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Cyclop
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Jul 19, 2009 09:58 |  #106

One's personal budget and photo-shooting interests would be a big factor. Investing in good glass to build up your arsenal of lenses seems never-ending. This is an expensive hobby, but one that I enjoy very much. Let's see, "Best complete lens collection?"
1. Macro Lens: Canon 100mm f/2.8
2. Ultra Wide Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
3. Standard Zoom Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS
4. Telephoto Zoom Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS
5. Super Telephoto Lens: Canon 300mm or 400mm f/2.8 L IS


Canon 50D w/grip, Canon 7D, Mark II w/grip, Tokina UWA 11-16 2.8, Canon 17-55 2.8 IS, Canon 70-200 2.8 L IS, Canon 300 4 L IS, Canon 400 5.6 L, Canon 100 "macro" 2.8, Canon 60 "macro" 2.8, Canon Extender 1.4xII, Gitzo 3531S tripod w/Markins M20 ballhead, Gitzo GT2531EX tripod, Bogen-Manfrotto 681B monopod w/3232 head.

  
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davidinjp
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Jul 19, 2009 11:44 |  #107
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mismis wrote in post #5272796 (external link)
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

Ditto, though I would avoid EF-S crop lenses because chances are you will move to full frame some day... so take the 24-70 over the 17-55. And I would throw in the 300mm f2.8 IS to answer the big budget part of it. :)




  
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Jul 19, 2009 15:16 |  #108

davidinjp wrote in post #8306554 (external link)
Ditto, though I would avoid EF-S crop lenses because chances are you will move to full frame some day... so take the 24-70 over the 17-55. And I would throw in the 300mm f2.8 IS to answer the big budget part of it. :)

...And have nothing wider than 24mm (only just a wideangle on a crop camera) in case you might go FF some day?


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Jul 19, 2009 19:58 |  #109
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Madweasel wrote in post #8307275 (external link)
...And have nothing wider than 24mm (only just a wideangle on a crop camera) in case you might go FF some day?

no like I said above, skip the EF-S 17-55. I think there's still a 10-22mm in the crop list. :-)




  
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Jul 19, 2009 20:36 |  #110

For crop body and of course, my definition of medium/large budgets:
Medium Budget:
Tokina 11-16 2.8 (~$550)
Tamron 17-50 2.8 (~$350)
EF 70-200 f4 L (~$500)

Larger Budget:
Tokina 11-16 2.8 (~$550)
EFS 17-55 2.8 IS (~$900)
EF 70-200 2.8 IS (~$1500)


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Jul 19, 2009 22:27 as a reply to  @ bryc24's post |  #111

For FF

14 2.8L
24 1.4L
35 1.4L
50 1.2L
85 1.2L
200 2L




  
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Jul 19, 2009 23:07 |  #112
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airfrogusmc wrote in post #8309326 (external link)
For FF

14 2.8L
24 1.4L
35 1.4L
50 1.2L
85 1.2L
200 2L


And one dusty sensor from changing lenses between every shot! A couple of zooms can do the job much better, but 2 or 3 primes is a lot of fun! :)




  
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Jul 19, 2009 23:16 |  #113

pli wrote in post #5273374 (external link)
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


I'm half way there. Gotta start saving those pennies.:mad:


Rebel Xsi w/BG-E5 | EF-S 18-55 IS(Kit) | 16-35L f2.8 II | 24-70L f2.8 |85L 1.2 II| 70-200L IS f2.8 | 580EXII | 430EX

  
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Jul 19, 2009 23:27 |  #114

16-35F2.8 Want
24-70F2.8 Have
70-200f2.8IS Want
85f1.2 Want
100mmF2.8 want
24f1.4L want
2x converter want...


1D MK111 , 5D Classic,24-70F2.8, 16-35F2.8, 70-200F2.8 IS a 430EXII 2x 580EXII and a Mac...:cool:
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Jul 20, 2009 01:53 as a reply to  @ Cyclop's post |  #115

I always had a nice range of lenses that suited me wel.

1st: 18-55 + 75-300 (on crop)
2th: 17-40L + 70-200L (on crop)
3th: 35L + 24-105L (on FF)
Now: 35L + 50 + 85 + 135L (+ 24-105L for travelling purposes) (on FF)

On the other hand, if the 70-200 F2.8 IS wasn't that big, heavy and white, I would be perfectly happy with 35L + 70-200 F2.8 IS :(

AAARGH so many choices


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Jul 20, 2009 03:31 |  #116

FF Zooms:

- 16-35mm f2.8L
- 24-70mm f2.8L (most versatile)
- 70-200mm f4L (or if you have the budget and can handle the weight, the 2.8 IS. I sold mine, too heavy for a walk-around)

FF Primes:

- 35mm f1.4L
- 50mm 1.2L (or 1.4 if you can't afford it or read all those bad things about the 1.2, I haven't had too many problems)
135mm f2L or 85mm 1.4/1.2

If I had to keep 3:

- 24-70mm f2.8L
- 50mm f1.2L
- 70-200mm f4L


Shooting with a 5D MarkII and using a Mac, in case I forgot to mention it in a post...

  
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Jul 20, 2009 07:13 |  #117

davidinjp wrote in post #8309509 (external link)
And one dusty sensor from changing lenses between every shot! A couple of zooms can do the job much better, but 2 or 3 primes is a lot of fun! :)

I shoot with primes only and don't have a big dusty sensor problem and no the zooms can't do the job better and the primes I listed are faster and sharper;).




  
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Jul 20, 2009 14:35 |  #118

airfrogusmc wrote in post #8309326 (external link)
For FF

14 2.8L
24 1.4L
35 1.4L
50 1.2L
85 1.2L
200 2L

Do I take it you like your apertures wide? :)


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Jul 20, 2009 18:44 |  #119

Madweasel wrote in post #8312907 (external link)
Do I take it you like your apertures wide? :)

And real sharp glass. I do a lot of work in available light situations and shoot a good deal of that at f/2 and faster.




  
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Jul 20, 2009 21:31 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #120

This is a completely subjective thread, but I finally like what I have for what I do.

Can't blame the gear for my failures any more. Gosh.., there is a down side to everything in life...!! :D


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