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What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be? #2  
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

Do you remember this thread: RE: What Will Your Next Lens(es) Be? (by JeffM Feb 6 2006 in Aviation Photography)

That thread was started some time ago. Now, it's summer, many people are on a vacation.

So, what will your next lense or lenses be?

In the next coming months, I'm going to sell the EF-S 17-85mm lens and buy the 24-105mm f/4L, 50mm f/1.8 II, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, 17-40mm f/4L and 70-200mm f/4L.

I will first buy the 24-105 and sell the 17-85, then I'll buy the 18-55 and 50 II, 18-55 is only for cockpit shots as 24-105 isn't wide enough. I will buy the 17-40 and 70-200 later as I want sharper telezoom shots and sharper wide-angle shots. 50 1.8 because it's sharp and on a pretty nice portrait focal length.

I am not planning to buy this lenses very soon, just after about 6-16 months.  Smile

I look forward to see what you are going to buy...  Wink

Regards,
David

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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

Im pretty much set for now, but when I get more glass, I will buy the 200mm F/2.8 and the 135mm F/2.0.

User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3305 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3811 times:
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Well, I just got my new DSLR, so I won't be buying new lenses anytime soon. Also, there are not many cheap, good-quality lenses for the 4/3 mount Olympus uses, so I'm going to have to dish out some serious bucks for a new lens. In a few years, then, when I have a lot of money to waste, I'll hopefully buy this lens, or it's successor.

http://www.olympus-esystem.com/dea/products/lens/90-250_28/index.html

With the E-500's 2x crop factor, that's a range of 180-500mm, all with an f-stop of 2.8!!!!!!

I want it! But it costs about 6100 USD.

TIS



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

I'd love to say a 24-70 f/2.8L to replace the 24-85 f/3.5-4.5, or a 400 f/5.6L for a little extra reach from the 70-200 + 1.4, but it'll definitely be a while either way...


"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

After finally getting an excellent tele-zoom (Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8) a few months ago, I'm now more interested in the other side of the spectrum. I'd love to get one of those 10-20 or 12-24 digital wide zooms... They're quite difficult to get though, it seems.

User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

Nikkor 200-400 VR.

Nikkor 80-200 VR



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineIngemarE From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 285 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 5):
Nikkor 200-400 VR.

Dito   (...wantee, wantee!)

Quoting Viv (Reply 5):
Nikkor 80-200 VR

Have I missed something?!?!    Wow!

Circular polarizers are the next (financially possible) items on my list!

[Edited 2006-06-27 09:24:46]


In thrust I trust.
User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

Quoting IngemarE (Reply 6):
Quoting Viv (Reply 5):
Nikkor 80-200 VR

Have I missed something?!?!

OOOPS!!!

I meant the 70-200 f/2.8 VR.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3759 times:

Maybe the EF 50mm f1.8 II

Regards
Colin  Smile


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

Just bought the Nikon 24-120 VR. So no new lenses for a year or two! Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineJumbopilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

I am not an expert in aviation photography yet. But next time I am going to change from usual digital camera to SLR, especially to Canon EOS 350d. Probably I will take the KIT version including the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens.

I know there are many different situations that require many different lenses. But can anybody recommend an additional lens for aviation photos, e.g. for inbound a/c or so?




User currently offlinePavvyben From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

Nikon 17-55mm F2.8
Nikon 200-400mm F4 VR
and maybe a prime  Smile


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

You all know I want a 400 2.8 - but that will happen rather later than soon.


F.  Smile

[Edited 2006-06-27 13:14:20]


Jet Visuals
User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11357 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

Quoting Pavvyben (Reply 11):
Nikon 200-400mm F4 VR

Ditto, or I may sell my Sigma 70-200 w/ 2x TC and get the equivalent Nikon with VR and a TC.



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3713 times:
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Hi all

I've got my eye on the the Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM.

Looking forward to getting it in the future.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineSmAlbany From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

Well, no immediate plans for new lenses. I currently have the 17-40, 50 f/1.8 II, 70-200 f/4, and the 1.4TC. For aviation, maybe some more reach?

If I was putting together a wish list I would probably go for the 400 f/5.6L in terms of sharpness vs. affordability.

Dan


User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 41
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 5):
Nikkor 200-400 VR.

i already told my girlfriend that i´d love to have it as a birthday gift, but she somehow misunderstood and bought something different... Smile

...still hoping for christmas... bigthumbsup 

Denis



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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

Quoting Gary (Reply 14):
I've got my eye on the the Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM.

Looking forward to getting it in the future.

Until you try to shoot a whole airshow with one.
You'll need a Kirk King Cobra or Wimberley for it.

I hope to pick up my Canon EF 500mm f/4 IS lens this week.

Ian.

[Edited 2006-06-27 14:27:33]

[Edited 2006-06-27 14:28:12]


If I could just get the afterburner working...
User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3685 times:
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Talk about a big lens! 300-800mm by Sigma. Oh well, that's more a dream than my next lens. If I were to buy one, it'd certainly be the 100-400 IS USM by to replace my current 75-300mm USM. But patience, gotta finish my studies first  Wink




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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Quoting Granite (Reply 14):
I've got my eye on the the Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM.

Yikes!  Wow! Shouldn't you also buy the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM tripod?  Smile

This is a heavy beast... I've tried the Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM on my 20D and I couldn't hold it steady. Too heavy. I don't even want to try the 600mm. Maybe you're a big guy... Haha!

Regards,
David


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3658 times:

Quoting Beechcraft (Reply 16):
but she somehow misunderstood

They often do ...



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3655 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 20):
They often do ...

 checkmark  rotfl 


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3640 times:
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I currently own a Canon EF-S 17-85, a 70-200 f/4L, and a 50mm f/1.4. What I'd like to do is replace the 17-85 with a 24-105 and a 10-22, but as you can imagine, those 2 are *expensive*. And I'd love a 100-400 for aviation photography, but it's not exactly cheap either. Therefore I'll keep dreaming for the moment.

-Manuel



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3637 times:

Manuel. Do you have tripod mount on your 70-200 f/4? If so, do you use it always?

Thanks,
David


User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3633 times:

As mentioned already by others, the Nikkor 200-400 f/4 VR

Pete


25 ManuCH : No, I find the 70-200 f/4 to be very light. I usually use it hand-held, therefore I don't have a tripod mount. I have tried using it on a tripod just
26 OlegShv : Thinking about Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D or 70-200 f/2.8 AF-S VR. 70-200 VR seems to be more versatile, but it costs almost twice as much... Oleg.
27 Aero145 : Thank you Manuel. Would you recommend the tripod mount if one is going to use the lens often on a tripod/monopod? Thanks, David
28 ManuCH : Yes, if you use it often on a tripod, definitely. But if it's only for occasional use like I do, it's not worth the money. -Manuel
29 JAT74L : EF 70-200 f2.8L is on my hit list. Better get more overtime in first though! John
30 Post contains images AC773 : I have a 28-135 IS and a 50 1.8II right now to go with my 10D. They're both fantastic lenses, and I'm very happy I bought them. Right now I'm in need
31 Post contains images Scottieprecord : The UPS guy will deliver my new CANON 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS today around 5!!! Just in time to go spotting this evening! AAAAHHHH... I'm so excited. ha
32 Post contains images Aero145 : Nice, Mike. Enjoy your new lense! I've tried it, and I like it very much. The weight doesn't disturb me, neither does the push-pull zoom... Regards, D
33 Post contains images Senorcarnival : LOL. Have fun being stuck on 410 at San Pedro. So close but so far. If you do make it before sundown, good luck you lucky bastard.
34 DullesGuy : Canon 100-400L IS is next for me..oh how i wish i had the funds for it right now.
35 Post contains images Scottieprecord : Hahaha. Coming from the North side, I miss all of that mess. Wurzbach Parkway, then Nakoma straight out to 12R approach. Hopefully I'll be out there
36 AndrewUber : I bought one of my dream lenses a few months ago, the 70-200 f2.8L IS. Next one for me is the 17-40 L and I should be all set! Drew
37 Post contains images Chris78cpr : I bought a 70-200F2.8LIS and a 24-105F4LIS last week and they should both be here tommorrow! Finally, they keep getting delayed. Next lens for me will
38 Post contains images Woody001 : I picked up my Canon 500mm f/4 L IS this evening. Stopped off at LHR on the way home just to try it out Cheers, Ian.
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