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    Quote Originally Posted by tweakmax3
    is 35mm 1.8 consider fast?
    Not the fastest, but 'fast' af for me and shooting needs. Assuming u refering to nikkor 35mm f/1.8 dx
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    24-70
    70-200.
    I'll use these most often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jas1984

    OMG !!! is there really such a lens??? or i am dreaming???
    Will cost $1million and weigh 50kg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sje4182 View Post
    Will cost $1million and weigh 50kg.
    ............ thank...
    Nikon D5000 - 18-55mm l 55-200mm l 35mm f1.8g l Grip
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    Tammy 90mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweakmax3 View Post
    is 35mm 1.8 consider fast?
    Quote Originally Posted by GReddyZC76 View Post
    Not the fastest, but 'fast' af for me and shooting needs. Assuming u refering to nikkor 35mm f/1.8 dx
    When people say a lens is "fast", they do not mean the AF. A "Fast" lens means it has a large aperture giving you ability to shoot with faster shutter speeds.

    People usually consider F2.8 (some say F2) and larger as fast apertures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sje4182 View Post
    Will cost $1million and weigh 50kg.
    Quote Originally Posted by jas1984 View Post
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    walkabout lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309
    10-1200mm f1.4
    @ less than 800g and $1000, plus IQ better than pro lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    - 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.
    sorry just to ask normally what u all use for a street shoot lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teckteck86 View Post
    sorry just to ask normally what u all use for a street shoot lens?
    Up to you and your style. Some use their 18-55 kit. Others use a 35mm. Or a 50mm. Or a 85mm. Or a 135mm. Or a 70-200. Or a 75-300. Or a 70-400.

    I think you know what I'm trying to say - use the lens that suits your style and your needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teckteck86 View Post
    sorry just to ask normally what u all use for a street shoot lens?
    Rashkae already replied.

    depends on your style.

    Are you the gungho type of street shooter where u walk up to your subjects and shoot point blank? - any wide angle or 50mm (myself I prefer 35mm)


    Are you the shy type of street shooter who prefers to shoot from far without your subject knowing? - 85mm or any zoom lens longer then 85mm (sometimes depending on situation, I will use my 200mm)


    most of the time i prefer to use my 35mm for street shoot.
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    My essentials.....

    14-24mm f/2.8
    PC-E 24mm f/3.5

    These cover 90% of my needs.

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    On my FF, usually for my commission event:

    17-35F2.8-4
    28-75F2.8
    70-200F2.8IS (w/ 2x TC)

    For traveling: 28-300VC+ 17-35F2.8-4 on FF or 18-200IS + 12-24 (Sigma) on crop with either 50 or 85

    For my other primes: 90 & 135. It's mainly reserve for specific shoot.

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    portrait: 105 F2
    general purpose: 16-85

    these two serves me most of the times. again it depends on what you want to shoot.
    I shoot with my A7II . I shoot with my Kalashnikov AEG. I just love shooting ;)

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    3 primes, 35, 50, 85, no need 1.4, coz I want them to be light weight as these are just supplementary.

    The trinity, 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, can do most jobs with these 3 lens alone.

    One macro, 105 is good.

    One back up midzoom, plastic, cheap, and dispensable.

    Anything too special, eg Tilt shift, fisheyes, super teles like 300mm up etc, rent, not practical to buy due to low usage vs high cost.

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    if u can afford the price, go for 17-50mm f2.8 lens. It's more like a general zoom lens with low light capability. Others is more like special event lens which you might rarely use.

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    for me, there's never enough. there's always something else that I need to add to my collection. I think the BBB virus is deep within me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123

    When people say a lens is "fast", they do not mean the AF. A "Fast" lens means it has a large aperture giving you ability to shoot with faster shutter speeds.

    People usually consider F2.8 (some say F2) and larger as fast apertures.
    Oic oic thanks forr pointing out
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    Kit lens. Best value for money and versatile lens you can ever get.
    I need to shoot more!

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    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
    Canon user here, I have the EF 20mm f2.8, EF 50mm f1.8, EF 100mm f2.8 Marco, EF 70-200 f2.8 L and the EF 24-105 f4 L. Used to own EF 16-35 f2.8 L but sold it away!

    I wish for the EF 24mm f1.4, EF 35mm f1.4 and EF 100mm Marco L. Wish to rent the EF 400mm f5.6 or f2.8 L should One day I got chance to go Safari

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