Here's an interesting question - 2 lenses kit


nightwolf75

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came across this post on The Online Photographer

interesting question actually... so what is the 2-lenses kit of yours that you actually take out for shoots (whatever the nature of shoot)? caveat - must be what you already have and not wish to have. ;p

a) AFS 28-70/2.8 & AFD 85/1.4 - these is what i use for almost all my shoots... which makes me wonder why i have the so many lenses... :sweat:
 

giantcanopy

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24L n 85L. the rest also got la, but slightly less .. ;p

ryan
 

daredevil123

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17-50 (my most used lens)
11-16 (for landscapes).

Thing is, I carry different kit sets for different kind of shoot.

I will swap 11-16 out for 50/1.4 for portrait shooting.

If I am in a big city doing walkabouts, I will swap 11-16 out for 35/1.8
 

Numnumball

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Wah phiang tough.. though nwadays i aso seldom go "full force" on every each day, so for me, if on :-

Urban shooting - 24-70 / 85
Portrait Shooting - 16-35 / 135
Macro Shooting - 105 / 200
Landscape Shooting - 16-35 / 24-70

Lidat can anot :bsmilie:
 

sinned79

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17-40 for travel
35 for any type of shoot/travel
50 when i am in the mood for MF
85 is pretty underused... still hesitating whether i should keep it or not :sweatsm:
 

NovJoe

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My 2 lens kit varies from shoot to shoot as listed below.

Macro (main) + Landscapes & Portraits (sub) = 100/2.8 macro (with close up filters & Raynox 250 DCR) + 11-16/2.8
Streetscapes (main) + Walkabout (sub) = 11-16/2.8 + 50/1.4 (with close up filters & Raynox 250 DCR)
Travel (main) + others = 18-200/3.5-5.6 + 100/2.8 macro (with close up filters & Raynox 250 DCR)

When I really want to go light, I'll replace my 7D main body with my 450D backup body and only bring my CZ50/1.4 + Raynox 250 DCR and a white foam with rubber band for diffuser. :)
 

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nightwolf75

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Wah phiang tough.. though nwadays i aso seldom go "full force" on every each day, so for me, if on :-

Urban shooting - 24-70 / 85
Portrait Shooting - 16-35 / 135
Macro Shooting - 105 / 200
Landscape Shooting - 16-35 / 24-70

Lidat can anot :bsmilie:
show-off... :bsmilie: :bsmilie:

totally understand the "full force" cos that's what i used to do at the start. then realised i was pretty stoopid for carrying everything but end up using 1 lens... :sweatsm:

still, i found the article useful as a reminder...
 

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... AFS 28-70/2.8 & AFD 85/1.4 - these is what i use for almost all my shoots... which makes me wonder why i have the so many lenses... :sweat:
I help lessen your burden. :angel:

Pass me all you unused lenses. :devil: :bsmilie:
 

Numnumball

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show-off... :bsmilie: :bsmilie:

totally understand the "full force" cos that's what i used to do at the start. then realised i was pretty stoopid for carrying everything but end up using 1 lens... :sweatsm:

still, i found the article useful as a reminder...
muhahahmuahha.. bor lar.. where got consider show off..

Actually i'm at guilty for not optimizing my lens usage tat often..

Was like you previously when i go full battle order eveytime..
End up using 1 lens only! :sweatsm:

now for every weekend, i tell myself i must use all of them at least once!! :bsmilie:
So paired them up for every photoshoot.. hee..
 

GRbenji

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Scuba diving trip - 100/2.8 macro & 10-17/3.5 FE
Land trip - 18-250/3.5-6.3
 

zac08

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24mm f2.8 + 70-210mm for day shoots.
24mm f2.8 + 50mm f1.8 for night walkabouts...
 

Treetrunk

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Its mostly the 16-35 & 24-70 for me though i still include the primes in the bag as the additional weight difference from them do not really bother me.:)
 

simonseng

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Depending on type of shot.

Portrait Shooting - 135 & 70-200
Macro Shooting - 100
Urban/Landscape Shooting - 17-40 & 24-70
 

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