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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2013, 02:12:08 PM »
I think my next lens will be a EF 70-200 f4L (upgrade from EF-S 55-250 IS). I would really love a 70-200 f2.8L IS II, but my current budget won't allow it.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2013, 02:23:32 PM »
I just ordered my 600 f4L II, so now my next wish is the TSE-24.

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2013, 03:53:39 PM »
Next one I'm looking at is a good walkaround "wide-angle" lens for my 6D - probably the 16-35. Wide-angle coverage is the only thing missing in my collection (besides a couple of 24mm zooms). Tried the 17-40 and was completely unimpressed (soft...). Actually the 16-35 didn't blow me away either. But at the same time, the wide end opens up possibilities...

I'm guessing the sacrifice made in UWA lenses is sharpness?
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As for "pipe dream" lenses, the 85 1.2 is on the list...a good 50mm lens as well (tried to like the 1.2, but couldn't get a sharp shot with it to save my life...and the 1.4 is quite old now)...and I hope a good 35 or 50mm EF-M mount lens (with IS) comes out as well.
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2013, 04:31:20 PM »
At the moment I'm done buying stuff... finally :)

Hope this feeling lasts!
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #64 on: June 08, 2013, 06:35:57 PM »
At the moment I'm done buying stuff... finally :)

Hope this feeling lasts!

Pretty much feel the same way. Maybe a 5d3 later in the year. Maybe.

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #65 on: June 08, 2013, 06:39:21 PM »
At the moment I'm done buying stuff...

I....

Just......

Don't.......

Understand...........

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #66 on: June 08, 2013, 07:55:10 PM »
At the moment I'm done buying stuff... finally :)

Hope this feeling lasts!

Me too! I'm leaning more towards going full frame (with my Canon 10s)! I'm itchin' to get back into film...

Of course, after I do THAT I'll probably go back to digital with my 30D.... :)

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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 #67 on: June 08, 2013, 09:13:14 PM »
At the moment I'm done buying stuff... finally :)

Hope this feeling lasts!

I keep saying to myself, Alexander wept for when he looked upon the breadth of this empire, there were no more worlds to conquer...  and it's kinda true... yes I want a fast prime, but I really need one... I'm just wanting to spend some cash...  It feels weird considering 4.5 years ago I bought a canon xs with the 18-55 kit and the 75-300...
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #68 on: June 08, 2013, 09:25:28 PM »
I'd love a 300. The only one I could remotely afford is the 300 F/4L IS USM, but it sure would be nice to have one! Maybe after a 70D....
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #69 on: June 08, 2013, 11:31:53 PM »
At the moment I'm done buying stuff... finally :)

Hope this feeling lasts!
If you let us know which lenses you have we would be delighted to relieve you of that feeling  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #70 on: June 08, 2013, 11:34:57 PM »
I covet my neighbor's lens ... because I am weak.

But I'd seriously like the 85 f/1.2, because I love tight portraits and bokeh.  I also like doing stitched panoramas for 100+Mpix landscape shots, and I currently use my 70-200 for that, but I have a feeling that the 85 would be sharper (but it might be hair splitting, I don't know, especially given the resolution of the resulting picture).

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #71 on: June 09, 2013, 01:29:02 AM »
I'm going to order the 135 f/2L next week...tried it and I'm amazed at the image quality!

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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #72 on: June 09, 2013, 01:53:57 AM »
Took a huge (and expensive for a student like me) upgrade to the 6D recently, from my old 1000D.
Hope to see my 135L next year!
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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 #73 on: June 09, 2013, 04:40:53 AM »
At the moment I'm done buying stuff... finally :)

Hope this feeling lasts!
If you let us know which lenses you have we would be delighted to relieve you of that feeling  ;D  ;D  ;D

Ok I challenge you to give it a go, at the moment I feel I've covered every need I have in my style of photography. Body-wise I use the 7D for sports and zoo/wildlife, the 5D2 for everything else. (No sense in upgrading bodies - these two are a perfect match). I have grips for both and like the flexibility of being able to remove the grip when I need to reduce bulk. When I need something small I use my NEX-6. And I still have my old 400D when I need something expendable.

I'm not into portraiture or studio / product photography, and although I have a monopod and a tripod I don't like to carry them around unless I really have to. I have a Metz flash but very rarely use it.  Portability and speed of operation is important for me, especially when traveling. Macro photography is limited to butterflies and the like and I find I'm using my 70-200L + extender for this more often than the 90 mm Tamron.

Lens-wise I have a nice range of L-zooms and some really satisfactory third-party primes to suit my needs, plus the old canon 35 and 50 mm for travel or small size. The 17-40 and 24-105 are great for travel and general use. I have no need for longer or faster lenses. For example the 100-400 is my motorsports lens, and for that purpose I tend to stop it down to f/9 - f/11.  In long lenses I really prefer a zoom because a prime is too limiting. When I need something small/light, I've a few alternative (non-L) zooms as well to suit both full frame and/or crop.

Note that having just replaced my car helps me emphasize the need to cut down a little on photography related expenditure though... (oh wait I just upgraded the most expensive accessory - I frequently use my car to go somewhere and take photo's :P)

Here's my lens line-up:

35mm Prime:

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
Sigma 20mm F1.8 DG Aspherical RF
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Voigtländer 40mm f/2 Ultron SL-II + close-up lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1

35mm 'L' zoom:

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM + Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Lightweight zoom:

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2,8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]
Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 II
Tamron SP AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

Canon EOS 400D 'kit':

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Sony NEX-6 'kit':

Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
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Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« Reply #74 on: June 09, 2013, 05:24:53 AM »
At the moment I'm done buying stuff...

I....

Just......

Don't.......

Understand...........

 ???

Exactly, my thoughts as well, how is that possible ?, your a Photographer ?, your never done buying new gear, it's built into the gene pool.

I just picked up my 200-400 10 days ago, So I'm all Coveted out.......Well, I only have 2 x 600RT's, maybe a 3rd would help, some how, some where.
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