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Old 23-05-2007, 22:58   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new here so this may have been done before but what is on your lens wish list
i only have 2, Canon 16-35 and Canon 200mmF1.8 There was 3 but i sold my body for No1
300F2.8 it will be a long time now before i get the other 2
So what are yours
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Old 23-05-2007, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
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Something big with USM and IS would love a Sigma 10-20 but i had to sacrifice it for a 20d!
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well as I have only had my dslr for not even two weeks im probably not qualified to have a wish list. i have the kit lens but would love something that gave me the same length as my 9500.

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I want to get an ultra wide angle lens, something 10-20, 10-18, or 12-24 range. I'd also like to pick up the 70-200 f/4 (and eventually the f/2.8) and the bigma. Then again, with all that money I could put a down payment on a house. Man.. what a tough choice
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Would like something at the bottom end, Sigma 10-20mm, and something at the top end, Sigma 80-400mm OS (with a 1.4x!). Maybe when I sell the house (and yes, it's on the market!)
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I don't have one since I'm pretty well covered - a Sigma 10-20 at the wide end, a 100-400 to cover the long end and a 24-105 for the in between. Add to that a 50mm f1.8 and 100mm Macro what more could I wish for.............well, maybe an EF600mm f4.0 L IS USM
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Old 24-05-2007, 07:41   #7 (permalink)
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Recently been looking at the Canon 300mm f2.8 & f4 also the Sigma 120-300 2.8.
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Old 24-05-2007, 07:47   #8 (permalink)
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Mine is soooooooo modest. A Nifty will do me very nicely for now.

After my D200 arrives (don't hold your breath), probably some faster glass in the mid range.
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A simple task and presented in order of priority:
  • 10.5MM f/2.8 DX fisheye - £450
  • 300mm f/2.8 VR - £3000
  • 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro - £500
  • 400mm f/2.8 (but only if they bring out a VR version) - £5500
  • 200-400mm f/4 VR - £4000
  • 200mm f/2 - £2500
That only leaves out two lenses that I'd like Nikon to design/release:
  1. AF-S 20mm f/1.4G prime
  2. AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8G VR
And perhaps, whilst they're at it, update the 50mm and 85mm f/1.4 lenses to AF-S G types too (f/1.2 would be really nice as well )

So that makes for just under another £16,000 in lenses to pick up over the next few years - excluding anything new that Nikon might put out. Proof positive that you spend more on your lens collection (investments) than you ever will on cameras.

Sometimes I wonder; if someone had told me exactly how much I was likely to spend on cameras and lenses when turning full-time pro, would I have still done it?? I'd probably have laughed and said "Yeah, right... £28K on camera gear for myself... HA!"
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Old 24-05-2007, 09:25   #10 (permalink)
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ooo a 10-20 would be nice, definately a macro - canon 100mm or sigma 105 and something in the 70-300 range as well hmmm
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ooo a 10-20 would be nice,
When I was in York recently, I got the Jessop's on the corner by the church down to £300 (one-stop digital price at the time £270) for the Sigma 10-20 with hardly any effort - then they did not have one with a Nikon fit!

I don't know if the manger is still there or not as I then got a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 + a Hoya 77mm filter for £520, and maybe he has been blamed for their current predicament!
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I've been lusting after the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS for a while now, gonna have to treat myself one day, oh and a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM would be nice.

None of which will be arriving on my doorstep anytime soon
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Well, I made a wish list in an earlier post a few months back, + I've fulfilled it now Only lens-wish left really is a fast long lens, as I only have 55-200mm kit lens in this range. However, that can wait, as my current project, new pc, has to come first
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EF 500 f/4 L IS

Nuff said
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Nice wish Sonsey
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I want to get an ultra wide angle lens, something 10-20, 10-18, or 12-24 range. I'd also like to pick up the 70-200 f/4 (and eventually the f/2.8) and the bigma. Then again, with all that money I could put a down payment on a house. Man.. what a tough choice
Good job you live in the US it would not make a down payment here in the UK house prices are crazy
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after seeing Dave's shot of Munich i'm thinking 10-20 instead of the 16-35 and save loads of money towards another motorbike
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A simple task and presented in order of priority:
  • 10.5MM f/2.8 DX fisheye - £450
  • 300mm f/2.8 VR - £3000
  • 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro - £500
  • 400mm f/2.8 (but only if they bring out a VR version) - £5500
  • 200-400mm f/4 VR - £4000
  • 200mm f/2 - £2500
That only leaves out two lenses that I'd like Nikon to design/release:
  1. AF-S 20mm f/1.4G prime
  2. AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8G VR
And perhaps, whilst they're at it, update the 50mm and 85mm f/1.4 lenses to AF-S G types too (f/1.2 would be really nice as well )

So that makes for just under another £16,000 in lenses to pick up over the next few years - excluding anything new that Nikon might put out. Proof positive that you spend more on your lens collection (investments) than you ever will on cameras.

Sometimes I wonder; if someone had told me exactly how much I was likely to spend on cameras and lenses when turning full-time pro, would I have still done it?? I'd probably have laughed and said "Yeah, right... £28K on camera gear for myself... HA!"
Just looked at your camera gear and you have spent too much all ready
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Oh yeah!... unfortunately wishing is the only way I'll ever get that one
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I do well enough with my meager 3 lens collection. All Canon, 10-22mm, 17-85IS and 70-300IS.
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after seeing Dave's shot of Munich i'm thinking 10-20 instead of the 16-35 and save loads of money towards another motorbike
Good choice, the 10-20, Gary

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I do well enough with my meager 3 lens collection. All Canon, 10-22mm, 17-85IS and 70-300IS.
You got all the focal lengths well covered there, Gary, that's the beauty of zooms, you don't need many
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Aw, c'mon now - it's only £4000 here in the UK, or around £2890 (inc NYC taxes) if you make a nice little side-trip to B&H in Manhattan

For a little more than the £1110 saving, you can get two direct return flights from Belfast and three nights accomodation in a three-star hotel such as the Helmsley Middletowne or the Ramada New Yorker (I've stayed in both and can recommend them!)

I tell you - when I'm shopping for the big glass, I'm heading over to NYC to buy it.
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Aw, c'mon now - it's only £4000 here in the UK, or around £2890 (inc NYC taxes) if you make a nice little side-trip to B&H in Manhattan

For a little more than the £1110 saving, you can get two direct return flights from Belfast and three nights accomodation in a three-star hotel such as the Helmsley Middletowne or the Ramada New Yorker (I've stayed in both and can recommend them!)
You'd need to lend me a few quid before you could talk me into that... say £3990

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I tell you - when I'm shopping for the big glass, I'm heading over to NYC to buy it.
Your just right mate, you effectively get a free holiday out of it... but I just wonder what Customs would say about the big flightcased bit of glass you tried to pass off as hand luggage

Have you thought of a way round it if you do it?
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Your just right mate, you effectively get a free holiday out of it... but I just wonder what Customs would say about the big flightcased bit of glass you tried to pass off as hand luggage; have you thought of a way round it if you do it?
Simple, really - you're a photographer; get a bag like LowePro's CompuTrekker AW Plus and that will easily accomodate up to a 500mm lens with other kit and accessories. Just take the bag with you as carry-on for your outbound flight and return with the 500 and the rest of your gear inside it.



The CompuTrekker complies with airline size and weight restrictions for all major carriers; the only time I ever had a problem with it was on a regional flight from Phoenix to NYC, since the overhead luggage bays on the Embraer RJ135 were tiny. The cabin crew solved that problem by helping me to jam it under a seat.

As for the lens case that the Canon 500 comes in - just stick that inside a case of your main luggage - you use it to stow the plastic bags which have your used smalls in them
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