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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 29, 2015 22:11 |  #46

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

One can never have enough camera bags! I tell my wife that each one is highly specialized to fit particular circumstances ...


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Sep 30, 2015 09:54 |  #47

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One can never have enough camera bags! I tell my wife that each one is highly specialized to fit particular circumstances ...

Camera bags are like women shoes.... for the most part you wear one most of the time, every now and then you change it up just to take something different. Then when you go to a wedding you take special shoes and when you go running you put on special running shoes or boots for country dancing. All specialized to the task in hand.

Next time they say you have too many camera bags ask them how many shoes they have.... and remind them they can only wear one pair at a time.


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Sep 30, 2015 17:27 |  #48

Well the only lens that I have that would actually fetch any reasonable money, is my new Sigma 150-600 C, and that would be the one I would keep. Anyway what's the point of a camera with interchangeable lenses, if you are only going to have one lens?

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Sep 30, 2015 18:15 |  #49

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Well the only lens that I have that would actually fetch any reasonable money, is my new Sigma 150-600 C, and that would be the one I would keep. Anyway what's the point of a camera with interchangeable lenses, if you are only going to have one lens?

Alan

Its an intellectual exercise, nothing more. It forces us to consider which lens is most important to us, and why. In a way, I think it helps us evaluate out photographic needs and focus in on those tools that best help us reach our goals. Its not very different than the exercise which asks "if your house was on on fire and you could only save one thing, what would it be".


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Sep 30, 2015 19:08 as a reply to  @ mwsilver's post |  #50

If my house was on fire it would be my 24-70 ii of course.


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Sep 30, 2015 22:42 |  #51

Canon 70-300L...




  
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Sep 30, 2015 23:16 |  #52

Based on practicality alone, it would be my 24-70. However, I would be absolutely distraught to get rid of my 70-200II.



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Oct 01, 2015 01:55 |  #53

if the house was on fire and I could only take one thing? easy. My wife. All of my stuff is replaceable


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Oct 01, 2015 02:05 |  #54

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if the house was on fire and I could only take one thing? easy. My wife. All of my stuff is replaceable

You should save the 24-85, and make sure the wife knows to grab the 70-200.


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Oct 01, 2015 02:11 |  #55

:-)


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Oct 01, 2015 17:19 |  #56

50L for me. Just love using it.


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Oct 02, 2015 22:20 |  #57

None.

If I had to drop to just 1 lens I'd sell them all and the camera with it and reinvest the money into my 401k. I do too many different things to live with just one lens no matter what it was.


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Oct 02, 2015 22:30 |  #58

This is easy. 400 2.8 IS II


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Oct 04, 2015 22:18 |  #59

It would be tough but if only one it would have to be the 70-200 2.8L IS II.


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Oct 04, 2015 22:28 |  #60

If just 1, I'd go for versatility and usability first. So; Canon 24-70 f2.8 ii.

... at the sacrifice of perfection and the true versatility of picking the best lens for a particular outing.


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