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Dec 29, 2009 14:46 |  #1

Hello to all happy holidays,

ok, what is the must have icing on the cake lens that you wish you had or now have to give you the complete Oh's and Ah's about it...
Mine is a new addition to my gear list the 300mm 2.8. but I heard the 35L can do the same if I had it.
and yours is.. why..


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Dec 29, 2009 15:05 |  #2

Mine is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. It should be delivered tomorrow. :D Why is it a "must have lens?" It's a low light lens, and will allow me to try and do some different things than I can do now. The alternative is a faster (and far more expensive) body. Truthfully the XSi is a fine camera for me. Nice glass is a better option for me, given my photo situation.


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Dec 29, 2009 16:11 |  #3

I'm getting fat with all the icing I have. And here I thought it was just that time of the year for increases.


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Dec 29, 2009 16:13 |  #4

gasrocks wrote in post #9284809 (external link)
I'm getting fat with all the icing I have. And here I thought it was just that time of the year for increases.

/Looks at gear list ... Oh Lord....


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Dec 29, 2009 16:18 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #5

Yeah, gasrocks, I think you are set for a little while. Pretty impressive.

Icing on the cake lens...85L or Nikon 14-24. Both of those are "wow" lenses. The 85L is so sharp and the 14-24 is just phenomenal. The other ones I have are good, but those 2...they are in a class by themselves.


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Dec 29, 2009 16:26 |  #6

gasrocks wrote in post #9284809 (external link)
I'm getting fat with all the icing I have. And here I thought it was just that time of the year for increases.

Actually, I'll take your Zeiss 35-70 - that's one I've always wanted... ;)

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Dec 29, 2009 16:34 |  #7

I think now that I have a FF body the 35L. I'm also currently wanting a 24-105, but I expect that to be more of a great workhorse and less of a "wow."


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Dec 29, 2009 16:45 as a reply to  @ laydros's post |  #8

The 70-200mm 2.8 IS gives me a lot of wow and I love it, but I picked up a 85mm 1.8 and WOW i'm hooked.. It stays on my 40d all the time..


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Dec 29, 2009 16:54 |  #9

35L and 24-70 L

The current 50 1.8 made me realize what an awesome lens it is. On the 450D I rarely used it because I felt that something was off and the pictures really weren't that great. But when I slapped it on my newly acquired 1D IIn , it is a gorgeous lens, it will remain attached there for awhile.


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Dec 29, 2009 16:55 |  #10

The 85L. Always delivers on the WOW factor for me on both the 5D and 7D.


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Dec 29, 2009 17:15 as a reply to  @ Fodowsky's post |  #11

300 2.8

Still has the "damn" factor.

Even on my own shots;)


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Dec 29, 2009 20:21 as a reply to  @ dave kadolph's post |  #12

24mm f/1.4L II


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Dec 29, 2009 20:26 |  #13

Omaru wrote in post #9285073 (external link)
35L and 24-70 L

The current 50 1.8 made me realize what an awesome lens it is. On the 450D I rarely used it because I felt that something was off and the pictures really weren't that great. But when I slapped it on my newly acquired 1D IIn , it is a gorgeous lens, it will remain attached there for awhile.

1D2n & 50/1.8, now that's an oxymoron :)


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Dec 29, 2009 20:32 as a reply to  @ bigpow's post |  #14

So far the 70-200 f/2.8 (non-IS), even wide open it's sharp as a tack. I love that lens :D.


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Dec 29, 2009 20:33 |  #15

Joe300 wrote in post #9284301 (external link)
Hello to all happy holidays,

ok, what is the must have icing on the cake lens that you wish you had or now have to give you the complete Oh's and Ah's about it...
Mine is a new addition to my gear list the 300mm 2.8. but I heard the 35L can do the same if I had it.
and yours is.. why..

70-200L f4 IS. if i can make it work, this is the lens i reach for first. 16-35L II is right behind it :D.

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