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Permagrin
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Sep 18, 2006 12:21 |  #391

maxyedor wrote in post #2001500 (external link)
Your right, I really should go for 5 600 f/4s I would look cooler carrying those around, and that's what gear lust is all about, looking cooler than the next guy.

But realisticly I use 5 lenses for most everything (400 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 24-70, 16-35, 15 fish) That combo gets me through most assignments, but a thread asking photographers to theoreticaly pick their 5 favorites is silly. Every lens has a purpose, if you don't need it, don't buy it, if you do need it, go buy it.

Part of the fun of having photog. as a hobby (and not a job) is buying something totally cool that you don't need but would enjoy having. (Which is why I'm going to buy the 85...don't need it but would I think enjoy it very much.) When I think of all the canoes and bicycles and various and sundry things that get purchased and used once (at great expense) I don't feel bad about purchasing a lens, using it a lot and enjoying the results...truly, personally I don't care about looking cool...just enjoying my life in the scope (not overextending my bank account of course) that I'm able to.


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Sep 18, 2006 13:02 |  #392

Well I already have the 17-40 f4,70-200 f4 and 50 f1.8 and the only thing that I could wish is an IS version of the 70-200 f2.8 and a 100mm f2.8 Macro.


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Sep 18, 2006 14:04 as a reply to  @ thedoc's post |  #393

Either:

Canon 17-40L
Canon 24-105L
Canon 70-200L f/4
Canon 100-400L
Canon 50 f/1.8 II

or

Canon 16-35L
Canon 24-70L
Canon 70-200L f/2.8 IS
Canon 100-400L
Canon 50 f/1.2L


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Sep 18, 2006 15:54 as a reply to  @ aero145's post |  #394

I'm mostly happy with what I have for my 20D. 15mm, 24-70L, 100mm macro, 135L, and 1.4x TC. All Canon, of course. Works for me.



  
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Sep 18, 2006 16:17 |  #395

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

maxyedor wrote in post #2001280 (external link)
I'd own 3-4 400 f2.8's

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Sep 19, 2006 00:06 |  #396

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 ;)

Take a look:) . The 180L is my only specialty lens so far.


That answer was when I had only 5 lenses. They were:
24-70
70-200
16-35
100-400
180 Macro


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Sep 19, 2006 00:37 as a reply to  @ post 939141 |  #397

Only really need 4 -

50 1.4
10-22
70-200 f4 L
24-105 L

Saving for 100-400 L


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Sep 19, 2006 00:45 |  #398

Peregrin wrote in post #2003014 (external link)
Part of the fun of having photog. as a hobby (and not a job) is buying something totally cool that you don't need but would enjoy having. (Which is why I'm going to buy the 85...don't need it but would I think enjoy it very much.) When I think of all the canoes and bicycles and various and sundry things that get purchased and used once (at great expense) I don't feel bad about purchasing a lens, using it a lot and enjoying the results...truly, personally I don't care about looking cool...just enjoying my life in the scope (not overextending my bank account of course) that I'm able to.

So if you buy lenses like you would a bike, use them a few times and then put them away for years on end, why not rent? For a couple hundred bucks you could get yourself a few weekends with the 85, instead of having over $1000 invested in a lens that, like your bike, you'll only use a few times. If however you are going to need to use it a lot, then buy it.

I still think it's funny when I see guys walking aroud with 1Ds and a grip of lenses just to take snapshots of the kids using "P" mode.


Digital photography is a fad.

  
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Sep 19, 2006 00:54 |  #399

maxyedor wrote in post #2006215 (external link)
So if you buy lenses like you would a bike, use them a few times and then put them away for years on end, why not rent? For a couple hundred bucks you could get yourself a few weekends with the 85, instead of having over $1000 invested in a lens that, like your bike, you'll only use a few times. If however you are going to need to use it a lot, then buy it.

I still think it's funny when I see guys walking aroud with 1Ds and a grip of lenses just to take snapshots of the kids using "P" mode.

I agree...rental is a very viable option IF you aren't going to use them alot. I will...that's why I buy. But I haven't ruled out renting on the larger lenses that I don't really want to invest in.


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Sep 19, 2006 01:06 |  #400

maxyedor wrote in post #2006215 (external link)
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I still think it's funny when I see guys walking aroud with 1Ds and a grip of lenses just to take snapshots of the kids using "P" mode.

This sort of thinking really rubs me the wrong way... :)

I think it's funny when people rush to conclusions, that guy may be superb professional photographer out on a walk with his kids for all you know. Even if he isn't, owning a 1Ds is no more strange to me than driving a too fast car, owning a big sailboat with kevlar sails for vacation sailing, a professional grade mountainbike that you use to go to school or work etc. People like nice toys/tools and I'm sure you also have something you own that is not really necessary or is too expensive for what you really "need" - just as funny as someone owning a 1Ds.

As to P mode, it's perfectly fine for photographing kids as well as other subjects if you know how to use it, Av and Tv available at the same time, a great default setting for "walkaround" type scenarios.

Finally - if you can read the P off this guy's display you're standing way too close to him. :)


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Sep 19, 2006 06:18 |  #401

Five lens collection:
Have: Tokina 12-24, Tamron 28-75, Canon 50-f/1.4 and 70-300 IS
Next Up: Sigma 150 macro

Expanded Collection:
Considering: Sigma 30 f/1.4, Canon 85 f/1.8, XXX-400 (If only I could bring myself to accept white lenses!)


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Sep 19, 2006 07:34 |  #402

runninmann wrote in post #2006919 (external link)
Five lens collection:
Have: Tokina 12-24, Tamron 28-75, Canon 50-f/1.4 and 70-300 IS
Next Up: Sigma 150 macro

There's 3/4 of my wishlist! Still haven't decided on the long end, but really leaning toward a 70-200.


Got it: Rebel XT, 18-55 kit lens, Tamron 28-75 f2.8
Want it: 50 f1.4, Tokina 12-24, Sigma 70-200 f2.8, 430EX, Opteka BG

  
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Sep 19, 2006 08:34 as a reply to  @ post 1769316 |  #403

zooms
17-40mm f/4
24-105mm f/4
28-75mm f/2.8
70-200mm f/2.8

primes
28mm f/1.8
50mm f/1.4
85mm f/1.8
135mm f/2
150mm f/2.8


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Sep 19, 2006 08:51 |  #404

My update (for full frame):

17-40 f/4L
24-105 f/4L
70-300 IS USM
28 f/1.8 to fill the role of fast prime
300 f/4L with TC




  
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Sep 19, 2006 08:57 |  #405

Jaetie wrote in post #2007383 (external link)
150mm f/2.8

That might be a tough lens to find.



  
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