Possible to have to much glass?

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18-70DX
70-300ED
24/2.8
35/2
45P
50/1.8
50/1.4
60/2.8 micro
85/1.8
105/2 DC
180/2.8
300/4

24-120VR
12-24
28-70/2.8
70-200/2.8VR
70-180 micro
1.4TC

Sigma 50-500
Sigma 1.4TC
Sigma 2xTC

Yikes! I have never listed them all before. :eek:

Tell me I'm not the only one? Please.
 
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C,

Now thats a collection of glassware ! I cant match that or come close. I have enough dillemas choosing amongst what I have.

The obvious lens type for certain jobs aside, how can you ever get out the door each day - are'nt you always wondering if you brought the right lens ?
 
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When I noticed you've been acquiring some zooms lately I wondered if you still had your collection of primes. That's definitely an extensive list. ;)

Do you intend to use all of these going forward? I understand having different lenses for different occasions. But for instance I can't really imagine wanting to use the 50 1.8 when you have the 50 1.4. And I know that once I got the 70-200vr I never even for a second considered using the 70-300 again (yes it's smaller but that's not really a concern for me).

I bet if you sold a few of those lenses you're never going to use on ebay you could buy some other new lens you're lusting after.... :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
 
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Simon,
I usually head out the door with an idea of what I want to shoot and load my pack accordingly. Some days its heavy(zooms), other days its very light(primes). Usually about 3 lenses at a time.


Jeff,
The 2 50's have different uses as well. The 1.4 is used if the light is really bad as it is better wide open to f4, while the 1.8 is better from 5.6 down so it gets used when the light is better. The 70-300ED was the first lens I bought and is no longer used, but I didn't think it was worth much so I never tried to sell it.

I can think of situations where every lens works best. At least I haven't lusted after the long glass yet. That gets expensive. :eek:
 
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The 2 50's have different uses as well. The 1.4 is used if the light is really bad as it is better wide open to f4, while the 1.8 is better from 5.6 down so it gets used when the light is better. The 70-300ED was the first lens I bought and is no longer used, but I didn't think it was worth much so I never tried to sell it.
Yeah but are you really going to use the 50 1.8 to shoot at f/8 now that you have the 28-70 AF-S? I guess I'm just more of a zoom guy. Pro level zooms are good enough these days that I just don't see the need for primes except when you need really fast apertures.

You might be surprised how much some of these lenses can get on ebay. I actually got $103 for my 50 1.8. Might not seem like much but I had a couple other consumer lenses and a few other odds and ends that I sold all at once, and it ended up being enough to pay for an 85 1.4.

At least I haven't lusted after the long glass yet. That gets expensive.
Tell me about it...
 
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JeffKohn said:
Yeah but are you really going to use the 50 1.8 to shoot at f/8 now that you have the 28-70 AF-S? I guess I'm just more of a zoom guy. Pro level zooms are good enough these days that I just don't see the need for primes except when you need really fast apertures.
Pro level zooms can match thier qualities but they still lack the character of a prime. There is something about a prime. I can't explain it.

JeffKohn said:
You might be surprised how much some of these lenses can get on ebay. I actually got $103 for my 50 1.8. Might not seem like much but I had a couple other consumer lenses and a few other odds and ends that I sold all at once, and it ended up being enough to pay for an 85 1.4.
Maybe the day will come when I find my style and can eliminate a few, but for now, I will continue to experiment.
 
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cwilt said:
18-70DX
70-300ED
24/2.8
35/2
45P
50/1.8
50/1.4
60/2.8 micro
85/1.8
105/2 DC
180/2.8
300/4

24-120VR
12-24
28-70/2.8
70-200/2.8VR
70-180 micro
1.4TC

Sigma 50-500
Sigma 1.4TC
Sigma 2xTC

Yikes! I have never listed them all before. :eek:

Tell me I'm not the only one? Please.
I think you really need to join the Len Lust 12 step program dude!
On the other hand, so do must of us.
All I have to say is please don't tell us that you have ever taken all of them with you at one time, now that would be really sick!
:eek:
 
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So how about some examples with that 105 DC! Or have you posted some already? That lens is on my short list.

Er, that 24 too. I need a wide lens after swapping the 17-55 out.
 
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dbirdsong said:
I think you really need to join the Len Lust 12 step program dude!
On the other hand, so do must of us.
All I have to say is please don't tell us that you have ever taken all of them with you at one time, now that would be really sick!
:eek:
I could tell you I haven't..... :rolleyes:
 
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Glad I could make you :smile: Crystall.

I don't see me buying many more lenses as long as I don't get into birding.
 
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Drop some off here...

I'm down the road in Parker, and you're welcome to send some of those on a vacation down at my place. I'm sure they get lost in the crowd, sort of like the middle kid.

You really need to get some heavy, long glass. A 600mm f/4 should slow you down for a while :) (I had that Sigma 50-500 once, and it's certainly heavy. I found it very awkward.)
 
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Seymore

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OHMyGod!!! You should take a PIC of all of um' in one place...

But, to much glass? Naa!!! :biggrin: But, if you can't carry it all in one trip from the car, I'll help you (load it into my truck!)... :Whistle: :rolleyes:

cwilt said:
18-70DX
70-300ED
24/2.8
35/2
45P
50/1.8
50/1.4
60/2.8 micro
85/1.8
105/2 DC
180/2.8
300/4

24-120VR
12-24
28-70/2.8
70-200/2.8VR
70-180 micro
1.4TC

Sigma 50-500
Sigma 1.4TC
Sigma 2xTC

Yikes! I have never listed them all before. :eek:

Tell me I'm not the only one? Please.
 
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rloeb said:
I'm down the road in Parker, and you're welcome to send some of those on a vacation down at my place. I'm sure they get lost in the crowd, sort of like the middle kid.
You are closer than you think. I'm just up the road on Smokey Hill. :smile:

You really need to get some heavy, long glass. A 600mm f/4 should slow you down for a while :) (I had that Sigma 50-500 once, and it's certainly heavy. I found it very awkward.)
I don't have much need for long glass at this point. :wink:
 
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Seymore said:
You should take a PIC of all of um' in one place...
I might just do that. With lots of glass and no talent maybe I should take just take pics of the lenses.
 
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Seymore

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cwilt said:
I don't have much need for long glass at this point. :wink:
Oh, that's what they all say! I'll trade you a Tamron 300/2.8 for that 70-200/2.8VR. You'd luv this monster...
 

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