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« on: July 30, 2012, 09:13:02 PM »
OK, just for a bit of fun to take our minds of the APS-C disappointment of the EOS-M, and all those "my 1DX/5D3 is borken" threads, what would be your "money no object" kit?

Think about different use scenarios, you get to put One body and One lens into each category:

Street:
For me, it's gotta be a Leica M9 Monochrome with probably a Summilux M 35/1.4.
(Close second would be a 5D3 with the 40mm pancake, I just love that little guy)

Portable Landscaping (like the kind you take on a hike):
Probably a Mamiya 7 II with the 43mm Wideangle lens, and a pocket full of Velvia and Efke R25.
(second place would go to anyone who makes a FF mirrorless. But seeing as this is money-no-object, M9 with Summilux 21/1.4. Or maybe a Hartblei H-Cam with an IQ180/Leaf Credo back, and a TS-E 24mm or 17mm, for the widest shots ever possible...)

The "I've got Bear Grylls as a butler to carry my gear" Landscape kit:
Probably one of those nice Alpa 12 4x5" Large Format cameras, if you can get a Schneider Kreuznach Super Angulon XL 47/5.6 on it (otherwise that lens on whatever Horseman).

(Portable) Wildlife (that you have to carry yourself):
1DX and 200-400 1.4x (money may be no object for this thread, getting canon to release it is another thing).

(Truck-mounted) Wildlife:
Probably 1DX and 600mm f/4 and a handful of teleconverters.

(Studio) Portraits:
I hear good things about the Hassy (Zeiss) 110mm f/2.0 Planar, and/or the Contax 645 (Zeiss) 80mm f/2, either one mounted on a Contax 645 with an 80MP IQ180 or Leaf Credo.

Sports:
1DX with whatever lens length you need, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, 200-400 1.4x, or a 500/600 f/4

Macro:
I wonder if I could hook up a Better Light 138MP Super 10K Scanning back to an Olympus 20mm or 38mm 4-12x Macro?

OK, that's enough to get started, what's your "ultimate" kit? (and feel free to add in other categories I haven't heard of).

(edit, forgot macro)
« Last Edit: July 30, 2012, 09:39:48 PM by dr croubie »
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« on: July 30, 2012, 09:13:02 PM »

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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 09:28:59 PM »
Why only one lens in each category? The whole idea having interchangable lenses is so that you are not limited to one option.
5dmkII, 60D, 70-200mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, Sigma 150-500mm.

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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 10:24:10 PM »
OK, just for a bit of fun to take our minds of the APS-C disappointment of the EOS-M, and all those "my 1DX/5D3 is borken" threads, what would be your "money no object" kit?

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Sorry to have to take issue with your premise, but I am not disappointed with the EOS-M camera. I just got back from a night shooting walk and was thinking about that as I walked an especially dark section of street. I decided we will be seeing some extraordinary images from that camera before this year ends.

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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 10:56:18 PM »
10x of every camera and lens ever made + every camera and lens that will ever be made as it is released, unlimited film stock of every format ever, a temperature controlled bunker to store them, a full time sherpa, an IBM supercomputer with 128 terabytes of RAM, 500 petabytes of storage in a redundant RAID array, and 100 billion dollars in cash.

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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 04:01:55 PM »
Latest versions of all L series lenses plus several 1dx 1d4 5d3 and 7d bodies for starters,
5DIII + BGE11 / 5DII + BGE6 / 40D + BGE2N /8-15 4L / 17-35 2.8L / 24 3.5L TS-E /24-70 2.8II L / 24-105 4L IS /Zuiko 50 1.4/ 100 2.8L Macro IS / 70-200 2.8L / 300 4L / 100-400L

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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 04:47:21 PM »
1. EOS 1DX V
2.  EOS 3D
2.  EOS 5D IV
3.  EOS 7D II
4.  EF 14-24
5.  EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II IS
6.  EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS III
7.  EF 200 - 400L f/2.8 II IS
8.  EF 14L f.1.4 IS
9.  EF 24L f/1.4 IS
10. EF 35L f/1.2 IS
11. EF 50L f/1.2 IS
12. EF 85L f/1.2 IS
13. EF 100L f/2.0 II Macro IS
14. EF 135L f/1.4 II IS
15. EF 180L f/2.0 II Macro IS
16. EF 200L f/2.0 II IS
17. EF 300L f/2.0 II IS
18. EF 400L f/2.8 II IS
19. EF 500L f/2.8 II IS
20. EF 600L f/2.8 II IS
21. EF 800L f/2.8 II IS
22. EF 1200 f/2.8 II IS
23. EF 2000 f/2.8 II Macro IS
24. EF 5000 f2/8 II Macro IS
25 700EX-RT (at least 16 of them)
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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 05:12:41 PM »
Cameras:
5D III
7D II (If it is released with 8 fps or faster and 5D3's AF system otherwise 7D will do) :D
1D IV
1D X

Lenses:
EF 8-15mm f/4 L Fisheye
EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II
EF 24mm f/1.4 L II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L II Is
EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS with 1.4x extender
EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro
EF 85mm f/1.2 L II
EF 300mm f/2.8 L II IS
EF 500mm f/4 L II IS
Both 1.4x and 2.0x extenders mark III
Speedlite 600EX-RT (at least 3 of them) :D
ST-E3-RT
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Wishlist never ends..
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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 05:12:41 PM »

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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2012, 12:12:33 PM »
REALISTICALLY:

2 x 1DX
1D Mark IV
5D Mark III

16-35L II
24L II
24-70L II
70-200L II
85 f/1.2L II
100 f/2.0
135L
200 f/2L
300 f/2.8L II IS
400 f/2.8L II IS
500L II IS
600L II IS

I could live with all that :)

Funny how I said realistically at the top of my post when this list is not realistic at all  :P
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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012, 01:22:50 PM »
Hmmm, if money is no object it would have to be:

1D X plus a few mk2 versions of the big whites (like, duh!)

I'd still keep my 5D3 for those "silent shutter" moments (take that 1D X owners!).

Hasselblad H4D-200MS for when 199 megapixels just isn't enough.

But mainly a Leica M9 Mono and the Noctilux 50mm f0.95. Yum yum. I actually gave the original M9 and f0.95 serious thought but couldn't bring myself to part with the cash - you get a lot of buyer's remorse for £12k or so.

As a slight aside - if Canon can currently do f1.2, why don't they go bananas and make a sub-f1.0? Yes it'll cost the earth but the world will always have wealthy people - it's tough to produce a £5k watch and make it sell but make one with a million-buck price tag and it'll sell tomorrow.

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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2012, 02:27:58 PM »
1. EOS 1DX V
2.  EOS 3D
2.  EOS 5D IV
3.  EOS 7D II
4.  EF 14-24
5.  EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II IS
6.  EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS III
7.  EF 200 - 400L f/2.8 II IS
8.  EF 14L f.1.4 IS
9.  EF 24L f/1.4 IS
10. EF 35L f/1.2 IS
11. EF 50L f/1.2 IS
12. EF 85L f/1.2 IS
13. EF 100L f/2.0 II Macro IS
14. EF 135L f/1.4 II IS
15. EF 180L f/2.0 II Macro IS
16. EF 200L f/2.0 II IS
17. EF 300L f/2.0 II IS
18. EF 400L f/2.8 II IS
19. EF 500L f/2.8 II IS
20. EF 600L f/2.8 II IS
21. EF 800L f/2.8 II IS
22. EF 1200 f/2.8 II IS
23. EF 2000 f/2.8 II Macro IS
24. EF 5000 f2/8 II Macro IS
25 700EX-RT (at least 16 of them)
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Nice to see people being realistic  ::)
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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2012, 02:55:40 PM »
This is how I read it...
1. EOS 1DX V
2.  EOS 3D
2.  EOS 5D IV
3.  EOS 7D II
Huh?
4.  EF 14-24
5.  EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II IS
6.  EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS III
7.  EF 200 - 400L f/2.8 II IS
Sounds realistic
8.  EF 14L f.1.4 IS
Yeah, right.
9.  EF 24L f/1.4 IS
10. EF 35L f/1.2 IS
11. EF 50L f/1.2 IS
12. EF 85L f/1.2 IS
14. EF 135L f/1.4 II IS
I guess IS would be useful, sometimes.  The extra $25000 in cash would also be.
17. EF 300L f/2.0 II IS
Ha
19. EF 500L f/2.8 II IS
20. EF 600L f/2.8 II IS
hahaha
21. EF 800L f/2.8 II IS
22. EF 1200 f/2.8 II IS
HAHAHAHA
23. EF 2000 f/2.8 II Macro IS
24. EF 5000 f2/8 II Macro IS
25 700EX-RT (at least 16 of them)
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
LOL.  Bonus points for creativity.
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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2012, 03:57:13 PM »
My whishlist:

EOS 1DX
EOS 5D III
EF 8-15 f/4 L
EF 14-24 f/2.8 L
EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II
EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II
EF 200 - 400L f/4 IS
EF 14L f.2.8 II
EF 24L f/1.4 II
EF 35L f/1.4
EF 50L f/1.2
EF 85L f/1.2 II
EF 100L f/2.8 Macro IS
EF 135L f/2
EF 180L f/3.5Macro
EF 200L f/2 IS
EF 300L f/2.8 II IS
EF 400L f/2.8 II IS
EF 500L f/4 II IS
EF 600L f/4 II IS
EF 800L f/5.6 IS
EF 1200 f/5.6 IS
Extender 1,4x III
Extender 2,0x III
4x 600EX-RT
           
That would do...
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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2012, 04:16:57 PM »
On top of what's in the bag today I'd wish:

  • a second 5DIII body
  • EF 400 2.8L IS II
  • TC 1.4x III + TC 2x III
  • TS-E 17 4.0L
  • TS-E 24 3.5L II
  • EF 8-15 4.0L
  • EF 24-70 2.8L II
  • EF 100 2.8L IS macro
  • MP-E 65 macro + macro twin lights
  • 2x 600EX-RT

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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2012, 04:16:57 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2012, 04:28:54 PM »
My whishlist:

EOS 1DX
EOS 5D III
EF 8-15 f/4 L
EF 14-24 f/2.8 L
EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II
EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II
EF 200 - 400L f/4 IS
EF 14L f.2.8 II
EF 24L f/1.4 II
EF 35L f/1.4
EF 50L f/1.2
EF 85L f/1.2 II
EF 100L f/2.8 Macro IS
EF 135L f/2
EF 180L f/2 Macro
EF 200L f/2 IS
EF 300L f/2.8 II IS
EF 400L f/2.8 II IS
EF 500L f/4 II IS
EF 600L f/4 II IS
EF 800L f/5.6 IS
EF 1200 f/5.6 IS
Extender 1,4x III
Extender 2,0x III
4x 600EX-RT
           
That would do...

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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2012, 04:49:18 PM »
My wishlist would be:

Entry-level Full-frame model (preferably 60D sized) - barring that, a 5D Mark III
60D
8-15 f/4L Fisheye
16-35 f/2.8L II
24-105 f/4L IS
70-200 f/4L IS
200-400 f/4L IS
17-55 f/2.8 IS
35 f/1.4L
50 f/1.4
85 f/1.8
100 f/2.8L IS Macro
EF 1.4x III
ST-E3-RT
3x 600EX-RT

I would prefer the lower weight and smaller package of the f/4 zooms and non-L 50 and 85 lenses (as well as the smaller, lighter 60D body and entry-FF).  Other stuff (135 f/2L, 200 f/2L IS, superteles) would be fun, but I feel like it would be underutilized.  I'd need probably three different bags to carry it for travel reasons (everything, medium kit, small kit).  Of course the 200-400 would probably need to be carried separately.

Edit:  I think I'd have to throw in 17 f/4L and 24 f/3.5L II TS-E as well, it is a wish list, after all.  I would find reasons to enjoy them.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2012, 07:43:06 PM by KyleSTL »
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Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2012, 04:49:18 PM »