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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, 08:45:51 PM »
If you could only have three lenses to shoot video AND general photography on FF cameras, (including sports, portraiture with or without flash, macro, etc.), which would you choose?

Since your question doesn't appear to limit the choice to those available...

A 17-40 IS USM that doesn't suffer from stupid amounts of field curvature or soft corners
A 24-105 IS USM that doesn't suffer from stupid amounts of field curvature at the wide end or soft corners at any focal length
A 70-300 IS USM that provides a sharp image and good focusing without weighing a ton.

(For mine, the 24-70 and 70-200 lenses don't offer enough flexibility in zoom range but do have IQ..)

Of course, if I could have only one, it'd be the 50-500/f1.4

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #18 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 #19 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
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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #20 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 #21 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, 10:18:53 PM »

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #22 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 #23 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 #24 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

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #25 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 #26 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

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Extenders, extension tubes  count as lenses?


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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #27 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
Body: 1DX -- 5D III
Zoom: 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2013, 12:16:42 AM »

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #28 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 #29 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, 01:08:53 AM »