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Jan 04, 2010 22:35 |  #16

squaresnappr wrote in post #9326046 (external link)
On my 5d mark2, for portraits, I vote for 85L. Will never get rid of this lens.

I was afraid you were going to say that. I really want this lens but kind of afraid to spend the $1600 - $1800 on it :)


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Jan 04, 2010 22:40 |  #17

clrv wrote in post #9326080 (external link)
I was afraid you were going to say that. I really want this lens but kind of afraid to spend the $1600 - $1800 on it :)

It was very difficult to part with the money as well but I don't regret it one bit. Although, I can definitely say, " I know what your going through" and it is one magical lens.


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Jan 04, 2010 23:13 |  #18

70-200 2.8! Amazing and good to capture wildlife


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Jan 04, 2010 23:17 |  #19
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jmurph wrote in post #9326252 (external link)
70-200 2.8! Amazing and good to capture wildlife

So you can eat it? :p




  
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Jan 04, 2010 23:18 |  #20

Stealthy Ninja wrote in post #9326062 (external link)
You have to ask yourself. On a Desert island, how many portraits will you be taking?! Landscapes perhaps, but portraits?!

I guess when Man Friday arrives you might take a few.

well maybe there would be a few curious monkeys who would pose for you?

hmm I think I will need to learn to build some kind of a laser weapon out of a camera and lens elements so I will be able to hunt for food and stay alive :rolleyes:

Have you guys heard of Boeing ABL? now that is something for hunting. Not only would you be able to kill something from thousands of miles away you could fry it at the same time :D

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Jan 04, 2010 23:37 |  #21

17-40L


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Jan 04, 2010 23:56 |  #22

Stealthy Ninja wrote in post #9326062 (external link)
You have to ask yourself. On a Desert island, how many portraits will you be taking?! Landscapes perhaps, but portraits?!

I guess when Man Friday arrives you might take a few.

Now if only it was Girl Friday .. then I'd take a lot :lol:

Any lens that I could shine the sun thru to start a fire ;)


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Jan 05, 2010 00:27 |  #23

I would save the my model and we could talk about getting another lens!
On an Island... I guess I would want my 100-400L. I bought it for a vacation on an Island I went to last summer.


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Jan 05, 2010 01:47 |  #24

35L


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Jan 05, 2010 01:50 |  #25
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mxracer535 wrote in post #9326811 (external link)
35L

Dude, that was your 666 post! The 35L is evil?! :shock:

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Jan 05, 2010 03:55 |  #26

I would try to save my iphone ...
maybe there's a signal somewhere on the island ;)

I can also use the camera along the line if I need to snap some pics ;)


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Jan 05, 2010 07:04 as a reply to  @ err's post |  #27

my 5D + 100 F2.8 IS Macro L
There is normally only nature on an island....
It is dust and weather sealed, so it will last longer then all those dust suckers!


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Jan 05, 2010 07:07 |  #28

My 85L because it's heavy enough to kill some wild animals.


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Jan 05, 2010 08:59 |  #29

To answer the question I think is intended by the OP (just one lens, but forget the whole desert island bit) I'd probably go with a kit-ish lens. For a long time the kit lens was a 50mm prime, which stays glued on my FF and film cameras a lot. But maybe the 24-70L or 24-105L, or 17-55IS on crop.


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Jan 05, 2010 09:33 |  #30

laydros wrote in post #9328037 (external link)
To answer the question I think is intended by the OP (just one lens, but forget the whole desert island bit) I'd probably go with a kit-ish lens. For a long time the kit lens was a 50mm prime, which stays glued on my FF and film cameras a lot. But maybe the 24-70L or 24-105L, or 17-55IS on crop.

thats really why i posted it but i threw the island in there to be a little funny about it. my serious question really is if you could only have one lens what would your ideal choice be overall?


i own way to much crap to list it all here and try to keep it up to date

  
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