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AlanF

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2017, 05:12:07 PM »
I have just sold all of mine I haven't used for a year. It's my contribution to global warming by recycling and allowing others to buy and enjoy good used lenses.
5D IV, 5DS R, 400mm DO II, 1.4xTC III, 2xTC III, EF 1.8 STM,  EF 24-105, 100-400 II, EF-S 15-85, Sigma 150-600mm C, EOS-M5 15-45, f/2 22, 11-22, Samyang 8mm f/2.8 fisheye: sold 7D II, EOS-M, Powershot G3 X,  Sigma 10-20, EF 300/2.8 II, 70-200/4 IS.

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2017, 05:12:07 PM »

niels123

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2017, 05:14:58 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.  ;)

Are 5 USD vintage lenses included in that number?

James Larsen

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2017, 08:46:53 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.

You are forgetting about adding Sigma Art lenses, along with Canon's new lenses, and the Tamron SP lenses. Add an Irix, and a Laowa and you'll be set!  ;)

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2017, 09:38:25 PM »
Are we talking about just Canon lenses? There is also Leica, Fuji, Pentax, and Mamiya. And I've just started on a selection of LF... Schneider-Kreuznach are a whole nother ball game.
I'm limping by with my current equipment... once I get that new lens with IS and blue goo... then I'll finally be able to go out and take my first decent picture...

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2017, 11:57:13 PM »
LF Schneider XLs indeed! also Rodenstock, or Sinar.
Then there are the co-opted lenses such as a EL Nikkor 80 mm for UV reflectance. And the Coastaloptics version, that I am contemplating. I do clean out the closet with stuff I don't use anymore. Almost all my C/Y Zeisses are gone (except the 16 mm F-Distagon), and replaced with EOS mount versions. But if it works, and I use it once in a blue moon, I keep it.
Don't know how many lenses I've rotated through; guess around 50 or so. I currently have about 13 SLR lenses (all primes), and about 7 LF (one is the Nikkor-T360/500/720 triple convertible) lenses, plus three stereomicroscope lenses, and five compound microscope lenses for my personal scopes.
5D2 full spectrum, 5DsR, a bunch of Zeiss (some other) primes, for documentary natural history, macro, and micro.

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2017, 01:10:22 AM »
This might be enough. 



At least, until Canon launches a new one.

+1
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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2017, 01:15:46 AM »
Are we talking about just Canon lenses? There is also Leica, Fuji, Pentax, and Mamiya. And I've just started on a selection of LF... Schneider-Kreuznach are a whole nother ball game.

Well crap.  You had to throw that out there.  I totally forgot about all my old 35mm gear and lenses.
Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5DS, 5D Mark III, Canon M5, 7D, SL-1, Canon 300L 2.8, 100-400L IS, 70-200L IS, 24-105L, 10-22mm, Rokinon 14mm 2.8, Tokina 16-28 f2.8

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2017, 01:15:46 AM »

KeithBreazeal

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2017, 01:34:50 AM »
I'm slowly upgrading my white lenses since getting the 5DS.  The 300L 2.8(version 1) is going to stay, but the 100-400L was replaced with the new version 2.  The 70-200L IS is next, but seriously considering the Tamron 70-200 G2.  I may wait for a Canon refurbished 70-200L IS though.  My old 24-105L was replaced with the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 G2
I replaced my 14mm f2.8 Rokinon with the new Sigma 14mm f1.8 Art and enjoy the lower ISO settings for the night sky work.  Sigma Art lenses are really good, but not perfect.  Tamron is now making some crazy good lenses at a very competitive price.
Things got more complicated when I got the M5- now I have a few EF-M lenses.

The wife- "Is that a new lens?"
Me- "no, just one I haven't used in a while". 
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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2017, 02:41:15 AM »
As long as there remains a lens that you lust for, you have too few.  8)


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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2017, 02:44:02 AM »
I have about 10-ish. I seem to go around that number. Buy one, sell one, etc.

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2017, 03:32:05 AM »
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Stewart K

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2017, 03:55:55 AM »
I like my collection, but wouldn't mind adding (ones in red) a couple to have, what I consider a full set.

1. 8-15 L (want).
2. 16-35 II L
3. 24-105 L
4. 100-400 I L (want to upgrade to a II)
5. 1.4xIII
6. 600 I L
7. 50 1.4
8. 100 2.8 Macro
9. 70-200 2.8 II L (want, but don't really need)
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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2017, 04:25:41 AM »
Too.

Many.

Lenses. 

Sorry, I just don't understand.
Let me try and provide some examples.
I am lucky enough to own both the Canon 24-70 F2.8Lii and the Canon 24-105 F4Lii. The 24-70 is used for serious work where I think a zoom would be the best option. The 24-105 is used when I go out with the family and I don't know where we will be going or what we will be doing. For general purpose use like this I am willing to accept the drop in image quality and loss of an F stop to give me the extra 35mm reach. But do I need both lenses? Probably not.
Now I am looking seriously at the new 85mm F1.4, even though I already have the 85mm F1.2. So what do I do? I have always been happy with the 85mm F1.2 so do I even need to consider the F1.4?
I have persuaded myself that the 85mm F1.4 would be useful for outdoor work whereas I only ever use the F1.2 in the studio, so do I trade it in or keep both?
I asked my wife for advice but in her opinion I already own far too many lenses and I should think about selling a few rather than buying more.

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2017, 04:25:41 AM »

Khristo

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2017, 04:51:34 AM »
I think I have the 24mm focal length covered off:

24 f1.4
24 TSE
11-24
24-70 f2.8 II
24-105 f4
16-35 f2.8 II

Might need to work a bit on some of the longer lengths...

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2017, 05:31:34 AM »
I’ve had most of Canon’s lenses, but bought and sold as needed at one time. But now I only have one, 35 L II, soon I’ll be adding the 85 IS. For what I shoot that will be just right. I rather spend money on lighting gear, to me, that’s what makes the real difference in my shots. And once you started buying Broncolor, food becomes a luxury you can’t afford  ;D
1dx mkII, 35 L II, 85 L IS, Broncolor Siros 800 L.

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Re: Too Many Lenses
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2017, 05:31:34 AM »