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Feb 18, 2014 06:07 |  #91

17-40 and 70-200.
You learn how to use the unique perspective of each of these lenses.
Either one can be a walk around.


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Feb 18, 2014 06:25 |  #92

At the beginning of the 1960s when I bought my Nikon F, zoom lenses were mostly poor optically (before computerized design) and not considered for quality work. My two lens kit was a 35 mm. f/2 and the legendary Nikkor 105 mm. f/2.5. That's what was in my bag when I left the US in 1966 and remained my workhorse for 30 years, although it was in the '70s augmented with a Mamiya C330 for MF. So if in a fit of nostalgia I were to limit myself to two of my present lenses, I would pick the S35 and the 100 f/2.8L IS Macro.


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Feb 18, 2014 17:03 |  #93

For about 30 years, my most used outfit was a Pentax 67 with 55mm and 105mm lenses. I just recently sold that kit and parting with it was a bit painful.

In FF terms, the 55mm equals a moderate wide (about 28mm) and the 105mm is a longish normal (about 65mm). I never felt restricted with these two lenses.


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Feb 18, 2014 17:07 |  #94

tmcman wrote in post #16698392 (external link)
17-40 and 70-200.
You learn how to use the unique perspective of each of these lenses.
Either one can be a walk around.

This seems like a good choice for you. Both lenses are FF and between them offer a very wide range. The hole in the middle is not too large and can easily be filled by using the 17-40 on your cropper and the 200 is quite long on a cropper.


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Feb 19, 2014 07:41 |  #95

DreDaze wrote in post #16693422 (external link)
why not just keep the 17-50 tamron just for use on the 7D, and then get a 24-105mm/24-70mm to pair with the 6D, and use your 70-200mm on both?

FWIW, this is my favorite answer so far. As you'd have to save more for the 24-70 (and unless you need f/2.8), I'd go with the 24-105 and be happy. You'll have good walkaround lenses to keep on both bodies and then the 70-200 at the ready to use on either one when you feel like it.


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Feb 19, 2014 11:00 |  #96

35L and a second 35L in case the first one breaks ....


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Feb 19, 2014 14:23 |  #97

24-70 f2.8L II and 70-200 f2.8L IS II for me. Good job I'm not limited to 2 lenses or I'd have to sell loads of mine lol.


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Feb 19, 2014 14:28 |  #98

24-105 and tamzooka.


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Feb 19, 2014 15:32 |  #99

24-70L II and 200L f/2


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Feb 19, 2014 15:43 |  #100

So amazing to see every 2-3 posts there are 3 lenses mentioned a lot: 24-70, 24-105 and 70-200


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Feb 20, 2014 21:56 |  #101

On FF, 50L and 200L F2, if they cannot be taken on those they don't need to be taken...


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Feb 21, 2014 04:30 |  #102

Samyang 14mm and Canon 24-105


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Feb 21, 2014 04:54 |  #103

On FF it would be 50L and the 16-35Lii. Maybe the 50L and ts-e 24Lii if i like it after i get it on monday.

But would be hard to decide between a wide angle and the 135L...


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Feb 21, 2014 05:24 |  #104

Exactly the position I am in. - My two are the 24-105 and a 100-400. They cover just about all of my needs. The 24-105 "lives" on the camera and the 100-400 "lives" in my day pack just in case it is needed for wildlife pics.


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Feb 21, 2014 06:56 |  #105

24-105, 70-200 2.8


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