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Jul 20, 2009 21:53 |  #121

I always thought this one would be fun to have:
Tokina 11-16 f/2.8
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS
Tokina 50-135 f/2.8
Sigma 120-300 f/2.8
Sigma 200-500 f/2.8

So that's 11mm to 500mm covered at a constant f/2.8! ;)

My ideal lineup is getting closer; I'm about to have the funds to get the 17-55. The lineup would be:
Canon 10-22 (check)
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS (almost check)
Tokina 50-135 f/2.8 (waiting until the end of soccer - maybe football - season)
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS (waiting for a few more paying gigs)
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 (waiting to feel the need to upgrade)
Canon 85mm f/1.8 (waiting for someday)

6 lenses, nothing to totally break the bank.... as long as I don't go FF. :)


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Sep 03, 2009 02:18 |  #122

I named my L glass Fantastic 4 :)
35 1.4
85 1.2
135 2.0
200 2.0

But what should I call it when I get my 24 1.4 + 50 1.2 ??? :D


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Sep 03, 2009 05:27 as a reply to  @ wildcart's post |  #123

My Ideal line up would be:

35mm F1.4 + 85mm F1.2 + 135mm F2.0 + 100mm F2.8 (IS) Macro
24-105mm F4 IS + 70-200mm F4.0
24-70 F2.8 + 70-200mm F2.8 IS

:D


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Sep 03, 2009 06:08 |  #124

wildcart wrote in post #8574433 (external link)
I named my L glass Fantastic 4 :)
But what should I call it when I get my 24 1.4 + 50 1.2 ??? :D

Sexy 6 :)


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Sep 03, 2009 07:58 |  #125

Dan A. Nachtnebel wrote in post #8574850 (external link)
Sexy 6 :)

Sexy 6 sounds nice but what about Bionic Six :p

For the young kids that never saw the cartoon of Bionic Six :D
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Sep 03, 2009 10:02 |  #126

on a medium budget i would go with
10-22
24-70
70-200
Sigma 150-500 or Canon 100-400


canon: XTi, nifty fifty, 18-55, 430ex

sigma: 24-70 f2.8 macro, 150-500

  
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Sep 03, 2009 10:07 |  #127

I enjoy this set on my 40D:

16-35 f/2.8L II
70-200 f/2.8L IS
50 f/1.4


Canon EOS 7D EOS 5D Mark II EOS 40D PowerShot G10 | Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM EF 50mm f/1.4 USM EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 | Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX | Canon Speedlite 270 EX Speedlite 430 EX | Sigma EF 500 DG Super

  
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Sep 03, 2009 17:29 |  #128

airfrogusmc wrote in post #8309326 (external link)
For FF

14 2.8L
24 1.4L
35 1.4L
50 1.2L
85 1.2L
200 2L

Amen!
One day I will have all of this, only 3 more to go :P


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Sep 03, 2009 21:22 |  #129

I've always felt that what I had, whatever I have, is ideal....by which I mean, the setup that would best fit anyone, not just those with deep pockets...
so for now this is my ideal digital lineup:

Canon 18-55mm IS (what a bargain...better than the 24/35 Nikkors it replaced)
Vivitar 28/F2 (stuck at 2, but that's where I'd be using it)
Canon 35/2 (equal to the best of 50/2 lenses sold with 35mm SLRs)
Canon 50/2.5 CM (great for the occasional real close-up if not real macro)
Nikon 50/1.4 AIS (a perfect, maybe THE perfect crop/bod portrait lens @ under $125, or $25 if you're lucky.)
Nikon 50/2 (a nice compact/sharp...@ F2...travel lens)
Canon 70-210/3.5-4.5 (like the 18-55IS kit, a zoom for all occasions and at under $150, for all budgets)
Nikon 85/2 (it's the ideal compact for low light shooting....okay, after 20 years, I'd like to get my 85/1.8 back...larger/heavier and now I don't need the lighter F2)
NIkon 105/2.5 AIS (the classic, enough said)
Nikon 135/2.8 AI (well, AI optics, not cosmetics, so it was cheaper)
Nikon 180/2.8 P-C (AI optics, not cosmetics, so ditto)
Nikon 200/4 (the AIS would be nicer, (lighter, smaller) but this holdover from 1971 is still sharp)
Nikon 300/4.5 AI (not the ED but $200 less so what's to complain about when you're shooting such a lightweight compact 480mm crop @ 5.6)

The G3 with its 35mm equivalent 35-140/F2 is a very nice, if not ideal, walkaround.


My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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Sep 03, 2009 21:58 |  #130

As of now, personally, I'd say...

Zooms:
Canon 16-35 2.8L II
Canon 24-105 f/4L
Canon 70-200 2.8L IS
Canon 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS

Primes:
Canon 14mm 2.8L
Canon 15mm 2.8 fisheye
Canon TS 24mmL
Canon 35mm 1.4L
Sigma 50mm 1.4
Canon 85mm 1.4L
Canon 100mm macro 2.8L

That covers just about everything that I find myself photographing.


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Sep 03, 2009 22:59 |  #131

After buying and selling so much over the last couple of years here's what it's finally come down to, based upon how I like to shoot, what I tend to grab and by extensive reviewing of my keepers files.

To start with the MKIII, important to the lenses because it's 1.3 crop and this kit is designed for that.

85L 1.2
100 Macro 2.8 IS (coming)
24-70L 2.8
70-200L 2.8 IS
1.4x tele extender (wonderful wide open on the big zoom)
2x tele extender (startlingly good on the bigger zoom - got lucky)
2-12mm extension tubes

At times I think I've owned up to 6 lenses at a time, not sure but it's always seemed that I buy, I use for a while and then I sell, all on the list but the 100L macro that I don't have yet, have contributed to the largest files of keepers in my LR2 Library and lenses I know I can count on 100% every time, that's a good feeling and I hope it's the same with the macro.

Tomorrow I'm going up on Mt. Rainier to shoot scenics and the wildflowers and I'll take the two zooms, a polarizer and the 2x tele extender.


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Oct 11, 2009 21:48 |  #132

I have a FF with
(pros/cons)
OM macro 50 f3.5 (fun, cheap/-)
17-40 L (size, weight, IQ/f4)
28-70 L (IQ/size, weight)
Voigtlander 125mm APO Lanthar f/2.5 SL Macro (IQ, Bokeh/weight)

VERY happy with these, especially 125mm rocks.
Long zooms are not my type. I prefer foot zoom.


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