one.. never ending !

I guess the first one to wow me was the 50mm 1.8.




  
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Feb 09, 2013 20:29 |  #167

24mm Ts-E L II


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Feb 09, 2013 20:57 |  #168

My first was the 85 1.2 then the 200 f2 but I am shocked to say that after getting the Zeiss 50 f2 that it may beat every lens I have ever used as far as "wow"


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Feb 09, 2013 21:30 |  #169

pmarz wrote in post #15592679 (external link)
My first was the 85 1.2 then the 200 f2 but I am shocked to say that after getting the Zeiss 50 f2 that it may beat every lens I have ever used as far as "wow"

Having both the 85 and 200, I am surprised you mentioned the Zeiss. Maybe I will go rent one..




  
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Feb 09, 2013 21:34 as a reply to  @ cdang's post |  #170

50mm f/1.8. I expected **** from a cheap plastic lens, but I was impressed with just how sharp it was.


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Feb 09, 2013 21:37 |  #171

cdang wrote in post #15592783 (external link)
Having both the 85 and 200, I am surprised you mentioned the Zeiss. Maybe I will go rent one..

I have the 300 2.8 II also, I will not be discarding them by any means but I am speechless at the quality of this lens.


Canon 8-16 fisheye Canon 16-35 2.8 II Canon 24-70 2.8 II Canon 35L, 85L, 135L,200f/2 Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II Canon 300 f4.IS Canon 300 f2.8 IS II Canon 500 f/4 II Canon 100l macro is, Canon 180 macro, Sigma 180 2.8 Macro . 5dIII,7d,Canon 1dx 1.4 canon extender Canon 2.0 extender and two 580ex speedlites, three 600ex speedlites. and a bunch of studio lighting Zeiss 50mm Makro

  
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Feb 09, 2013 22:38 |  #172

1. 50 mm f/1.0
1a. 200 mm f/1.8


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Feb 09, 2013 22:43 |  #173

Pentax 18-55mm kit lens on the K10D. That was my first DSLR setup and I was amazed at the photo quality compared to digital P&S and film SLR. That camera's images still hold up today.


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Feb 09, 2013 22:55 |  #174

Leitz 180 f3.4 apo-Telyt




  
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Feb 09, 2013 23:48 as a reply to  @ cdang's post |  #175

Even though I don't own it, the 24 1.4L II dropped my jaw when I first held it. Talked about it all day for the rest of the day after my brief 10 minutes with it.


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Feb 10, 2013 00:08 |  #176

135L


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Feb 10, 2013 00:59 |  #177

When I started shooting sports with my school's 400 2.8 I had to say, 'wow.'




  
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Feb 10, 2013 04:05 as a reply to  @ h4ppydaze's post |  #178

This is an easy one ... Canon 70-200 f2.8 II


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Feb 10, 2013 05:16 |  #179

85L II made me say "wow" out loud the first time I shot with one. Had to buy one shortly afterwards.

The 70-200 II also makes me say "holy crap this lens is so sharp for a zoom wide open" in my head every time I use it :)


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Feb 10, 2013 05:52 |  #180

My 70-200 f/2.8 mk2 is by far my most amazing lens. The difference between it and the mk1 version is like chalk and cheese, it opened my eyes to what is possible.

I've since got a mk2 24-70 but this is a big disappointment. Its certainly better than the mk1 but only very marginally.


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