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Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 06, 2013, 11:25:05 PM »
Your house is burning and you can only grab 2 lenses from your kit, the rest will burn.  Which 2 do you HAVE to have?  For me, I'd say my 70-200 2.8 Mk II and my 24-70 2.8 Mk II.  They are my newest and cost a fortune, but I love portrait work with my 100 2.8 L macro.  I guess I can order another when the insurance kicks in haha.
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Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 06, 2013, 11:25:05 PM »

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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 12:16:54 AM »
2 Lenses? In the movie, there's only 1 'precious' ring.

You asked for 2, but you gave 3.

Then you say you have insurance, so it doesn't really matter what you take or not take.

What's this question about?
« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 12:24:51 AM by jondave »

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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 12:31:49 AM »
Let it burn, insurance has that covered.

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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 12:40:45 AM »
Obviously he just wanted us all to know that he has two very expensive lenses!
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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 12:43:48 AM »
My house was burglarized last year and much of my photography gear was stolen (along with most everything else of value in my home). Thankfully, my insurance paid to have most of it replaced. Moral of the story? Have insurance.

By the way, you shouldn't be running into burning buildings, unless you really believe that those lenses are worth more than your life. (they're not).
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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 12:54:16 AM »
Obviously he just wanted us all to know that he has two very expensive lenses!

+1

And he didn't take a body with him. Pointless, no?
« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 03:40:05 AM by jondave »

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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 01:18:10 AM »
Obviously he just wanted us all to know that he has two very expensive lenses!

No, obviously that's what signatures are for.
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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 01:18:10 AM »

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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 02:58:53 AM »
Ill bite - as gratuitous as this thread is:

The 70-200L is 2.8ii probably although the 24L ii is a pretty fine lens that I'm very fond of. But they are just tools!

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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 04:17:20 AM »
200mm f/2L and now, the 24-70mm f/2.8L II....
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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 04:37:12 AM »
My favourite lenses are my 85mm f1.2L and 14mm f2.8L. Nevertheless I doubt that I would end up hauling out just these two lenses in case my house burns down.

Typically I have my 1D-X and 5D Mark III with my favourite five primes all in one bag, so I would carry out 100mm f2.8L Macro, 85mm f1.2L, 50mm f1.2L, 24mm f1.4L and 14mm f2.8L.

In case I would have this bag unpacked with its contents sitting around at home I would grab 1D-X and 5D Mark III probably with whatever lenses happen to be mounted and that would be it.

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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 04:43:48 AM »
My house was burglarized last year and much of my photography gear was stolen (along with most everything else of value in my home).

Reminds me of "The best camera you have is the one you left home" :P

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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 04:51:37 AM »
People, seriously? Discussing what your favorite 2 lenses are in the context of a house fire? What next - a thread where you're in a sinking ship and what lenses you'll save?

Whereas some people would take photos in their spare time, some think about what lenses they'll save in case their house burns down. Ha, that's why I love this forum. :P

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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 04:57:33 AM »
2 Lenses? In the movie, there's only 1 'precious' ring.

You asked for 2, but you gave 3.

Then you say you have insurance, so it doesn't really matter what you take or not take.

What's this question about?

+1
 ;D


anyway i will bite and say that if I could only save one lens and only one it would be my 300 2.8 IS and 24-70 II and 70-300 IS

 ;D

although, photo-wise, it would be the computer and HD to grab, insurance does nothing for all the pics you ever took going up in smoke a lens can always be replaced or you can use something else less expensive if not
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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 04:57:33 AM »

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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 05:38:10 AM »
My house was burglarized last year and much of my photography gear was stolen (along with most everything else of value in my home).

Reminds me of "The best camera you have is the one you left home" :P

Actually, I lost a couple point and shoot cameras, prime lenses and studio lighting equipment but I happened to be out shooting at the time so thankfully my good camera and a couple of my more expensive lenses were with me.
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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 06:03:47 AM »
Without insurance, the most practical thing to do, regardless of how nice the lenses are.... Take the two most expensive ones, and sell them to get your most used ranges back to keep you in the game whether they're L or not. And then work your way back up.
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Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 06:03:47 AM »