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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2012, 10:05:40 AM »
Have owned:

Canon 50mm f1.8 mk2 (dropped)
Canon 35-80 USM (traded)
Canon 70-210 f4 (push pull)
Canon 50mm Macro 2.5 (traded)
Sigma 70-300 APO  (traded)
Canon 28-80 USM (on a body in a cupboard somewhere)
Centon 500mm f8 (sold)
Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 (sold)
Canon 200mm f2.8 Mk2 (sold)
Canon 50mm f1.8 mk1 (broke)
Sigma 12-24 (sold, loved look, hated rear filtering)
Canon TS-E 24mm (sold)
Canon 55-200 USM (sold)
Canon 75-300 (swapped)
Canon 70-300 IS (sold)
Sigma 50-500 (sold)
Canon 135mm SF (sold)
Sigma EX 17-35 (returned after 2 days, total crap)
Canon 17-40 L (sold)
lensbaby 2.0 (sold)
Canon 28mm f2.8 (sold, biggest regret)
Canon 18-55 mk2 (sold with old body)
Canon 70-210 f4 (again, sold)
Canon 18-55 IS (sold with old body)
Canon 50mm f1.8 mk2 (again, mk1 died)
Canon 100-300 (push-pull sold)

And presently:
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Re: What lenses do you own?
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2012, 10:24:45 AM »
1. 16-35 f2.8 II ==> landscape
2. 24-70 f2.8 mrk II on pre-order ==> general shooting, use to be 24-105 f4
3. 70-200 f2.8 IS II ==> Portrait and extra reach
4. 50mm f1.4 ==> low light lens, will switch to 35L soon, waiting for 35L mrk II

5. 5D III ==> body

« Last Edit: August 15, 2012, 10:26:51 AM by Dylan777 »
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Zoom: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2012, 10:54:51 AM »
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!
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2012, 11:49:28 AM »
 My collection of lenses is fairly small but covers most situations when I want to get out and shoot:

  (Used on a 7D)
  EF-S 10-22 - great wide angle lens, very pleasing results but fine detail falls off in the corners when used for
                      landscape.
        17-40L - general walkaround lens, good performer on a crop body, not quite as good apparently as the
                      EF-S 17-55 and not as fast but more solidly built and weather sealed.
 EF-S 60 macro - Probably the sharpest of my four lenses, capable of incredible detail resolution when the
                         situation permits!
  70-200 F4 IS -  Another VERY sharp lens when focussed correctly, I have had trouble with accurately finding
                         infinity focus with the AF of the 7D.

  I wouldn't mind a few more lenses, such a light, fast and compact moderately wide prime but crop sensor choices are limited, and also my finances at the present time!

     
                         
 
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2012, 12:01:15 PM »
Lenses I use (on a 7D):
- EF-S 15-85 (+) very handy zoom range, decent optical quality (–) plasticky build quality (lens creep drives me nuts)
- EF-S 10-22 (+) rather spectacular zoom range, good optical quality
- EF 100 I (+) spectacularly good optical quality, tack sharp
- EF 70-200 f4 L IS (+) light, very well built, superb optical quality, quite nice bokeh
- EF 70-300 L IS (+) ultra versatile, very well built, superb optical quality, zoom lock (–) compared to my other lenses a bit heavy (but not really a problem)
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2012, 12:17:39 PM »
Canon 16-35 F2.8 L - Great landscape lens, always either in my bag or on my camera
Canon 24-70 F2.8 L - Not impressed with it, will probably be selling it soon, hardly ever gets used
Canon 40mm F2.8 Pancake - Love it. Goes everywhere with me
Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS II - A superb lens, but a bit heavy.
Canon 400mm F5.6 L - Sharp wide open, a superb wildlife lens and light enough to travel with easily

Leica 35-70 F4 R - My 'Go to' landscape lens. I find the images it produces to be far nicer than the 24-70 L
Leica 90mm F2 R - Superb for portraits, I just wish it had AF!

Canon Eos 5D iii, I sold the 1D iV because even shooting wildlife I found myself prefering the 5d

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2012, 12:24:33 PM »
Canon 16-35 F2.8 L - Great landscape lens, always either in my bag or on my camera
Canon 24-70 F2.8 L - Not impressed with it, will probably be selling it soon, hardly ever gets used
Canon 40mm F2.8 Pancake - Love it. Goes everywhere with me
Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS II - A superb lens, but a bit heavy.
Canon 400mm F5.6 L - Sharp wide open, a superb wildlife lens and light enough to travel with easily

Leica 35-70 F4 R - My 'Go to' landscape lens. I find the images it produces to be far nicer than the 24-70 L
Leica 90mm F2 R - Superb for portraits, I just wish it had AF!

Canon Eos 5D iii, I sold the 1D iV because even shooting wildlife I found myself prefering the 5d

Please tell me more about the Leica 35-70 lens.  Which adapter?
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2012, 03:13:18 PM »
Qn 1: I have only been a Canon user since April (Pentax before that); I have a 5DII, with a Rebel T3i as back-up (comments below are based on use with 5DII)

1.17-40L - good enough for wide-angle work while I figure out whether my fondness for ultra-wide (in my Pentax days I enjoyed the Sigma 8-16mm at 8mm) is just a passing fad.

2. 20mm f/2.8 for when I want fairly wide-angle in low light (I prefer to avoid flash when possible).  Haven't used it much, but it seems to do a nice job.

3. 24-105 L.  The kit lens for my 5DII.  If I'm taking just one lens with me when in urban tourist mode, chances are it will be this one; quite versatile, not too heavy.

4. 28mm f/1.8.  Bought it as a fairly wide lens for low light, but I'm not much impressed with it for such a purpose - wide open in low light it's mushy around the edges.  The 24-105 at f/4 does a better job at 28mm, frankly.  May not keep it.

5. 40mm pancake.  Bought this in part because I liked the Pentax equivalent so much just as an object (yes, a silly reason).  The Canon pancake doesn't come close to that aesthetically, but it's probably better  in every other way- an excellent lens, though I don't find myself using it often.

6. 50mm f/1.8.  Too cheap to resist, and miles better than the 28mm f/1.8 wide open in low light.  Don't use this focal length much, though - might consider upgrading to the f/1.4 if I did.

7. 50mm macro.  Good for when I want to get more-or-less on top of a small object, and perhaps better overall than the f/1.8.

8. 70-200 f/4 IS.  Almost as good as the 70-200 f/2.8 II but half the price and half the weight; I use this lens more than any other.  Doesn't stop me from wanting a 70-200 f/2.8 II as well (and it would be as well rather than instead - I can't imagine lugging the latter on, say, vacation to Europe), even though I'm not sure how often I would see a difference in the results.  Need to rent one again....

9. 70-300 non-L IS.  Bought this before #8, assuming I wanted the extra 100mm.  It's a perfectly fine lens, but crops from #8 at 200 look better than the images this makes at 300, and in every way #8 is a superior piece of machinery - so I'm not really sure why I'm keeping this....

[10. 70-300 L IS.  I assume the copy I bought was faulty as some of the time the photos I took with this lens were less sharp than with #9, so I returned it.  May eventually try another copy, but for now #8 will do.] 

11. 85mm f/1.8; a remarkable bargain for a lens this good.  Great for low light (among other things). 

12. 100mm f.2.8 IS L macro.  I use it less for macro purposes than as a standard lens that lets me get very close when I want and offers the advantages of IS, extremely shallow depth of focus, and lovely smooth backgrounds.  That said, having recently rented a copy, I'm pretty sure I want a 135mm L too - even better in low light, even smoother backgrounds and, maybe, even a bit sharper.

Qn 2.  I've only owned a dslr for a couple of years.  Other interests - classical music, vintage fountain pens - eventually faded enough to free up sufficient funds to support this one as well.

Qn 3.  Reading what others have to say is informative and entertaining enough, but supplement it with first hand experience.  If, like me, you don't know people with equipment you're interested in and who are willing to let you try it, avail yourself of the various lens/camera rental firms.  (And while you're about it, rent a full-frame body and test the comment you referred to about glass vs bodies....)  It's interesting to compare different lenses of the same type and see whether the differences that matter to others matter to you; you may even be able to offset the wish-list you end up acquiring by ruling out lenses you thought you wanted!
   

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2012, 03:23:25 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!

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2012, 03:54:10 PM »
I'll play along. All are used on a 7-D.

Tokina EF-S 11-16 f2.8: Great lens. Impressive performance and build quality.

Canon 50mm f 1.8: Nifty-Fifty is so cheap there is no reason not to own one.

Canon EF-S 15-85mm: My main lens. On the camera 90% of the time. Perfect for walk-around. Very sharp. I find the extra 2-3 mm at the wide end critical.

Canon 100 mm Macro L: Sure, the macro is very cool, but with the IS it is an excellent short telephoto lens as well. Even works nicely for portraits if you can step back a ways.

Canon 70-300 mm L: When this lens first came out, I couldn't figure out why anyone would buy it. Shorter than the 100-400mm, not as fast as the 70-200 2.8 and ridiculously overpriced. But, I kept being drawn to this lens and finally, this spring I went for it during a one-day Adorama sale. Glad I did. Most days, I can put the 15-85 on my 7D and slip this in the camera bag and know that I will be covered for almost anything.

Canon 100-400 mm L: I like to shoot wildlife and birds on occasion. I rented this lens once and the lust started. I tired the 300 f4 with teleconverter and the 400 5.6 L. Decided I liked this the best. I kept hoping for a II version, but got impatient. When I saw that the price would likely double, I was glad I'd decided to stick with this one. Bought it through the Canon refurbished store on a 15% off sale. I don't use it as much as I should, but when I do, I love it.

Lenses I've owned and either got rid of or don't use anymore:

70-300 non-IS consumer grade version: soft, soft, soft. Only good thing about it was that it was cheap.

55-250 EF-S IS: Next to the nifty-fifty Canon's best bargain lens. Sure, it's made out of plastic and feels like it. But, it is incredibly sharp and really, isn't that what is most important in a lens? If you can't afford the 70-300 "L" and want a telephoto for your crop camera, you can do a lot worse than this baby.

70-300 Tamron IS: I bought this lens because I couldn't justify the 70-300 "L" at the time. For the price, it's a great lens. Better than the Canon 70-300 IS non-"L", at about half the cost. But, I was just never really satisfied with it. No sharper than the 55-250mm and seemed to have occasional issues with autofocus not being able to find the target.

580 EX II (2) & 430 EXII: Love these strobes. Younger photographers have no clue how frustrating and random it was shooting with strobes before the perfection of ETTL and digital. Guess at the exposure, remember to change the shutter speed to 1/60th, Be sure to always carry an extra cord because if you looked at it crossways it quit working, hope your battery pack holds a charge for at least 15 minutes and then pray that when you develop the film you actually get something.

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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2012, 04:43:04 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!

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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2012, 04:59:16 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

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2012, 05:13:02 PM »
Heh...I feel like I'm attending an AA meeting - stepping up to the podium and saying "My name is *** and I'm a lensaholic"...

Anyhow, my list:

Peleng 8mm fisheye
Zenitar 16mm fisheye
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM (and no, that's not a typo - I really have one of those)
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM (and no, that's not a typo either)
Vivitar 800mm (preset, not a cat)

I plan to add the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L and perhaps the new 40mm pancake lens later this month

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« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2012, 05:18:37 PM »
Heh...I feel like I'm attending an AA meeting - stepping up to the podium and saying "My name is *** and I'm a lensaholic"...

Anyhow, my list:

Peleng 8mm fisheye
Zenitar 16mm fisheye
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM (and no, that's not a typo - I really have one of those)
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM (and no, that's not a typo either)
Vivitar 800mm (preset, not a cat)

I plan to add the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L and perhaps the new 40mm pancake lens later this month

Hard to find and very pricyyyyyy  ;)
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2012, 05:36:28 PM »
Heh...I feel like I'm attending an AA meeting - stepping up to the podium and saying "My name is *** and I'm a lensaholic"...

Anyhow, my list:

Peleng 8mm fisheye
Zenitar 16mm fisheye
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM (and no, that's not a typo - I really have one of those)
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM (and no, that's not a typo either)
Vivitar 800mm (preset, not a cat)

I plan to add the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L and perhaps the new 40mm pancake lens later this month

How's the DOF and bokeh with that baby?  I seen one on eBay alittle while ago and the guy was asking 5 grand.  :o
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