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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #30 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 #30 on: June 03, 2013, 01:15:41 AM »

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2013, 01:16:30 AM »
3 lenses...

1. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG A - The best 35mm lens? Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but I like it!
2. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM - The versatility is mind boggling!
3. (no idea... most likely a tele, which I don't have yet)


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

On the other hand limiting yourself to 3 lenses could actually mean that you can carry all your main gear with you and not randomly leave lenses behind. I often find myself in a situation where the lens I'd need is at home.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2013, 01:19:25 AM by Dick »
EOS 5D Mark III + 8-15L + some boring L lenses + a 35mm Sigma...

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2013, 01:19:42 AM »
16-35 2.8L II, 50 1.2L, and 70-200 2.8L II.

I don't own the 70-200 but in the scenario that I could only have 3 lenses I'd pick it up as the the 3rd.

If I had to go with what is already in my kit the 135 2.0L would replace the 70-200.

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2013, 01:40:22 AM »
It would have to be:

16-35 2.8L II
24-70 2.8L II
70-200mm 2.8L IS II

Let me have a fourth lens... then it would have to be the Sigma 35mm 1.4 DG A

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2013, 02:01:16 AM »
24-70ii, 70-200ii and a 35 1.4- either the L or the Sigma.
I'm a bit bored of UWA and could probably live without it.

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2013, 02:04:31 AM »
I shoot very little if any video so i'll have to answer my 3 perfect lenses for photography only.

TS-E 24mm 3.5L II
TS-E 45mm 2.8L II (i know its not out yet but its heavily rumoured already)
85mm 1.2L II USM

Can't think of a better 3 lens combo. Perfect image quality out of all of these.
Just waiting for the new TS-E lenses to arrive!

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2013, 02:25:31 AM »
1. Canon 24-70 II
2. Canon 70-300L
3. Canon 300 2.8 IS (+ 1.4x TC +2x TC :D)
4. Canon 100L

I'm glad I can't count :D. And that I cheat :D.
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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2013, 02:25:31 AM »

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2013, 02:49:47 AM »
16-35 f2.8L II
100 f2.8 Macro
500 f4 L II

Because I think it's important not to make the pictures everyone makes.

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2013, 02:51:11 AM »
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.   ;)

I don't like any of the 5 series bodies - too small and too light. The heavier the body, the more steady I can hold it. Notice the "Hasselblad"...I shot a 203FE with 110/2 and 180/4 CFE handheld down to 1/2s. I like the weight, it makes it nice, even after shooting 8 hours. That, and I don't like the mode 'dial' and layout, detachable grips, and other things about the 5's. I also prefer the larger battery and gigabit ethernet of the 1Dx. I also like that I can share my accessories with my 1VHS when needed for B&W work. I shoot tethered a lot, but sometimes do require high FPS, just not focus tracking. If I needed autofocus and was restricted to 3 lenses, I'd probably have a bunch of Contax autofocus N lenses converted by Conurus.

I could care less for video...if I did, I'd shoot motion picture - Arri Alexa is my choice if I have to do that. That way, my 3 lenses would be PL mount Zeiss Master Primes - I don't like focus breathing. I actually would like a 40mp 1-series that didn't have any video functions - probably why I'll end up changing systems to Hasselblad H.
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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2013, 03:36:17 AM »
Replace my 24-105 with the 24-70 2.8ii, keep my 70-200 2.8ii and add the 300 2.8ii. With my two extenders, just about does it all for me.
5Diii, 7Dii, 24-105, 50 f1.8ii, 70-200 f2.8ii, 300 f2.8ii, 1.4xiii, 2xiii, 580EXii, Sony RX100, Fuji X100s + WCL & TCL

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2013, 03:37:30 AM »
If you could only have three lenses...

...I'd freak out. Totally.  :o

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2013, 03:38:35 AM »
1. 16-35 f2.8 II
2. 24-70 f2.8 II
3. 70-200 f2.8 IS II

I need to replace my 24-105 f4 soon...
and get the wide anlge zoom in the future. Let's hope they release the EF 14-24 f2.8 until then.

/ Stolpe

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2013, 03:43:52 AM »
1 - 8-15mm fisheye
2 - 24-70 f2.8 ii
3 - 300mm f2.8 ii
Canon 7D Mark II -- Canon 70D -- Canon 8-15L f4 Fisheye USM -- Canon 70-200L f2.8 IS USM II -- Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS USM

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2013, 03:56:25 AM »
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Sigma 18-50 F2.8 DC Macro
Canon 70-200 F2.8L

Oh, look at that! ⬇

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2013, 04:47:11 AM »
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L II
Canon 50mm f/1.2 L
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L II

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2013, 04:47:11 AM »