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Old 11-29-2007, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default DSLR lenses: Post your collection!

Presently mine (all Canon):

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Old 11-29-2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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That's a nice collection you got there. How do you like the 50mm L? I'm thinking of picking up one of those next.

Here's mine (also all Canon gear):
10-22mm, 50mm macro, 100mm macro, 24-70mmL, 70-200 f/2.8L.

I think I have the kit lens (18-55, no USM, no IS) somewhere too.


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Old 11-29-2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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I don't have much

Just the kit 18-55 and a 50mm 1.8.

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Old 11-29-2007, 12:33 PM   #4
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Nikon 50 1.8
Nikon 70-300VR
Tokina 12-24

Next affordable purchase will be the Tokina 100 Macro for spring.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:50 PM   #5
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18-135mm kit lens
50mm F1.8 (soon)

Pretty small collection!!!
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:31 PM   #6
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24-70mm f2.8 L

Nikon Adapters for my:
28mm f2.8 AI-S
50mm f1.4 AI-S
135mm f2.8 AI-S
300mm f4.5 AI-S

what i really want to do is convert my 50mm f.95 to leica M mount then buy a leica M to EOS adapter hahaha

Im looking for a 105mm f1.8 AI-S but too poor to buy it
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:54 PM   #7
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I probably already have too many, but I still want more

Nikon:
50mm 1.8
85mm 1.8
35-70mm 2.8
18-70mm 3.5-4.5
18-200mm 3.5-5.6 VR

Sigma:
10-20mm 4-5.6
150mm 2.8 Macro
100-300mm 4.0
80-200mm 4.5-5.6 OS
1.4x converter
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:25 PM   #8
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That's a nice collection you got there. How do you like the 50mm L? I'm thinking of picking up one of those next.

Here's mine (also all Canon gear):
10-22mm, 50mm macro, 100mm macro, 24-70mmL, 70-200 f/2.8L.

I think I have the kit lens (18-55, no USM, no IS) somewhere too.
I like my 50L. It's not as sharp as the 135L the 85L, but is a better option for general purpose usage. In fact, I opted for the 24-105L/50L combo as a walk-around kit instead of the 24-70L.

Flare, vignetting, CA are well controlled. Out-of-focus blur (Bokeh) is very pleasing and ideal for potraits.

Technically, the lens is defective (all copies of it). You won't notice this defect until you actually shoot test charts. Issue: Centre-focus, up close (<1.5') & stopped down (<f/2.2), there's a slight focus-shift and/or back/front-focus.

Thus, most people who purchase this lens don't notice this. The problem is minute and very very negligible. Initially, I could not spot it. I took multiple test pics and could not replicate the issue. Before purchasing from B&H, I checked out a couple of 50Ls at a local store and could not replicate the issue either. Here's a test pic I took (stopped down to f/2.2 with centre-AF. Focus point on top-eye):



Then I noticed that the DOF seems to start at the eye and extend backward. This is the classic sign of the focus shift. With this lens the issue seems well enough controlled to maintain the focus plane inside the DOF (or perhaps the focus was slightly forward). This is why many folks don't notice the problem or don't care.

The back-focus of this lens at f/2.8 is about 4-6mm. See charts below. For what it's worth, 6mm (or even 10mm) of backfocus at this distance isn't a big deal for me, and I imagine, not a big deal for many people. This lens takes great images, and that's what counts. The 50L 1.2 is a heck of a lens.





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Old 12-01-2007, 10:23 AM   #9
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Here's mine......

70-200 f/2.8L
70-200 f/4L IS (this was an impulse buy, smaller and lighter than the f/2.8)
24-105 f/4L IS (this is my standard carry around lens)
17-40 f/4L
300 f/2.8L IS (I so want to get the 400 next)

and my backup lenses.....

Tamron 28-75 f/2.8
Sigma 18-125 (nice light vacation snapshot lens, this is my only "digital-only" lens)
Canon 75-300 (crap lens sitting and collecting dust)

and I suppose since I have a T-mount for my telescope, that would count too

Meade LX90 8" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope (equivalent of 2000mm at f/10)

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Old 12-01-2007, 03:34 PM   #10
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Not much here for my D40:

The kit lens, 18-55mm and a Nikkor 24-120mm f/2.5-5.6 with VR I picked up for cheap.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:19 PM   #11
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Kit 18-55mm
35-135 f/3.5-f/27 telephoto
55mm fixed f/2-f/22
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:05 PM   #12
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300 f/2.8L IS (I so want to get the 400 next)
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:29 AM   #13
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** DROOL **
I know a guy from Australia from another photo forum who picked up the 400 IS when he came to NY on a trip. He takes the most awesome surfing photos.
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:45 PM   #14
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No heavy hitters here. I have these Canon lenses:

Kit lens: 18-55mm (I know it's not a great lens but takes most of the standard pics I need)
50mm 1.8 (my favorite lens when the occasion presents itself)
55-200mm (would love to sell and replace with a 24-105L as a walkaround lens)
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:14 PM   #15
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nothing special:

Nikkor 18-55mm kit lens
Nikkor 55-200mm VR
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