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What's the first lens that made you say "Wow"

 
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Feb 10, 2013 13:37 as a reply to  @ post 15593568 |  #181

After using 15-85 for a number of years, the 50 1.4 impressed me but 70-00 F4L IS made me wow. After first import into lightroom, I kept trying to figure out what to fix in terms of sharpness clarity. :D Its so perfect, I wish I was a camera so it could mount me.:p


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Feb 10, 2013 13:40 |  #182

85mm f1.8, fast AF huge front element(for me at the time) amazing sharpness wide open.


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Feb 10, 2013 13:42 |  #183

135/2,0 L


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Feb 10, 2013 13:42 as a reply to  @ dochollidayda's post |  #184

My "wow" moment was as a result of a camera/lens combination....first time using a 5D classic and a 28-70 f/2.8 L. Had the lens with a crop cam but was underwhelmed and ready to sell it then BAM!


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Feb 10, 2013 14:40 |  #185

The first time I said "wow" with a big grin with a piece of photo gear was when I bought the 70-200mm f2.8L IS a few years ago.

The biggest WOW I've ever done was when I paired the 85L II with my new 5D Mark 3... simply an amazing combination for low light photography.


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Feb 10, 2013 14:46 |  #186

My first real SLR setup: Canon 10D with the 70-200 F4L. That opened my eyes to what a "real" camera could do!


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Feb 10, 2013 15:36 as a reply to  @ andrewknight's post |  #187

Canon 17-55mm 2.8. The 18-55 kit and the 50 1.8 just left me wanting more in terms of reliable auto focus and sharpness at low F-Stops. For a little while I was wondering if the T4i was the problem (I am/was new to DSLRs so didn't know any better). The 17-55mm seems to never miss and does great at 2.8.

Bad thing is.... now that I have really experienced the benefit of dropping a little coin on glass and I can't stop thinking of other lenses to buy. I got my eye on that new Sigma 35 1.4. I really would like a quality telephoto zoom as well. I do this for fun though so its hard to justify all the money spending.


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Feb 10, 2013 16:26 |  #188

My wow-lens is the canon 135mm F2.0. Never really understood what the wow-factor could be and i used many different lenses. But this lens made me understand. The color, sharpness, bokeh, can't explain in other words than just WOW.


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Feb 10, 2013 19:59 |  #189

First time I used my Fuji 35mm with the X-pro1 in low light. I've got a 5d2, but it can't hold a candle to the Fuji in low light.


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Feb 10, 2013 20:30 |  #190

jtho75 wrote in post #15595257 (external link)
Canon 17-55mm 2.8. The 18-55 kit and the 50 1.8 just left me wanting more in terms of reliable auto focus and sharpness at low F-Stops. For a little while I was wondering if the T4i was the problem (I am/was new to DSLRs so didn't know any better). The 17-55mm seems to never miss and does great at 2.8.

Bad thing is.... now that I have really experienced the benefit of dropping a little coin on glass and I can't stop thinking of other lenses to buy. I got my eye on that new Sigma 35 1.4. I really would like a quality telephoto zoom as well. I do this for fun though so its hard to justify all the money spending.

If you're going to stay on crop sensor, the Sigma 30 1.4 is really really good and the original version is going down to about 250 new!!! Snatch one up it's the best 'normal' for crop out there




  
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Feb 10, 2013 21:41 |  #191

Watching a great white egret in plume through that big VF on Nikon F4 with 600mm f4. Even latest 1ds VF seem like 1.6x crop. Made me dump my 2MP Panasonic FZ1 and get 10d and 100-400L.


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Feb 10, 2013 22:22 as a reply to  @ dochollidayda's post |  #192

I'd have to say my first L lens which was a 70-200 f/4 IS. My first shot using it with my then 50D made me a believer in the L series lenses. I recently just picked up a 50L and I had the same reaction viewing the results as I did with the 70-200.


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Feb 10, 2013 23:52 |  #193

Either my Canon 17-55 2.8 or Canon 70-200 L IS II 2.8


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Feb 11, 2013 04:41 |  #194

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24-70L mk1. Great IQ, fast AF, and quiet.

+1 for me too. Maybe the 3rd shot I took, in my car in the car park after buying it from the shop and walking back at a very fast pace hoping I wouldn't get mugged :lol:




  
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Feb 11, 2013 08:16 |  #195

Has to be the 70-300L. The image quality, AF speed, image stabilisation and build quality blew me away.

It was only a couple of months ago and I remember myself saying "wow" out aloud more than a few times when I first properly took it out :D. It's unlike any lens experience that I've had before.


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