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May 15, 2014 15:36 |  #31

I have a few more lenses than I did have & that I'd like really - I don't like having to make choices :) - but I could get away with a 50mm if I had to.


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May 15, 2014 15:42 |  #32

yes. I'm a 35, 40 or 50 kind of guy
I use my F1n, OM-1n, EOS3, FM2 with their respective 50mm 1.8 lens
and then I have cameras with fixed lens too


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May 15, 2014 17:24 as a reply to  @ taemo's post |  #33

I don't think I could get by with a single lens. Even though I have the 17-55 mounted most of the time, I still have situations where I need the 10-22, 60mm, or the 70-200. My least used lens is the 100mm L macro (in fact it's in a bag back in Colorado right now, about 2000 miles away).

I am working on training myself to use the 70-200 more. Although it is currently my oldest lens, it has been underused, and I love what I get from that lens. I am forcing myself to work a little harder to find compositions which work with it. I feel almost certain that if I ever talk my budget (and my wife) into letting me get a 6D, that lens will almost never leave it.


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May 15, 2014 17:27 |  #34

I only have the EF-M 22mm lens for my EOS M camera.




  
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May 15, 2014 17:51 |  #35

Not the case for any Canon gear I have but I do have one system with only one lens.

I have a Nikon FM and an AI 50 f/1.4.


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May 15, 2014 17:57 |  #36

Fuji x100s. Cause its a fixed lens camera :lol:

However, im covered on my Canon 6D from 16-300mm and even longer if i use my 650D.

It depends on what you photograph. For me its a hobby so i get what i can afford (and what i can buy without my GF ****-slapping me after a purchase)


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May 15, 2014 19:40 |  #37

I thought really, really, really hard about getting a Nikon D600 and 14-24 and keeping my 60d and efs lenses as main system. I would have been sorry or switched completly. I wound up going 6d and the 24, still searching for an interior lens I can hand hold but that may be the new 16-35.


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May 15, 2014 23:33 |  #38

Lol yep... sold all my canon gear since I never used it and didn't like lugging it around since I'm not a "pro" photographer. Went mirrorless with the Sony A7 and Sonnar FE 55mm/1.8




  
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May 16, 2014 01:06 |  #39

Preeb wrote in post #16907162 (external link)
I don't think I could get by with a single lens. My least used lens is the 100mm L macro (in fact it's in a bag back in Colorado right now, about 2000 miles away).

I am suprised to read that. Many people find the 100L great for handheld portraits and even distance landscape handheld, if 1:1 macro is not your shooting style. But if you need that extra reach of the 70-200
I do use mine for everying from macro to landscape. I would not leave home without it.
It has great color and is sharper than a tack after I micro adjusted it.
I thought it was sharp even before the +5 MFA :D


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May 16, 2014 03:37 |  #40

InfiniteDivide wrote in post #16907854 (external link)
I am suprised to read that. Many people find the 100L great for handheld portraits and even distance landscape handheld, if 1:1 macro is not your shooting style. But if you need that extra reach of the 70-200
I do use mine for everying from macro to landscape. I would not leave home without it.
It has great color and is sharper than a tack after I micro adjusted it.
I thought it was sharp even before the +5 MFA :D

Heck that must be like christmas and birthday on the same day :P
Looking at images and think damn thats one sharp lens, micro adjusting and become blind because it is so sharp!


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May 16, 2014 04:17 |  #41

If I would own only one lens, this should be a 35mm or a 24-70mm. But... I really like the idea of an interchangeable lenses system which can satisfy my GAS!

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May 16, 2014 05:11 |  #42

davidfarina wrote in post #16907996 (external link)
Heck that must be like christmas and birthday on the same day :P
Looking at images and think damn thats one sharp lens, micro adjusting and become blind because it is so sharp!

^ Yeah, I shoot all kinds of macro for practice handheld.
I got the 100L when I had my T4i (650D) and had 0 complaints and no MFA available.
When I got my 6D I took many many shots and compared it on both cameras briefly.
They looked almost identical in sharpness. Except for the 160mm FOV on crop.

After finally getting a 50L I got serious about MFA. I tested my 5 lenses for 2 days straight.
I concluded almost immediately that +5 was needed for AF on my 100L
Although for macro I manually focus, the 100L is a silent and razor sharp candid portrait and street lens.


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May 16, 2014 05:20 |  #43

I only have a 50mm for my Leica system !
I will add more lenses to the system as time progresses, but for now i am loving the 50, being limited to one FL makes you look harder for a picture than standing, zooming and clicking.

My wife no longer has her 1D, 24-70 and 70-200 - so our Canon gear is down to a 350D, 18-55 and 50 macro

Oh and my X100 is a fixed lens, that counts as one, right ?


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May 16, 2014 08:46 |  #44

InfiniteDivide wrote in post #16907854 (external link)
I am suprised to read that. Many people find the 100L great for handheld portraits and even distance landscape handheld, if 1:1 macro is not your shooting style. But if you need that extra reach of the 70-200
I do use mine for everying from macro to landscape. I would not leave home without it.
It has great color and is sharper than a tack after I micro adjusted it.
I thought it was sharp even before the +5 MFA :D

Note in my signature that I also have the 60mm macro, which is a better portrait and general use lens on a 60D. Smaller, lighter, 98mm FF equivalent, and just as sharp as the 100mm L. I'm only hanging on to the 100mm in case I pull the trigger for a 6D this fall.


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May 16, 2014 09:14 |  #45

This thread topic is almost an extreme of people only using primes.

Personally, I agree with the Leica user above. I switched to primes for 2 reasons and don't regret it all. The reasons being if I am going to lug around a dslr and spend dslr money, why would I not want the best possible results and rendering (sorry, but there is an argument to character of primes over zooms in some circumstances). The other is that my photography has improved with forcing thought instead of being lazy and standing there. The second IMO is highly underrated.


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