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

 
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Jan 03, 2014 09:26 |  #406

The nifty 50 for sure. It was my first foray into fast lenses. then that addiction led me to L's, and now there's no turning back :)


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Jan 03, 2014 09:35 |  #407

My dad gave me his EF 50 f/1.8 lens. This is the original made in Japan back in the 1980's (?)

First image I shot with it I was very impressed.


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Jan 03, 2014 09:49 as a reply to  @ Naturalist's post |  #408

The Canon 75-300...

It was the lens that made me say "Wow, Canon actually puts their logo on this lens?"


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Jan 03, 2014 09:55 |  #409

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Jan 03, 2014 10:02 |  #410

TeamSpeed wrote in post #16574239 (external link)
The Canon 75-300...

It was the lens that made me say "Wow, Canon actually puts their logo on this lens?"

LOL, this and Canon 28-80mm


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Jan 03, 2014 11:10 |  #411

for me it was the FD 2/35mm SSC


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Jan 03, 2014 11:30 as a reply to  @ garbidz's post |  #412

Can't believe I've only seen one vote for the Zeiss 100 F2 Makro. That thing is amazing. I rented it and have been saving up for it ever since.

But the first wow was from upgrading from kit lens on the Rebel T1i to a 70-200F4L. Wow! That's when I knew that generally, the lens was more important than the body (depending on types of shooting of course)

Since then I've gotten the 35L, Sigma 85, and the 70-200 mk2.

Now I'm just debating between the 100 or 135 Zeiss F2.




  
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Jan 03, 2014 11:58 |  #413

TeamSpeed wrote in post #16574239 (external link)
The Canon 75-300...

It was the lens that made me say "Wow, Canon actually puts their logo on this lens?"

Rofl.........


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Jan 03, 2014 13:51 |  #414

McNeese72 wrote in post #16552298 (external link)
I've had two "Wow" moments with the same lens. My 70-200 F2.8 IS.

My first "Wow" moment was when I first got it and used it for sports in 2008. :)

My second "Wow" moment with it was when I found from Canon Repair Service how much it was going to cost to repair it after the zoom froze up on it this past
August. :(

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Just had another "Wow" moment with the lens when Canon sent me email wanting $300+ to repair the zoom for a 3rd time since August. My email question to them was what happened to the 6 month repair warranty from the first repair.


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Jan 03, 2014 20:27 |  #415

70-200 mk2 that I rented. Saved up and bought my own 6 months later.


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Jan 03, 2014 20:44 |  #416

I've yet to be actually "Wowed".

But I think it's because the peanut behind the camera not the gear. I suck. When I actually start doing good then I'll see what "Wows" me.


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Jan 03, 2014 20:48 as a reply to  @ post 15575678 |  #417

When I upgraded from my 70-200 4.0 to a 70-200 2.8. Couldn't believe the difference




  
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Jan 03, 2014 21:04 |  #418

80/2.8 Schneider-Kreuznach



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Jan 03, 2014 21:16 |  #419

My FD 50mm 1.8 It was the kit lens with my AE-1 and going from a 110 PS, I thought I was taking shots like you see in travel magazines, lol . It's what sucked me into the world of photography.


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Jan 03, 2014 23:09 |  #420

Wow. I had a great time back in 78 at Lens Tavern.




  
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