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What's the first lens that made you say "Wow"

 
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Feb 05, 2013 13:45 |  #1

I mean as soon as you put it on your camera and started using it, within the first minute.
For me it was the 35L.


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Feb 05, 2013 13:46 |  #2

My Sigma 120-300 2.8 OS


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Feb 05, 2013 13:48 |  #3

For me it was the MPE-65. Wow!!


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Feb 05, 2013 13:50 |  #4

Sigma 50 f/1.4


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Feb 05, 2013 13:52 |  #5

135L :cool:


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Feb 05, 2013 13:54 |  #6

I would bet for many people it would be the 50mm f1.8. Sure once you use better lenses, it's no longer a "wow" lens, but for me, compared to shooting f5.6 on my kit zoom, and compacts before that, it was mind-blowing.

The one's that still keep me grinning, years later, are the Sigma 30mm and the Tokina 50-135mm.


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Feb 05, 2013 13:55 |  #7

Sigma 30mm 1.4

It was my first fast lens, Wow I loved being able to shoot in low light.


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Feb 05, 2013 13:55 |  #8

tkbslc wrote in post #15575628 (external link)
I would bet for many people it would be the 50mm f1.8. Sure once you use better lenses, it's no longer a "wow" lens, but for me, compared to shooting f5.6 on my kit zoom, and compacts before that, it was mind-blowing.

It was for me.. :) First time I used it the barrell fell out while I was focusing. The owner of the lens just picked it up and jammed it back in saying "it happens all the time" WOW!! ;):):)


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Feb 05, 2013 13:55 |  #9

70-200mm f4L


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Feb 05, 2013 13:55 |  #10

BIllionfps wrote in post #15575592 (external link)
What's the first lens that made you say "Wow"
I mean as soon as you put it on your camera and started using it, within the first minute.

Sadly, I have never felt that way about any piece of camera gear . . . and I have a 400 f2.8 IS.
I guess my expectations / demands are just too high for me to be "wowed" by anything :(
Wish I was more easily pleased - then things would be so much easier!


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Feb 05, 2013 13:56 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #11

Tamron 17-50 (non-VC). Biggest mistake was "upgrading" to the VC version.


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Feb 05, 2013 13:59 |  #12

gjl711 wrote in post #15575634 (external link)
It was for me.. :) First time I used it the barrell fell out while I was focusing. The owner of the lens just picked it up and jammed it back in saying "it happens all the time" WOW!! ;):):)

That's pretty funny, and not far off. Still amazing optic if you've never touched fast lenses or seen prime sharpness before.


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Feb 05, 2013 14:01 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #13

50 1.8 :)


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Feb 05, 2013 14:01 |  #14

Zuiko 50mm 1.4 it was a long time ago. :-)


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Feb 05, 2013 14:02 |  #15

Tom Reichner wrote in post #15575636 (external link)
Sadly, I have never felt that way about any piece of camera gear . . . and I have a 400 f2.8 IS.
I guess my expectations / demands are just too high for me to be "wowed" by anything :(
Wish I was more easily pleased - then things would be so much easier!

I think the problem is when you've plunked down the big bucks for a good lens, you expect perfection, dammit! So it is harder to be impressed. At least for me. It's more like, "whew, this is as good as I had hoped"

If you just borrowed a 400mm f2.8 for the weekend and had been using something much lesser (like, say a 55-250) then I imagine you'd be rather impressed.


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