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If you had to sell off all your lens and keep just 1, which would it be and why?

 
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Sep 25, 2015 10:13 |  #31

35L F1.4 mk2




  
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Sep 25, 2015 11:45 |  #32

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Sep 25, 2015 12:19 |  #33

artyH wrote in post #17721349 (external link)
I would keep the 35F2 IS, but I wouldn't own an SLR to mount just one lens. You might as well get a fixed frame point and shoot or compact larger sensor camera. The point of an SLR is to let you mount a variety of lenses, to suit your needs or wants.

Love it. Nice seeing another vote for my favorite lens.


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Sep 26, 2015 23:48 |  #34

24-70mm L I, flexible, beautiful images, dependable.

Longest owned lens, never had a thought of giving it up.


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Sep 26, 2015 23:56 |  #35

As what I enjoy most is nature and sports photography, I'd have to go with my 50-500, little slow for sports but I have gotten good results with it.

If I can keep one for each body I'll back it up with the 24-70 2.8 on the 5DIII.


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Sep 27, 2015 04:40 |  #36

I would pick the 16-35 L IS or Sigma Art 35


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Sep 27, 2015 15:27 |  #37

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L.
Fast and Sharp but not too sharp to be unreal , " no significant distortion, fantastic bokeh, and is very resistant to ghosts; a nearly perfect and very superior lens. "


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Sep 27, 2015 18:03 |  #38

PoEarth wrote in post #17723778 (external link)
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L.
Fast and Sharp but not too sharp to be unreal , " no significant distortion, fantastic bokeh, and is very resistant to ghosts; a nearly perfect and very superior lens. "

I don't understand what that means, "not too sharp to be unreal ". A lens does not provide artificial sharpness. It can be either as sharp as reality, or as is almost always the case, less sharp at different focal lengths, apertures, or parts of the frame. In short, a lens cannot be too sharp.


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Sep 28, 2015 01:18 |  #39

I'm just guessing here but it might be reference to some people disliking really sharp/"over sharpened" portraits. I can see the point in terms of the final image but don't agree with arguments that lenses can be too sharp - it is much easier to soften a sharp image than sharpen a soft image


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Sep 28, 2015 01:24 |  #40

24-70 II. It is on my camera more than any other lens.


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Sep 28, 2015 05:12 |  #41

It's like being asked to choose between one's children.. impossible ;-)a. The only lens of mine I'd happily part with is the 50 1.4. It would break my heart to give up any of the others.


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Sep 29, 2015 15:28 |  #42

85L II. For shooting people.

My 24-70/4 zoom will be the first to go (probably soon, to be replaced by 35L or 1.4/35 Milvus). I just don't use the 24-70 anymore. At the long end, I prefer the 85L. In the middle of the range, the 50 STM delivers better IQ, and at the wide end my newest acquisition of the 16-35/4L IS does the overlapping 24-35mm range better all around than the 24-70/4L IS.


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Sep 29, 2015 16:36 |  #43

This is not for me. I'm more like "If I can bring only one camera bag, which ones to leave behind?"


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Sep 29, 2015 17:35 as a reply to  @ apersson850's post |  #44

:-D:-D:-D


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Sep 29, 2015 21:57 |  #45

apersson850 wrote in post #17726726 (external link)
This is not for me. I'm more like "If I can bring only one camera bag, which ones to leave behind?"

This is definitely me... and a reason i roadtrip rather than fly for vacation LOL.


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