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Your Realistic 3-5 Lens Collection

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Post edited over 4 years ago by Immaculens.
Jun 27, 2015 21:13 |  #2821

Cool - somewhat similar ~

10-18 STM IS
18-55 STM IS
50 STM
70-300L IS
150-600 Sigma C

I will likely get the 18-135 STM IS and ditch the 18-55 STM IS

Eventually the 85 STM if it's released

Maceo wrote in post #17612812 (external link)
I pretty much have everything between 10-600mm covered.

1) Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
2) Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
3) Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
4) Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

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7Dmk II gripped | 5Dc | 150-600 (Σ) OS C | 55-250 IS STM | 100L f/2.8 IS Macro | 15-85 IS | 50 f/1.8 STM | 30 Σ f/1.4 'A'
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Jun 30, 2015 23:30 |  #2822

50 STM
70-200 2.8
SIGMA 150-600 C

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Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Jul 01, 2015 08:51 |  #2823

What I have so far:

Canon EF 35mm F1.4L USM
Canon EF 50mm F1.2L USM
Canon EF 85mm F1.2L II USM

If four:

+ Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM

If five:

+ Canon EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM


My hypocrisy goes only so far.
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Jul 01, 2015 10:28 |  #2824

16-35/2.8L II
Zeiss Otus 55 OR Coastal Optics UV-VIS-NIR 60 APO-macro
90 TS-E
70-200/2.8L II
with a 35/1.4L

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Sep 10, 2015 13:47 |  #2825

WOW, this is still going :-D

A crap pile of various gear!

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Sep 10, 2015 13:50 as a reply to  @ mrclark321's post |  #2826

What I have so far:
35mm 1.4L
50mm F1.2L
85mm F1.2L

And four:
135mm F2

35 | 50 | 85 | 135
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Post edited over 4 years ago by Wilt. (2 edits in all)
Sep 10, 2015 13:55 |  #2827

I have yet to see a response in which someone included a single Realistic brand (offered by Radio Shack) lens , much less 3-5 of them!

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Sep 10, 2015 14:15 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #2828

My current collection:

Bower 8mm f3.5
Canon 50mm f1.8 II
Sigma 50-500 f4-6.3 APO DG HSM (in the post to me)

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Canon 1D Mk IV | Canon 50mm 1.8 Mk1 | Sigma 'Bigma' 50-500 | Fuji XE1 | Helios 44/m | 50mm 1.4 | Manfrotto 055CX PRO3 | 3LT Mohawk ballhead | Lubitel 2 med format camera |

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Sep 10, 2015 15:04 |  #2829

I think mine would go

Siggy 12-24mm
Canon 24-105mm L IS
Canon 100-400 L IS II
Canon 100 f2.8 L macro
Canon 70-300mm L (just because I like it)

Canon 6D Canon 600D Canons 24-105mm L 85mm 1.4 IS L 70-300mm L. 100mm F2.8 macro L IS. 16-35mm L nifty fifty. 55-250mm IS. Speedlights Siggy DG530 super Canon EX430II Vivitar 3700

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Sep 13, 2015 07:48 |  #2830

that,s my collection

8-15mm fisheye
35mm 1.4 A
50mm 1.8
100mm f/2.8
200 mm f/1.8
plus 1.4X TC

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Canon 5d mark ii , Canon 20D astro modified ,canon 8-15mm fisheye, sigma 35mm 1.4 , canon 50mm 1.8 ii , canon 100mm 2.8 macro , canon 100-400mm , canon 200mm 1.8, canon 580ex ii , nissin di 866 , photix odin triggers

Guess What! I'm Pregnant!
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Sep 13, 2015 09:29 |  #2831

For landscapes Nikon 14-24G, FE 24-70, Sony 70-400G

For everything else

CV 12mm
Nikon 50mm F1.2
Canon FD 135mm F2

Nikkor 200mm F2

I currently have a few configurations.

a landscapes only kit
and an everyday carry kit.

dont do events too often, but when I do, it's a specialty kit. I'm a bit overgeared at this point and can use a diet.

Sony A7riii/A9 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - SY 24/2.8 - FE 28/2 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8 - Tamron 17-28/2.8 - 28-75/2.8 RXD, 70-200/2.8 VC

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Nov 04, 2015 22:26 |  #2832

5D MKII with the following:

24-70 f/2.8 I
70-200 f/2.8 is I

Thinking of maybe swapping the 17-40 for a 16-35 one day. I tried the 16-35, but not sure if there is enough low light shooting (except for when I shoot the starts) that needs 2.8 at the moment that wide. Also consider adding the 100-400 mk II, but we'll see. Really leaning towards a Sony set-up to add to this as it is definitely not a light weight set-up.

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Nov 05, 2015 02:26 |  #2833

Didn't actually plan this out so neatly, but over time have settled into:

Canon EF-S 10-22mm
Canon EF 24-105mm L
Canon EF 100-400mm MkII L

Only the lack of coverage at 23mm gets my OCD going these days! ;-)a

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Post edited over 4 years ago by ShutterPonch.
Nov 05, 2015 05:57 |  #2834

16-35 L f/4
24-70 L II f/2.8
100-400 L II + TC

All I need. But not all I want :-)

I play with fire, run with scissors and skate on thin ice all at once!
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Post edited over 4 years ago by mcluckie. (11 edits in all)
Nov 05, 2015 06:04 |  #2835

Oh boy. This will be too much information...

My 6-lens prime kit*:
21 Distagon (I usually used taped down to a hyperlocal range for street shooting)
28 Voigtlander (great general purpose, but needs to stop down. Weighs nothing.)
35 IS (for when I want autofocus between the 28 and 50. IS is good for "from the hip" shooting, but I'm playing with a 35LII)
OR the 24-85 VS as well in very good daylight— it's nice having an AF lens in the middle.
50 1.4 Milvus (just replaced a 50 Makro Planar in this kit)
100 Makro Planar (every kit needs a sharp, fast makro planar)
200 2.8L II

5- Big lens zooms and filler:
16-35 L IS (just replaced a 16-35 2.8II)
28mm f2 Distagon (being 2 stops faster than the 16-35LIS, great up close and wide open, matches the 50 MP well)
50 Makro Planar f2 (I'd rather have a fast and flat MakroPlanar in this kit than a faster 50, and I like the 28 with this 50)
70-200 2.8LII IS

4-lens primes:
15mm Distagon
35/2 IS or 40 Voigtlander (I'm playing with a 35LII. but I won't keep both. I just ruled out the 35 1.4 Distagon— if I want 1.4 manual focus, I have the Milvus 50)
100mm Makro Planar
200mm 2.8L II

3- MEDIUM, and my daily*:
15 Distagon
24-85 Vario Sonnar
200 2.8L II
* well, I usually add a fast 35, 40 or 50 in there since the VS is basically a slow ƒ4

My backpacking kit of 3- SMALL lenses:
(my Fuji X100S went belly up and Fuji wants too much to repair (it was my only 35mm lens before), so I'm thinking of a M3 for these lenses, which I already use on full frame.)
20 Voigtlander (might be for sale if I don't get a M3)
28 Voigtlander
40 Voigtlander

multidisciplinary visual guy | traveler on the 8-fold path | seeker of the spark | walker of the dog
all dingus | dslr canon 5D4, 70-200LII zeiss distagon 15, 21, 25, 28, 50ƒ1.4 milvus; vario-sonnar N 24-85; makro planar 50, 100 mirrorless leica Q2 fujifilm XT-2, 16, 56; zeiss distagon 12, planar 32 film canon 1n hasselblad 501cm, 50, 80

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