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kiwi
28-01-2010, 9:29am
What lens do you lust after the most

Assume that you almost have enough money (whatever that amount is) for it....but not quite. And you'd be damned guilty getting it. But you just NEED it so bad.

Strangely mine is a 28 1.4 AF-D

mikec
28-01-2010, 9:36am
I've got lens lust for the 16-35 2.8 L at the moment.

I know I'm going to go FF and this lens would just be awsone since I use my wide a lot, having those couple of extra stops would be unreal! Will I actually get it? Probably not, damn money!

yummymummy
28-01-2010, 9:53am
hmmm... It's a toss up between Canon EF 100mm 2.8 macro... OR Canon EF-s 10-22

campo
28-01-2010, 10:07am
Mine changes a bit...

At the moment I'm craving some extra length after having shot a panorama with multiple 200mm images of a windfarm from a large distance. As getting physically closer to the windfarm requires permission from unknown landowners (and a 4WD) more mm was what i was craving!

My lens lust list:

28 f1.4
200 f2
200-400
big boy prime (ie. 400/500/600)

MarkChap
28-01-2010, 10:13am
hmmmmmmmm

500 f4L IS - But would settle for a 100-400 L IS USM which would probably be more practical for me

MPE 65 Macro

olefella
28-01-2010, 10:18am
A 500 or 600 pentax prime.

MrJorge
28-01-2010, 10:25am
Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS.

bigdazzler
28-01-2010, 10:28am
In order of priority;

1.CZ 85 1.4
2.CZ 16-35 2.8
3.35G 1.4
4.70-200G 2.8

Kym
28-01-2010, 10:33am
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/600mm.shtml

600/4 with K-mount adapter, appropriate tripod and Wimberly !!

Why? Is supposed to have brilliant IQ!

DAdeGroot
28-01-2010, 10:46am
Ideally the Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 IS USM, but at > $15k I'm unlikely to see one anytime soon.


But in the terms of the original question: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L (tilt-shift), almost got that one for Christmas but opted for the 85L instead.

JimD
28-01-2010, 11:51am
I could really dig a 600mm


ah it's ok to dream!

Amadeus
28-01-2010, 11:55am
70-200 2.8 (canon)

Allann
28-01-2010, 12:07pm
85 1.2 or 16-35 2.8. Either would satisfy me for a week or two, both would complete my kit.

Clubmanmc
28-01-2010, 12:08pm
DREAM #####...

i dont have any... i got all i want...

buuuuut LOL

M

peterb666
28-01-2010, 12:18pm
Well, I wouldn't mind either the Olympus 14-35mm f/2 zoom or the 35-100mm f/2 zoom. Either would be nice and both twice as nice. I think there should be a place in most people's kit bags for a f/2.0 zoom.

R1titan
28-01-2010, 12:23pm
Ive cured much of my lens lust recently...

Currently i'm lusting a 24 TSE II to play with :)

I @ M
28-01-2010, 12:50pm
Simple really,

Nikkor AF-S VR 200mm f/2G IF-ED (http://www.nikon.com.au/productitem.php?pid=96-2a46efb8ef)


:cheeky33::cheeky33::cheeky33::cheeky33::cheeky33::cheeky33::cheeky33::cheeky33::cheeky33::cheeky33:

Darvidanoar
28-01-2010, 12:55pm
I reeaally want the 70-200 f/2,8L

Even though the price is so good at the moment, I'd still feel guilty.

swifty
28-01-2010, 12:56pm
What lens do you lust after the most

Assume that you almost have enough money (whatever that amount is) for it....but not quite. And you'd be damned guilty getting it. But you just NEED it so bad.

Strangely mine is a 28 1.4 AF-D

If nikon announces a 24 1.4G AF-S next week, would that change your mind?

Personally I lust for a 200 f2 VR, or maybe the 58 1.2 noct

ving
28-01-2010, 1:16pm
mp-e65mm

wrong brand... :(

DAdeGroot
28-01-2010, 1:18pm
mp-e65mm

wrong brand... :(

Then change brands :D

Analog6
28-01-2010, 1:23pm
The Hasselblad HCD 4-5.6/35-90 (http://www.hasselblad.com.au/hb/index.cfm?pageID=12&subPrdGroup=8&modelID=162&CFID=2427409&CFTOKEN=64059158) at a mere $9,995.00 (on special) - but then I'd have to buy an H3 'cos it doesn't fit my H2.

So next down the list is the HC 3.5-4.5/50-110MM (http://www.hasselblad.com.au/hb/index.cfm?pageID=12&subPrdGroup=8&modelID=12&CFID=2427409&CFTOKEN=64059158) at a mere $6,935.00 - and that's its price on special! It will be a long time lusted after, I can tell you.

kiwi
28-01-2010, 1:33pm
If nikon announces a 24 1.4G AF-S next week, would that change your mind?

Personally I lust for a 200 f2 VR, or maybe the 58 1.2 noct

Yes, Ive heard that's likely, or close, and yes possibly. Your two lusts are high up on my list too.:D

ving
28-01-2010, 1:52pm
Then change brands :Doh thats your answer to everything!

I am not a rat, nor am i deserting this sinking ship :p

:lol2:

Tricky
28-01-2010, 1:56pm
100L macro, MPE-65 and MT-24 twin flash... hoping to buy all three this year...gulp.

Although not on my radar anytime soon, an 85L/1.2 is seriously lust-worthy...

Xenedis
28-01-2010, 3:27pm
What lens do you lust after the most

I'm not in the market for any more lenses, and I'm certainly happy with the seven I have; but there are some lenses that are firmly in the "this would be nice" category.

In order of focal length:


Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

The discontinued Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM is indeed lust-worthy, but hard to get, very expensive, and no longer serviced by Canon.

Do I need any of these lenses? No.

Do I want them? You bet.

kingwheatie
28-01-2010, 4:16pm
Would love a Nikkor 400mm f/2.8, aahh the lust

Jules
28-01-2010, 4:18pm
Hmmm, either the Canon 135mm f2 L or the 85mm f1.2 L would be very nice. Not going to happen in the near future though. :(

I've also been wanting a Canon 5d MkII for quite some time.

MarkW
28-01-2010, 8:11pm
Nikon 200-400mm f2.8

kiwi
28-01-2010, 8:44pm
Nikon 200-400mm f2.8

It's f/4 mark, still, nice lens regardless

chrisbevan4
28-01-2010, 8:51pm
Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f4 VR IF-ED
Nikon AF-S 85mm F3.5 G ED VR Micro

Gregg Bell
28-01-2010, 8:56pm
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D
Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC
Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar
Nikkor 14 - 24 f/2.8G ED
Nikkor 28-70mm F/2.8D

mR_CaESaR
28-01-2010, 9:11pm
i've gotten all my lens lusts over the years... 24-70, 35L, 50L, 85L and 70-200..

Ive only kept the 24-70, 70-200 and 85.

The only other lens i could lust for would be the 200 f2, but that'll never happen :) (unless of course i win the lotto)

These days, its more like post production lust... or studio lighting lust....

arthurking83
28-01-2010, 9:25pm
What lens do you lust after the most
....
Strangely mine is a 28 1.4 AF-D

LOL! at the price it commands!.. it's over rated(but there's nothing else in Nikon land like it)

Mine are:(in order of preference I 'spose)

58/1.2
300mm/2
1200-1700mm/5.6-f/8 :p
6mm/2.8(I may need a satellite dish template one day! :D)
16mm f/3.5 fisheye(reality check!)
200-400/4(I wouldn't use it much, but a better replacement for the 500mm mirror for sure ;))
2000mm f/11(because I got this far, and I have all the money in the world!.. so why not?)
PC-E 24mm f/3.5(plus 85mm f/2.8 version)

I suppose I could use an:
14-24mm/2.8, or
70-200VR(I now realise that I need VR :rolleyes:), or
85/1.4
... for 'everyday' type shooting purposes? :confused013

MarkW
28-01-2010, 9:41pm
It's f/4 mark, still, nice lens regardless

Maybe by the time I can throw together $7k it will be f2.8 :p

This now makes me think why would I go the $7k for this lens when I have the 80-400 as I'm only saving a stop at 400mm. Mind you I will still go the 70-200 f2.8 to cover most of the range.

Pine
29-01-2010, 4:54am
I really have the hots for a 24-70 L F2.8 lens.
Probably buy it in Feb.
Regards

oldfart
29-01-2010, 5:53am
I'm holding off upgrading my 70-200mm to f/2.8IS until new model is available

other than that I'm in two minds between Canon and Zeiss 85mm f/1.2

kiwi
29-01-2010, 6:26am
It's f/4 mark, still, nice lens regardless

Maybe by the time I can throw together $7k it will be f2.8 :p

This now makes me think why would I go the $7k for this lens when I have the 80-400 as I'm only saving a stop at 400mm. Mind you I will still go the 70-200 f2.8 to cover most of the range.

Well, it will blow the socks off re iq, af speed and an extra stop is a lot when it either halves iso or doubles shutter speed

grw46
29-01-2010, 7:01am
. Is lens lust contagious ? cause I think I caught it here. ;)
Sigma 135-400mm to go with my newly acquired 24-135mm

Big Pix
29-01-2010, 7:13am
this one for me..... 200-500@2.8..... 400-1000@5.6

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/775535958_v7oV8-L.jpg

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3349&navigator=3
....... thanks to Sigma for the photo

rookie
29-01-2010, 7:13am
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM I'll be dreaming for a very very very long time :(

MarkW
29-01-2010, 9:26am
Well, it will blow the socks off re iq, af speed and an extra stop is a lot when it either halves iso or doubles shutter speed

I knew there was a good reason for getting this lens.

Ah well - need the 70-200 VRII first though. Having only just received the 24-70 the day before yesterday, the funds are a little depleted. Just as well I don't have to buy and develp film for test runs any more.

NGP
29-01-2010, 3:35pm
The Hasselblad HCD 4-5.6/35-90 (http://www.hasselblad.com.au/hb/index.cfm?pageID=12&subPrdGroup=8&modelID=162&CFID=2427409&CFTOKEN=64059158) at a mere $9,995.00 (on special) - but then I'd have to buy an H3 'cos it doesn't fit my H2.

So next down the list is the HC 3.5-4.5/50-110MM (http://www.hasselblad.com.au/hb/index.cfm?pageID=12&subPrdGroup=8&modelID=12&CFID=2427409&CFTOKEN=64059158) at a mere $6,935.00 - and that's its price on special! It will be a long time lusted after, I can tell you.

forget the zooms, buy the primes ;)

only lenses I lust for are the ones that don't exist (most of them do but maybe with slight improvements in aperture or optics).. the ones I wanted I already own..

JazzXP
29-01-2010, 8:20pm
Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII for me. Soooo want that lens. Would double the price of my current equipment though!

Chando
31-01-2010, 5:15pm
Being an "old" Nikon tragic, my lust is the illusive 55mm 1.2 Noct S.C. Nikkor that occasionally comes up on ebay commanding $3,000+ USD!

jibbonpoint
31-01-2010, 5:56pm
I have a Pentax K10D &:-
10-20 Sigma - Takes care of wide angle. I use it a lot. landscapes architecture work 'photo's
18-55 Pentax kit. Camera cover, general shooting.
Pentax M28/2.8. Wherever the field of view is applicable, this one comes out. Everytime.
Pentax Super Tak 50mm f1.4. If I want a good shot at this focal length & I've the time to get it on;it's on.
Pentax Super Tak 135mm f3.5. Same as the above
Tamron Adaptall 2 80-210 f3.8 103A - f4. Principal tele zoom.
Tamron Adaptall 2 70 - 210 f3.5 constant. Regarded as the best of its type & described by another on a manual focus forum, "thinks it's a prime." Tripod only (heavy), planned trips.
Soligur telephoto 400/6.3. Only used to show that it's not a bad lens. Cheap. Stays at home
Tamron Mirror 500mm 55BB f8. Great to use if you're really scared of something you want to photograph. Small & light (still need tripod). Rarely used though but did so this weekend. yet to check out.

So, to answer the question, I think I've reached Lens Nirvana.

I wish you all luck in your quest.:):p

deadgoose
31-01-2010, 8:47pm
Nikkor 85mm 1.4

Spoz
31-01-2010, 9:06pm
leica noctilux 50mm f/0.95... converted to nikon mount of course.

djvkool
31-01-2010, 9:21pm
50L, 85L, 135L...
...and Sigma 150-500

Topcat
31-01-2010, 10:54pm
Well I've got the holy trinity of Nikon Zooms; the 14-24, 24-70 & 70-200 so all that's left in my lust list is the 200-400 F4.

arthurking83
01-02-2010, 12:04am
Being an "old" Nikon tragic, my lust is the illusive 55mm 1.2 Noct S.C. Nikkor that occasionally comes up on ebay commanding $3,000+ USD!

Be sure to get the 58mm version which is the Noct.

The 55mm version is more common, and far cheaper and nowhere near as good and not designated as a Noct.

The 50mm version is not a bad lens, but I think beaten by the current crop of 50mm f/1.4's.
It's still currently in production, so can be had new, and it's also not designated the Noct name, despite the same fast aperture.

The 58mm Noct is a legend of a lens, and the comparative shots I've seen, against the 50/1.2 seem to indicate that it's almost certainly worth the extra money(if you're pedantic).
But certainly not the US$3K they regularly go for.

Colourised
01-02-2010, 1:48am
lusting over a 50 1.4G! grrrrh. hopefully i think thts the last lens on the lineup tht im lusting over currently :(

Steadyhands
01-02-2010, 5:24am
200 F2 or 400 F2.8 or 500 F4

The order in which I lust for these is subject to change without notice.......

MATT
01-02-2010, 10:55am
Mine would be down to three I would realy like right now..in nikon

Either

85 1.4D
200 f2.0
400 f2.8


any of those would satisfy for a hort time:rolleyes:

MATT

knumbnutz
01-02-2010, 12:06pm
The Set of Pentax Limited Primes......tasty !
Cheers Neil

ving
01-02-2010, 12:17pm
6mm/2.8(I may need a satellite dish template one day! :D)
found one for you.... going cheap too!
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Nikon-2-8-6mm-Fisheye-Nikkor-Auto-non-AI_W0QQitemZ370326200599QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCamera_Lenses?hash=item5639296117

Aitchw
01-02-2010, 3:14pm
I have the 16-35L ##### and it works very good on my 1Ds Mk3 , 5D ,1V3HS, 7D, cameras It really stands out in low light work regards Aitchw,

Audible
02-02-2010, 2:48pm
Well, Im in the middle of revamping my telephoto lens. so My lens lust list will be one of these lens;

Canon 100-400mm.
Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS + 1.4 TC.
Sigma 120-400mm OS.
Canon 300mm F4 IS.
Canon 70-200mm F4 IS + 1.2 TC.

arthurking83
02-02-2010, 3:24pm
found one for you.... going cheap too!
.....

Of course it's the non Ai version! :rolleyes:

Gots to gets me a D5000 to mate it too, as well.
(the price of the lens puts the D3s over my budget :p)

Darchangel
02-02-2010, 4:37pm
Definately the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS for me. About to buy the 7D with a 24-70 f/2.8, so I'll be waiting a while to resave for this one, but framing choices will be severely limited until I do :(

cyrusmekon
02-02-2010, 9:54pm
:eek: Aaahhhh where to begin.

28 f1.4 probably for now. I just purchased one of my lens lusts and notice a few of you have it listed.

http://i50.tinypic.com/23lxw15.jpg

Words cannot describe this lens. Now to get a FF camera. Its currently being used on a D90.

:D

olynut
02-02-2010, 10:02pm
I'm desperately wanting the Zuiko 8mm fisheye :(
have been wanting it for 3 years now :(:(

mikew09
02-02-2010, 10:30pm
I hear you mate. I have been saving for my 1st L series and a 50D upgrade for 6 months and just short of my goal something comes up and I have to start again.

Totla Lust for a 70-200 L f/2.8 IS USM, but have to look at alternative:

Canon 70-300 IS USM - affordable but no lusting

Canon 70-200 f/4 L USM - non IS lusting, presently affordable just

Canon 70 - 200 f/2.8 L USM - not quite affordable yet, maybe second hand Lusting

soulman
02-02-2010, 10:46pm
I'm coveting a 24mm f1.4L for some reason. I have this range covered by two lenses already - 17-40 & 24-105 - but I can still hear it calling my name. Other than that, a 100-400 would, I'm sure, improve my life enormously.

Jeremy
03-02-2010, 6:46am
What I would like to get is the new 400mm f/4 DO by Canon - I dread to think of the price - cost if I buy one is : cost = divorce!!

My all purpose lens (somewhat like 3rd gear on my car) that seems to do everything is the 85mm F1.2(II) on the 5D.

Jeremy

Colourised
03-02-2010, 11:48am
wow cyrusmekon! id certainly love that too! :D

latino
03-02-2010, 11:57am
Got back from Melbourne a couple of days ago and I had lust over those Massive pieces of gear those pro sports photographers were using at the Australian open. Drool.....................

johneb47
03-02-2010, 3:43pm
Lens Lust:
Whichever one I am looking at in an online catalogue.
Seriously 10-20mm ultra wide zoom or a decent 100mm macro lens.

SteveoPerth
04-02-2010, 12:40pm
Nikon 17-35mm, I couldn't justify it after months of deliberation so ended up getting a 20mm prime.

SteveoPerth
04-02-2010, 12:44pm
Oh and I forgot the Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR!

Helen S
04-02-2010, 4:14pm
I'm tossing up between the Canon: TS-E 17mm f4L or the TS-E 24mm f3.5L II as the lens to lust over, but first I need to get the EF 16-35mm f2.8L II (at the end of this month, hopefully). :)

Xenedis
06-02-2010, 9:59am
What I would like to get is the new 400mm f/4 DO by Canon

This lens isn't new. It was introduced in 2001.

It doesn't seem to be very common, though.

Dizzy Photographics
06-02-2010, 10:56am
a super super zoom or a super super macro...

i'm happy with what i have though....for now

darkc
06-02-2010, 11:01am
I have been trying to justify my need for a Nikon 14-24mm f2.8. Man would I love to have the money for one of those

dalewilde
28-03-2010, 2:11pm
nikkor 400 2.8

OutCast
28-03-2010, 7:22pm
Canon 70-200mm L ... not sure if I'll end up with the 4L IS or the 2.8L IS II ... ones a want the other matches the budget better.

glenwood
30-03-2010, 8:18pm
Canon 24-70
Canon 70-200 2.8 MK IS II

but don't know when.

albling
04-04-2010, 1:22am
Zeis 85mm f1.4 Plannar T*... bohkeh machine~!

Tricky
04-04-2010, 8:20pm
I say again Barbie, I want a 14-24mm 2.8 nikon for my birthday!

Barbara, I don't think your man can make it any clearer... leave the socks out this year and get him the 14-24! :D

Robyn, I'd like a 100mm L macro, MPE65mm and MT-24 twin lite... hint hint hint

Mr Scrofulous
06-04-2010, 9:17am
I reeaally want the 70-200 f/2,8L

Even though the price is so good at the moment, I'd still feel guilty.

You would not regret it though, for a second, ever !!!!

Darvidanoar
06-04-2010, 11:56am
You would not regret it though, for a second, ever !!!!
That's for sure .. I definity didn't regret choosing the 7D over the 50D, even though the difference in price was really pushing the budget. :)

Mr Scrofulous
06-04-2010, 1:15pm
That's for sure .. I definity didn't regret choosing the 7D over the 50D, even though the difference in price was really pushing the budget. :)

It's always cheaper to buy the one you want the first time, cos you will always wind up doing it eventually.
Cut out the in-between expenses, and it saves money.

benmorgan
06-04-2010, 6:00pm
I'm with the people who listed the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II.
I'd really like to go to Leica - the cameras are bad enough, but the lenses are unbelievably expensive - it's so far out of reach I don't even dare lust for it