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snapperz
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Jan 31, 2014 11:45 |  #2686

Cut to five? Are you crazy?

if forced then maybe....

17TSE,
24-70 II
70-200 II
300 f2.8L IS II
600 f4 L IS II

I'd Still want a fast prime and a macro though.... and both TCs.


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Jan 31, 2014 11:56 |  #2687

this is what im owning at the moment,35mm 1.4 85 1.8 17-40 /4 24-105 /4,and would love to get the 70-200 2.8 or if i become rich 200 /2 my dream lens along with a 1dx and i'm happy .


canon 7d bg-e7 5d-mk3 1d-mk3 24-105-L 17-40 L 35/1.4 85/1.8 yougnuo 565 ex 580 ex and lots of other canon stuff.canon 70-200 2.8 L

  
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Jan 31, 2014 13:11 |  #2688

snapperz wrote in post #16652827 (external link)
Cut to five? Are you crazy?

I'd Still want a fast prime and a macro though.... and both TCs.

Haha! So which prime and which macro would you choose?

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this is what im owning at the moment,35mm 1.4 85 1.8 17-40 /4 24-105 /4,and would love to get the 70-200 2.8 or if i become rich 200 /2 my dream lens along with a 1dx and i'm happy .

Good range of lenses there. The 200L seems to be most people's dream lens. I'd like to get that one day.




  
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Jan 31, 2014 14:28 |  #2689

Canon 10-22, Sigma 17-50 2.8, and Canon 70-200 2.8 IS would get me through!


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Jan 31, 2014 16:04 |  #2690

Funny how 5 is not enough for so many. The more I shoot, the more I realize that 3-5 lenses is plenty fine and really I could live happily with my current 24,50,135 and TC.

I think too many lenses over complicates things. I had lots of lenses for crop, I am moving toward less lenses of greater quality.


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Jan 31, 2014 17:16 as a reply to  @ post 12282406 |  #2691

Just opened the old time capsule here, and

From 2009:

MatthewK wrote in post #8047285 (external link)
I like the way you think :cool: The 50 f/1.4 is probably going to be my next purchase, and will round out my 3 lens kit:
  • 24-70 f/2.8
  • 70-200 f/2.8
  • 50 f/1.4
I would put the 10-22 on there, but my gf bought it already and as such, I am off the hook on that one :)

From 2011:

MatthewK wrote in post #12256106 (external link)
I saw that I had posted in this thread some time in the past, so I had to see what I wrote: that was me, back in June of 2009 :eek: 2 years later it seems I've almost come full circle, going from all zooms, to all primes, to none, to now a mixture. Just recently I think I've stumbled upon my Zen:
  • 24mm f/1.4L II (own)
  • 50mm f/1.2L (own)
  • 24-105mm f/4.0L (own)
  • 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II (own)
Let me check back in in another 2 years to see what's changed ;)

It's been about 2 years, and everything is about the same except the 24-105 has been swapped out for the 100L. I feel that I can shoot just about anything with this set up, aside from 'super-zoom' birds or sports.

  • 24mm f/1.4L II
  • 50mm f/1.2L
  • 100mm f/2.8L Macro
  • 70-200 f/2.8L II
One lens I am starting to consider: the Zeiss 21. Guess we'll see what happens in the next 2 years :lol:



  
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Jan 31, 2014 18:13 |  #2692

I'm a zoom lover. Wouldn't mind having a crack at the 85L too, it will probably be my next purchase.

If business goes well this year I might treat myself to the 200-400 for Christmas.

16-35ii
24-70ii
70-200ii
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Jan 31, 2014 18:25 |  #2693

MatthewK wrote in post #16653601 (external link)
It's been about 2 years, and everything is about the same except the 24-105 has been swapped out for the 100L. I feel that I can shoot just about anything with this set up, aside from 'super-zoom' birds or sports.
  • 24mm f/1.4L II
  • 50mm f/1.2L
  • 100mm f/2.8L Macro
  • 70-200 f/2.8L II
One lens I am starting to consider: the Zeiss 21. Guess we'll see what happens in the next 2 years :lol:

Wow! Nice to see how much or how little your own gear changes.
I suppose, my old setup was:
T4i (650D)
10-22mm
17-55mm
50 1.4
100mm USM

Matt Don't underestimate that 40 stm on FF, it is fun! I thought I would not use it,
already having the 50 1.4, but it is the exact opposite for me.


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Jan 31, 2014 18:28 |  #2694

Well.... I am going to have to issue an addendum to this considering I have shifted my priorities a bit here after a few years of shooting.

11-16 2.8
18-35 1.8
50 1.2
70-200 2.8
120-300 2.8

Now, that being said, if the 7DII isn't killer in the video department, the 11-16, 18-35 and 50mm are going to be rehoused/replaced with a cine gear version. Video pays the bills more often than not.




  
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Feb 01, 2014 13:20 |  #2695

Nick3434 wrote in post #16653477 (external link)
Funny how 5 is not enough for so many. The more I shoot, the more I realize that 3-5 lenses is plenty fine and really I could live happily with my current 24,50,135 and TC.

I think too many lenses over complicates things. I had lots of lenses for crop, I am moving toward less lenses of greater quality.

Totally agree.


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Feb 01, 2014 16:03 |  #2696

Also I agree. I have decided that these lenses are the only ones I really need:

14mm II 2.8
17-40mm
24-70mm II
70-200mm IS II


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EF 16-35mm F/4 IS L - EF 14mm f/2.8 L II - - EF 17mm TS-E L - EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II - EF 70-200mm IS II f/2.8 L - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art - Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX
Voigtlander 15mm III - 28mm Elmarit-M ASPH - 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M FLE - 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH
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Feb 01, 2014 18:05 |  #2697

Just acquired a 6D and my kit for it is a 17-40mm, 50mm 1.8, and an 85mm 1.8. I also have a 70-200 F4 which my daughter has more than me and a Sigma 150 macro for special occassions. I may just see about getting by with the 17-40mm and 85mm.




  
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Feb 01, 2014 21:06 |  #2698

Now that I'm going FF, this is what I'm looking to do in the future

16-35
35L (have)
50 1.4
24-105

either 85 1.8 or 100 2.8 macro


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Feb 02, 2014 12:02 |  #2699

Damn i now feel strong need for a 24mm TSE or the f/1.4 :S


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Feb 02, 2014 13:37 |  #2700
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All Canon

16-35L f2.8
100 mm 2.8 non is macro
70-200L f/4 is
300 f/4L is and 1.4 teleconverter (or just keep my 100-400L)
50 f/1.4 (have it)


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