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PKinDenmark

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2013, 04:39:14 AM »
???
'All the lenses I need'
'Completed'

Yeah, right.  And probably also
'Just received my certificate from Internet with: "Congratulations, you are done, as you just reached the last page of the Net"'

Apart from that: What an impressive list.  I could do with that for quite a while, too.
And the TS/E 24 mm is truly a great addition, which I liked a lot:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17417.0
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Keen amateur. Current kit: Canon 6D since April 2013. 24-105 f/4, 70-200 f/4 IS, 50 f/1.4, 100 macro f/2.8 L IS, Canon 1.4x II TC, 16-35 f/2.8 (I). 420 EX.

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2013, 05:01:48 AM »
For my professional endeavors, I pretty much have all the kit I need or want.
But for personal and travel use, I'm in the need for something smaller and lighter.
A 24-105L and 70-300L / 70-200 f4 LIS is a hard combo to beat.
It's light and with a wide focal range too....ho hum.

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2013, 07:18:39 AM »
What is this done you speak of?

[hits refresh at price watch again and twitches]
6d, 2ti,  50 1.4, 40 2.8, 17-40, 24-105, 24-70ii, 70-200 ii. 50-250

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2013, 11:54:31 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

Wait, are these the lenses you currently own or a wish list? That's a lot of glass!
5D II | 17-40L | 24-105L | 70-200 f4L IS | 135L | SY 14mm f/2.8 | Sigma 50 f/1.4

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2013, 01:10:53 PM »
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

Wait, are these the lenses you currently own or a wish list? That's a lot of glass!

Errrhh.. yes I actually own these   :-\

And it took me a while to get there too, I think at max I owned about 21 lenses for digital use. I have a few FL and FD lenses too, sitting around with a couple analog canon FD/FL bodies.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2013, 02:38:43 PM »
I already have better gear than a photographer at my skill level needs. I won't buy anything else before I've taken tons of pictures and truly improved. For now I will stick with my own personal "holy budget trinity":
Canon 6D
-28mm f1.8
-50mm f1.4
-100mm f2.0
6D | 28 f1.8, 50 f1.4, 100 f2.0

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2013, 04:27:45 PM »
I already have better gear than a photographer at my skill level needs. I won't buy anything else before I've taken tons of pictures and truly improved. For now I will stick with my own personal "holy budget trinity":
Canon 6D
-28mm f1.8
-50mm f1.4
-100mm f2.0
You got a "holy trinity" of prime lenses without breaking the bank. I also think Canon 50mm F1.4 and 100mm F2 is the best value in its class. On the other hand, do not really like 28mm. It is a pity that there is no decent 24mm with low price. So I have not completed my "holy trinity", but use zoom to wide angle.

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2013, 04:27:45 PM »

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2013, 04:52:42 PM »
Yeah, sure.  We've all heard that before!
5DC, 5D3, Elan7, G12, 28 1.8, 50 1.8 II, 85 1.8 USM, 135 2.0 L, 24-70 2.8 L, 70-200 2.8 L, 560 EX, 580 EX II (2) --- all Canon.

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2013, 05:34:40 PM »
Yeah, sure.  We've all heard that before!

+1

my wife just laughs whenever i say that
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2013, 05:50:30 PM »
Almost few times a week I am considering whether I need Canon 16-35 mm 2.8L II lens as I like landscape photography, however such lenses are quite expensive. Also, my dream is to upgrade by changing my 7D into 5DMk3. However, photography is my hobby only and do not any cent from it (already spent around EUR 10,000 for my photo equipment). Also, I would like to have one of super tele lens but their costs are not justifiable for me :(

I just wanted to ask people in this forum who own expensive tele lenses: is it your hobby or you buy them because they are absolutely required for your daily work?
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2013, 05:59:21 PM »
Almost few times a week I am considering whether I need Canon 16-35 mm 2.8L II lens as I like landscape photography, however such lenses are quite expensive. Also, my dream is to upgrade by changing my 7D into 5DMk3.

I would not even consider buying the 16-35L II for use on a 7D.  Get the Canon EF-S 10-22mm, the Sigma 8-16mm or the Tokina 11-16/2.8.

If/when you get a FF body, sell the APS-C ultrawide.

I just wanted to ask people in this forum who own expensive tele lenses: is it your hobby or you buy them because they are absolutely required for your daily work?

Definitely a hobby.  A good day job is the reason I can afford to spend what I do on this hobby.  ;)
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2013, 06:07:24 PM »
Almost few times a week I am considering whether I need Canon 16-35 mm 2.8L II lens as I like landscape photography, however such lenses are quite expensive. Also, my dream is to upgrade by changing my 7D into 5DMk3. However, photography is my hobby only and do not any cent from it (already spent around EUR 10,000 for my photo equipment). Also, I would like to have one of super tele lens but their costs are not justifiable for me :(

I am too dreaming about FF but after using a tripod for some photographs in a sunlit (but still dim) forest I see that the 18 MPix of my 600D match the lens (70-200 4 USM, non-IS) - 40x60cm prints (16x24 inch) are very detailed and I cannot see any flaws. Why go for a FF cam? Higher ISO? Doesn't help, I needed f/11 and 0.5 sec exposure time.

I just wanted to ask people in this forum who own expensive tele lenses: is it your hobby or you buy them because they are absolutely required for your daily work?

In terms of supertele: I decided for a EF 5.6 400 and it isa really great lens but ... 400mm is often too much so the 70-200 is my main tele. And with FF it will loose it's reach. For me 1200 EUR was expensive for an item which will never pay itself - but it's cost is moderate compared to a EF 2.8 300 so there are opportunities for good compromises.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2013, 06:13:09 PM »
In terms of EF lenses I think I am well equipped (except for sports/action at longer focal lengths).

After checking the quality of my FD lenses* I see a clear winner: The FD 1.4 50 S.S.C. which delivers very good IQ wide open and brilliant IQ @ f/2.8. Other FD lenses are far away from it's quality except the FD 3.5 50 S.S.C. Macro. My 4.0 17, 2.5 135, 3.5 135, 4.0 200, 4.0 300 FD lenses are inferior but the 4.0 17 makes a good video lens thanks to its great focusing ring.
Now I am interested in a FD 2.0 24 S.S.C., so there is a chance that I have not enough lenses ...

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TOOLS: EF-S 10-22 | 60 || EF 2.8/24 | 2.8/40* | 2.8 100 Macro* |2.0/100 | 4.0/70-200* | 5.6/400* || 2 x 40D | 600D | EOS M  [* most used lenses]

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« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2013, 06:13:09 PM »

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2013, 06:18:55 PM »
Interesting... I got to this point earlier in the year when I purchased the 24-70ii. Apart from a random wish for the 24 TS (not biting yet and not too fussed really) or a 300 2.8 which I don't really need and can't afford anyway, I'm rather chuffed to not be compelled to fork out for new gear. It's a good feeling and means I can spend money on other things for a change :)

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2013, 09:10:39 PM »
Wow, you have a me kit.

I would say I'm about half there.  I have a great set of glass which I appreciate very much there is a few really want to have and a few would be really nice to haves on my list but nothing in the next while since I gt a fair number of kit lenses this year.

17-40L/f4 - Great budget wide angle I use for sun rise/sets, landscapes and for my kids indoors.  Yes the 16-35ii would be better burst 3x the cost - compromise made.

25-105L/f4 - Great all round general lens, used for indoor and outdoor general walk about lens. This replaced my original 18-200efs lens which my son (7) now uses as his big zoom. I don't think as a general lens I could go for the 24-70 it might be f2.8 but I like the more reach of the 105

70-200L/f2.8 M2 - awesome walk about zoom and I also use this as my close up soccer lens on my second D7.  I found a great deal on a barley used one I could not refuse.

300L/f2.8 IS M1 - sweet lens for the soccer field again hot a great deal on a well used lens I could not refuse.  Unless I fall into money its a keeper as I can't justify the upgrade at more than twice the cost for the mark 2.

so the above is my general consumption lenses.  Below are my specially non everyday lenses.

18-200efs - my sons general lens he loves the reach, I would to if I was 7 and had a zoom like this.

50/f1.8 M2 - nice for playing with, I'm not a prime shooter but it is nice to play around with f1.8 sometimes.

100/f2 Macro - I love this as a macro and a portrait kens, when I go back and review I always think wow primes are so sweet...but damn you have to change a lot of lenses in a day.

100-400L - my first Tele lens it was great but not used as much now that I have the 70-200 and the 300.  Keeping it for a travel lens.

now for the want list to be complete.
 
16-35m2 as an upgrade to 17-40
8-15 - I live fish eye to okay with.
180l macro for more reach
200/f2 - just cause it would be nice
400/f2.8 - what ever mark I can get my hands on the soccer field will be getting bigger soon.
600 - for outdoor stuff
800 - for outdoor stuff - loto win only
40mm pancake just cause I think its cute.

1.4 and 2x extenders to hold off the 400 and 600.
maybe a few other primes

1 tilt shift to make those mini city photos.
so like I said in about half way there but now on a very big up hill road.


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