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What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« on: May 23, 2013, 05:01:13 AM »
Being relatively new to the Canon DSLR world, I have been reading up on various lenses.  Many lenses that are just fantastic to have but cost a pretty penny or three.  I am in the process of (FINALLY) getting a Canon 70-200 IS II and will be here in three weeks.  Just need another $300 and it's in my hands.  So, this dream lens will finally come to fruition and I cant wait to use it for sports.

But a new lens that I want has emerged and it's going to take much longer to save for but will be worth it.  The Canon 200 f/2 lens.  The wrestling matches I attend for my nephews and high school are usually in gyms with some craptastic lighting and when they are at an awards ceremony, the auditorium lights are even worse.

The reviews for the f/2 200mm have been superb.  I wish I had this lens for my nephew's graduation at the end of this month but maybe next time for when the other nephews graduate.

So, that's my dream lens.  The Canon 200mm f/2.   A 400mm 2.8 is also on the list.  What about y'all?  Which lens would you like to obtain and why?

Just curious and I like reading about the varying subjects that people use for their photography.  I use mine primarily for sports. 

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 06:42:03 AM »
I'm not a pro, so I doubt I'll ever get a 5k+ lens, but I also didn't think i would every buy a lens that cost 1K.  So that is out the window.  What body do you have, because if you have a crop t2i or older, you would probably benefit more with a full frame body for better low light performance than getting an extra stop of light with the lens.

And to answer the question... I'm almost all set.  I need a 35mm... maybe a sigma and then my individual needs are done.  Maybe I'll get a 135mm f/2, but I don't see me WANTING a 24-70 mkii anytime soon.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 06:57:14 AM »
I'm not a pro, so I doubt I'll ever get a 5k+ lens, but I also didn't think i would every buy a lens that cost 1K.  So that is out the window.  What body do you have, because if you have a crop t2i or older, you would probably benefit more with a full frame body for better low light performance than getting an extra stop of light with the lens.

And to answer the question... I'm almost all set.  I need a 35mm... maybe a sigma and then my individual needs are done.  Maybe I'll get a 135mm f/2, but I don't see me WANTING a 24-70 mkii anytime soon.

Right now, I have a 7D.  It's not the best in low light situations but I have seen good videos of a 7D with a 200 f/2 and 70-200 f/2.8. Eventually, within the next year or two, I'll get a full frame camera.  Maybe get a used 1D Mark IV (not full frame but still a real good camera) or find a good deal on a 1DX in late 2014.  The lenses will stay good for many years and when I jump to full frame, I'll be set.

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 07:05:10 AM »
Just rent 200 f/2 if you need it for any special event. It is pretty big investment if you don't need the lens regularly.

I would like to have 70-200L f/2.8 II and 24-70L f/2.8 II but don't want to invest so much in the near future. My next lens will be 100L f/2.8. It will give me new options for macro and some portraits.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013, 07:31:17 AM »
Just rent 200 f/2 if you need it for any special event. It is pretty big investment if you don't need the lens regularly.

I would like to have 70-200L f/2.8 II and 24-70L f/2.8 II but don't want to invest so much in the near future. My next lens will be 100L f/2.8. It will give me new options for macro and some portraits.

I'll use it a lot.  I have six years of wrestling matches and other events that I can take pics for.  It could really come in handy with football and either a 1.4 extender or 2.0 extender.  I'll get good use out of it as well as the 70-200.

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 07:52:15 AM »
A 400 variant. I have been doing a bit of birding and want more than crops from a 200.

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 08:04:29 AM »
I am a nature photography, covering te full frame from macro to scenics to animals.  If I could pick anything to photograph it would be birds with animals second.  Thus I want 2lens- the new 200-400 and 600 M2

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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 08:10:00 AM »
I'm saving for a 24-70 2.8 II.  Getting close, should be able to buy one by July or August.  Next on my wish list would be the TS-E 24mm II and then an UWA zoom at some point.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 08:12:23 AM »
I'll jump on board with the 200-400mm f/4 1.4x as the lens I covet the most. It looks to have exquisite IQ and extreme versatility. Will I ever buy it? No. It would be silly for me personally to spend that much for a single lens.

Here's the part where I contradict myself. I can imagine a scenario where I try to discipline myself and over the course of a year: don't buy any other lenses, don't buy any computers, tablets, phones, televisions, etc. I could probably rationalize buying it then. Time will tell...
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 08:21:51 AM »
I'll jump on board with the 200-400mm f/4 1.4x as the lens I covet the most. It looks to have exquisite IQ and extreme versatility. Will I ever buy it? No. It would be silly for me personally to spend that much for a single lens.

Here's the part where I contradict myself. I can imagine a scenario where I try to discipline myself and over the course of a year: don't buy any other lenses, don't buy any computers, tablets, phones, televisions, etc. I could probably rationalize buying it then. Time will tell...

Or you take my route, join a12step program, nothing new except for a 1in, 1 out approach.  In fact I am selling most of the non-core equipment I don't use but thought it would be good to have

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 09:12:43 AM »
Something tells me I will get the 50 /1.2 L next. I have cravings for that lens. Seriously though I should get the 85 /1.2 since I really like that focal length way more. But then again, the 85 /1.8 is a great lens and I don´t feel the need to upgrade.

So, the 24-70 would be nice if I was do to more weddings next year but honestly, two bodies and 35 /1.4 L + 85 /1.8 got me covered nicely most of the time. Or 17-40 L  + 70-200 /4 L IS.
The 70-200 /2.8 II L IS would be nice for weddings aswell, but the 120-300 /2,8 OS HSM surprised me with its portraiture qualities so I can´t justify the 70-200 II.

Ehm what else? Actually the 14 /2.8 may be the lens that adds most to my kit at the moment, but the Samyang 14 /2.8 I have is surprisingly good so..I´ not sure.

That leaves me with the rumored 14-24. That would probably be it. But it is not on the market so...

No lens for me :(

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2013, 10:41:35 AM »
Ah...the lens I would like to get next or most is the 400mm 2.8L and I've been saving up for it for two years. But since they've announced the 200-400mm I've been thinking of that one instead of the 400mm 2.8L. I am going to use the lens for high school/college football. Other lens I want are:

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  • 85mm 1.2
  • 300mm 2.8
  • 24-70 2.8 II. This lens will be an upgrade for me since I already have the version 1 of this lens.
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2013, 11:35:15 AM »
My next two lenses I'm going to get are:

50L f/1.2  and the 24mm TS-E II lenses....

I'm just about to pay off the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II L lens....

Not sure where you buy your lenses, but I buy mine either at Crutchfield (using their rewards points for $$ off purchases), or Amazon.com.  At  both of these places, they offer 0% financing for 6-12 mos. I never buy anything these days I couldn't plunk cash down for, but I have NO problem taking advantage of their money and financing it out over time with 0% interest.

You might look into that and you can get your lens now...?

I currently have the 70-200 mentioned above, the 24-105 kit lens, the 17-40mm L f/4 lens, and a Rokinon 14mm lens, and the Canon non-L 85mm f/1.8...which is a pretty highly rated non-L lens.

After the 50mm and 24 Tilt shift, I'm thinking I'll get the 100mm L macro, and that should round out about everything I'd need for awhile I think...

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2013, 11:42:01 AM »
None. (Although a Canon EF-S 30mm f/1.8 L USM would be nice, provided it is sans IS.)
Sold most of my Canon gear ... here's what's left: EOS 30D (x2), EF 24mm f/2.8, EF Compact-Macro 50mm f/2.5, EF 70-200mm f/4L USM.

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