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YOUR first L lens?

 
jqworle
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Feb 27, 2014 12:53 |  #1681

14 months after buying the camera I got a 100-400L. Love it.


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Feb 27, 2014 21:10 |  #1682

17-40mm was my first L, then 24-105mm was my second


5D Mark II / 24-105mm L / 430EX II
Canon Rebel K2 / 50mm 1.8 / 35-80mm
Canon Powershot SD750 / FujiFilm Instax Mini 7S (polaroid)
Previous: 60D, 7D, 50D, 40D, XSI, XS, Rebel X (film), 17-40mm L, 15-85mm, 55-250mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Sigma 17-70mm, 28-135mm, 17-85mm, 18-55mm, 430EX

  
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Feb 27, 2014 22:21 |  #1683

70-200 2.8L IS USM and it's fantastic for so many things. Only L lens but some of the ones in my
signature like the 17-55 are pretty good lenses too.

Think the next L purchase will be the 100L macro, seems pretty amazing and it'll be a good upgrade
from my 60mm EF-S lens.


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70D / 17-55 / 10-22 / 70-200 F2.8L IS / 60 macro / Sigma 30 1.4 / 18-55 STM / Tokina 24-200 / 2x 580 EX flashes

  
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Feb 27, 2014 22:27 |  #1684

First and only L lens so far is my 70-200 f/2.8 non IS.


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Feb 28, 2014 00:50 |  #1685

Only one in the lineup so far, the 24-105. The 16-35 and 50 are next.


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Feb 28, 2014 00:57 |  #1686

jjaenagle wrote in post #6833584 (external link)
So from when you got your first (D) SLR camera, when did you get your first L lense?

I got mine within a week of when I got my first DSLR. The camera wouldn't have been much good without a lens, would it?

jjaenagle wrote in post #6833584 (external link)
What was it and what did you have to sacrifice to get it?

It was the 24-105, which I still have to this day. I don't know that I necessarily sacrificed anything for it, other than the cash it took to buy it, about $900, if I remember correctly.

jjaenagle wrote in post #6833584 (external link)
I will get mine in about 30 years if I start saving now.

Many L lenses are actually quite affordable. In fact, there are several that cost less than a thousand bucks, new . . . even more are available for under a thousand, if you're willing to buy used. Heck, you can get a used 70-200 f4 (non-IS) for about $450. That's less than many non-L series lenses.


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Feb 28, 2014 12:25 |  #1687

My first L lens was the 70-200 F/4 IS L. I bought as part of a kit the 75-300 f/3.5 - 5.6 iii, which was in a word ugly. Although I was able to get a couple of good shots with it, I struggled. After trying out the non-IS and the IS versions I pulled the trigger on the IS as it gave me a ton more flexibility to hand-hold.

Selling the 75-300 was hardly a sacrifice. If I recall correctly I sold it and the 18-55 kit lens for about $150 through craigslist. I was glad to be shut of it.

Picked up the 70-200 IS from canon refurbished on a sale for $864. It's in the shop for focus issues (under warranty, thankfully) so I am exercising my elderly Zeiss 135 Jena for the time being.

I've picked up a couple other L lenses here, mostly driven by my move from my crop Rebel to my 5D ii, and all near the bottom of the L pile with respect to price. I'm happy enough, though slightly poorer financially as a result.

They're tools for a hobby: sometimes my pictures are better, sometimes not so good; I can hardly blame the lens when I do a crappy job of setting up the composition, but I do like the fact that they give me a good head start with respect to color, contrast, and focus.




  
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Feb 28, 2014 12:48 |  #1688

I just got my first "L" in this week. A 100-400L to compliment my 7D for wildlife. Can't wait to get it out this weekend, I don't care if they are predicting rain, I'll go anyway! :)


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10-24, 18-55, 55-200, 100-400

  
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simonjs
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Feb 28, 2014 15:36 |  #1689

About 4 years after my first SLR - a 100-400 about 15 years ago.




  
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Feb 28, 2014 15:48 |  #1690

300L F4 IS. Got it I think in 2006. Still rocking today.


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JimL
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Feb 28, 2014 23:18 |  #1691

Picked up a 70-200 f4 two days ago. Any more in the future? We'll have to wait and see. After seeing some of the images on this forum. I'm guessing.....YES!


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Feb 28, 2014 23:30 |  #1692

My first L was the 24-105. Still have it and use it often. Several L's have joined the collective since then.


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Feb 28, 2014 23:47 |  #1693

Heya,

70-200 F4L was my first.

Sold it.

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Mar 03, 2014 05:18 |  #1694

100-400 sold it but really liked it. And bought at the same time a 17-40 still have it.


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jdickerson
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Mar 03, 2014 17:31 |  #1695

First "L" lens...80-200mm f/4L. Yeah, 80-200 it was an FD, I know I'm old so no one needs to point it out OK?

First lens over $1,000, EF 300mm f/4L IS. After I bought it I hyperventilated for a month.

Most recent, EF 24-70 f/4L, and I absolutely love it, sold the 24-105 to get it. Worth the trade.

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