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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2014, 01:09:19 PM »
If I could only keep 1 piece of gear, it would be the SX-50.

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2014, 01:09:19 PM »

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2014, 01:18:32 PM »
I'm not sure if this is funny or sad, but it appears that most people minimal kit is more than I own... I guess I'm allowed to keep everything then. Am I?

I guess I could let go my old rebel XSI and broken kit lens...

I think a better suited thread for me would be: 'What kit would you have for the price of a 1dX?'. It appears that it would still be an exercise in frugality for most, although in my case this might still be a cause for GAS.
What a mess, my camera's sensor is full of massless particules that keep on trying to behave like waves!

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2014, 01:33:54 PM »
And if the battery charger and memory card count as accessories, I'd have a hard time to choose.
What a mess, my camera's sensor is full of massless particules that keep on trying to behave like waves!

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2014, 01:50:00 PM »
I've been paring down my equipment over the last two years.  I tend to use my 24-70mmL II and 70-200mmL IS II most of the time, but also find use for my 100mm L and 100-400mmL.  I haven't been using my 135mm L or my 16-35mm f/2.8L much at all.  I also haven't used my 15mm FE or my Tokina 17mm f/3.5 recently.  My TC's do not get much use either.
I have sold my last crop body, and probably will not get another, so My 15-85mm is on the block.  I upgraded from my  G1X I to a Mark II to replace the crop DSLR.
 
Of course, I also have some older cameras around, a S3 IS, a 720 IS, and a Nikon CP 990. 
I probably have 15 old film bodies and 50 old film lenses dating back to my Nikon Ftn.

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2014, 02:14:09 PM »
Sigma 18-35f1.8
Sigma 150mm Macro (non OS)
Samyang 85f1.4
Samyang 800mmf8 mirror
Canon 18-55ISII
Pancake
Canon 400f5.6

5D2(with grip) and Rebel T3

The T3 and the 400f5.6 are pretty much married (they both have slots in the same Pelican case), as are the Pancake and 5D2 (amazing portability). But if I had to pear it down to the absolute cheapest setup possible and still accomplish most of what I want... The T3 and kit lens actually do just fine.
Next step up it would be horrible trying to pick between macro and telephoto.

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2014, 02:16:33 PM »
If I had to pare down I'd keep my 50D, get a 15-85, and keep two of my 600s and the ST-E3-RT.

Now in reality I'm pretty sure I'm going to sell my summer car and get a 200-400, so this is an interesting but highly abstract exercise!

Jim
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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2014, 02:32:08 PM »
1+1 ~ 6D + Sigma 35Art
1+2 ~ 6D + Sigma 35Art + Sigma 150/2.8Macro
1+3 ~ 6D + Sigma 35Art + Sigma 150/2.8Macro + Samyang 14/2.8UMC
1+3+1 ~ 6D + Sigma 35Art + Sigma 150/2.8Macro + Samyang 14/2.8UMC + 430EX'II
1+4+1 ~ 6D + Sigma 35Art + Sigma 150/2.8Macro + Samyang 14/2.8UMC + 85L'II + 430EX'II
2+4+1 ~ 6D + Sigma 35Art + Sigma 150/2.8Macro + Samyang 14/2.8UMC + 85L'II + A7S + EF-FE adapter
but I don't really have a need for 2 bodies, :) so ...
1+5+1 ~ 6D + Sigma 35Art + Sigma 150/2.8Macro + Samyang 14/2.8UMC + 85L'II + Tamron 150-600 + 430EX'II


6D + EF28/1.8USM + EF40/2.8STM + EF50/1.8STM + EF100/2USM + Σ150/2.8'APO'Macro + Σ'APO'2x'TC + 430EXII

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2014, 02:32:08 PM »

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2014, 03:07:16 PM »
Choice is a bit biased by what earns me a living...

Just from what I actually have

Keeping 1 lens   1Ds3 + TS-E17
Keeping 2 lenses 1Ds3 +TS-E17 + 24-70 2.8L
Normal 'full' bag on a job has EF8-15, EF14, TS-E17, TS-E24, 24-70, 70-200 2.8L IS

No phone or compact makes it into any photo list - indeed, any mobile phone is way down my essential tech list...

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2014, 03:29:52 PM »
The most logical answer to this question is to keep the most expensive, or of higher resale value items you have. That way you can sell them and start again with a complete range of focal lengths, even if they're cheaper equivalents or used. :) my used 5D3 can easily be turned into two used 6D bodies, an 85L can be pawned off for a 24-105mm + 135L combo or another decent two lens set. Whatever keeps me in business with a chance to work my way back up.
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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2014, 03:38:53 PM »
Ok I would keep:

5D3, 5D2, NEX-6 | SY14mm f/2.8, Ʃ20mm f/1.8, 24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, Ʃ35mm f/1.4A, 50mm f/1.8 I, Ʃ50mm f/1.4 EX, 100mm f/2.8L Macro, 17-40L, 24-105L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 1.4x II, 70-300L, 100-400L | E-mount: SY12mm f/2, Ʃ19mm & 30mm f/2.8 EX DN, 16-50 & 55-210 OSS | FT-QL, AE-1P, FD(n) & FL primes

...and sell one Canon FT-QL and its 50mm f/1.8 FL lens (actually this is for sale but I've no takers so far).
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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2014, 05:38:36 PM »
If you had to sell or give away most of your gear and were only able to keep a few items that you own, what would it be?  The idea is to think about what gear is most essential and how little gear you could live with and instead of thinking about what to buy (G.A.S.), think about what to keep. I'll start things off:


1 body + 3 lenses + 1 accessory: 1D X + 16-35 f/4IS + 24-70 f/2.8II + 70-200 f/2.8IS II + 1.4x III


I went through this exorcism recently. I have it whittled down to an EOS M with the EF M 18-55. The above noted combo would be my option in a perfect world

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2014, 06:28:09 PM »
If I really HAD to get rid of almost everything then I would keep my 1DX and 800 F5.6 L, if I was allowed I would also keep my 24-105 (which I use occasionally) - the 1DX is virtually glued to the 800!
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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2014, 07:28:23 PM »
If I really HAD to get rid of almost everything then I would keep my 1DX and 800 F5.6 L, if I was allowed I would also keep my 24-105 (which I use occasionally) - the 1DX is virtually glued to the 800!

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2014, 07:28:23 PM »

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2014, 08:15:07 PM »
5Dc - All my 600rt's - 24-105L + 50mm f/1.8'

That's pretty much all I would need.

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2014, 09:01:14 PM »
I was surprised how many people gave their list before anyone said they needed something before a low light regular length prime.  Even a wide angle zoom person went before someone chimed in with an 85mm prime.  Guess it depends on whether you shoot people or animals, and sport vs. landscape, elephants vs. birds, etc...

I would keep my 6d, and my lenses would be:

1 lens: Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4. (This would be really painfully limiting but the low light regular-to-wide thing is indispensable to me).

2 lenses:  Sigma Art 35 plus Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L Mk. 2 (love the sharpness and color, and the range covers so much).

I'd hate to see the rest go, but I could survive without the other lenses, without flashes, and without monopod s or tripods. 

Hey, a reflector doesn't count, right?  I could keep one of those?
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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2014, 09:01:14 PM »