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Bob Howland

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2013, 08:33:16 PM »
24-70 f/2.8 II
70-200 f/2.8 IS II
200-400 f/4 IS 1.4X

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2013, 08:33:16 PM »

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2013, 08:39:23 PM »
Tamron 24-70, 100mm macro usm L, 135mm L.  I can't live without macro. :)

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2013, 09:00:52 PM »
I don't  shoot video
 600mm f/4.0
200mm f/2.0
24/70mm L II 2.8

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2013, 09:07:14 PM »
Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II
Canon 300 f/2.8 L IS II
Lots of Canon stuff.

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2013, 10:01:34 PM »
Three lenses? Yeah, I'd freak out, and quit shooting...otherwise, for video and stills, 17 TS-E, Zeiss 50/2 Makro-Planar, Zeiss 135/2 APO Sonnar...and a 1Dx Body.
My choice:

Canon 16-35 f/2.8 L
Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II

Interesting variation here: one would choose entirely manual focus lenses whilst the other would choose zooms...

Coming from Hasselblads and Wisners, there ain't much that I need autofocus for...and, it would be a toss up between my 17 TS-E and 21ZE Distagon

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2013, 10:18:53 PM »
like 90% of responders
-24-70 L II
- 70 200 2.8 IS II
- random fast prime of choice (for me it'll be 35 1.4)

Would a 14-24 exists it would make a very probable trio too to cover 14-200.

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2013, 10:35:39 PM »
Three lenses? Yeah, I'd freak out, and quit shooting...otherwise, for video and stills, 17 TS-E, Zeiss 50/2 Makro-Planar, Zeiss 135/2 APO Sonnar...and a 1Dx Body.

Why use a 1DX body for manual focus lenses?  Doesn't that defeat the purpose of having 1DX?  Why not a 5D3 instead?  With ML, you can get some very good raw video aside from high resolution stills.   ;)

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2013, 10:35:39 PM »

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2013, 10:48:18 PM »
Assuming FF, specifically 5D3:

EF 70-200 f2.8L IS Mark II
EF 24-105 f4.0L IS
EF 35 f2.0 IS

...and that new 40mm pancake body cap  ;D
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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2013, 10:58:09 PM »
24-70 f/2.8 II
70-200 f/2.8 IS II
200-400 f/4 IS 1.4X

This.
2 x 1DX
B1G, MAC, GLIAC

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2013, 11:25:18 PM »
Canon 70-200 F2.8 II
Canon 200-400 F2.8

Macro is the challenge - can I have diopter w/o counting as a lens or an extension tube.

If not, 180 macro

If so, 24-70 F2.8 II

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2013, 12:09:00 AM »
canon 600f4 is ii usm
canon 300f2.8 is ii usm
canon 24-70 f2.8 ii

More of a wildlife package
Extenders, extension tubes  count as lenses?


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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2013, 12:16:42 AM »
I use to think:
1. 16-35 f2.8 II
2. 24-70 f2.8 II
3. 70-200 f2.8 IS II

Well, now I'm working on 2nd set, primes:
1. 50L
2. 135L
3. 85L II - next on my purchase list
4. 14L - might replace my 16-35 f2.8 II with this lens
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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2013, 12:17:00 AM »
My choice:

Canon 16-35 f/2.8 L
Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II

Yip, I'd have to go with these 3 if I was forced to choose only 3.  (I'm assuming the 16-35 is also the mk II)

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2013, 12:17:00 AM »

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2013, 01:08:53 AM »
I use to think:
1. 16-35 f2.8 II
2. 24-70 f2.8 II
3. 70-200 f2.8 IS II

I'm more of a prime guy but when I had to go with three this would be the clear decision.
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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2013, 01:15:41 AM »
Assuming full frame:

Versatility: The MkII zoom trinity.

I might replace the 24-70 with the 50 1.2, though.

If I'm doing primes:
24 1.4L II, the 50 1.2L and the 200 f2L.
(I could possible swap the 24 for the 14… Tough choice!)

Crop sensor:
Would probably be the same, except I'd use the 10-22, and definitely the 14mm over the 24. (The others would probably be the same. Maybe the Sigma 35mm instead of the 50…).

Fortunately, I don't have to restrict myself to only 3 lenses… (Not that I even own all of these!)

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2013, 01:15:41 AM »