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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:49 pm 
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Been kinda quiet around here, so I guess it is as good of a time as any to start a random question.

What lens, or lenses, do you have your eye on?
What lenses would you love to have added to your collection?
These don't have to be expensive, or even have to mount natively on your camera. Though hopefully you wont think up of a dream lens that most likely isn't going to be created, but more of what's available now that you would like to have.

For myself, I have my eye on a EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM non-L.
Though I find myself looking at the EF 28mm f/1.8 USM as well.

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I might be about to pull the trigger on a 70-300L any time now. Got some trade estimates to offload the 70-300DO to help fund that but they're on the low end of expectations. I'll have to try a private sale soon. As discussed elsewhere I'm hoping the 70-300L will resolve my rain shooting woes.

Beyond that, the announced 200-400 extender is high up on my wish list.

And finally, could I say, I'm looking at almost all my lenses? I've been thinking that getting a full frame body effectively gets me another set of lenses with regard to shallow DoF, but I don't really use it like that enough to justify it any time soon.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:40 pm 
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I think mostly about the 35mm 1.4L. I really do like 50mm, but since I have cropped-frame cameras, when photographing people, the head or body can often fill too much of the image, when I want more of the subject's surroundings to show, at times that backing away is not so easy. I have a 24mm 2.8 and a 28mm 2.8, and it seems a 35mm would be about right. To test the theory, I have left a zoom set at 35mm.

My budget may compel me to settle for the 35/2, instead, but I can also just use a zoom until I can afford a 35/1.4L, even if that is quite a while.

I am also considering the 24mm 1.4L II, but since I have the 24/2.8 and 28/2.8, that focal length range is already covered. The L would provide weather-sealing, to match that feature in my 7D. (Notably, the 35mm 1.4L does not have weather-sealing, whereas a rumored Mark II version may offer this feature.)

An 85/1.4 from Canon would be a consideration, if it existed. The 85 1.2L is expensive, and heavy, and my 100mm Macro 2.8L can fill that role, to an extent, while being lighter. The 100mm/2.8L Macro is a sweet lens, indeed!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:57 pm 
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RexGig, if you don't mind MF there's also the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 to consider. Review just went up on photozone. On the 85 front, how about the f/1.8?

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I'm thinking a lot about the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
Also, I gotta say a used Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM version 1 is temping, even though I don't think I would use its full potential :(

Btw, the Canon 85/1.8 is a great lens! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:36 pm 
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An 85/1.8 would certainly be a consideration, popo. With my Fifties acting much like an 85mm on my cropped-frame cameras, however, and my favoring my 100mm 2.8L Macro, I can afford to be picky in the 80-90mm focal range. My Fast Fifties are excellent portrait lenses on cropped-frame sensors.

Most folks who rave about their 85mm lenses use them on FF cameras, it seems. People who praise the 35mm include those with both cropped-frame and FF cameras. So, for me, 35mm before 85mm.

Another reason for me to pass over the 85mm range, for now, is that I am contemplating a nice telephoto zoom. A zoom that starts at 70mm would cover 85mm, so perhaps waiting would be wise for now. I live near some excellent bird habitat, especially at migration time. In the past, I have stalked birds with binoculars, not bothering with a camera.

If I end up with a 70-200mm/2.8 zoom, an 85mm would be all the more a specialized lens.

Regarding MF, I don't mind MF. I shoot my Nikkor 50/1.2 manually for both aperture and aperture, with an adapter on my Canons. Indeed, a Nikkor AI-s 85/1.4 has found itself on my evil-bay watch list several times.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:30 pm 
Right i'll be greedy -
85mm f1.2, 50mm f1.2, 35mm f1.4, 70-200 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8.
Think that about covers it!

i own at the moment 24mm L f1.4, 50mm 1.8, 85mm f1.8
next purchase will be a zoom lens :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:11 pm 
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Well, with a possible view to using for astrophotography as a wide angle survey lens, provided I can sort out a suitable adapter for my intended CCD/filter wheel, I'm interested in a Pentax "smc 67 165 mm/2,8"
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I'm also keeping an eye open for the Pentax "smc 67 400 mm/4,0 ED (IF)" but they are rarer than hen's teeth.
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The 400mm may prove too expensive but copies of the 165mm f/2.8 can still be had for reasonable money. Pentax 6x7 medium format lenses can be mounted on EOS bodies but I think I'd only bother if I was lucky enough to find an "smc 67 400 mm/4,0 ED (IF)".

Update: The Pentax "smc 67 165 mm/2,8" is now on it's way from LCE Manchester for the grand sum of £149. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:48 am 
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The lenses I'd like are the Sigma 12-24mm (I have no real wide angle lens, yet) and the Canon 24-105 f4L IS USM (as a replacement for my 28-80mm USM).

Maybe a 50mm 1.4 in the far future - for the moment my 50mm 1.8 is quite OK, too.


I'm still happy with my 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM so I won't buy a 70-200mm 2.8 soon. My 100-400mm is great for tele photography so I won't be getting anything in that range either.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:15 pm 
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Canon L 135mm ƒ/2.0

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Canon 70-200mm 2.8 is ii

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:35 pm 
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hmm, what lenses do I have on my mind now...
uh ye:

Near future:
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm 1.4
Canon 17-40 f4L (cheap!)
Canon EF 24mm 1.4L II

Later on: (those are somewhat expensive atm)
Canon EF 500mm f4L IS II
Canon EF 800mm f5.6 IS

well those are probably the only lenses I want ^^

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After having used my "new" used Carl Zeiss 35mm f2 for two days, I am so impressed that adding or changing out other lenses for Zeiss glass would be very welcome, maybe a Zeiss f2.0 100mm. :D

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well currently its 15-85 IS, and then 70-200 f2.8,

while firs one seems to be great all around lens, i still want some ability to shoot distant subjects, but i will see if 15-85 will be enough or not.

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I am going to pull the trigger on a 70-200/2.8 non IS next although the f4 IS is still in the running.

After that I am guessing either the Tamron 17-50/2.8 or Sigma 17-50/2.8 to upgrade my 18-55.

Then I want a Canon 60/2.8 for the macro and additional portrait prime.

To Rex - as a crop user, I want to throw a shout out for the Canon 85/1.8. it's my Seal Team 6 lens. The AF never misses a shot.

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