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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2012, 05:46:30 PM »
I'll bite as it's damn easy for my tiny list. 

10-22 EF-s - I like it because it is sharp, wide, and doesn't flare when you point it at lights(unlike the Tokina 11-16).  CA is easy to fix, flare not so much.  Otherwise I'd be dumping it and picking up the faster Tokina. 

I had a 17-40L before the 10-22.  It was pretty horrid when I briefly had a full frame 5D II.  Flare and bigtime vignetting.  Wasn't bad on crop minus the flaring. 

50mm F1.8 sharp.  The thing is a major pain in the ass to manual focus using live view though.  Simply letting go of that flimsy focus ring makes it move. 

100-400L sharp and good range.  I'd always get IS if you are in that 70mm + telephoto range.  I never thought I'd need it much, but yeah, mine has to about be worn out by now. 

I've had a still camera since 2002.  I've managed with that simple range, one ultra wide, a 50, and a 100-400.  Eventually I'll get a 24-70L F2.8. 

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2012, 06:08:12 PM »
Sigma 10-20 (shitty lens, i know i own it, but have no idea where it is...)
Canon EF-s 18-55 IS II
Canon EF-s 18-135 IS
Sigma 70-300 (shitty lens, i know i own it, but have no idea where it is...)
Canon EF 16-35 II
Canon EF 17-40
Canon EF 24-70
Canon EF 50 1,4
Canon EF 50 1,8
Canon EF 85 1,8
Canon EF 100 MM L Macro
Canon EF 70-200 L 2.8

Some of these never make it out of my office.
But i never sell a lens, i'w got a feeling it might come in handy som day...
The day has yet to come :P

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2012, 06:27:18 PM »
Have:

EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM
180mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM Macro


Want for me complete kit (some of these dont exist yet):

12 or 14-24 f/2.8 L IS USM
24-70 f/2.8L USM II (I want IS version damn you Canon)
50mm f/1.0L II
85mm f/1.2L II
400 f/2.8 L II
800mm f/5.6 L II

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2012, 06:35:33 PM »
I've been in photography for more than 40 years and photographed weddings for almost 10.  After photgraphing weddings, I lost all interest in photography and sold all my equipment and didn't touch a camera for 30+ years.  I came out of retirement 2 years ago and I'm neck deep in it. 

I shoot anything that catches my eye, but mostly birds and wildlife.  I'm enjoying photography again which should be the motivation to pick up the camera and take pictures.  Photgography is my only creative outlet. 

As mentioned, I've gone a little overboard with cameras and lenses as follows:

Bodies;
1D IV
7D gripped
50D gripped

Lenses:
Canon 15-85 EF-s
Canon 17-55 EF-s
Canon 16-35L II
Canon 24-70L
Canon 24-105L
Canon 70-200L II
Canon 70-300L
Canon 100-400L
Canon 35L
Canon 50L
Canon 85L II
Canon 100L macro
Canon 135L
Canon 400 f5.6
Canon 500 f4 IS

I use everything except the 50d doesn't get much use as it was my first body out of retirement.  My favourite lenses are the 500 f4 IS, 24-70L, 17-55 and the 50L.
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2012, 06:43:06 PM »
My Hobby is photographing Cruise Ships  - And how my lens relate to that

Canon 5DII
Canon 5DIII

Canon EF 50mm 1.2L  Don't use that much, but when I do love it
Canon EF 17-40 4.0L   3rd used most lens
Canon EF 24-70 2.8L  Number 1 lens used the most
Canon EF 24-105 4.0L Ok Lens
Canon EF 70-200 IS 2.8L MkI Good at long distance in less sunlight
Canon EF 100-400 5.6L 2nd used most lens

Would Like
Canon EF 14-24 2.8L
Canon EF 200-400mm 4L IS USM 1.4x (or purchase next years Canon's megapixal camera and crop instead) Would be cheaper
Canon EF 70-300mm 4-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70 2.8L IS Mk III (long time wait) if they do a IS version

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2012, 06:53:03 PM »
7D & 5D Mark II

Rented:

Canon 24-70 f/2.8L - Only ever used it at 24 and 50, so I'd just as soon use primes. I find this lens boring, heavy, and pointless. I will never understand its popularity.
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II- the only zoom lens I've ever loved, though undeniably massive and obvious.

Own:

Canon EF-S 10-22 - (sold) I'm a bokeh slut and this left me dry.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II - Most impressive lens I've ever used. 70-200 IS II eat your heart out.
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 - Soft, low contrast & horrible CA, but lighter and less conspicuous than the 24L. Good for street.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 - For the price of a UV filter, why not?
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 - Wanted better build quality than the 1.8, but I don't think it was worth it.
Canon EF 135 f/2 - I think I could live with just this lens and the 24L.

Wish list:

Canon EF 8-15mm fisheye

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2012, 06:55:36 PM »
My lenses

Canon EF 300 f2.8 L USM (non is)
Canon EF 24-70 L


Next up
Canon EF 600 f4 L ii
Canin EF 24-70 mark 2

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2012, 07:28:08 PM »
Just 3 Lenses, order of purchase:

EF 50 1.4 USM - Nice and light, used it exclusively for almost a year. Can take some great images, although I find the focus to be slow at times - especially at low light. I still like to put this lens on and just go out and get creative. This was my first lens I bought to replace the 18-55 Kit lens after getting bitten and infected by a 5DII and 24-105L combo for almost 3 weeks.
EF 70-200 f2.8 L IS - Got it used from a photographer with a bigger wallet, this lens is my favorite from fell to image quality.
EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS - Needed a normal Zoom with IS and f2.8 mainly for video, and some wideangle shots. I wish it were built like an L lens. Image quality is pretty good, and IS saved quite a few lowlight shots so far. (the tamron 24-70 f2.8 IS was released a while after I bought this lens, I probably would have gone for the tamron instead, to be compatible with a future FF camera). Most used for "documentary" work like family events.

Wishlist:
EF 24 f1.4 L - I saw some Images a photographer took with it on a 5DII in Berlin at an event, and it just blew me away. Kinda expensive for an engineering student.
Tokina 11-16 f2.8 - interesting focal range for crop cameras.
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Kodak Retina Reflex S | Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 50mm f2.8 | Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 135mm f4

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2012, 07:52:26 PM »
Long time lurker, first time poster... ahem...

On a T1i/500D, gripped (don't laugh, it balances much better this way and I can shoot 2000+ images without changing batteries), I have the following:

EF-S 15-85 (replaced "kit" 18-135) = this is my everyday lens and I either have a particularly good copy or this is a greatly under-appreciated piece of glass. I needed a wide lens to shoot interiors and 15 vs. 18 at the wide-end makes a big difference. This lens is much sharper wide open then the 18-135 was at it's optimum f8 and I found that, for me, if 85mm wasn't close enough then neither was 135 so I am okay at the long end. That said my copy of the 18-135 produced excellent images and I might have kept it if it wasn't for the horrible lens creep.

EF 50 1.4 = on my crop, this is my portrait lens. It's fantastic from f2.0.  Immaculate from f2.8. I now always use a lens hood to not only improve contrast but also prevent focus tube damage from "touching" the moving front element.  (Like quite a few, I had to send it in for repair, luckily under warranty). Never had an issue since starting using lens hood and it's a workhorse.

430EXII Flash with Phottix Odin OCF Controller. Giotto's Tripod/Monopod with L bracket and portable stand with umbrella and reflector.  That's it...for now.  (Saving up for a 5D3 or a 70-200 2.8 next)

I have loved taking pictures since I got my first digital camera in 1999 (not a typo--it was a 3 MP Olympus 3030 and I still have 20"x30" prints from it that look great.) I got my first DSLR (the one noted above) in December of 2009 and I have since become a bit of a photography junky.

While it's not my full time gig, friends have liked my pics and referred some work my way. Now, my wife and I do a little photography on the side--portraits, candids, interiors, products, food, ... but no weddings! You wedding photogs are gluttons for punishment and deserve medals ;)

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2012, 08:22:40 PM »
What do I have? Let's see, this list has been accumulated over several years, and I'm luckily done now. There isn't a lens I would like to buy any more.

Sigma 12-24 EX - The first version, I was just curious about how wide this one is. The answer, it is wide. Bought this one used for half the price.
Canon EF 24-70/2.8L - Work horse zoom that I don't use as much now as I did a year ago. I'm pretty satisfied on this lens, and use it mainly on daylight time or at work. Surprisingly good at macro too.
Canon EF 28/1.8 - When Autumns get dark, this one will get more usage.
Sigma 28-300 - Bought several years ago in Hong Kong. I haven't used this one for ages, though it is still on shelves.
Canon EF 50/1.4 - One of the oldest lenses I have, works pretty well up to F/2.0, but has somewhat lackluster autofocus. Will probably see more usage in the autumn as I tend to travel with a bicycle.
Canon EF 50/1.0L - Not a typo either. This certainly is an art lens, that lives in dark or in shallow depth of field photography. I'm actually pretty happy about the performance of this thing, at F/1.4 it is certainly better than the 50/1.4 which is what I hoped for.
Canon EF 85/1.8 - I was mainly curious about this focal length, and bought one used. Pretty good for what it is, and still retains a good aperture for dark autumn time.
Canon EF 70-200/4.0L - Very good outdoor lens for event photography, good for pretty much everything which requires slightly longer photographing distances, though is limited for day light hours without a tripod.
Sigma 120-400/4.5-5.6 - Actually surprisingly good for the price. Relatively good macro capabilities too, while AF isn't as good as in 70-200. I was curious about what could lie in the telephotography and wanted a tool that could be used to test it with a reasonable price. I got that one down, but this one needs a lot of light too.

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2012, 03:56:25 AM »
1) What lenses do you own and why do you love/hate each of them?

1100D and...

Canon EF 50mm 1.8II:

My first lens ever cuz its a prime (never liked zoom even in my P&S days). image quality is good and it was cheap. Build quality isnt so important for me. I hate nothing about it except the lens hood makes it look like 50% bigger and not so small anymore.

Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 m42:

I found out my 50mm 1.8 can be quite narrow on my aps-c body and sometimes i just needed more area to work with. I dont got a lot of money so i thought well, why dont just buy an older lens which is way cheaper and totally made out of metal? So i browsed ebay and found one in nearly mint condition.
Hate nothing about it so far except its really a pain in the ass to focus well with my 1100D :) I got no AF confirm adapter, perhaos i should change that. Any recommendations?





2) How long have you been into photography?

Well just 4 months if i start counting from the moment i got a DSLR. But i always enjoyed photography before when i just had a P&S. In Holidays i used to do long exposure photography and free hand panoramas with my Finepix F10. It didnt turn out too awesome but that days i was already wanting more than just snapshotting randomly. I could feel the potential there is in photography or something like this. So imho im a photographer a long time already but "serious" with a DSLR just 4 months.



3) Any random tips for a noob like myself?

Enjoy what u do and dont get caught up in too much technical stuff.

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2012, 06:00:11 AM »
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Sigma 10-20 (shitty lens, i know i own it, but have no idea where it is...)

Maybe you got a bad sample?  what don't you like about it.  I owned the variable aperture version of this lens and actually quite liked it. Sold it when I got the 12-24 (was still shooting film a bit) and sold that when I got the 11-16 tokina.

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2012, 08:21:21 PM »
OK, this is much like group therapy!  I know its a problem and I'm working on it. HA! 

Currently:
Canon 16-35 II
Canon 24 TSE II
Canon 24-105
Canon 40 STM
Canon 50 1.2L
Canon 50 1.4
Canon 85L II
Canon 100 2.8L
Canon 135L
Canon 70-200L II
Canon 70-300L
Canon 100-400L
Canon 200 2.8L II
Zeiss 35 2.0
Zeiss 50 1.4
Zeiss 50 2.0
Zeiss 85 1.4
Zeiss 100 2.0 (new)
Zeiss 100 2.0 (used, ready to sell if anyone is interested)

My long term goal is to use or own all of Canon's lenses and keep the ones I like best and sell the others.

There, I feel better now. Thanks!

How often do you use them?  ;D ;D ;D

Holy...Markoe you've got half of Canon's inventory there, lol.
Hi Razor,

That's a good question and honestly, I carry no more than six or seven at a time.  I have two bags with landscape tools and two bags with portrait tools.  Its much like woman and their purses and shoes, there is just never enough.....and boy am I going to hear it on that one.  We all have our vices don't we?  Kids have toys....
I'm currently in the process of selling a few of these now.
A few cameras and lenses and a lot of creative energy and imagination.
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« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2012, 10:01:18 PM »

That's a good question and honestly, I carry no more than six or seven at a time.  I have two bags with landscape tools and two bags with portrait tools.  Its much like woman and their purses and shoes, there is just never enough.....and boy am I going to hear it on that one.  We all have our vices don't we?  Kids have toys....
I'm currently in the process of selling a few of these now.
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2012, 01:17:54 PM »
Hard to find and very pricyyyyyy  ;)

Yeah there is one for sale on FredMiranda right now, guy wants $4k for it, but it comes with original box and everything.  Still pretty high for a lens that was $2500 new and doesn't perform as well as the 50 1.2.
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Re: What lenses do you own?
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