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Wow, is it a lens Christmas or what!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by RForshey, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. RForshey

    RForshey Guest

    Quite the week this week. So far I've received my 28mm F3.5 PC, my 35mm F2.8 PC (both used), my 50mm F1.2 (brand new) and just got the shipping data from B&H on my 18-200mm! My bag is fat and my wallet skinny!
  2. Seymore

    Seymore Guest

    Congrats Randy... So, what lenses you gonna sell to recoup the wallet?
  3. RForshey

    RForshey Guest

    Well, I sold a 14mm F2.8, 60mm F2.8 Micro, 105mm F2.8 Micro and a 17-35mm F2.8 AF-S.

    Now, I'm down to the following:
    10.5 F2.8 DX Fisheye
    24mm F2.8 AF-D
    28mm F1.4 AF-D
    50mm F1.4 AF-D
    50mm F1.2 AIS
    85mm F1.4 AF-D
    200mm F2.0 VR AF-S
    12-24 F4 DX
    17-55 F2.8 DX
    28-70 F2.8 AF-S
    35-70 F2.8 AF-D
    24-120 VR AF-S
    18-200 VRII AF-S
    70-180 Micro AF-D
    80-400 VR
    70-200 VR AF-S
    200-400 F4 VR AF-S
    28mm F3.5 PC
    35mm F2.8 PC

    Egads, I better sell some more glass!
  4. What is the shipping date on the 18-200 from B&H? I've been trying desparately to get one before I leave for New Zealand on the 27th, but so far no luck.
  5. RForshey

    RForshey Guest

    I pre-ordered one last week, and it shipped today. I will have it on Friday. If you can't find one, let me know and I will be happy to send you mine, with the caveat that you replace it when you can get one, or buy it for what I paid including shipping.
  6. That is a really generous offer, but with the holiday I doubt there is any way you could get it to me by the time I leave on the 27th.
  7. RForshey

    RForshey Guest

    Hmmm... If I get it Friday and send it out for overnight Saturday delivery, you could get it on the 24th. Or if I just send it out overnight you could get it Monday the 26th.
  8. I may have located one from a dealer. I'll get back to you soon.
  9. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Well, you are getting a bit low on lenses but remember, "You are only one lens away from the photos you want."

    I'm working on getting the 18-200VR also, may know something tomorrow.
  10. If you don't mind... I'd sell:

    24mm F2.8 AF-D
    17-55 F2.8 DX or 28-70 F2.8 AF-S
    35-70 F2.8 AF-D
    24-120 VR AF-S
    80-400 VR
    35mm F2.8 PC

    I'd add 1.4X and/or 1.7X and 85PC

    Owning lenses is sure fun but some serious overlaps there!
  11. RForshey

    RForshey Guest

    I have the TCs, but not the 85PC. And, I know you're right. I think I'll post them in a few weeks when people have money again!
  12. Really nothing wrong in owning them all! Really! But in reality we could all live with the Trinity set (17-35+28-70 or 35-70+80-200 or 70-200) or the DX equivalents.

    The problem is to just do it :biggrin:

    Now I see you're missing the 35 1.4 and that, my friend, is a marvelous lens. Bjorn praises it very highly but trying it is totally understanding it. It's extremely sharp and my personal best for landscapes. It's so good. soft at f1.4 bu picks up quickly at f2. I just love that one! So there, I hope I've helped you with your lens lust disease :biggrin:
  13. I like that "Trinity" label :biggrin: . That is what I have (AF-S 17-35 / AF 35-70 / AF-S 80-200) and I agree that it is a very complete set of high quality f/2.8 zooms. I have some glass besides that, but could very happily live with these 3 (in the 17 - 200mm range, of course - I do have a AF 300 f/2.8 with a TC 14 for longer reach).
  14. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    If it was going to be "just" three lenses I'd vote for 12-24mm AFS/28-70mm AFS/70-200mm AFS/VR. I just find I need a bit more WA sometimes, and the 12-24mm does that handily, leaving "only" a four millimeter gap in the range.

    Bring along the Canon 500D (which works beautifully on all three), a couple of TCs for a bit more reach, and it's a versatile package.

    To meet the "three-lens-maximum", I'm leaving out the one or two primes (28mm f/1.4 and 58mm f/1.2) that make this almost unbeatable for travel...

    John P.
  15. Sorry I forgot to post this earlier, but I got one from Cord Camera with (hopefully) overnight delivery.

    Again, many thanks for your generous offer. The Cafe has a great bunch of folks!
  16. RForshey

    RForshey Guest

    No problem Pa, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a great trip to New Zealand!
  17. yeah and that clunky old 200-400. I'll do you a favor and take that burdensome lens off your hands for you. (JK)
  18. Hi John,

    I agree with you. I carry those three lenses along with the 10.5 (small and fits neatly in the corner of my backpack), the 500D and TC17. My 60 and 70-180 live in my other bag and accompany me on my conservatory and garden adventures.
  19. I can see that you no longer have any use for the 85mm f1.4 so why don't you make me an offer I can't refuse?
  20. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    Crystall :

    Funny, but I've never warmed to the 10.5mm fisheye, despite seeing some interesting work with the lens. I think I'd throw in the Noct for my extra - I can meter on the D200 with that lens now, and it's sitting on my camera a lot ! As much as I've loved shooting with the Beast, shooting with metering on the Noct has been a pure delight.

    But when I'm packing the PhotoTrekker, by golly, I do bring a lot of lenses. I seriously need to rethink a lot of that stuff in the coming months. I see some significant consolidation of my lens complement occurring, but at this moment, I'm at a loss to decide on what will go.

    John P.
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