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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #90 on: September 15, 2012, 03:57:28 PM »
24mm f1.4 Mark II
50mm f1.2
85mm f1.2 Mark II

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« Reply #90 on: September 15, 2012, 03:57:28 PM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #91 on: September 16, 2012, 12:56:58 PM »
17-40L
50L
70-200 f/2.8 II L


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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #92 on: September 16, 2012, 01:14:40 PM »
17- 40
50 L
70-200 f/2.8

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #93 on: September 16, 2012, 01:24:26 PM »
16-35 2.8 II
24-70 2.8 II
70-200 2.8 II

Covers the focal range for me.  If I can't get what I need with those lenses, I need to move myself not get a longer lens.

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #94 on: September 16, 2012, 01:35:20 PM »
24mm 1.4 II
50mm 1.2
70-200 2.8 II

I can't believe so many people would be fine with nothing faster than 2.8 in their kit.
T2i ~ 28mm 1.8 ~ 50mm 1.4 ~ 15-85mm ~ 55-250mm ~ 100mm 2.8L Macro ~ 135mm 2L ~ 200mm 2.8L

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #95 on: September 16, 2012, 01:41:39 PM »
16-35 2.8 II
24-70 2.8 II
70-200 2.8 II

Covers the focal range for me.  If I can't get what I need with those lenses, I need to move myself not get a longer lens.

May I ask how often do you shoot (let's say) at 91mm or 194mm focal length? Why do you need to cover the whole range? Just curious :).
My experience with zooms was that I tend to find the sweet spot or two and use it like a prime lens (to minimize the distortion, aberrations, softness etc.).

24mm 1.4 II
50mm 1.2
70-200 2.8 II

I can't believe so many people would be fine with nothing faster than 2.8 in their kit.
Me too ;)
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #96 on: September 16, 2012, 03:05:16 PM »
24-70 2.8 mk II
70-200 2.8 IS mk II
50 1.2

I actually have the same set up but I have 24-70 mk1 and 50 1.4

24-70 and 70-200 covers a huge range of focal lengths and the 50mm is for low light situations.
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #96 on: September 16, 2012, 03:05:16 PM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #97 on: September 16, 2012, 03:31:30 PM »
sigma 30mm 1.4
canon 100mm macro
canon 300 2.8
Bodies: 5d mk iii, 60d
Primes: 24L 1.4, Sigma 35 1.4, 40 pancake, 50L 1.2, 85L 1.2 ii, 8mm fisheye, lensbaby, 100L macro.
Zooms: 16-35 2.8 ii, 24-70 2.8 ii, 70-200 2.8 is ii, 120-400

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #98 on: September 16, 2012, 03:53:49 PM »
My dream kit:

16-35mm f/2.8 II USM
24-70mm f/2.8 II USM
70-200mm f/2.8 II IS USM

All the expensive stuff. Yet I only have a 24-105mm f/4 IS USM and a 50mm f/1.8 II for now. Quite a long ways to go.

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #99 on: September 16, 2012, 04:25:39 PM »
16-35mm f/2.8 II USM
50mm f/1.2 L USM
70-200mm f/2.8 II IS USM


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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #100 on: September 16, 2012, 04:40:05 PM »

I'm sorry but I have to extend it to 3.5 lenses

imaginary 12-24 2.8 L  ;)
24-70 2.8 II or 85 1.2 II
70-200 2.8 II + 2x III (apparently quite same IQ as 1.4x, 1 stop less though)

I put 4.5 accutally, stupid  :-[
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #101 on: September 16, 2012, 05:03:33 PM »
16-35L
50 1.2L
70 - 200 II IS


but would REALLY miss a macro lens   ;)
2 x 5D3;   7D;   24-70,2.8L II;   70-200,2.8L IS II;   100,2.8L IS macro;   20-35,2.8L;   50,1.4;   50,1.8;   40,2.8 STM;   15-85 ef-s;   Sigma 20,1.8;   2 x Speedlite 430EX II;

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #102 on: September 16, 2012, 05:05:52 PM »
24-70L II
70-200L II IS
300 f/2.8L II IS
2 x 1DX
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #102 on: September 16, 2012, 05:05:52 PM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #103 on: September 16, 2012, 05:19:15 PM »
As I only have 3 lenses, it's quite easy. Looking back, I would choose the same (on a crop body)

17-55 2.8 IS
50 1.4 (money no object I might choose the 35 1.4 L instead, just to get a little more in the shot when I usually use this lens)
70-200 2.8 L IS


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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #104 on: September 16, 2012, 05:22:42 PM »
My walk around kit of three lenses is:
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8-15mm f4 fisheye
24-105mm IS f4
300mm IS f4

This gives me tremendous range.

At night or if i think I'm shooting people I'll ad the 50mm f1.4.

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #104 on: September 16, 2012, 05:22:42 PM »