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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2012, 12:10:42 PM »
I would probably go for the new canon 600mm f4 II, 200-400 if it ever comes out and as a final fantasy the sigma 200-500 f2.8 if I didn't need to think about money.  In real life I would still like to pick up the canon 500 f4 version 1 .

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« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2012, 01:43:54 PM »
1) one if the 70-200mm, probably with IS
2) a good 30 to 35mm prime
3) a good 85mm if I am still on a crop sensor or otherwise the 135mm f/2 for a FF sensor

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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2012, 01:53:01 PM »
A 500/4L IS II and two that Canon doesn't make; 100-300/4L IS and a 20/2.8 TSE.  I'd take a redesign of the 20/2.8 if Canon would upgrade it to an L but the TSE would be nice to have...

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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2012, 04:17:14 PM »
A trio of great whites

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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2012, 06:37:39 PM »
If its only three lenses, then the choices are pretty easy:

EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS
EF 600mm f/4 L II IS
EF 300mm f/2.8 L II IS

The birders trio. :) If Canon ever releases a 14-24 f/2.8 L, that might throw a wrench in the mix. I already own the 16-35mm f/2.8 L II, but that extra ultra wide angle 14mm focal length is just so appealing. You can do a lot with that kind of scene breadth and a FF camera. However...since it doesn't actually exist...the above three stand.  8)
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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2012, 06:42:07 PM »
1. 70-200mm f/4 is (can't deal with the size of the 28)
2. 100mm macro
3. 85mm

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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2012, 06:55:59 PM »
EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS
EF 600mm f/4 L II IS

What's your take on the suggestion, which seems to be backed up by TDP's ISO 12233 crops, that the 600 II with 1.4x III, which is 840mm f/5.6, is optically at least as good as the 800mm f/5.6?  The 600+1.4 would also be much lighter.
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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2012, 07:29:52 PM »
EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS
EF 600mm f/4 L II IS

What's your take on the suggestion, which seems to be backed up by TDP's ISO 12233 crops, that the 600 II with 1.4x III, which is 840mm f/5.6, is optically at least as good as the 800mm f/5.6?  The 600+1.4 would also be much lighter.

Hmm. I hadn't read TDP's review of the lens yet. I'll have to check it out. I guess I'm a tad surprised...the 800mm lens is still one of Canon's newer lenses (from 2008 or 2009?) I would have figured it was just as optically superior as the 600 f/4 II, as the 800/5.6 was kind of the first lens in the new generation of 4-stop IS telephoto lenses. If the 600+1.4 is just as good, well sure, I'd skip the 800mm.  :D
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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2012, 07:44:47 PM »
Bryan states:

Remarkable is the comparison between the 600 L IS II and the 800 L IS. Does this lens make the Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens obsolete?
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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2012, 09:08:30 PM »
Bryan states:

Remarkable is the comparison between the 600 L IS II and the 800 L IS. Does this lens make the Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens obsolete?


OMG. There is a very noticable difference. The 800mm, for all its quality, looks a bit soft compared to the 600II+1.4. There does seem to be a touch more CA in the 600 combo, though...not sure if thats the lens or the TC (probably the latter). Regardless, that 600mm f/4 L II is an amazing work of optical engineering, for sure. I'll happily drop the 800mm from my list. Guess that means I can add in the hypothetical 14-24...or possibly the 200-400 (although I'd like to see that thing and hear a bit more about its IQ first.)
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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2012, 11:31:40 PM »
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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2012, 10:44:10 AM »
It seems the 200mm F/2L is the most desired lens here.  ;D

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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2012, 01:46:49 PM »
It seems the 200mm F/2L is the most desired lens here.  ;D

If the average photographer were 11 meters tall, the 600mm would probably be the most desired lens. And so it makes sense that, since we're mostly under 2 meters, a 200mm is the most desired. And even the 200mm sounds like it's heft is a bit of a limitation.
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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2012, 02:27:33 PM »
It seems the 200mm F/2L is the most desired lens here.  ;D

If the average photographer were 11 meters tall, then the 600mm would probably be the most desired lens. And so it makes sense that, since we're mostly under 2 meters, a 200mm is the most desired. And even the 200mm sounds like it's heft is a bit of a limitation.

The F2.0 adds to its attractiveness a bit as well
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Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2012, 03:07:47 PM »
It seems the 200mm F/2L is the most desired lens here.  ;D

If the average photographer were 11 meters tall, the 600mm would probably be the most desired lens. And so it makes sense that, since we're mostly under 2 meters, a 200mm is the most desired. And even the 200mm sounds like it's heft is a bit of a limitation.

Doh! The American here (me) got his meters wrong. What I meant to say was that a 6 meter tall person would find the 600mm to be a good proportional fit.

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