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mackguyver

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2013, 10:25:14 AM »
Almost complete, just considering a swap out for a few.

14 I, 15/2.8, 24ii, 35/2 IS, 50L, 85ii, 100L, 135L, 400/4 DO
24tse I, 45tse, 90tse
8-15L, 24-70ii, 70-200ii
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Currently trying to sell the 15 fish
Want to swap 400/4 DO for either the 200/2 or 300/2.8ii
Already swapped 35L for 35/2 IS
That's a great set and I guess the 15 fisheye isn't used much anyone with the 8-15...and I can see the 35 f/2 IS over the 1.4 for most uses.  I see we have many of the same lenses and I can definitely recommend the 300 2.8 IS II as an upgrade to your 400 DO.  It's an amazing and versatile lens when you throw in the extenders!
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2013, 10:25:14 AM »

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #61 on: November 06, 2013, 10:27:45 AM »
I was at that point but then I started buying speedlites.  :P

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #62 on: November 06, 2013, 10:41:22 AM »
I was at that point but then I started buying speedlites.  :P
I can certainly understand the those three primes are all you need for most shooting.  When I shot events, those three are all I ever carried.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #63 on: November 06, 2013, 10:50:24 AM »
Almost complete, just considering a swap out for a few.

14 I, 15/2.8, 24ii, 35/2 IS, 50L, 85ii, 100L, 135L, 400/4 DO
24tse I, 45tse, 90tse
8-15L, 24-70ii, 70-200ii
Zeiss 50/2 Makro, Conurus modded Contax Zeiss 50/1.4
& a bag full of screw mount lenses

Currently trying to sell the 15 fish
Want to swap 400/4 DO for either the 200/2 or 300/2.8ii
Already swapped 35L for 35/2 IS
That's a great set and I guess the 15 fisheye isn't used much anyone with the 8-15...and I can see the 35 f/2 IS over the 1.4 for most uses.  I see we have many of the same lenses and I can definitely recommend the 300 2.8 IS II as an upgrade to your 400 DO.  It's an amazing and versatile lens when you throw in the extenders!

That's what I've been reading re the 300ii for a good while now and I've just been lazy to really try to offload the 400. Not the easiest lens to sell locally. I have read and seen nothing but good re extenders and the 300. I'm not happy with the 2xiii on the 70-200 until f8 and I've read that there is apparently only a negligible hit to IQ with the 300 + 2x at 5.6 (or any other aperture for that matter) which is astonishing.

The 35 swap out has worked out well since the former was too close to 24 and 50 (and no IS) for me to justify keeping it. The 35/2 IS is a great all around lens for photo/video across both of my bodies.

And yes, the 15 desperately needs to go as it has seen zero action since the zoom acquisition.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #64 on: November 06, 2013, 10:58:26 AM »
That's what I've been reading re the 300ii for a good while now and I've just been lazy to really try to offload the 400. Not the easiest lens to sell locally. I have read and seen nothing but good re extenders and the 300. I'm not happy with the 2xiii on the 70-200 until f8 and I've read that there is apparently only a negligible hit to IQ with the 300 + 2x at 5.6 (or any other aperture for that matter) which is astonishing.

And yes, the 15 desperately needs to go as it has seen zero action since the zoom acquisition.
The 300 is excellent at 420mm wide open, and quite good at 600 f/5.6, but it's very good at f/8.  I've been setting it at 5.6 and if there's time to get another shot, I'll bump it to f/8 to get the sharpest shot possible.  5.6 is definitely usable and with a touch of extra sharpening, it's probably hard to tell the difference.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=739&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=2&API=2&LensComp=739&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=2&APIComp=4
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2013, 11:01:57 AM »
That's what I've been reading re the 300ii for a good while now and I've just been lazy to really try to offload the 400. Not the easiest lens to sell locally. I have read and seen nothing but good re extenders and the 300. I'm not happy with the 2xiii on the 70-200 until f8 and I've read that there is apparently only a negligible hit to IQ with the 300 + 2x at 5.6 (or any other aperture for that matter) which is astonishing.

And yes, the 15 desperately needs to go as it has seen zero action since the zoom acquisition.
The 300 is excellent at 420mm wide open, and quite good at 600 f/5.6, but it's very good at f/8.  I've been setting it at 5.6 and if there's time to get another shot, I'll bump it to f/8 to get the sharpest shot possible.  5.6 is definitely usable and with a touch of extra sharpening, it's probably hard to tell the difference.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=739&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=2&API=2&LensComp=739&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=2&APIComp=4

You aren't joking. I can't wait till it is in my bag.

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2013, 11:17:25 AM »
@mackguyver: No ... you don't 

How about a TS-17mm f/4L ?    ;D  ;D   ;D

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2013, 11:17:25 AM »

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2013, 11:27:59 AM »
@mackguyver: No ... you don't 

How about a TS-17mm f/4L ?    ;D  ;D   ;D
So far the lowly 16-35 f/2.8L II has been able to fill my needs for interior and landscape work.  If I start shooting a lot more interiors, it will probably join the collection.  Otherwise, I'll just rent it as needed. 
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #68 on: November 06, 2013, 07:26:40 PM »
...I have all I need to own.  Has anyone else "completed" their lens kit?

I


DON'T


UNDERSTAND


 ???

ROFL.... :) :)

I literally burst out laughing...partly because when I saw this thread I immediately wondering if Neuro had finally done it.....

Congrats Macguyver....that is a kit to aspire too.....
That was funny indeed.

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #69 on: November 07, 2013, 08:18:22 AM »
Further confirmation that I'm done - scroll all the way over...

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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #70 on: November 07, 2013, 09:38:45 AM »
Further confirmation that I'm done - scroll all the way over...

I still don't understand.  I'm not done...despite having 148 points.   :o
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2013, 10:13:30 AM »
Further confirmation that I'm done - scroll all the way over...

I still don't understand.  I'm not done...despite having 148 points.   :o
I was wondering how many points you were up to...that's awesome! 

Also, keep in mind I'm just talking about lenses -- a 1DX is definitely on my list and will certainly bump up my CPS points as well :D
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2013, 10:21:01 AM »
Further confirmation that I'm done - scroll all the way over...

I still don't understand.  I'm not done...despite having 148 points.   :o
I was wondering how many points you were up to...that's awesome! 

Also, keep in mind I'm just talking about lenses -- a 1DX is definitely on my list and will certainly bump up my CPS points as well :D

I can't believe the 40/2.8 is worth 2 points...   ???

I did include the 1D X in my count, 10 points there.  Also, I'm planning to sell my 28-300L, so that'll cost me 12 points.  But who's counting?   8)
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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 #73 on: November 07, 2013, 10:59:33 AM »
Further confirmation that I'm done - scroll all the way over...

Dear Sir, Teacher Mr. mackguyver .
Yes, I am not done yet , I  just get 112 Point.---Long way to go.
Have a great day, Sir.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2013, 11:38:12 AM »
Definitely a hobby.  A good day job is the reason I can afford to spend what I do on this hobby.  ;)

A good day job and an understanding wife that is.

It's still beyond me why there is money in the savings account and I don't have all of the lenses I want.

Then I remember why.
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Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2013, 11:38:12 AM »