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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #165 on: June 17, 2014, 11:01:32 AM »
My first and up until now only L Lens is the 70-300.  :) I bought this in addition for my (now sold) 15-85 to get some bird and flower shots. It handles very nice with its 1.2m MFD for "macro" work (I used it almost exclusively for that purpose before I got my real macro lens) and I love the autofocus speed and IQ at 300mm.  :D
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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #165 on: June 17, 2014, 11:01:32 AM »

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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #166 on: June 17, 2014, 03:07:24 PM »
L is a drug...
So true, the only cure is to collect them all ;)

What happens then? I'm sure owning all L lenses will in no way prevent G.A.S  ;)
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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #167 on: June 17, 2014, 03:11:18 PM »
L is a drug...
So true, the only cure is to collect them all ;)

What happens then? I'm sure owning all L lenses will in no way prevent G.A.S  ;)
I know this guy called Carl ... Zeiss I think ... ::)
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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #168 on: June 17, 2014, 11:21:25 PM »
First was the 17-40L then it was the
24-105L
85L
35L
135L
100L Macro (had the non L version but sold it to buy a 1dmk3)
24-70L 2.8 ii
and now the 16-35 f4 on order

I'm going to sell off the 17-40 and 24-105 though. I won't need them anymore. I feel like I'm well covered now unless I want to go on safari  ;D. After going through the 17-85 and 50 1.4 I can safely say that I'll never buy a non L lens again. Unless it is made by a guy called Carl.

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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #169 on: June 18, 2014, 08:53:07 AM »
L is a drug...
So true, the only cure is to collect them all ;)

What happens then? I'm sure owning all L lenses will in no way prevent G.A.S  ;)
I know this guy called Carl ... Zeiss I think ... ::)
Eldar, you and Ben are correct, although I would like to consult Dolina - given his posts, it looks like he really does own all of the L lenses...
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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #170 on: June 19, 2014, 03:22:04 AM »
L is a drug...
So true, the only cure is to collect them all ;)

What happens then? I'm sure owning all L lenses will in no way prevent G.A.S  ;)
I know this guy called Carl ... Zeiss I think ... ::)
Eldar, you and Ben are correct, although I would like to consult Dolina - given his posts, it looks like he really does own all of the L lenses...

GAS never stops, once I have all the L lenses I'd probably start looking for 'vintage' or obscure lenses! It will never stop !
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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #171 on: June 19, 2014, 05:43:10 AM »
L is a drug...
So true, the only cure is to collect them all ;)

What happens then? I'm sure owning all L lenses will in no way prevent G.A.S  ;)
I know this guy called Carl ... Zeiss I think ... ::)
Eldar, you and Ben are correct, although I would like to consult Dolina - given his posts, it looks like he really does own all of the L lenses...

Ohhh it is a drug....

Last night I attended a Canon lens event put on by a local camera shop.  During the course of the night I had over $40k in different L glass attached to the front of my camera.  Despite their best efforts at plying me with alcohol and offering 10% off purchases on the night I walked out with my credit card (and dignity) intact...but, but there were some I really, really wanted!

Anybody want to buy a kidney?  ;D
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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #171 on: June 19, 2014, 05:43:10 AM »

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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #172 on: June 19, 2014, 09:12:34 AM »
L is a drug...
So true, the only cure is to collect them all ;)

What happens then? I'm sure owning all L lenses will in no way prevent G.A.S  ;)
I know this guy called Carl ... Zeiss I think ... ::)
Eldar, you and Ben are correct, although I would like to consult Dolina - given his posts, it looks like he really does own all of the L lenses...
Despite their best efforts at plying me with alcohol and offering 10% off purchases on the night I walked out with my credit card (and dignity) intact...but, but there were some I really, really wanted!

Anybody want to buy a kidney?  ;D
No on the kidney, but I would like to buy your resolve :)  Be honest, though, what percentage off would have made the difference? 
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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #173 on: June 19, 2014, 09:26:38 AM »
L is a drug...
So true, the only cure is to collect them all ;)

What happens then? I'm sure owning all L lenses will in no way prevent G.A.S  ;)
I know this guy called Carl ... Zeiss I think ... ::)
Eldar, you and Ben are correct, although I would like to consult Dolina - given his posts, it looks like he really does own all of the L lenses...

GAS never stops, once I have all the L lenses I'd probably start looking for 'vintage' or obscure lenses! It will never stop !

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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #174 on: June 19, 2014, 11:08:23 AM »
Yes, the manual lens enthusiasts start collecting all sorts of vintage lenses. This used to be a cheap collector's hobby, but prices have increased lately for good stuff.

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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #175 on: June 19, 2014, 11:49:13 AM »
First was a 24-105L for my 40D, to which I added a 200mm 1.8L. I still want a FF body with at least 42M pixels to see full resolution of the 200mm's images
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Re: What was your first L lens?
« Reply #175 on: June 19, 2014, 11:49:13 AM »