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Ian_of_glos

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Too Many Lenses
« on: October 30, 2017, 03:24:19 PM »
As my lens collection grows, I am forced to ask myself how many lenses is too many?
My wife thinks I am already way past that point, so what are your thoughts? At what point would you consider that you have too many lenses?

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Too Many Lenses
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neuroanatomist

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 03:27:08 PM »
Too.

Many.

Lenses. 

Sorry, I just don't understand.
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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 03:28:36 PM »
I think if you have ones you never (or almost never use) or more likely if you have significant overlap in focal length and aperture - assuming those lenses have equivalent IQ. Honestly, its a problem I'm not yet having - my budget doesn't always match my GAS.

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 03:41:05 PM »
Too many all depends on what you are shooting and how often.

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 03:50:49 PM »
How many do you have?  If you know, then you don't have enough ;)

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 03:54:34 PM »
I've always thought the ideal number of anything you really enjoy (and can afford) is n+1.

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 04:09:47 PM »
Actually, it depends on the intended use.

Someone who makes a living with photography will need some lenses for specific situations. This avoids feeling inferior to a customer: "I do not have the equipment I need to do this job." :-[

If you only shoot for fun, the only requirement should be your personal taste, right? ??? But how do you feel accomplished with a 70-200 F2.8 at the zoo, and see Uncle Ted photographing the fly on the gorilla's nose with his superzoom? :P

Whatever the purpose of your photography, it is better to have things that you actually use, to sell what is left for several months just by taking dust off the shelf.

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 04:09:47 PM »

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017, 04:12:09 PM »
Do you actually know every lens you own off the top of your head? If it takes you a minute to remember them or you have to actually look, then maybe you have too many. (or if you need a website with pictures and descriptions of each lens... you know who you are)
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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 04:14:51 PM »
This might be enough. 



At least, until Canon launches a new one.
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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 04:19:45 PM »
Its good to be Sony shooter....sometimes ;D

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2017, 04:25:17 PM »
This might be enough. 



At least, until Canon launches a new one.

I'm sure you make enough, you could complete your set. It looks like you are only missing a few.
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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2017, 04:26:10 PM »
Its good to be Sony shooter....sometimes ;D

 ;D good one
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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2017, 04:27:01 PM »
Its good to be Sony shooter....sometimes ;D


 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2017, 04:27:01 PM »

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2017, 04:37:34 PM »
Never enough. Lenses are the photographic world's equivalent of crack.
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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2017, 05:00:04 PM »
I'm sure you make enough, you could complete your set. It looks like you are only missing a few.

I only have 20, so I have a ways to go.  ;)
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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2017, 05:00:04 PM »