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What's your first L lens?

jaenagle
Contributor

So from when you got your first (D) SLR camera, when did you get your first L lense?

What was it and what did you have to sacrifice to get it?

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85 II was my first L, and still my favorite, even if the 200 f2 is really great.

John
Enthusiast

After 2-3 years from my first DSLR, my first L was the 100-400.  

 

The only sacrifice was my L-virginity.  And a dozen or so Benjamin Franklins.

koolmind
Contributor
I had my 70-200 f/4L lens after about 1 year.

kevinb
Contributor

Well.. long story short.. I started shooting with a Nikon! Once I felt the need that the entry level camera was not cutting it, and many other reasons I converted to Canon. I picked up 7D, because it had everything I wanted (so I thought then! HAHA)

 

I would say it took only a month before caving into a 70-200 f/2.8 IS lens. It is my main workhorse and wouldn't trade it for the world. Well, unless I were to scratch up enough money for the new version! 😉

slerch
Contributor

My first L lens, and currently only at the moment, is the 24-70 MkII. Was probably 2 years between getting my first DSLR and this lens. It's an amazing lens.

 

Now I've also upgraded to a full frame camera and am again looking at something to marry to this range, probably a the 24-70 Mk II.

The original 16-35mm L with my 20D.

Rienzphotoz
Apprentice

First DSLR Camera was in 2007

First "L" lens ... actually 4 lens all bought together (17-40 L / 24-105 L IS / 70-200 L IS II / 100-400 L IS) in 2010.

Did not have to make any "sacrifice" only had to save money for 3 years and some credit card installments, before I could buy those lenses ... but "sacriice" is too big a word to use for just some "L"uxury items.

About a year ago I sold the 17-40 and bought the 16-35 L II. 

5D MK III, 60D, 16-35 f2.8 L II, 24-70 f/2.8 VC, 24-105 f4 L IS, 70-200 f2.8 L IS II, 100 f2.8 L IS, 40 f2.8, 50 f1.4, 150-500 f5-6.3 OS, 600EX-RT x 2, ST-E3-RT, Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 with 468MGRC2 Ballhead, 190CXPRO4 with 322RC2 Ballhead, Konova K3 31.5inch slider, Rogue Flash Bender etc

digitalpain
Apprentice

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM

 

Absolutely love this glass!! 

calvin_cbc
Contributor

70-200 f4, loved it, IQ good and was what I could afford then, recently traded in for the 2.8 IS II, I should've bought the 2.8 first place...





Canon is spelled with one "n"

zquaratella
Apprentice

Another 70-200 here! Happy camper! Wishing more L lenses were in that price range.

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