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Dick

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

kbmelb

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #31 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.

barracuda

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #32 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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wayno

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #33 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 #34 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!

LetTheRightLensIn

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #35 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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cervantes

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #36 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 #36 on: June 03, 2013, 02:49:47 AM »

docholliday

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #37 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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dslrdummy

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #38 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.
1DX ii, Tamron 35 f1.8 Di VC, EF 40 f2.8, EF 85 f1.8, EF 70-200 f2.8Lii, EF 100-400Lii, EF 300 f2.8Lii, Sigma 500mm f4 DG OS HSM, 1.4xiii
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sanj

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2013, 03:37:30 AM »
If you could only have three lenses...

...I'd freak out. Totally.  :o

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

stolpe

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #40 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

whothafunk

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2013, 03:43:52 AM »
1 - 8-15mm fisheye
2 - 24-70 f2.8 ii
3 - 300mm f2.8 ii
1Dx -- 300L f2.8 IS USM -- 70-200L f2.8 IS USM II -- 8-15L f4 Fisheye USM -- 24-70L f2.8 USM -- Tamron 15-30 f2.8 VC -- 1.4x III Extender

paul13walnut5

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #42 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 #42 on: June 03, 2013, 03:56:25 AM »

Bruno97

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #43 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

runninghead

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2013, 05:39:13 AM »
My perfect combo would be:

16-35mm f/2.8L II
85mm f/1.2L II
300mm f/2.8L II

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Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2013, 05:39:13 AM »