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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #120 on: October 11, 2012, 05:39:52 PM »
Let's see... I got my first SLR in 1999, had a point and shoot Canon for a couple of years before that.  Recently got a full frame DSLR.  The vast majority of my photography is done when hiking, so light-ish zooms are a big boon for me.

17-40 (landscapes, or for visiting old cities like York with really tight narrow streets)
24-105 (general purpose walkaround lens - my most used lens)
100-400 (compact for great reach - if I'm in an area that I know has interesting wildlife, this will be on the camera body)

The above 3, and camera body, fit into my Lowepro Street and Field Rover AW backpack leaving me space for food, drink, waterproofs and some accessories (filters, etc).

I also have a ef100 macro, that is really sharp and also gets used a lot for portraits.

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #121 on: October 11, 2012, 06:09:32 PM »
24-70 (JUST acquired to replace 17-55 for FF- looks great, can't wait to test it out in the field)
70-200 2.8
35L (may be selling this one soon for a 50)
40 2.8 (on 60D)


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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #122 on: October 11, 2012, 06:16:49 PM »
Recently purchased the 5D III after jumping ship from Nikon.  Have the 50L and 70-200 II and will give it a few months before committing to either the 85L or 135 f2.
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #123 on: October 11, 2012, 06:43:10 PM »
28-135 is usm no longer use
16-35 L F2.8 II
24-70 L F2.8 II just recieved on monday,love love love this lens  purchased from newegg thanks to canon rummers post
24-105 L F4.0  kit lens came with 5d3
70-200 L F2.8 II  amazing lens one i would never sell
on 5d3 and have a t2i that i dont use anymore
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #124 on: October 16, 2012, 04:07:03 PM »
1. Lenses (I'll just list my Canon lenses):
  • 35 f/1.4L - I love this lens. Great for almost any kind of photography especially where you need to capture a subject along with the environment.
  • 85 f/1.8 - Great portrait lens and performs wonderfully for its price. Is one of my favorite focal lengths, however, since buying the 135L I find I use it less and less.
  • 135 f/2L - My primary portrait lens and by far one of the best lenses in terms of value. It performs exceptionally well.

Next on my list is the 50 f/1.2L as I'm getting tired of renting it.

2. I've been "into" photography for almost 8 years and have been working as a professional for 6 years.

3. Advice:
  • Shoot and critique or have someone critique your work often (never stop learning)
  • Equipment doesn't make a photographer, but the right equipment can make a job easier
  • Buy only the equipment you NEED, rent everything else
  • Network, get to know and learn from other creative people in your area
  • Make mistakes, just don't make them more than once
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #125 on: October 17, 2012, 01:00:22 AM »
I only have 2 lenses.

Canon 50mm f/1.8
+: I use it for mostly everything, really sharp, amazing depth of field and really cheap
-: Plastic made, looks really "amateur", focus ring is too tiny

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
+: Not too much distorsion at 11mm, pretty sharp, love the 2.8 aperture, good quality built, cheapest wide angle lens and I think it's really good!
-: Pretty heavy, not much to say...

I've been into photography / movie making since less than 1 year, I owned a t2i and just updated for the t4i...

I am still learning and I am kinda noob but I love reading forums and website about photography! Learning new stuff everyday :)


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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #126 on: October 17, 2012, 06:31:37 AM »
24-70 F2.8 v1
70-200 F2.8 IS v1

Both are great lenses that have been recently updated so you can get the v1 at a bargain or go with the v2 and get the latest/greatest.  My only suggestion is to get a camera with auto-focus micro adjustment to help perfectly focus your lens on your body. 

If you haven't been to for reviews, check him out.  It helped me figure out what I wanted to buy.

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #127 on: October 17, 2012, 07:53:11 AM »
Hmmmm.... let's see if I can remember them all....

All Canon EF

15mm Fisheye
16-35 f/2.8L
24-105 f/4L  (Selling soon with my 5D mkII)
24-70 f/2.8 L II
40mm Pancake
50mm f/1.8 II
MP-E65 1-5x (super macro)
70-200 f/2.8L II
85mm f/1.8
100mm f/2.8L II Macro
100-400 f/4-5.6

Four on the horizon...
New Canon 200-400 f/4L w/1.4 extender built in
TS-E 24 Tilt Shift
1.4x III extender
Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 super tele) The only non-Canon lens I expect to own

I use these lenses for various shooting styles on the 3 DSLR's I am continuing to use.... 1DX, 5D III, and my 7D.  I am going to sell my 5D II as a kit with the 24-105, and my 50D body. Just don't have a use for them anymore.


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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #128 on: October 17, 2012, 09:15:02 AM »
16-35 f/2.8 L
17-40 f/4 L
24-70 f/2.8 v1 L
35 f/1.4 L
100 f/2.8 macro L
100-400 f/2.8L

Samyang 800mm f/8 (i think) for moon photography

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a fisheye


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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #129 on: October 17, 2012, 09:59:01 AM »
Now...Canon need to release better 16-35 or 14-24 f2.8

I would do disgusting things for a 14-24 shaper than the 16-35.
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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #130 on: October 17, 2012, 10:37:01 AM »
lens that i own,
canon 85mm f1.2II  - absolutely superb potrait lens
canon 24-70mm f2.8L - a general purpose lens, quite heavy for me
canon 17-40mm f4L - 80% on my body, really like its weight
canon 50mm f1.4 - the lens which i carried around the street , or i when i need the minimum weight in my bag

body that i own,
5d markii

Wishlist :
for this moment, i have all the lens that i need, now i need a better AF, which is the 5dmark3, still a student so have to save money~~
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5d mark iii, 50mm 1.2L, 85mm f1.2L, 24-70mm f2.8L, 17-40 f4L, 600ex-rt


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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #131 on: October 18, 2012, 12:19:52 AM »
Tokina 11-16 f2.8
Canon 50 f1.8 II
Canon 100L f2.8
Canon 24-105L f4.0
Canon 70-200L f4.0


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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #132 on: October 18, 2012, 04:39:13 AM »
In order of purchase date (not counting the 18-55 kit lens that came with my T2i) -

50mm f/1.8 II - this is the first lens I bought. Mainly bought it because it was cheap and had an aperture of 1.8 which I was curious about. Absolutely adore this lens and when I first used it I instantly fell in love with primes. Sure it's slow and noisy but that's part of the fun!

10-22mm f/3.5 - 4.5 - After a few vacations to exotic places I realized that I needed something wider than the kit lens. My mate had one and swore by it. This was my first big spend and I pondered over it for a while. So glad I bought it. Some of my best images were taken with it. Love it because it introduced me to the world of Ultra wide.

Tamron 70-300 f/4 - 5.6 VC - I put off buying a telephoto for as long as possible but then decided to get this as a cheap starter lens. Was OK but too bulky and felt cheap. Basically it annoyed me that it wasn't Canon!

Then I bought a 7D body only and sold the T2i to my girlfriend (so i could still use it!!) . Almost threw up at the idea of using the 18-55 kit lens with it so I decided to get ...

17-55mm f/2.8 - I bought this the same time as my 7D. A perfect match! Love this lens for it's constant f/2.8, IS and USM and useful focal range.

85mm f/1.8 - I hadn't planned to buy this but when I looked up portrait lenses this one kept popping up so I investigated. Why did I buy this again? Oh yeah,  I had resolved to sell my Tamron before I bought it I remember now! It was my Telephoto replacement. Purple fringes like a mofo but delivers nice bokeh. And mine surprisingly came with a hood! Bonus!

Sold the Tamron  and bought ...

70-200mm f/4 IS - I was second shooting my mates wedding and had no telephoto except the 85 so I decided to go for it. This was my first L lens and WOW! the images were just so clear and natural looking. You could use the images SOOC they were that good. Now I see what the fuss is all about! Wedding was a success and images turned out just fine! (cursed myself for wasting money on the Tamron - was a bad dream that's all!)

Got asked to do another wedding next year this time as the main photographer. So decided to get 5D mk II

Had a long hard think about selling my 10-22 .... put it up for sale ..... changed my mind and as I was about to pull it off amazon someone bought it! Decided what the hey and got a 17-40L instead. Haven't used it yet but I'm sure it will be just as good ... right guys?? Tell it me straight!!

I have pretty much all the lenses I need now and think I'll stick with this for a while. Though I am thinking of getting the 24-105L to pair with the 5D mk II but debating whether to sell the 17-55 or just keep it and own both or remain status quo?? Also like the idea of owning the holy trinity one day 35L 85L and 135L ....
5D II | 17-40L | 24-105L | 70-200 f4L IS | 135L | SY 14mm f/2.8 | Sigma 50 f/1.4

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Re: What lenses do you own?
« Reply #133 on: October 18, 2012, 12:37:00 PM »
24-70 L f/2,8 II

70-200 L F/2,8 II

300mm L is f/2,8

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« Reply #134 on: October 18, 2012, 01:22:08 PM »
EF100L Macro USM IS
1.4x TE III