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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2012, 07:23:13 PM »
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L (second most-used lens)
Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 w/ Ed Mika conversion kit (my absolute favorite lens, on the camera 90% of the time)
Sigma DG EX 24-70mm f/2.8 (good all-purpose but looking to replace with a Canon EF 24-70 or 24-105)
Canon FD Tilt-Shift 35mm f/2.8 w/ Ed Mika conversion kit (great glass, small metal body)
Canon FD 300mm f/2.8 L w/ Ed Mika conversion kit (monster glass, big white metal body)

Using all on a 7D body.
EOS 7D, EF 17-40mm f/4 L, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG EX, FD TS 35mm f/2.8, FL 55mm f/1.2, FD 300mm f/2.8 L

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #76 on: August 28, 2012, 08:45:51 PM »
EF-S 15-85 f3.5-5.6 IS USM
EF 70-200 F4L IS
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #77 on: August 29, 2012, 06:49:49 AM »
Hi I'm new!

Being doing photography seriously for about 2 years now, I mostly do live music and promotion band photography but with a bit of wildlife and landscape thrown in.

Currently using a 60D but looking to upgrade to a 5D mk ii/iii (internal dilemma in terms of what to save for)

My lenses:

EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS - Love this lens, for shooting small to medium size venues where the lighting tends to be terrible its brilliant. What I don't like is the build quality, the focus ring is a nightmare for dirt. If I go FF I'd look to get a 24-70 mki.

EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L mk ii IS - This lense is ideal for festivals and small group/individual portraits. The bokeh is creamy as you like and the image quality is unreal.

EF 50mm f/1.8 mkii - It's hard not to love this lens for the value you get. Yeah the focus is slow and noisy but for the price you can't ask for much more, I've thought about upgrading to the 1.4 version but I don't think I'd feel much benefit as I only really use the 50 when the lighting conditions are next to nothing, which is rare.

EF 300mm f/4 L USM (non-IS) - Don't get this out quite as much since getting the 70-200 but the sharpness is awesome and I got a really good deal on it that I just couldn't pass up. £200 for L glass isn't to be sniffed at!

Sigma 10mm f/2.8 fisheye - Nice for quirky band protraits and I like getting creative with the exaggerated effect. Got to be careful with it though becasue there's nothing worse than seeing a music photogs portfolio full of fisheye shots!

In terms of gear I want I'm pretty happy. I'd love the 100mm macro and I think I'd like an 85mm though I'm not sure how much I'd use it. I badly want something in the 5D range for the low light capabilites, but then I'd have to pick between the 24-70 and the 24-105. If I had the money I'd look to invest in the 24mm 1.4 but that's a fairly hefty price tag for the moment!

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #78 on: September 11, 2012, 03:37:10 PM »
50 1.8
70-200 2.8L
18-55
hopefully a  EF wide angle within the next year.

This is a pretty versatile set. I love the 70-200 for sports and portraits, the 50 1.8 is great for low light, and the 18-55 is a great stop-gap :P but it actually is not terrible a stop or two from max f/stop.

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #79 on: September 11, 2012, 10:39:30 PM »
I use 24 - 105 for everything. I love it.

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #80 on: September 11, 2012, 10:43:00 PM »
24-105
40 2.8
100-400

I am lookin to get a macro...

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #81 on: September 11, 2012, 11:36:53 PM »
Hmm lots of lenses, 35 years and some tips.

1. Lenses that I use a lot...

Zeiss - 21/2.8, 25/2, 28/2, 35/1.4, 50/2 MP, 100/2 MP.

Canon - TS-E 17, 70-200 II, 400/4 DO

Occasional use - OM 55/1.2, 8-15L, OM 16 FE

2. Time behind the eyepiece - 35 years.

3. Tips

a. Get a full frame camera
b. Get a 28mm manual focus lens (say an OM 28/2.8 ) and a really good adapter. Fotodiox Pro is the one to spring for.
c. Learn to visualise what's going to be in the field of view, how to estimate your exposure and how to position yourself to get the best composition. Once you can do these things without thinking, you are ready for a second lens. I'd get a really good 50mm - Zeiss are bringing one out in about a year - that's about the right time frame.

d. It takes time to learn what a lens can do. DONT buy too many lenses at one go, even if you can afford it. One or two lenses a year is probably about right.
e. Take lots of pictures, take notes too, read them from time to time.
f. ETTR about 1 stop and pull it back in post.

g. Start a flickr page and use it to see how your technique is improving.
h. Look at other photographers images and see whether you know how to do what they've presented.
i. Learn to use Lightroom, buy the Nik Software bundle.

j. PRACTICE and HAVE FUN.

Oh yes.... FART before you press the button...

F ind a subject that catches your eye
A nalyse why it works for you
R efine your composition, exclude the garbage
then Trip the shutter.

:D
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #82 on: September 11, 2012, 11:58:55 PM »
24-70 2.8L, 70-200 2.8L II, 70-300 4-5.6L, 17-40 4L, 28-135 4-5.6, 100 2.8 Macro, 50 1.4, 85 1.8, 40 2.8, Sigma 15 2.8 Fisheye...
5D III, 5D IIx2.... 24-70L, 70-200L II, 70-300L, 35-350L, 17-40L, 28-135, 50-1.4, 85-1.8, 40-2.8, 100-2.8 Macro, Sigma 15 Fisheye... 600 EX, 580 EX IIx3, 430 EX II and a bunch of other toys...

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #83 on: September 12, 2012, 01:16:33 AM »
It depends on your budget.  100mm F2.8 non-L or 100mm F2.8 L or better yet, MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro.  You can also try EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM.  I'm using the 100mm F2.8 non-L and I'm really enjoying it.  I thought of getting the L version but I can't think of one good reason enough for me to get it.  IS might be it but I almost always use flash because I want to blacken the background most of the time.  For much more serious macro work, I think the last 2 I've mentioned will satisfy your needs.

For my cheap line-up:

1.  28mm F1.8 USM
2.  50mm F1.8 II
3.  100mm F2.8 USM non-L
4.  55-250mm IS

Wishlist:
1.  17-40mm F4L USM
2.  70-200mm F2.8L USM (IS) (maybe after going FF)
3.  8-15 F4L fisheye. (maybe after going FF)

I'm also planning to get a 5D3 or 5D2 or 6D depending on what's better for my money after I finish on my lenses wish list.

24-105
40 2.8
100-400

I am lookin to get a macro...
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #84 on: September 12, 2012, 10:35:06 AM »
Too many...

Canon 16-35 f2.8L mk2
Canon 24-70 f2.8L (mk2 on pre-order)
Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS mk2
Canon 300 f2.8L IS mk2
Canon MP-E 65
Canon 100 2.8L IS Macro
Sigma 15 fisheye DX

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #85 on: September 12, 2012, 11:19:59 AM »
Canon: 50mm 1.4, 70-200 2.8L IS II, 24-105, 400mm 2.8L II
Sigma: 12-24, 85mm 1.4
Samyang: 14mm 2.8
6D, Fuji X-T1, X-E1
Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 400mm f/2.8L II, 100mm L IS Macro, Sigma 85mm, & 35mm f/1.4's, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8,
Fuji 23mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, 56mm 1.2, 14mm 2.8, 18-55, 55-200

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #87 on: September 19, 2012, 05:02:15 PM »
Canon 50mm F1.4 USM
Canon 70-200mm F4L USM
Canon 24-70mm F2.8L II USM
Sigma OS 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #88 on: September 20, 2012, 12:06:31 AM »
I'll play.
These are for a gripped 7D for now, probably a FF added later.

Sigma 8mm fisheye, use for a 360 deg .mov files on a nodal bracket,  want to replace with Canon 8-15 soon!

EFs 10-22,  good UW glass for a crop

EFs 60 macro, use it as a prime, nice glass

EF 24-105 L, great walk around lens with IS!

EF 70-200 2.8 mk II, nuff said....

1.4 and 2.0 mk III extenders for the extra reach



Wants for my crop: TS E 17
After adding a FF body: 16-35, TS E 24 and the 24-70 mk II
Someday a f2.8 supertele and the usual range of sub f2 primes......


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« Reply #89 on: September 20, 2012, 02:13:36 AM »
1) What lenses do you own and why do you love/hate each of them?

EF-S 10-22mm: Love the lens. Still fondly remember the day I bought it, and my life has changed ever since  :P.
EF-S 17-55mm: Very nice lens. Had a lot of thought before biting the bullet due to the price and adverse comments on the net. Buying it has taught me to try out for myself instead.
EF-S 18-55mm: Bought it to substitute for the 17-55 in less than ideal weather, but have used it very little. Nice decent lens, but the ergonomics annoy me (have to change to MF and turn down the barrel after using it). Will sell it pretty soon.
EF 50mm: Very nice lens. My copy is as sharp as I need wide open, and it made me to sell my 50 1.4 when I compared the two at similar apertures.
EF 70-200mm 2.8 Mark I: I loved the Mark II when I rented it, but cannot afford to buy it- so settled for the Mark I when I got it for a really good price. Turns out, it is all I needed :)
Tamron 70-300mm VC USD: Very nice lightweight telephoto. Plenty sharp, quick, silent and precise AF.

2) How long have you been into photography?
I got my first dSLR, a 50D, in 2009.

3) Any random tips for a noob like myself?
I consider myself pretty much a newbie- my first priority is to understand ambient lighting- what to look for, what to avoid, and how to utilize what I have. The only way to learn is to take lots and lots of photos, and review what could be missing. I hope I can post some in this forum and ask for suggestions from the nice gentlemen who inhabit these lands.
EOS 5DIII, EOS 5D | Rokinon 14mm f/2.8, TS-E 17mm f/4L, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, EF 135mm f/2L USM, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM, 1.4x III, 2x III | 600-EX-RT x3 | EOS M + EF-M 22mm f/2

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