« on: June 06, 2014, 08:10:21 PM »
My first, 70-200 F/4 IS. It was my second lens specifically for a DSLR (had an XTi with a 17-85). At the time, I thought that lens was big and heavy! Strange how our perception changes.
Years later, when I upgraded to FF, I got a "white box" 24-105 and a 17-40. These three lenses remain my "travel triumvirate" especially when trekking.
But to show you how weight and size are all relative, I've managed to get a 100-400, a 100L macro and a 70-200 F/2.8 ii. Then I made the terrible mistake of renting a 300 f/2.8 ii.........Enter the CPW buyer's group deal (and a loving spouse who told me to go for it) and I've got my "L" gathering covered.
Here's what is so interesting, after all of this, I still have my first L, and I still use that lens (when the 2.8 is just too big), to this day. But, when thinking about the redundancy of this bunch of glass, I am finding it hard to part with any of them.