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Re: Essential Lenses?


@DomnickLolas wrote:

I’m curious as to what people would consider an “essential lens”. I currently have the 70-200 4.0 and the 18-55. I mainly shoot wildlife and landscapes but want to open up what i can shoot with different lenses. What are some suggestions?

 

My original response to your post:

 

EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

 

I also have a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport (EF for Canon) 

 

Also:

Extender EF 1.4x III

Extender EF 2x III

 

I've been traveling from Vancouver to Banff in the north, to Phoenix to Albuquerque in the south — and have made some revisions to the gear, essentially traveling with the majority of my gear, organized along the lines of my interests, such as astrophotography, landscspes, to birds.

 

I have a medium backpack for my basic daytime photography, including...

 

Zeiss Milvus 2.8/15M ZE

TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Macro

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Extender EF 1.4x III

Extender EF 2x III


Also in the vehicle in case it's needed:

EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM*

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport (EF for Canon)

Sigma 1.4X TC-1401 (owned at the time of, but not listed in, the original post)

Sigma 2.0X TC-2001 (owned at the time of, but not listed in, the original post)

 

Also not listed in the contents of the day bag is a variety of other gear, bits n' pieces, etc, which most reasonable people might assume is also carried — but don't demand an explanation of the rationale for carrying it or make value judgments about the thought process behind its acquisition.

 

* The EF 500mm lens was acquired from an estate sale for about 1/4 it's original pre-tax price, after it was thoroughly inspected by CPS and its ownership was proven.

Chris P. Bacon
F-1; AE-1; EOS 1V, 5D Mk IV, 6D, 6D Mk II, 7D, and 7D Mk II
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