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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2013, 05:46:16 PM »
I read that list and I heard Bob Barker's voice in my head.  You remember on The Price is Right when he would say, "Actual retail price is...."? 

So, checking B&H, for new US models at today's full retail prices:  $21,920

Damn. 

[Edited:  I accidentally left a 6D kit in my cart before I did that little experiment, so I changed the tally accordingly.]
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2013, 05:46:16 PM »

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2013, 05:48:45 PM »
It will be a sad day when I can't wish for a lens I don't yet own. :'(

Currently my wish list is down to the 24-70 2.8L II. Have thought about the 14mm 2.8II as well. Have the most recent versions of the 24 TS, 16-35, 70-200 2.8, 85 1.2, 135 2, 100 macro, 200 2, 300 2.8, 600 f4 and converters. Have tried to justify the 400 2.8 (just for the speed and DOF at that focal length) but I'm more interested in superteles for wildlife than outdoor sports. I'm hoping for some new offerings from Canon to add to the wish list - I hate the idea of having everything I want! Will there be a new 800mm to tempt me? Hard to imagine w the 600 + 1.4.

I always look forward to new lenses - more than a new camera body. Three secrets to happiness = something to do, something to love and something to look forward to.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2013, 05:48:58 PM »
I read that list and I heard Bob Barker's voice in my head.  You remember on The Price is Right when he would say, "Actual retail price is...."? 

So, checking B&H, for new US models at today's full retail prices:  $24,319

Damn.
And all it takes is One lottery ticket ... ;)
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2013, 05:50:58 PM »
I can relate to the OP here. I have bought and sold and bought and sold and owned every L-prime from 14 to 300, and quite a few I have owned several times, same with the zooms. Only I haven't owned because of no interest is the 1635 and the 24-105.

And after ten twelve years of buying, trying and selling I have recently with the purchase of the 200 f2 come to what I feel is pretty much what I want and need, the 2470 mk2 and the 200. I am going to buy the 35 L II, but I have no interest in anything else and I, personally, feel there is nothing I can't shoot the way I like and want with those two(three lenses.

The need for a specific lens might occur later on, but I don't see why it should.

And it's the same with the camera, I have owned all three 5d's and 1d3, 1d4 and now the 1dX and that is the only camera I have been 110% happy with, so I'm not waiting to replace it like I did after trying to track a snail with the early edition 1d3 and failed  ;D
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2013, 06:18:13 PM »
how can a list be complete without a 600mm f4?   ???

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2013, 06:18:43 PM »
Has anyone else "completed" their lens kit?

Completed, as in "have more than I need?" Yes. Completed as in "have more than I want?" No, but I do find myself using maybe 2-3 lenses about 98% of the time, so in a sense yes. Although my list is much, much more modest than yours.



But, you didn't mention speedlites. The beauty of those puppies is you can keep buying multiple copies of the same thing. (I'm up to five 600 RTs and counting. Yikes!)
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2013, 06:21:11 PM »
I have had all the lenses I "need" for a good while. I will probably never have all the lenses I want. I could use more time to use those lenses. There never seems to be enough time for fun stuff. Besides, isnt need a relative term for different photographers?  ;D
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2013, 06:21:11 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2013, 06:36:34 PM »
For some people, lenses are like clamps with my woodworking hobby: Some day, I'll have an entire wall of my shop covered in clamps of every shape and size. And when I finally do?





I'll start on the next wall.  :P

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2013, 07:23:42 PM »
haha...i'm getting to that point myself...but as other have said...there is always this...lol

The 2 biggies are upgrading my 70-200 to the IS v2 (currently on the older non IS version), then upgrading my 50mm 1.4 to the 1.2, then my 85mm 1.8 to the 1.2 ----oh...then I need the 135...lol
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2013, 07:40:28 PM »
Like alcoholics anonymous "just for today" I have all the lenses I need. Unfortunately, when tomorrow comes, I'll find that need other lenses. I have several friends warned to not let themselves be bitten by mosquitoes of prime lenses, because this disease has no known cure. A palliative treatment is to shoot out and do the best we can with the equipment you have now.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2013, 07:50:06 PM »
Congratulations!

Well, I'll have to say I'm gravitating to a certain set of objectives as well, though my job as optics designer sort of requires me that I have some knowledge of the common objectives and knowledge of using them too.

I admit I'm gravitating towards the shorter end of focal lengths, my most used objectives seem to be:
Sigma's 35/1.4
Canon's 50/1.0
Canon's 24-70/2.8 I (not looking to II, this one is better for me)
Canon's 70-200/4.0 L IS

These lenses I do have as well, but there's something I'd like to change in them:
Sigma's 12-24 I - If this was a constant 4.0... I run against 5.6 on cloudy days
Sigma's 120-400 - 20 - 30 % lighter version would be nice. Or 300/4 II, if it happens.
Canon's 50/1.4 - Quite a long to list on what I'd like to change here. Though the motivation for this is just outside photography in low light, where I would not like to take the 1 kg behemoth.

Though, I can live with Sigmas, but that 50 mm update Canon... I'd also be interested in trying out a fast wide angle (something like 24/1.4 or 20/1.8 ) when I can find one that I like. After that I think I'm pretty much set.

What did not work for me? Well, 85/1.8 and 28/1.8, I don't use neither of them that much. Though they make a good light weight set for holidays with a crop body. And since I travel quite a bit with bicycle, long and or fast teles are pretty much a no-go. For example 200/1.8 was far too heavy for me, and 70-200/2.8 IS II sounded intriguing until I realized its twice the weight of the 4.0.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2013, 01:32:32 AM »
I'm sure I sound a bit nuts :o, but I'd like to thank that I have all I need to own.  Has anyone else "completed" their lens kit?

24-70 II, 70-200 2.8 IS II, 85L, Siggy 35.

If I could only make my mind about what UWA I want (wait for the 14-24? 14L? 17 TSE?), I' d be set too.

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2013, 03:34:11 AM »
...I have all I need to own.  Has anyone else "completed" their lens kit?

I


DON'T


UNDERSTAND


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hahahaah. Me neither...

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2013, 04:30:55 AM »
I've been trying to reduce the no of lenses and gear in general to just the stuff I need. I think I'm close to having the ideal kit of what I need. I just need another fast prime lens in the 35-85mm range.

However I wouldn't say that "I'm done" as there is always room for upgrades in the near future!

If I had this I'd be done -

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2013, 04:33:06 AM »
Aside from something better than the 100-400 I'm pretty much done, too (sadly?). Canditates are a new 100-400 or slightly possible, a 300mm f/2.8.

I've condensed my line up to this:

Prime:
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
Sigma 20mm F1.8 DG Aspherical RF
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | A
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1

'Travel' Prime:
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk I

'L' zoom:
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

TC:
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II (great with the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II)

Lightweight zoom / 7D 'kit':
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2,8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]
Tamron SP AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

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: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2013, 04:33:06 AM »