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Leopard Lupus

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Minimalist photography
« on: November 12, 2011, 02:53:21 PM »
Hello CR forum-goers!

The majority of us take pride in our collection of gear, but what about the minimalist photographers? Could you do it?

Lets have some fun here. If you are/would be a minimalist photographer, having 1 body, 1 prime lens and 1 zoom lens, what would they be? Flashes/memory cards/tripods/etc can be left out of the equation.

 

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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 03:35:50 PM »
The 1D X, 35mm f/1.4L, and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. 

But no, I couldn't do it...
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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 03:59:39 PM »
1d4 + 50 1.4 + 70-200 f/2.8 II

I often go for a walk with 1 body, 1 lens (usually 5DII + 135f/2)

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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 04:22:27 PM »
yeah, 1D X for me as well, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, 85mm f/1.2 II. Nah, can't just ignore all that other fantastic glass ;)

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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 04:38:50 PM »
1D X + 16-35L + 50L would be ideal for me.  only "sightly" better than my current setup. (7d + 10-22 + 50 1.8)  :P

but, no... i also wouldnt be able to do it.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2011, 04:41:56 PM by davidchang »
5d2 - 16-35L II- 50L - 100L

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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 04:59:18 PM »
1DX, 24/1.4 and 135/2. I'd skip the zoom option.
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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 05:11:53 PM »
1DX as well, 70-200mm 2.8L II IS and 50mm 1.2L

...but I love the differences of the various lens so much not sure I could do it with only 2!
1DX, 24mm f1.4L II, 35mm f1.4L, 50mm f1.2L, 85mm f1.2L II, 135mm f2L, 24-70mm f2.8L II, 70-200mm f2.8L IS II :  D800, D4, and a whole bunch of Nikon lenses

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 05:11:53 PM »

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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 05:22:50 PM »
Wow!

I though more like bring your G10 and off we go. I don't know if there anything disambiguate about bringing a 1DX, 70-200mm 2.8L II IS and 50mm 1.2L

That's like 10 large paper in minimalist toys.

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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2011, 06:00:01 PM »
1dx with 70-200 ii is and 400 2.8 ii L

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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2011, 06:36:08 PM »
Funny, the majority would take a camera that won’t be available for at least another 4 months so they won’t be able to take pictures at all, that’s true minimalism I’ll guess…

On that note I’ll take the 1Dx Mark II, EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM mark II and the EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM Extender 1.4x mark II and won’t be able to take pictures for at least another 4 years.

No, minimalism is about fundamental features.
A 1000D, an 18-55 kit lens and an EF 85mm f/1.8 will do. If you can’t take great pictures with that combination, anything better is a waste of money.
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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2011, 07:46:36 PM »
I'm more of a video guy, but if i were restricted to stills I'd probably take a 1DsIII (of course a 1DX if it were available).  I like the 1D4 but I'd rather have an FF sensor. 

Lenses - I love my primes, so picking a zoom is tough.  But considering the 16-35mm f/2.8L II is the only zoom I kept out of the 4 I had at one point, I would have to pick that and probably the 50mm f/1.2L.

I shoot wide to medium-telephoto for the most part, so that would work if I HAD to.  Now could I?  I doubt it, too hard to leave the 85L behind, as well as the 35L. 

Alternate combo: 24-70 and 100mm Macro L, You would have a great walkaround lens and the macro lens is a great multi-purpose lens. 
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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2011, 08:05:27 PM »
I have been less than a minialist for 2 years with 20D plus 17-40mm L.  That will fit 90% of my need. After that I got  a used 35-135mm.
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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2011, 09:42:25 PM »
easy, 1dx, 28-300, 50mmf1.2l  ;D

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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2011, 09:44:32 PM »
The 1D X, 35mm f/1.4L, and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. 

But no, I couldn't do it...
This would be my choice.

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Re: Minimalist photography
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2011, 12:25:12 AM »
5dmk2 (no idea what the 1dx will be like)..... 50mm 1.2 and 28-300L


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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2011, 12:25:12 AM »