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If you had to sell off all your lens and keep just 1, which would it be and why?

 
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Sep 20, 2015 23:11 |  #1

I'm thinking of selling off some of my least used lens. I know that no one can have just 1 lens. What's the point of having a DSLR anyways right? But if you had to keep just one, which one would it be and why?


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Sep 21, 2015 05:43 |  #2

I'd keep the lens that allowed me to create photographs that I couldn't with my phone.

In my case that means the 150-500.




  
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Sep 21, 2015 05:48 as a reply to  @ primeone's post |  #3

70-200 2.8IS Mk2 Very versatile




  
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Sep 21, 2015 06:19 |  #4
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If I could only keep one, it would be my 35IS.

That said, I don't believe I'll ever sell a lens again. I have purchased, sold, and purchased a second time the following:

100 f/2.8 Macro
135 f/2L
85 1.8
50 1.4

I also sold my 60D with a 18-55 STM. I had to include a lens to get a buyer. I like my new 70D with the 24-105 STM so much, that I am considering buying another 18-55 STM, just to get a bit wider on the 70D. Funny, that will be the only EFs lens I own, if I buy one.


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Sep 21, 2015 07:26 |  #5

If only 1 lens? I will sale all primes and go with 24-70 2.8ii.


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Sep 21, 2015 07:36 |  #6

70-200 2.8L IS II ill never sell this beast its always on my camera. Ive bought and sold all ny gear more than once, just look at my sold gear in my gear list in my sig :cry::cry::cry:




  
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Sep 21, 2015 07:39 |  #7

18-135 STM.

Though the question is silly. The point of having an interchangeable camera system is to be able to chose the lens for the job. Whether that be a 17 TS-E, a UWA, a fisheye, an MP-E, a supertelephoto, or just a travel zoom. If you want to reduce amount you have invested in the hobby, then by all means sell off a couple of your more expensive, unused lenses. But for under 1K used prices I can have a whole collection of lenses, 10-18, 18-135, 40 STM, 24 STM, 100mm macro should be just about that price. Maybe switch a 50 f/1.8 STM depending on your needs and it'll be a much more versatile system than any single lens.




  
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Sep 21, 2015 09:24 |  #8

70-200L I would say...




  
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Sep 21, 2015 09:27 |  #9

70-200 f/4L IS

My Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC is admittedly more of the range for an everyday walk-around and landscape lens, but the 70-200 is just too sweet to part with. I would also miss the hell out of my 100mm macro, because I use it a lot, but I guess I could use extension tubes on my 70-200 in a pinch.


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Sep 21, 2015 13:06 |  #10

Impossible to answer without a ton of caveats. I'd grudgingly say that I'd keep my 50L, but letting go of the 70-200 f/2.8 II would be extremely difficult.

I could part with the 24L and 16-35 f/4 without batting an eye.

The 100L would be another tough one to part with because it is probably my most favorite lens to shoot with.

Arghhhhh... This question is impossible.


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Sep 21, 2015 13:47 |  #11

This is mostly a pointless question without identifying what it is that you shoot.

I enjoy landscapes, family and travel photography - for me, the 24-70 II does most of what I need and would choose that in a heart beat. I'd always feel the pain missing something wider and faster but f2.8 is plenty for me, the focal range covers 80% of my interests and the IQ is great. No other lens could boast that.


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Sep 21, 2015 14:19 |  #12

Not a realistic situation but, just to tag along, I would keep my Canon 800 F5.6 L IS. A bit awkward for portraits and heavy for landscapes (though I do use it for landscapes occasionally) and certainly not the job for street photography!
However for the vast majority of what I shoot it's just the job!


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Sep 21, 2015 16:26 |  #13

Probably the 24-70L-II, but maybe the 28-300L. The 24-70 is my most used and the 28-300 offers the widest range.


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Sep 21, 2015 16:37 |  #14

I would have to hold onto my Canon EF 200mm F/2 only because some of the best shots I have ever taken is with this lens, also I know it would be very difficult to replace.




  
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Sep 21, 2015 16:47 |  #15

If I had to keep just one it would be the EF-S 15-85mm because of its versatility for walkaround and the very good results I've gotten from it.


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