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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #150 on: October 02, 2012, 02:08:46 AM »
I would go for primes.

35.4L, 85.2L and 135.2L

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #150 on: October 02, 2012, 02:08:46 AM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #151 on: October 02, 2012, 02:09:53 AM »
For crop

Tokina 11-16 f2.8 DX Pro MK II
Canon 24-70 f2.8L MK II
Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS II

For FF

Canon 14-24 f2.8L =D (If Canon ever made one that equals Nikon's one)
Canon 24-70 f2.8L MK II
Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS II

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #152 on: October 02, 2012, 02:28:56 AM »
24-70/2.8II
70-200/2.8ISII
Those two cover the everyday situations nicely.
As the last one - the 200-400/4 seems to be to be a good choice, but depending on my mood a macro, TS-E, or Lensbaby might get the spot. Esp. if TCs don't count as lenses...and do closeup filters count?

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #153 on: October 02, 2012, 03:34:18 AM »
For all-round general purpose flexibility and a 28mm sensor,

EF-S 10-22mm

EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS - mounted on the camera!

EF 70-300mm L IS


However if macro is a serious priority,

EF 100mm f2.8 L IS - doubles as a portrait lens

EF-S 15-85mm IS

EF 70-300mm IS

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #154 on: October 02, 2012, 04:13:37 AM »
Well, I used this thread and some others to help me decide on this trio during the 20% refurb sale:
EF-S 17-55 f2.8
EF 85 f1.8
EF 70-200 f4 (non-IS, shooting kids sports outdoors in sunny Florida)

I know it doesn't sound very impressive against everyone's dream list that costs $10k+, but I'd say I did alright for $1.5k and got 95% of the performance those lists offered.
70D, 10-22mm, 24-105mm f4, 50mm f1.8, 85mm f1.8, 70-200 f2.8, 430EXII

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #155 on: October 02, 2012, 04:15:17 AM »
For APS-C:
10-22 + 60mm Macro + 4.0/70-200
EDIT: the Why: wide and tele landscape/townscape/industrial landscapes + nature photography (Macro) + lightweight + compact +excellent IQ

For Full Frame:
40 + 2.8/100 Macro + 4.0/70-200 w/ 2xTC
EDIT: the Why: tele landscape/townscape/industrial landscapes + nature photography (Macro) + lightweight + compact +excellent IQ -  missing good wide angle zoom for FF from Canon (see below) so the shorty forty should compensate until ...

Just missing the full frame body (6D , if IQ is excellent) ...
And I would replace the shorty forty with a 17-40 Mk II if it
delivers good edge to edge sharpness from f4.0 on in the
full frame set.

Best - Michael
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TOOLS: EF-S 10-22 | 60 || EF 2.8/24 | 2.8/40* | 2.8 100 Macro* |2.0/100 | 4.0/70-200* | 5.6/400* || 2 x 40D | 600D | EOS M  [* most used lenses]

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #156 on: October 02, 2012, 04:22:14 AM »
Well, I used this thread and some others to help me decide on this trio during the 20% refurb sale:
EF-S 17-55 f2.8
EF 85 f1.8
EF 70-200 f4 (non-IS, shooting kids sports outdoors in sunny Florida)

I know it doesn't sound very impressive against everyone's dream list that costs $10k+, but I'd say I did alright for $1.5k and got 95% of the performance those lists offered.

Excellent lenses, you are in for a treat!    :)

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #156 on: October 02, 2012, 04:22:14 AM »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #157 on: October 02, 2012, 12:09:01 PM »
Well, I used this thread and some others to help me decide on this trio during the 20% refurb sale:
EF-S 17-55 f2.8
EF 85 f1.8
EF 70-200 f4 (non-IS, shooting kids sports outdoors in sunny Florida)

I know it doesn't sound very impressive against everyone's dream list that costs $10k+, but I'd say I did alright for $1.5k and got 95% of the performance those lists offered.

Excellent lenses, you are in for a treat!    :)

+ 1 on the kit (almost like mine) I would recommend picking up the 50mm f/1.8, it's super cheap but very discreet (as opposed to the 17-55 which tends to scare people - or maybe its me!) and great for kids. I find the 85 a bit long on a crop body for indoor stuff.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2012, 07:13:20 AM by Zv »
6D | 17-40L | 24-105L | 70-200 f4L IS | 135L | SY 14 2.8 | Sigma 50 1.4

EOS M | 11-22 IS STM | 22 STM | FD 50 1.4

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #158 on: October 03, 2012, 02:22:26 AM »
35L
100L
70-200 2.8 IS II
5D mkIII  |  40 f/2.8 | 8-15 f/4L | 24-70 f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II | 1.4x III TC | 600ex-rt | 430 ex ii | EOS M+22mm f/2 | EF to EF-M adapter

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #159 on: October 04, 2012, 09:29:30 PM »
Easy!

24-70 f/2.8L II
70-200 f/2.8 L II
The upcoming 200-400 f/4L with built in 1.4X

That gives me a total reach of 24mm (on my 1DX and 5D3) to 896mm (using the 1.4X on my 7D)
« Last Edit: October 04, 2012, 09:32:00 PM by Sitting Elf »

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #160 on: October 04, 2012, 11:37:05 PM »
24-70, 85 f/1.2, and a 300 f/2.8 II would be a killer combo!

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #161 on: October 09, 2012, 01:52:59 AM »
From wide to tele:

Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF
Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

Can I do 3 more, in addition to the must-haves mentioned above?
Here they are, from the most to least desirable:

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II
Canon Telephoto EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye

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Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« Reply #161 on: October 09, 2012, 01:52:59 AM »