If you could only have 2 lens in you bag ?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by joepilot, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. joepilot


    Mar 21, 2007
    Richmond Va.
    After reading the pro's and con's of many hunks of glass . What would be most desired two lens to put in your bag . I just canceled and order for a 18-200vr.
  2. DBrim


    May 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I don't own either (yet!), but I have played with both and am very impressed.
    Tokina 12-24/4 (Nikon if cost wasn't an issue)

    That would give me the versatility I desire and a decent lens for wide-angle shots. I do a lot of landscapes, so the wide-angle is important. The 18-200 is just for coverage.
  3. cali-kid


    May 26, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    I recieved my 17-55 2.8 today. I will test drive it soon. I own the 18-200 vr and will sell it soon. I will aquire the 70-200 2.8 vr to replace it.

    Only two lenses: 17-55 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 vr

  4. joepilot


    Mar 21, 2007
    Richmond Va.
    Dbrim thanks I do a lot wake board ,drag, landscape, and people shots. I have a D80 18-135 and 70-300vr but looking for better glass
  5. joepilot


    Mar 21, 2007
    Richmond Va.
    Chris I do like the looks of the 70-200 and 17-55 and these are the 2 that I want .BUT ONLY 1 can be bought know
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  6. jcovert

    jcovert Guest


    It would be a BIG bag.:biggrin:
  7. 85/1.4

  8. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Only two lenses, that's easy...70-200mm f/2.8 and 400mm f/2.8
  9. 28-70 and 80-200.
  10. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Hmmm, 12-24 & 600mm.

    Out of what I have (and can afford), the 12-24 and the 300 with TCS & Canon 500D. 65% of my shots are already with these two.
  11. TC17EII and the 400mm F2.8 AF-S II :cool:
  12. joepilot


    Mar 21, 2007
    Richmond Va.
    Interesting most choose from 12 to 70 then a long lens But Frank you picked 2 long lens ?
  13. photoshooter

    photoshooter Guest

    It depends on what you shoot most

    17-55, 70-200 if you need short to medium length, fast glass

    70-200, 200-400 + tc1.4, if you need long , sports etc.
  14. I make this decision almost every day . . .

    . . . unless I have something specific I'm going to shoot I look over my couple of dozen lenses and usually end up taking the 28/2 and . . . something longer. Lately something longer has been the 75-150/3.5.

    But then again, I'm an odd bird that way.

  15. ultimind


    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    My gaggle of lenses is fairly lower end stuff... and when I take minimum lenses with me, I bring the 18-70 F3.5-4.5 and 70-210 F4-5.6. In an ideal world, I'd take a Sigma 24-70 F2.8 and Sigma 70-200 F2.8. This is a 3rd party cheap solution to the 17-55 F2.8 and 80-200 AF-D (or AF-S or VR)
  16. Defiantly the 70-200VR, and probably 300 2.8 (and the TCs if I could get away with it).


    70-200VR (and TCs) and something wider like the 17-55.
  17. Snap.... David, just my answer as well... 28-70 & 80-200, but I would add the 12-24 for a 3 lens set, and thats got it all covered for me....
  18. 17-55mm and 180/2.8
  19. 17-55 and 70-200
    17-55 and Sig 150 macro
    18-200VR and Sig 10-20
    50 1.4 and 85 1.4

    Really depends on what I want to shoot that day.