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Lens you kind of picked up on a whim.

 
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May 23, 2008 00:39 |  #1

Well, I just clicked buy on an 85mm 1.8 off a secondhand online auction. It was kind of cheap for here.

I don't know what to think. There was no real reason to pick one up, but supposedly it is in good nick. I hope I like this lens!

Anyone else just pick something up, lured by the photobug?

And this belongs in the lens forum. Sorry, folks.




  
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May 23, 2008 00:43 |  #2

Thats how I ended up with my 50mm f1.8.
Spur of the moment purchase before I was on the forum and had seem what it could do. It was cheap enough I thought it would be worth a try.

Very glad I bought it.


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May 23, 2008 01:32 as a reply to  @ ImRaptor's post |  #3

Pick up a 17-85mm IS ESF lens used, it was sitting next to the new lenses and seemed to be selling for good price.


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May 23, 2008 02:22 as a reply to  @ Calicajun's post |  #4

Newest acquisition off Ebay, a vintage Kiron 28-210mm f/4-5.6 manual focus superzoom that I probably overpaid for. However when payment is done and I get the lens delivered, I'll post the results up here if it's anything to get excited about.


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May 23, 2008 02:43 as a reply to  @ fWord's post |  #5

My sigma 24-60. It was a good price, i had the money and the lack of a lens in that area. Pretty glad I bought it.


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May 23, 2008 04:09 |  #6

Canon EF 135 f/2.8 vari soft focus. Pretty sweet little prime.

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May 23, 2008 04:48 |  #7

50 f/1.8, 10-22, 17-40, f/4 L were all impulse buys for me ;) The only ones thats stayed the distance is the 17-40.


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May 23, 2008 04:54 |  #8

I wish I had the income to buy lenses on a whim :p

One day.. ;)


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May 23, 2008 05:52 |  #9

None yet, but I'm seriously considering an impulse purchase of a Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 when they're available.


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May 23, 2008 06:14 |  #10

Canon 24mm 2.8. A very nice lens on a 5D ... wide with great quality. hard to take a bad shot with it. Not exactly a whim, I did my research, but sometimes on forum's everyone ends up only buying what they're told and there are plenty of solid 'sleeper' lenses out there worth investigating.


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May 23, 2008 06:24 |  #11

Bought the old 80-200 f/2.8 L a few years back, but I didn't need it so it was re-sold. Recently bought, for a good price, a second hand 200mm f/2.8 L which I didn't need but I did want :) It's a great lens but I'm not sure if I'll use it enough to justify keeping it.


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May 23, 2008 06:28 |  #12

I bought the 85 f1.8 cause it was on sale. I tested it out and haven't used it since. But everyone needs a prime right?


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May 23, 2008 06:30 |  #13

All of my lenses are "whims".. I don't get much shooting time these days!

But the 50 1.4 and 85 1.8 were geniuine whims. Glad I did as well, two very good lenses and excellent prices.


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May 23, 2008 06:32 as a reply to  @ condyk's post |  #14

Could not happen.

I've got some disposable income, but the very thought of buying glass on a whim is so foreign...can't describe it.

I'm one of the most anal-compulsive buyer that ever existed, makes Felix Unger look like Oscar Madison, and I don't make any large purchases without weeks of research.


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May 23, 2008 06:34 |  #15

i suppose that my fisheye i bought used might be considered a whim, but it''s been useful for live music shots and i've definitely used it a fair bit.


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