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BB70Chevelle
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Jul 28, 2014 19:41 |  #2716

16-35 F4L IS
24-70 F2.8L II
70-200 F2.8 IS II or in my case the tamron 70-200 F2.8 VC
100-400L


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Jul 28, 2014 20:46 |  #2717

It's interesting to go back a few pages and read what users list for their "realistic" lenses and then looking at their signature below which shows what they have presently.

A lot have changed up their lenses that they posted back then, while others do still use the same ones .


Canon 6D: Rokinon 14 2.8 I Sigma 50 1.4 I Rokinon 85 1.4 I Canon 135 2.0 I Tamron 70-200 2.8
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Jul 29, 2014 02:39 |  #2718

For me :
- 16-35 f/4 IS
- 24-70 II -> got it
- 70-200 II -> got it
- Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art
- 100 f/2.8 Macro

The most expensive half is already in the bag :)


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Jul 29, 2014 02:55 |  #2719

It would be difficult for me to have only 5 lenses :) , but if it would be the case I would take :

- TS-E 24mm II: got it, my most used lens (landscape/urban/long exposures)
- Siggy 35mm f/1.4: would replace my Canon 35 f/2+Siggy 50mm f/1.4
- Samy 85mm f/1.4: got it, indoor portraits
- 70-200L f/4: got it, outdoor portraits
- Siggy 150mm Macro: got it: Macro


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Jul 29, 2014 07:12 |  #2720

BLUEONION wrote in post #17062698 (external link)
It's interesting to go back a few pages and read what users list for their "realistic" lenses and then looking at their signature below which shows what they have presently.

A lot have changed up their lenses that they posted back then, while others do still use the same ones .

This is what I posted back in 2007:

bacchanal wrote in post #2866897 (external link)
28 f/1.8
50 f/1.4
100 f/2

Now I'm shooting with: 24L, S35A, S50A, 85 1.8, 135L. It's been a long road, but I eventually came back to all primes.


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Jul 29, 2014 16:30 as a reply to  @ bacchanal's post |  #2721

Right now:


17-40/4
70-200/4 IS
35 /1.8 USM IS
150-600 sigma




  
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Jul 29, 2014 16:54 |  #2722

In an ideal world, if I were to go FF,

- Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II (own it)
- Carl Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4
- Canon 300mm f/2.8 IS II


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Jul 29, 2014 17:10 |  #2723

1. 70-200 2.8 IS2
2. 16-35 f2.8
3. Sigma 35mm 1.4 or sigma 50 1.4


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Jul 29, 2014 17:56 |  #2724

What I have but add the Sigma 120-300 plus both tele converters.


Kim (the male variety) Canon 1DX2 | 1D IV | 16-35 f/4 IS | 24-105 f/4 IS | 100L IS macro | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II | 100-400Lii | 50 f/1.8 STM | Canon 1.4X III
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Jul 29, 2014 17:58 |  #2725

mrclark321 wrote in post #939065 (external link)
If you had to choose between 3 and 5 lenses for your collection what would they be?

Dan ;)

I'm liking the five I chose:
16-35 f/4 IS
24-70 II
70-300L
100L
300 2.8L IS

(I also chose 135L, 50 1.4, Bower 14, but those are much to somewhat lesser players as for usage.)

(a 17 and 24II T&S and MPE would be nice though as well as an 800mm :lol:, if push came to shove, perhaps I could see Bower 14mm+24II T&S replacing the 16-35 f/4 IS if the list had to be down to 6 and I actually owned the T&S)




  
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Jul 29, 2014 18:07 |  #2726

Hrm,

Nice old thread...

Current 5 most used lenses:

Tamron 150-600mm
Tamron 180mm F3.5 Macro
Samyang 85mm F1.4
Canon EF 35mm F2 IS
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 II

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Jul 30, 2014 00:47 |  #2727

Just three...
24-70 mk2 2.8
70-200 mk2 2.8
200-400 the 13k one

I think I could survive pretty good with just those


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Jul 30, 2014 01:44 |  #2728

Mine would be:

16-35L f4
24-70 2.8 II - got it
70-200 2.8 II - got it
135L - got it
200-400 2.8 or 400 2.8 I




  
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Jul 30, 2014 02:46 |  #2729

Canon 50 1.4
Canon 24-70L 2.8 II
Canon 70-200L 2.8 IS II
Canon 100L 2.8 IS Macro




  
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Jul 30, 2014 05:11 as a reply to  @ snerd's post |  #2730

3 lens setup:
Canon 16-35mm f4 L IS USM
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L
Sigma 35mm f1.4

4 lens setup:
Canon 16-35mm f4 L IS USM
Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L
Sigma 85mm f1.4

No idea which lens could be the 5., because everything I need is covered by 4 lenses. Or less. ;)


Canon EOS 5D - everything you really need.
Canon EOS 5D (2x) + Canon EF 16-35 f4 L IS + Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 L + Sigma 35 f1.4 + Sigma 85 f1.4

  
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