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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #135 on: September 20, 2012, 06:24:01 AM »
Canon ef-s 10-22mm (because Im using a 7D) - Love that lens.
Zeiss 35mm f2
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L is ii usm

Kind of covers all bases pretty perfectly for me. Personally I don't really 'need' much more than that. In fact I could save $1000 and get the non is 70-200 f2.8 and put the extra towards some elinchrom ranger quadra's.

If I was using full frame it would change to a 16-35mm and a 50mm L (I think).

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #135 on: September 20, 2012, 06:24:01 AM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #136 on: September 22, 2012, 02:34:34 AM »
Since we are allowed to include imaginary lenses...

14-24mm f/2.8 TS-E (w/ AF)
50mm f/1.2 L II
85-135mm f/2 IS Macro
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #137 on: September 22, 2012, 03:22:15 AM »
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f1.4 ASPH
Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f0.95 ASPH
Leica Summicron-M 90mm f2.0 ASPH
Nikon D800, Nikkor 35 AF-S DX f1.8G, Sigma 85 f1.4 EX DG HSM, Sigma 150 f2.8 EX DG OS MACRO, Tokina 11-16 AT-X PRO f2.8 DX, Nikkor 28-300 f3.5-5.6G ED VR, Nikon SpeedLight SB-910
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #138 on: September 22, 2012, 03:41:43 AM »
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f1.4 ASPH
Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f0.95 ASPH
Leica Summicron-M 90mm f2.0 ASPH

This is just about as fictional as imaginary lenses. ;-)

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #139 on: September 25, 2012, 03:23:01 AM »
Ha..just realized this question seems unreasonable and merely hypothetical. "If" is implied but not correct (at least in this man's myopic ways).  Then I noticed my signature and its contents then got brought back to reality...thank goodness..simply a bad day dream (worked hard to get to get to this point!)
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #140 on: September 25, 2012, 08:00:20 AM »
Tokina 16-28 (or better Nikon 14-24 for canon :))
Tamron 24-70 IS
Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #141 on: September 26, 2012, 09:18:49 PM »
EF 70-200 f2.8L USM IS Mark II
EF-S 17-55 f2.8 USM IS
EF 35 f2.0 (would trade for an EF 30 f2.0 pancake – if only it existed)
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #141 on: September 26, 2012, 09:18:49 PM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #142 on: September 26, 2012, 10:47:49 PM »
The best of the range  to cover landscape,portrait,wedding and street photography.

Zeiss 15mm f/2.8
Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 USM II
Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 IS USM II


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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #143 on: September 28, 2012, 01:52:53 PM »
Thankfully there are so many excellent choices!

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #144 on: September 30, 2012, 01:20:57 PM »
For my current FF setup:

24-70 2.8L II
16-35 2.8L

And a new TSE lens, the actual ones are not to my taste.

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #145 on: September 30, 2012, 06:38:07 PM »
24-70L II
135L
24L II, or the eventual 35L II or 50L II
5D Mk III - 24-70L Mk II - 24L Mk II - 100L - 135L - 50mm F/1.4

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #146 on: September 30, 2012, 07:22:31 PM »
 My choice is 16-35mm 2.8f L ll, 24-70mm 2.8f L ( for now ) and 70-200mm f 2.8 is ll. I can't imagine any real life situation where one of this 3 lenses will not get a job done  ;)
 Of course in real life once you start with the addiction you can never stop. I have 5 lenses and I have my eye on at least 2 more for now.   

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #147 on: October 01, 2012, 03:14:56 PM »
24 1.4 L II
50 1.2 L
85 1.2 L II

That would get me through life. Oh, i'd also need a Canon camera, since I sold mine and ordered a nikon d600 with nikkor 28 1.8G, 50 1.8G (yeah i know, could've gone with the 50 1.4G. Didn't) and 85 1.8G. :)

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #147 on: October 01, 2012, 03:14:56 PM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #148 on: October 01, 2012, 11:37:14 PM »
I'm torn between all primes or the versatility of zooms. I think in order to cover most situations I would have to go with -

16-35 f/2.8 II
24-70 f/2.8 II
70-200L f/2.8 IS II (though I could get by with a 85L)

I have a feelin I might end up with these one day  ;D
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #149 on: October 02, 2012, 01:40:52 AM »
Bird, Wildlife, and Landscape kit:

EF 300mm f/2.8 L II IS
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L II IS
EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II

This assumes that teleconverters are allowed, in which case I'd also have the Kenko 1.4x DGX and EF 2x III TC's. I think that would cover most of my needs. Focal lengths range from 16mm through 400mm without gaps when factoring in the teleconverters, plus 420mm and 600mm. If teleconverters are disallowed:

EF 600mm f/4 L II IS
EF 100mm f/2.8 L II IS Macro
EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II

I'd like to have the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x as well, but as a niche lens I don't think it would be as versatile as the 16-35mm and 100mm f/2.8 macro lenses.
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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #149 on: October 02, 2012, 01:40:52 AM »