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Apr 06, 2008 15:57 |  #1

I like to shoot "everything" and I would love to hear which lenses you think complete a collection of lenses. Now I know that most upgrade and have different budgets.

What would the best collection of lenses be for a medium budget? And for a large budget? I am not really thinking about special lenses, but the smallest amount of lenses that will perform best for you in all kinds of different situations.

I'm sorry if there's already a thread on this subject, I'm sure there is, but I haven't been able to locate it.


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Apr 06, 2008 16:01 |  #2

Crop:
10-22
17-55/24-70
70-200

FF:
17-40
24-70
70-200
1.4x tele

Assuming u dont want primes, and you dont need super tele


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Apr 06, 2008 16:05 |  #3

I agree with MisMis, with the addition of one low light prime like the 85mm f/1.8 or the sigma 30mm f/1.4


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Apr 06, 2008 16:05 |  #4

whats a complete collection with primes only =)




  
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Apr 06, 2008 16:24 |  #5

crop
10-22
24-105
100-400

Of course I don't know what your"medium budget" is. Also if everything means buildings to birds then I don't think a 70-200 is long enough even with a 1.4 on it.


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Apr 06, 2008 16:29 |  #6

VDMTom wrote in post #5272815 (external link)
whats a complete collection with primes only =)

You could start with the "Holy Trinity" which, I believe, are the 35L, 85L, and the 135L.


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Apr 06, 2008 16:37 |  #7

i think mine is conplete :)
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Apr 06, 2008 16:53 |  #8

GyRob wrote in post #5273017 (external link)
i think mine is conplete :)
Rob.

Yeah, your collection is VERY nice.
One day, when I have the $. :)

Glad to see you guys adding the FF or Crop sets.
I currently have the XTi, but I like to buy lenses for life and I will probably buy a FF at a later point.


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Apr 06, 2008 16:57 |  #9

I'm also missing only a few. If I added the 100 macro and 100-400, I'm covered for just about everything. But I have not been collecting too many L primes so that is my next step. I also agree that for the zooms the above are good choices.


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Apr 06, 2008 17:05 |  #10

For FF:

16-35 II
24-105
100-400

also

15mm fisheye
50mm 1.4
100mm macro

Pretty ultimate in my opinion, and not too ridiculously expensive.


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Apr 06, 2008 17:28 |  #11

I like what I have:

10-22mm f3.5-4.5
17-40mm f4 L
50mm f1.4
85mm f1.8
70-200mm f4 L

One day when I have the extra cash I may pick up another Sigma 24-60 f2.8 since it's a pretty good lens for about $200.

Don't forget to get a flash.


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Apr 06, 2008 17:31 |  #12

this would be a godly setup
on ff
16-35 f/2.8
24-70 f2.8
70-200 f/2.8 L IS

35mm f/1.4 L
50mm f/1.2 L
85mm f/1.2 L


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Apr 06, 2008 17:54 |  #13

Click on my gear.


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Apr 06, 2008 18:03 |  #14

What I have on FF can do everything but small birds.


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Apr 06, 2008 18:06 |  #15

you have to have something longer than a 200 in that collection. I filled the hole in mine with the 100 - 400 (my first L !!). Now I need to go back and start replacing the cheaper glass with L glass.


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