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If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: August 14, 2012, 08:43:14 AM »
Fellow Photogs,

Just for the "what if", so if you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they be...& if you want, why?
5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, II, Sigma 35 1.4 DG, 24-70 f/2.8 II, 70-200 2.8L IS II, 50 1.8 , Speedlite 430EX, YN 568 EX II

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If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: August 14, 2012, 08:43:14 AM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 08:53:04 AM »
17TS-E, 24TS-E L II, 70-200 2.8L IS II

Or 24TS-E L II, 35mm L, 70-200 2.8L IS II

The reason is I enjoy landscapes most. At the same time the 70-200 is suitable for portraits too...

But, believe it or not it was a really tough question!

It is difficult to exclude lenses and sometimes you have to travel light...

P.S Actually if I was interested only in landscapes in a specific trip I might get 70-200 f/4L IS instead of the 2.8 and save on weight even more!

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 09:13:02 AM »
For a crop cam:
Tokina 11-16
Canon 70-200
Canon 600mm

Full frame:
24 L II
70-200 L II
600

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 09:14:05 AM »
A big one
A medium one
A small one

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 09:29:00 AM »
85 1.2 II (clearly my most used lens on the 5D III), 70-200 IS II and the new 24-70 2.8 II (if it is as sharp as they say ;) ) with the 24-70 and 70-200 you have a wide and versatile range and the 85 1.2 is the lens for the "dreamy shots"
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 09:30:56 AM »
If I could only have 3 lenses, this is pretty easy.  24-70L II, 70-200L II IS, 100-400L.  That covers everything I need to shoot.
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 09:43:25 AM »
600mm f4 II

70-200mm f2.8 II

24-70mm f2.8 II

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 09:43:25 AM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 09:44:04 AM »
I'd go with a wide angle, normal and tele i.e. 16-35mm L II, 24-70mm L II and 70-200mm L IS II. :)

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 09:58:21 AM »
600 F4
300 2.8
17-40

These are the lenses I most often use and could not live without!


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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 10:00:16 AM »
i'd go 16-35L, 24-70mk2, 200-400L (the one at the olympics with the 1.4x teleconverter)
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2012, 10:02:34 AM »
Not soo easy. My first thought was 10-22 EF-S, 35mm f2, and 70-200 f4 IS.

I'm not sure about the 10-22 though, I might replace that with a 15-85 EF-S. This would mean that the prime lens would no longer need to be in the middle of 22mm and 70mm where the hole was in the first lineup. And here comes the problem, there is no prime that really suits me. I would like to see a 30mm f1.4 or f1.8, that is sharp wide open, with a small minimum focusing distance (this leaves the Sigma 30mm out). The Canon 28 f1.8 comes a little short on image quality (I'm hoping for a new version of that lens, seeing what Canon was able to do with the 40mm f2.8).

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 10:08:56 AM »
Easy...
The much desired and wished for 14-24 f/2.8
50 f/1.2
70-200 f/2.8 IS II
« Last Edit: August 14, 2012, 10:42:54 AM by kidnaper »
5DIII 8-200mm minus 35mm in there.

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2012, 10:10:27 AM »
Forget the esoterics and the special application lenses, common sense approach for me here...

Assuming my current body (APS-C)

Tokina 11-16 f2.8
Sigma 18-50 f2.8 EX DC Macro
Canon 70-200 f2.8L

Well, just fancy that!!!!

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2012, 10:13:17 AM »
Wow a lot of people are shooting with lenses that don't even exist!
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2012, 10:16:08 AM »
Exactly the three lenses I already own:

- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM (+ Kenko MC4 1,4x DGX)
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
5D MK III | EF 16-35L f/4 IS | EF 24-105L f/4 IS | EF 70-200L f/4 IS | EF 100L f/2.8 Macro IS | 430EX II | Kenko MC4 1.4x DGX

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2012, 10:16:08 AM »