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    Default Essential Lens to buy

    just want to see everyone's thoughts


    What are the lens that you will/must buy and what are the lens that you will rent?



    regards

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    Default Re: Essential Lens to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikaT View Post
    just want to see everyone's thoughts
    What are the lens that you will/must buy and what are the lens that you will rent?
    regards
    For me, a fast 50mm is a must. A F2.8 standard zoom is a must also. And a good UWA too. 85mm or 70-200/2.8 (select one)

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    Default Re: Essential Lens to buy

    what do you want to shoot and what do you want your images to say first ?
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    what do you want to shoot and what do you want your images to say first ?
    +1 to that.

    If not, the 'essential' lens will be just a white elephant in the dry cabinet.

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    I had always have my 50mm with me but have been thinking to get a 24-70mm which will kinda of make the 50mm (which is a f/1.4 AIs) redundant for travel. I think my future set up will comprise of 20mm, 24-70mm (akan datan) and 80-200mm.

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    For me,

    1) F1.4 prime lens (either 35mm/50mm/85mm)
    2) ultra wide angle lens
    3) zoom lens (for general situations)

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoart View Post
    For me,

    1) F1.4 prime lens (either 35mm/50mm/85mm)
    2) ultra wide angle lens
    3) zoom lens (for general situations)
    Ya Agreed... And the 70-200mm f2.8...
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    For me 24-70f2.8
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    10-1200mm f1.4

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    Default Re: Essential Lens to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikaT View Post
    just want to see everyone's thoughts


    What are the lens that you will/must buy and what are the lens that you will rent?



    regards
    If you are into architecture and landscape, a 12-24 or tilt-shift lens.
    If you are into Safari and wildlife, a 600mm lens
    If you are into portraiture, a 50/85/135mm lens
    If you are into portraiture and action, a 70-200 f/2.8
    etc etc etc

    Your own focus and style will naturally already lead to an answer to your question. There is no such thing as "die die must get this lens no matter what you shoot".
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    For me the 28-85mm a 'general purpose mg' so to speak back by 100mm & 200mm primes.
    5D/5D3/Zeiss/28-85/100 F2/200 F4/50 F1.4/70-200/24-85/85 F1.4
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    Default Re: Essential Lens to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikaT View Post
    just want to see everyone's thoughts


    What are the lens that you will/must buy and what are the lens that you will rent?



    regards
    fisheye lenses for full frame and DX
    10-16 lens for DX
    14-24 lens for full frame
    17-55 lens for DX
    24-70 lens for full frame
    70-200 lens for both
    50mm f1.4
    60 micro lens
    105 micro lens
    2X tele convertor

    most already have, some in wish list, some will rent only when needed.
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    Just one.

    35mm F2.8 cheap and good.

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    30 f/1.4
    15-85 (still hoping that one day they will release a f/2.8 version)
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    Default Re: Essential Lens to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    10-1200mm f1.4
    *LIKE*

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    10-1200mm f1.4
    for mi f2.8 is enough..
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    Default Re: Essential Lens to buy

    I really want the 50mm f0.95/1 and and a heliar 15mm.

    Been shooting with a similar set up e.g. 50mm + 16mm. Really wouldn't mind adding a 24/35mm.

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    Default Re: Essential Lens to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    10-1200mm f1.4
    OMG !!! is there really such a lens??? or i am dreaming???
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    is 35mm 1.8 consider fast?

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    Default Re: Essential Lens to buy

    - u need a macro lens
    - u need a landscape lens
    - u need a protrait lens
    - u need a street shoot lens
    - and the list goes on.


    the above applies if that area is your interest of shoot.

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