Thanks, or maybe no thanks
to a canonpricewatch.com alert I set up, I just snagged a refurbished TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II at 20% off.
With that, I'm done. Really. I have all the lenses I'll ever need to own
. I can rent
longer super teles, other TS-Es, etc. for jobs or projects.
It's taken me a long time to figure out what I need, but I have and I'm so happy to have completed it
My lenses and uses are as follows:24 1.4L II
- I love 24mm, it's my favorite and most used FL, period. The f/1.4 rocks for events and landscapes, and it's nice & small.TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
- I have more and more architectural work coming my way and TS-Es just can't be beat. I don't like in a big city or shoot interiors much, so 24mm is ideal, plus I can use polarizers and ND filters with ease. I borrowed one from CPS and loved it, but didn't have much time to perfect it. I was very sad to return it once I realized how amazing tilt-shift movements can be.85 1.2L II
- the 50 1.2 and 135 2 are great, but I found the 85 to be more versatile for all types of portraits, and I think it's THE people lens.180 3.5L Macro
- I prefer the longer working distance, included tripod ring, and compression over the 100L. Plus it has the very best color of any Canon lens, IMHO.300 2.8L IS II
- I went for this over the bigger lenses as it's far more versatile (300, 420, and 600) and truly hand-holdable. No gimbal needed, just more patience and skill requireed to get closer to wildlife. I'll rent the 600 or 800 as needed.Extenders 1.4x III & 2x III
- both work awesome with the 180 3.5L Macro, 300 2.8L IS II and 70-200 2.8L IS II 16-35 2.8L II
- I don't love this lens as much, but it is very versatile for architecture, landscape, and events24-70 2.8L II
- Perfect do it all zoom #170-200 2.8L IS II
- Perfect do it all zoom #2
I'm sure I sound a bit nuts
, but I'd like to thank that I have all I need to own. Has anyone else "completed" their lens kit?