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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2012, 05:23:38 PM »
In order to get my 5D3 body I had to sell and reduce to three lenses with the exception of the Composer.

24-70 mk1
40 2.8
70-200 f/4

If I had to have a dream team it would be as many have mentioned before:
16-35
24-70 mk2
70-200 2.8 IS

For Primes it would be
24 L
85L
135L

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2012, 05:23:38 PM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #106 on: September 16, 2012, 05:55:45 PM »
24L F1.4 II
35L F1.4
85L F1.2 II

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #107 on: September 16, 2012, 05:59:34 PM »
On crop the last several years I've had just 3...

10-22
50 1.8
100-400

Switching to full frame this week so, .....

100-400
Buying 24 1.4L II(glad to see that one listed so many times in this)
Third gets tricky if I can only have 3.  I want 24 for 1.4 night stuff, but it's still not wide enough for what I mostly shoot, storms.  It can be I guess.  But once I have the 24L with my 100-400L....the next thing I'd be interested in getting is likely going to be the 15mm Zeiss. Wish the 21mm Zeiss qualities were in the 18mm as I could live with that wideness for max wide lens.  So yeah, would probably bite on the 15 Zeiss. 


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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #108 on: September 16, 2012, 06:01:02 PM »
on my 5DM2

24L
50L
135L

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #109 on: September 16, 2012, 06:18:17 PM »
These lenses are left after partially switching to Nikon:

16-35mm f/2.8 II USM
50mm f/1.2 L USM (I prefer the 50L because the 24-70/2,8 is a bit boring)
70-200mm f/2.8 II IS USM

(ok there is also the Canon EF 100mm F2.8 L IS USM Macro)


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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #110 on: September 16, 2012, 06:20:38 PM »
I have my three lenses that I carry around everywhere. 
The Canon 50mm 1.8 II, I am on a budget and it is a great lens for portraits and walking around, it's light and amazing.

The Sigma 105mm F/2.8 Macro EX DG, sharper then the Canon 100mm L, lighter and only cost me $300 on Ebay.

The Canon 17-40mm F/4 L USM, Wide angle to regular, very sharp, great for landscapes, the lightest L lens.

With the three lenses above, I have every focal length I need and they are all light and pretty cheap.
Canon 5D MKII, Canon 17-40mm F/4L, Canon 50mm 1.8 II, Helios 44M-4 58mm F/2, Sigma 105mm EX DG Macro F/2.8, Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Canon 200mm F/2.8L, Yongnuo YN-560 II, S100 with underwater housing

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #111 on: September 16, 2012, 06:23:18 PM »
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II
Sigma 50mm 1.4
Canon 70-200 f/2.8

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #111 on: September 16, 2012, 06:23:18 PM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #112 on: September 16, 2012, 06:29:40 PM »
16-35mm f/2.8 II USM
24-70mm f/2.8 II 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 #113 on: September 16, 2012, 06:48:17 PM »
16-35L
50 1.2L
70 - 200 2.8 II IS

(for now I am coping quite nicely with the 50 1.4)
2 x 5DIII and various Canon and Sigma lenses + a small Fuji X lineup of stuff.

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #114 on: September 16, 2012, 07:00:36 PM »
24-70 f/2.8L II
70-200 f/2.8L IS II
200-400 f/4.0L IS (1.4X)

I would pick the same  ;)

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #115 on: September 16, 2012, 07:02:33 PM »
Canon 24-70 ii
Canon 70-200 2.8 is ii
Sigma 120-300 2.8 os

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #116 on: September 16, 2012, 07:13:15 PM »
I have the 24-105, 200L, 135L, 50L and 50 1.4 for my EOS camera. Plus a converted FD 500/8 reflex.


50L and 135L are a no brainer. I'd have to think long and hard what a third one would be. Maybe a 24-70 version 1 or one of the TS lenses that are at the top of my short list.
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5DII - 50L - 135L - 200 2.8L - 24-105 - 580EXII - 430EXII - FD 500/8 - AE1-p - bag full of FD lenses

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #117 on: September 16, 2012, 08:46:02 PM »
If I'll only have 3 lenses, they would be:

16-35 F2.8 (landscape)
100mm F2.8 macro IS USM (macro/portrait)
28-300mm F3.5-5.6 L IS USM (general/sports) but if I can carry 4, this will be broken down to 24-70 F2.8L and 70-200 F2.8 L IS USM.

of course, body must be 1DX or 5D3 so I can use the extra high ISOs.
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #118 on: September 16, 2012, 09:22:53 PM »
Ef 14-24 f2.8L
Ef 50/1.2L
Ef 200/2.0L

I'd miss my 24L and 35L.
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #119 on: September 16, 2012, 09:58:45 PM »
Fellow Photogs,

Just for the "what if", so if you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they be...& if you want, why?
For my 7d? 10-22mm, 24-105mm and 70-200mm general photography
Wildlife, scenic wish list? 5d body and 15-35mm, 24-70mm,  600mm
Canon 7d, Canon 70d, Canon 300HS, 24-105mmL 70-200mm 2.8L II, 18-135mmSTM, 85mm, 50mm, 10-22mm

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #119 on: September 16, 2012, 09:58:45 PM »