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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: What's your first L lens?

A second hand 24-70, lots of saving and begging my wife Smiley Happy Sold it a while ago when upgrading to FF and replaced with 24-105 I is simply had to have the reach. 

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Registered: ‎11-16-2012

Re: What's your first L lens?

I started serious DSLR shooting in July 2010, using an XTi belonging to my wife. I bought myself a pre-owned XTi later that summer, and then a pre-owned 40D in October 2010. I was blessed with an early Christmas gift of cash, from my parents, which paid for much or most of the cost of my 100mm 2.8L Macro, in November 2010. Without that timely infusion of cash, I probably would have settled for a pre-owned 100mm or 85mm non-L for a project at work, but the 100L's environmental sealing was an asset for that project, and remains useful.

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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: What's your first L lens?

EF-s 17-55mm f2.8.  Smiley Very Happy  It should be anyways.

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Registered: ‎11-22-2012

Re: What's your first L lens?

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In 2003 I got myself a EF 17-40mm f/4L USM because it was the newest ultra wide zoom available. At the time I had no understanding of f-numbers. I am thankful I got this lens as the faster ultra wide was replaced by the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM soon after.

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Registered: ‎12-29-2012

Re: What's your first L lens?

70-200 f/4 which was replaced by the 70-200 f/2.8 II.   Wish I could have justifed keeping the F4 but needed that extra stop.

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Registered: ‎05-06-2013

Re: What's your first L lens?

First L lens...Picked up in Japan:

 

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/606804-USA/Canon_3552B002_TS_E_24mm_f_3_5L_II.html

 

 

 

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Manual Focus Lens for EOS Cameras

 

 

Tack Sharp Images!....I shot a model wearing a kimono type outfit with some Kodak T-MAX B&W film...did my own prints....could even see the stitching clearly on the kimono with the grain focuser!

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Registered: ‎05-06-2013

Re: What's your first L lens?

Here's the pic!:

 

Becca in Japanese Garb.jpg

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Registered: ‎06-01-2013

Re: What's your first L lens?

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
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