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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2013, 11:45:49 AM »
According to a recent poll, the 14-24L is the most coveted lens here on CR

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2013, 11:48:08 AM »
The lens I'm currently coveting is the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II.  I may get distracted by purchasing the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS II along the way...

None. (Although a Canon EF-S 30mm f/1.8 L USM would be nice, provided it is sans IS.)

According to a recent poll, the 14-24L is the most coveted lens here on CR

Not that it matters much, but I got the sense that the OP was interested in lenses that actually exist. 
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2013, 11:51:03 AM »
The lens I'm currently coveting is the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II.  I may get distracted by purchasing the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS II along the way...

None. (Although a Canon EF-S 30mm f/1.8 L USM would be nice, provided it is sans IS.)

According to a recent poll, the 14-24L is the most coveted lens here on CR

Not that it matters much, but I got the sense that the OP was interested in lenses that actually exist.

If it does exist, It the most coveted. If it doesn't, It still the most coveted.

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2013, 12:01:56 PM »
Looking at the 70-300 L lens.  I do track and field, and theatre photography and you can't be close to some of the events.  I have the 70-200 f/4.0 L but the reach just isn't enough sometimes.  I am also thinking 24-70 L so when I go to FF, I will have 2 lenses instead of the APS-C 15-85 and 70-200.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2013, 12:25:45 PM »
My most wanted lenses are either 300 2.8 II or the 400 2.8 I or II...
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2013, 12:31:44 PM »
Not that it matters much, but I got the sense that the OP was interested in lenses that actually exist.

Hence my "None" answer.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2013, 12:36:04 PM »
None really, covered except for a coveted second body, hopefully the tout high MP one for landscape work and the 14-24 if it ever appears.

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2013, 01:18:43 PM »
Oh, please don't start me off again… This place is getting expensive!
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2013, 01:21:28 PM »
I owned the 70-200 f2.8L IS II for a while and loved it. I sold it to pay for some non-photography expenses. Do I miss it? Sure, but I do just fine without it...

Now the 24-70 II... That's one lens I'd never get rid of if I had one :P

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2013, 01:41:07 PM »
70-300L to replace my 70-300 non-L for birding would be the my reasonable covet.  Then one of the 300mm or 400mm primes or 100-400l II.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2013, 01:59:02 PM »
I'm looking for the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-200-500mm-Ultra-Telephoto-Canon-Cameras/dp/B0013D8VDQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369331847&sr=8-2&keywords=sigma+200-500mm+f2.8

LOL...just read the reviews, that alone is worth the click on the link....

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2013, 02:07:15 PM »
I may get distracted by purchasing the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS II along the way...
It seems to me that with the rave reviews the current model gets (and the fact it was introduced as recently as 2010) this may not be one released very soon.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2013, 02:09:51 PM »
I may get distracted by purchasing the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS II along the way...
It seems to me that with the rave reviews the current model gets (and the fact it was introduced as recently as 2010) this may not be one released very soon.

No thought that it was - typo corrected.  I'm just so used to typing IS II, I guess...
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2013, 02:15:00 PM »
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.
  if you live near central pa,  I'll make you a good deal on 100mm  L.   my 70-200  mkii has taken its place as my preferred lens.   it is sad really. 
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2013, 02:21:51 PM »
200 F2 or the 300 f2.8 ii. I used to think about the 400 f2.8 ii but it is a $5000 premium over the 300mm for which I can buy a nice APS-C body and get same reach or use a 1.4x to get to 400mm (granted the 400mm will go even further) but the price difference is just huge between the two.

If I had to choose between the 200mm and 300mm, I'd go with the 300mm since I already own a 70-200 f2.8.

The 300 2.8ii seems to be one of the sharpest and best performing primes out there in a reasonable size that I can fit into my backpack. It has great micro contrast and amazing sharpness and is very usable with 1.4x and 2x TC's.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
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