Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list

dr croubie

Too many photos, too little time.
Jun 1, 2011
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OK, just for a bit of fun to take our minds of the APS-C disappointment of the EOS-M, and all those "my 1DX/5D3 is borken" threads, what would be your "money no object" kit?

Think about different use scenarios, you get to put One body and One lens into each category:

Street:
For me, it's gotta be a Leica M9 Monochrome with probably a Summilux M 35/1.4.
(Close second would be a 5D3 with the 40mm pancake, I just love that little guy)

Portable Landscaping (like the kind you take on a hike):
Probably a Mamiya 7 II with the 43mm Wideangle lens, and a pocket full of Velvia and Efke R25.
(second place would go to anyone who makes a FF mirrorless. But seeing as this is money-no-object, M9 with Summilux 21/1.4. Or maybe a Hartblei H-Cam with an IQ180/Leaf Credo back, and a TS-E 24mm or 17mm, for the widest shots ever possible...)

The "I've got Bear Grylls as a butler to carry my gear" Landscape kit:
Probably one of those nice Alpa 12 4x5" Large Format cameras, if you can get a Schneider Kreuznach Super Angulon XL 47/5.6 on it (otherwise that lens on whatever Horseman).

(Portable) Wildlife (that you have to carry yourself):
1DX and 200-400 1.4x (money may be no object for this thread, getting canon to release it is another thing).

(Truck-mounted) Wildlife:
Probably 1DX and 600mm f/4 and a handful of teleconverters.

(Studio) Portraits:
I hear good things about the Hassy (Zeiss) 110mm f/2.0 Planar, and/or the Contax 645 (Zeiss) 80mm f/2, either one mounted on a Contax 645 with an 80MP IQ180 or Leaf Credo.

Sports:
1DX with whatever lens length you need, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, 200-400 1.4x, or a 500/600 f/4

Macro:
I wonder if I could hook up a Better Light 138MP Super 10K Scanning back to an Olympus 20mm or 38mm 4-12x Macro?

OK, that's enough to get started, what's your "ultimate" kit? (and feel free to add in other categories I haven't heard of).

(edit, forgot macro)
 

Videoshooter

EOS M6 Mark II
Jul 13, 2012
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Why only one lens in each category? The whole idea having interchangable lenses is so that you are not limited to one option.
 

distant.star

EOS 5D Mark IV
Jan 19, 2011
1,813
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USA
wetracy.smugmug.com
dr croubie said:
OK, just for a bit of fun to take our minds of the APS-C disappointment of the EOS-M, and all those "my 1DX/5D3 is borken" threads, what would be your "money no object" kit?

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Sorry to have to take issue with your premise, but I am not disappointed with the EOS-M camera. I just got back from a night shooting walk and was thinking about that as I walked an especially dark section of street. I decided we will be seeing some extraordinary images from that camera before this year ends.

That's a prediction.
 

LostArk

EOS M6 Mark II
Feb 5, 2012
91
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10x of every camera and lens ever made + every camera and lens that will ever be made as it is released, unlimited film stock of every format ever, a temperature controlled bunker to store them, a full time sherpa, an IBM supercomputer with 128 terabytes of RAM, 500 petabytes of storage in a redundant RAID array, and 100 billion dollars in cash.

/threadover
 

iaind

EOS RP
Jul 25, 2011
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Latest versions of all L series lenses plus several 1dx 1d4 5d3 and 7d bodies for starters,
 

Rienzphotoz

Peace unto all ye Canon, Nikon & Sony shooters
Aug 22, 2012
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1. EOS 1DX V
2. EOS 3D
2. EOS 5D IV
3. EOS 7D II
4. EF 14-24
5. EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II IS
6. EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS III
7. EF 200 - 400L f/2.8 II IS
8. EF 14L f.1.4 IS
9. EF 24L f/1.4 IS
10. EF 35L f/1.2 IS
11. EF 50L f/1.2 IS
12. EF 85L f/1.2 IS
13. EF 100L f/2.0 II Macro IS
14. EF 135L f/1.4 II IS
15. EF 180L f/2.0 II Macro IS
16. EF 200L f/2.0 II IS
17. EF 300L f/2.0 II IS
18. EF 400L f/2.8 II IS
19. EF 500L f/2.8 II IS
20. EF 600L f/2.8 II IS
21. EF 800L f/2.8 II IS
22. EF 1200 f/2.8 II IS
23. EF 2000 f/2.8 II Macro IS
24. EF 5000 f2/8 II Macro IS
25 700EX-RT (at least 16 of them)
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 

DArora

EOS M6 Mark II
Jun 10, 2012
62
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deepanshu.me
Cameras:
5D III
7D II (If it is released with 8 fps or faster and 5D3's AF system otherwise 7D will do) :D
1D IV
1D X

Lenses:
EF 8-15mm f/4 L Fisheye
EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II
EF 24mm f/1.4 L II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L II Is
EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS with 1.4x extender
EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro
EF 85mm f/1.2 L II
EF 300mm f/2.8 L II IS
EF 500mm f/4 L II IS
Both 1.4x and 2.0x extenders mark III
Speedlite 600EX-RT (at least 3 of them) :D
ST-E3-RT
...
...
...

Wishlist never ends..
 

bdunbar79

EOS R6
May 16, 2012
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Wadsworth, OH
REALISTICALLY:

2 x 1DX
1D Mark IV
5D Mark III

16-35L II
24L II
24-70L II
70-200L II
85 f/1.2L II
100 f/2.0
135L
200 f/2L
300 f/2.8L II IS
400 f/2.8L II IS
500L II IS
600L II IS

I could live with all that :)

Funny how I said realistically at the top of my post when this list is not realistic at all :p
 

GuyF

EOS RP
May 26, 2012
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Hmmm, if money is no object it would have to be:

1D X plus a few mk2 versions of the big whites (like, duh!)

I'd still keep my 5D3 for those "silent shutter" moments (take that 1D X owners!).

Hasselblad H4D-200MS for when 199 megapixels just isn't enough.

But mainly a Leica M9 Mono and the Noctilux 50mm f0.95. Yum yum. I actually gave the original M9 and f0.95 serious thought but couldn't bring myself to part with the cash - you get a lot of buyer's remorse for £12k or so.

As a slight aside - if Canon can currently do f1.2, why don't they go bananas and make a sub-f1.0? Yes it'll cost the earth but the world will always have wealthy people - it's tough to produce a £5k watch and make it sell but make one with a million-buck price tag and it'll sell tomorrow.
 

Axilrod

EOS R
May 12, 2011
1,383
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Rienzphotoz said:
1. EOS 1DX V
2. EOS 3D
2. EOS 5D IV
3. EOS 7D II
4. EF 14-24
5. EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II IS
6. EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS III
7. EF 200 - 400L f/2.8 II IS
8. EF 14L f.1.4 IS
9. EF 24L f/1.4 IS
10. EF 35L f/1.2 IS
11. EF 50L f/1.2 IS
12. EF 85L f/1.2 IS
13. EF 100L f/2.0 II Macro IS
14. EF 135L f/1.4 II IS
15. EF 180L f/2.0 II Macro IS
16. EF 200L f/2.0 II IS
17. EF 300L f/2.0 II IS
18. EF 400L f/2.8 II IS
19. EF 500L f/2.8 II IS
20. EF 600L f/2.8 II IS
21. EF 800L f/2.8 II IS
22. EF 1200 f/2.8 II IS
23. EF 2000 f/2.8 II Macro IS
24. EF 5000 f2/8 II Macro IS
25 700EX-RT (at least 16 of them)
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Nice to see people being realistic ::)
 

KyleSTL

EOS RP
Nov 19, 2010
422
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St Louis, MO
This is how I read it...
Rienzphotoz said:
1. EOS 1DX V
2. EOS 3D
2. EOS 5D IV
3. EOS 7D II
Huh?
Rienzphotoz said:
4. EF 14-24
5. EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II IS
6. EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS III
7. EF 200 - 400L f/2.8 II IS
Sounds realistic
Rienzphotoz said:
8. EF 14L f.1.4 IS
Yeah, right.
Rienzphotoz said:
9. EF 24L f/1.4 IS
10. EF 35L f/1.2 IS
11. EF 50L f/1.2 IS
12. EF 85L f/1.2 IS
14. EF 135L f/1.4 II IS
I guess IS would be useful, sometimes. The extra $25000 in cash would also be.
Rienzphotoz said:
17. EF 300L f/2.0 II IS
Ha
Rienzphotoz said:
19. EF 500L f/2.8 II IS
20. EF 600L f/2.8 II IS
hahaha
Rienzphotoz said:
21. EF 800L f/2.8 II IS
22. EF 1200 f/2.8 II IS
HAHAHAHA
Rienzphotoz said:
23. EF 2000 f/2.8 II Macro IS
24. EF 5000 f2/8 II Macro IS
25 700EX-RT (at least 16 of them)
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
LOL. Bonus points for creativity.
 

stolpe

EOS M50
Jan 27, 2012
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My whishlist:

EOS 1DX
EOS 5D III
EF 8-15 f/4 L
EF 14-24 f/2.8 L
EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II
EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II
EF 200 - 400L f/4 IS
EF 14L f.2.8 II
EF 24L f/1.4 II
EF 35L f/1.4
EF 50L f/1.2
EF 85L f/1.2 II
EF 100L f/2.8 Macro IS
EF 135L f/2
EF 180L f/3.5Macro
EF 200L f/2 IS
EF 300L f/2.8 II IS
EF 400L f/2.8 II IS
EF 500L f/4 II IS
EF 600L f/4 II IS
EF 800L f/5.6 IS
EF 1200 f/5.6 IS
Extender 1,4x III
Extender 2,0x III
4x 600EX-RT

That would do...
 

Vossie

EOS RP
May 13, 2012
332
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Netherlands
www.flickr.com
On top of what's in the bag today I'd wish:

  • a second 5DIII body
  • EF 400 2.8L IS II
  • TC 1.4x III + TC 2x III
  • TS-E 17 4.0L
  • TS-E 24 3.5L II
  • EF 8-15 4.0L
  • EF 24-70 2.8L II
  • EF 100 2.8L IS macro
  • MP-E 65 macro + macro twin lights
  • 2x 600EX-RT
 

bdunbar79

EOS R6
May 16, 2012
3,152
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42
Wadsworth, OH
stolpe said:
My whishlist:

EOS 1DX
EOS 5D III
EF 8-15 f/4 L
EF 14-24 f/2.8 L
EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II
EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II
EF 200 - 400L f/4 IS
EF 14L f.2.8 II
EF 24L f/1.4 II
EF 35L f/1.4
EF 50L f/1.2
EF 85L f/1.2 II
EF 100L f/2.8 Macro IS
EF 135L f/2
EF 180L f/2 Macro
EF 200L f/2 IS
EF 300L f/2.8 II IS
EF 400L f/2.8 II IS
EF 500L f/4 II IS
EF 600L f/4 II IS
EF 800L f/5.6 IS
EF 1200 f/5.6 IS
Extender 1,4x III
Extender 2,0x III
4x 600EX-RT

That would do...

What, no tilt-shift work???
 

KyleSTL

EOS RP
Nov 19, 2010
422
0
38
St Louis, MO
My wishlist would be:

Entry-level Full-frame model (preferably 60D sized) - barring that, a 5D Mark III
60D
8-15 f/4L Fisheye
16-35 f/2.8L II
24-105 f/4L IS
70-200 f/4L IS
200-400 f/4L IS
17-55 f/2.8 IS
35 f/1.4L
50 f/1.4
85 f/1.8
100 f/2.8L IS Macro
EF 1.4x III
ST-E3-RT
3x 600EX-RT

I would prefer the lower weight and smaller package of the f/4 zooms and non-L 50 and 85 lenses (as well as the smaller, lighter 60D body and entry-FF). Other stuff (135 f/2L, 200 f/2L IS, superteles) would be fun, but I feel like it would be underutilized. I'd need probably three different bags to carry it for travel reasons (everything, medium kit, small kit). Of course the 200-400 would probably need to be carried separately.

Edit: I think I'd have to throw in 17 f/4L and 24 f/3.5L II TS-E as well, it is a wish list, after all. I would find reasons to enjoy them.
 

7enderbender

EOS RP
Feb 17, 2011
644
5
Boston, MA
I like the list the OP posted. I'd probably add a bunch of Canon FD lenses and F1 and T90 cameras to that. And all the traditional lab gear to go with it. Oh, and a new house to store and play with all that stuff.

Problem is that I also like things with six strings, two wheels and four wheels, watches that tick and hitting small white and yellow balls...So things get out of hand quickly - and the lady of the house ultimately is the CFO here...;-)
 

vlim

EOS RP
Sep 14, 2011
274
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Paris
5D mark III
7D mark II (if the upgrades to the actual 7D are great) or 1D mark IV

17 - 40 F/4 L
70 - 200 F/4 L IS
100 F/2.8 L IS
300 F/4 L IS II
400 F/4 L IS (not DO)

and at least 2 camera traps made with canon dslr like 550 or 600 bodies and 10 - 22 E FS lens...