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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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All I kept hearing was the advice to spend more on glass than the camera. I headed that advice and got the 70-200 IS 2.8 mkii along with my 7D, which was an upgrade from my T2i & Sigma 17-70. 

 

After that, I got the 17-40 and then the 6D & 24-105 kit.

 

Sold all my primes. I'm sure I'll get back to them someday, but for now I need the versatility.

6D, 7D, 70-200 f2.82.8 IS mkii, 17-40 f/4, 24-105 f/4, Various Yongnuo Flashes and triggers

Dexy
Apprentice

My first was the 70-200f/4 as will be with a lot of people. 

 

Now 7 L's later and still wanting more. 

juliandadag
Apprentice
17-40mm f4 on a 20D

chicuco
Apprentice

i prchased a 70-200 L F/4 a year ago to my T1i ,and after that a 14-40 L f/4. Both great lenses. I got the extenders 1.4X II and 2X.

The 70-200 F/4 is a very nice lens, after a 70-300 IS USM.

drpixels
Apprentice

my first glass was the nifty fifty 1.8, im looking now to get either the 70-200f4 with is or the f2.8 w/o is

Local_Hero
Apprentice

Mine was the trust 17-40mm f/4 followed shortly (a couple months) by the 70-200mm f/4.

 

Next on my list will be the 24-70 f/4 due to the size, weight, and the fact it can be used near macro for the rare times I want/need that ability.

iM
Apprentice

First SLR was the EOS 600 back in '89. First DSLR the EOS 400D in December 2008.

Then in March 2010 I bought my first L lens, the 70-200 f/4 IS. After I bought my 5DII, I also bought the 17-40L

Now looking for a standard zoom, i.e. 24-70 or 24-105 but still in doubt.

tagnal
Contributor

My first L lens was the 24-70 f/2.8 on my T1i at that time.  

24-105 f4 as part of the 5D MII "kit".

 

Sold it a year later for the 24-70 f2.8 but not because I didn't like it!  I was just overlapping zoom distances with other lenses.

ratan
Enthusiast

EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM IS II on a 1DX

I like DSLRs and a Gear Whore.

Canon:
Canon EOS 1Dx, EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM IS II, EF 200mm f/2.0L IS USM

Nikon:
Nikon D4, Nikon D800, Carl Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed 50mm T/1.5, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
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