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  1. maverickphoto

    maverickphoto TPF Noob!

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    Ok what lens would you get to have a "compleate" setup? Im talking from portrite to landscapes to wild life ect... Looking for ideas for my xsi. Probly could never afford a "compleate" set up but lets have some fun coming up with a list. :)

    jason
     
  2. icassell

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    I'm pretty happy with what I have. The only lenses I really see adding are a Lensbaby or a tilt/shift lens and a 50mm f1.4. I'd love a very wide fisheye and a long fast tele, but don't see any in my future.

    Current lineup --

    Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6
    Tamron 17-50mm f2.8
    Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Sigma 100-300mm f4
    Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Sigma 1.4X and 2X Teleconverters
     
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    Jason, what do you shoot or forsee yourself shooting?

    I have a fairly complete set of about 20 or so manual focus Nikon lenses from 17mm to 500mm, and maybe a few zooms. I do mostly commercial/product work and a zoom just doesn't make much sense for me. I've been using fixed focal length lenses for the last 30 years (give or take) and I "see" the focal length I need or want before shooting. (then again, I tend to shoot LF and ULF personally, and there's no zoom lenses for those)

    Others may find a zoom easier, it depends on your shooting style and experience.

    Then again, I shoot about 95% film still.

    Here's a list of the little camera stuff:

    Tokina 17mm 3.5
    Nikon 24mm 2.8 AIS
    Vivitar 28mm f2
    Nikon 50mm f1.8, AIS series E
    Nikkor-O 35mm f2, chrome, factory AI
    Nikkor-SC 50mm f1.4, chrome, factory AI, w/HS-1
    Nikon 50mm f1.4 AI
    Nikkor-SC 55mm f 1.2, chrome, factory AI
    Nikon 85mm f2 AIS, w/HS10 hood
    Sima Soft Focus 100mm f2 w/discs
    Nikon 105mm 2.5, AI, w/HS14, mount worn but usable
    Nikon 135mm f2, AIS
    Nikon 135mm f2.8, AI
    Nikon 180mm f2.8, AI
    Nikkor-Q 200mm f4, factory AI, chrome
    Nikkor-H 300mm f4.5, AI’d (filed)
    Nikon 300mm f4 EDIF AF (looks rough, needs cleaning)
    Tamron SP 500mm f8 (w/case, filters)
    Samyang 18-28mm f4-f4.5
    Sigma APO 50-200mm f3.5-4.5 zoom
    Nikon-AF 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 Macro
    Nikon-AF 70-210mm f4-5.6


    (there's likely a few I missed that are at the studio right now)


    erie
     
  4. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My current line up won't fit your camera but what the hell.....


    Lens - FD mount
    • Canon 28mm 2.8
    • Canon 35mm 3.5
    • Canon 50 mm 1.4 (breech lock)
    • Canon 50 mm 1.4 X2 (Bayonet mount)
    • Canon 50 mm 1.8 X2
    • Canon 50 mm Macro 1:3.5
    • Canon 85mm 1.8
    • Canon 135mm 3.5
    • Sakar 135mm 2.8
    • Vivitar 400mm 5.6
    • Gemini 80 - 200mm 1:4.5
    • Sears 60-300mm 4-5.6

      FL mount
    • Canon 135mm 1:3.5

      MD mount
    • Minolta 50mm 2.0

      OM mount
    • Vivitar 70-150mm 3.8
    • Vivitar 400mm 5.6

      Screw Mount
    • Sears 50mm 1.7
    • Super-Macro Takumar 50mm 1:4
    • Super-Takumar 55mm 1.8
    • Chinion 55mm 1.7
    • Vivitar 135mm
    • Bushnell 200mm 3.5

      Rangefinder lenses
    • Leitz Elmar 5cm 3.5
    • Argus Cintar 50mm 3.5


    I think that's all of them
     
  5. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My current setup:

    canon 18-55mm (kit lens 400D)
    canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS
    sigma 150mm f2.8 macro

    I have some very big and missing areas for me as I am into wildlife - specifically:

    canon 300mm f2.8 IS
    canon 500mm f4 IS
    canon 24-105 f4 IS
    canon MPE 65mm (because macro is so fun!)
    sigma 10-20mm

    Its a long and expensive road to follow - but I have already started along the path
     
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    28~200mm f/2.8 (Macro)

    I'm such a minimalist ;)

    I sell all lenses with camera everytime I change up. The next camera body I get I'll probably get the 50~500mm with it. <shrug>
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    400/2.8
     
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    I shoot a little of everything, including wildlife:

    Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
    Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 EF IS USM
    Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
    Sigma DC 17-70 f/2.8-4.5
    Tamron AF 75-300 f/4-5.6
    Sigma EX 50-500 f/4-6.3 (Bigma)
     
  9. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    EF-S 10-22mm
    EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS
    EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS

    Those three would cover you for most things with great quality. You could add a Teleconverter to the 70-200 for wildlife shooting, or add something like a 400mm F2.8 L IS or a 600mm F4 L IS.

    Depending on the type of shooting you would do, there are others that could be added.

    EF-S 60mm Macro or EF 100mm Macro

    35mm F1.4 L
    50mm F1.4 (great value)
    85mm F1.8 (great value) or 85mm F1.2 L (expensive)

    You might even want a tilt/shift lens.
     
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    Nikkor 18-55 f3.3-5.6 AF
    Nikkor 28-105 f3.3-4.5 AF
    Nikkor 50 f1.8 AF
    Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 AF
    Nikkor 300 f4 AF
    Sigma 400 f5.6 AF

    LWW
     
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    I have a pretty good line up already as you can see in my tagline but I have a need yet for a very good macro lens, a good wide angle and maybe a 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8. I would also like a 600mm or a 800mm when I hit the lottery:lol:
     
  12. maverickphoto

    maverickphoto TPF Noob!

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    Great list guys, What i like to shoot is landscapes and wildlife. My wife likes to do portrits shots. So i wouldnt mind getting a few really good lens for that so we could do it together.

    Jason
     

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