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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2012, 10:17:03 AM »
Crop:
10-22mm | 15-85mm | 70-200mm f/4L IS (or maybe 70-300L)

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17mm TS-E | 24-105mm | 70-300L (or a future 100-400mm replacement)
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2012, 10:17:03 AM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2012, 10:18:47 AM »
24 mm TS-E II L
70-200 mm f/2.8 II IS L
400 mm f/2.8 L IS I

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2012, 10:19:53 AM »
For the FF:

24-70 2.8
70-200 f2.8 or f4 (IS)
85 f1.2 or f1.8
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2012, 10:22:07 AM »
14
24-70
70-200

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2012, 10:38:03 AM »
24-70mm f/2.8
70-200mm f/2,8 IS
300mm f/2,8 II IS

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2012, 10:47:43 AM »
Wow a lot of people are shooting with lenses that don't even exist!

Who are you to tell me I can't have my 8-1200 f1.2 L IS IV?

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2012, 10:48:04 AM »
I would have now is these 3:
24-70 F 2.8
70-200 F4 L
400 F5.6 L

What I really want is:
500 F4 L
70-200 F2.8L
16-35 L Mark II

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2012, 10:48:04 AM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2012, 10:52:48 AM »
35mm
85mm
135mm or 70-200


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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2012, 10:54:49 AM »
16-35mm
50mm f/1.2
70-200mm f/2.8 IS II

If I had to pick all primes:
24L II
ZE 50 f/2
85L II

And for APS-C
Tokina 11-16mm
ZE 35 f/2
ZE 50 f/2


3 is a really tough decision.  I love primes but I'd have pretty limited reach.

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2012, 10:55:46 AM »
for me if i can only bring 3 lenses out. it will be

1)24-70mm f2.8
2)17-40mm f4

3) either 50mm f1.4 or 85mm f1.2
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5d mark iii, 50mm 1.2L, 85mm f1.2L, 24-70mm f2.8L, 17-40 f4L, 600ex-rt

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2012, 10:57:24 AM »
The much desired and wished for 14-24 f/2.8

Well it looks like you'd be shooting with 2 lenses for a while.  Pick a lens that exists already, otherwise this is just going to turn into a fantasy wish list.  Do it for the people that may be trying to pick lenses right now and want a legitimate opinion.
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2012, 11:07:30 AM »
TS-E 24 II (nothing to complain about)
50mm 1.2 (a little soft lens but love the focal lenght)
85mm 1.2 II (perfect image quality and my favorite lens, although i would like it to have weather sealing)

(other lens i really recommend is not available yet, the new 24-70 2.8 II)

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2012, 11:10:39 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 #27 on: August 14, 2012, 11:10:39 AM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2012, 11:18:12 AM »

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I tried to get into this but couldn't.

Canon makes a broad variety of good interchangeable lens cameras with a vast array of good-to-great lenses. What's the point of denying yourself the right tool for the job?

This, to me, is like asking an auto mechanic which three wrenches he would choose if he could only have three. He'd end up with three adjustable wrenches and screw up or miss a lot of jobs.

I guess I just don't like thinking in terms of limitations if I don't have to.
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2012, 11:23:26 AM »
Wow a lot of people are shooting with lenses that don't even exist!

If you mean the 24-70L II lens, technically it does exist.  :)

But the 14-24 crap, yeah, that doesn't count.
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2012, 11:23:26 AM »