What's the next lens on your wishlist?

StevenSpicer
StevenSpicer StaffAdministrator, Website User, Imerge Beta Tester Posts: 42 Staff

Let's admit it, no matter how many times you think "this is the last lens I'll possibly need", there's always another one that pops up that you've just got to have.

For me, it's the Sigma 85 ART F1.4. I've already got a Sigma ART 24-35 F2 which I absolutely love (the image quality is outstanding for a zoom lens), but I used a friend's 85 recently and it had me earmarking my future savings 😄.

What's the next lens on your list?

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  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 19,589 Ambassador

    First, let me list the ridiculous amount of lenses I have!

    Canon 24-70II f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, 18-70II f/3.6-5.0, 70-300II f/3.6-5.0

    Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8, 100mm macro f/2.8

    Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 (APS-C), 12mm f/2.8 (full), 14mm f/2.8

    Sigma Sport 150-600mm f/2.8

    Lensbaby Composer w all the 50mm optics, aputure kit, macro lenses. I'm forgetting something...

    Laowa 24mm 4.5x macro f/2.8

    Honestly, probably a nifty-50. The Canon 50mm is the cheap one (under $100) with the joke of a focus ring, so I'm kinda thinking of the 50mm f/1.4.

    But another thing I'm thinking about is Canon has discontinued future development of the 5d, 6d and 7d series (I'm on a 5dmkIV), leaving only the Rebels and 1d in development for DSLRs. I expect those will all be discontinued when the new versions come out and Canon will have totally shifted to mirrorless.

    So I'm actually debating selling off all of my current cameras and lenses and going mirrorless before time, use and obsolescence completely kills all resale value.

  • philipwesson
    philipwesson Staff Administrator, Moderator, Website User Posts: 289 Staff

    I need a new Nifty 50 because mine cracked.. Also I need a solid 22mm for wide shots :(

  • tddavis
    tddavis Moderator, Website User Posts: 4,807 Moderator

    On my wishlist is a camera that uses changeable lens 😥

  • alaska_vfx_filmer
    alaska_vfx_filmer Website User Posts: 516 Enthusiast

    I am on a canon crop sensor t3i, and have the cheapo kit lenses (18-55 55-250) and a 50mm 1.8 prime, my next lens will probobly be a wide angle large aperture, possible the rokinon 14mm 2.8, or somthing similar.

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 19,589 Ambassador

    @alaska_vfx_filmer remember the t3i is an APS-C crop sensor. If you're thinking of the Rokinon 14mm rectilinear as a super wide, then you should be looking at the 10mm. The 14mm is for full-frame and it will chop the edges off on a t3i.

    Also note Rokinon, Samyang and Bower are all the same company... Price compare. For whatever reason you can often look at the exact same lens under all three brand names and find one of the three cheaper.

  • alaska_vfx_filmer
    alaska_vfx_filmer Website User Posts: 516 Enthusiast

    Thanks for the tip(s)!

  • StevenSpicer
    StevenSpicer Staff Administrator, Website User, Imerge Beta Tester Posts: 42 Staff

    @Triem23 I have a nifty fifty. Phenomenal lens for the price point (and the size). I actually shot on it exclusively for a long time because it's such a versatile lens and pretty sharp. Give me a decent prime over a kit lens any day. One of the great things about it is it's so small that I can easily chuck it in an already full kit bag just in case. It's no Sigma but it definitely holds it's weight against some of the more beastly 50's on the market.

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 19,589 Ambassador

    It does at that, and the 50mm, it's absolutely my favorite portrait lens. But, if you've seen the stuff I threw in Dibs' thread my go to's are the 24-70mm and 12mm. Took the Sigma 150-600mm to Antarctica, haven't used it since. Great lens, though.

  • GrayMotion
    GrayMotion Website User Posts: 1,539 Enthusiast

    Mine would be a Rokinon 135mm F2. Deep sky photography.

  • DibsMcCallum
    DibsMcCallum Staff Administrator, Website User, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 139 Staff

    First off is my wife going to see this 👀

    I sold all my Canon stuff back in 2016 and there is more info about that in the link on my blog if interested

    2 x 5d mk3, 70-200, 24-105, 24-70, 17-40mm, 14mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm

    Now I just enjoy the freedom of my Fuji setup, XT-2 and XT-3 along with the 10-24mm, 16-55mm and 50-140mm and that's it, but I have been looking recently.

    What I would love to change is the 10-24mm lens if they ever updated that one so it became weather sealed, that would be a instant purchase regardless of anything as I need it for what I do photo wise.

    But during lockdown I did start to enjoy a bit of macro with JJC extension tubes, so I have been looking at a dedicated Macro lens for maximum sharpness, the Fujion 80mm macro is what I have on my radar, but that will be a long while off as the van conversion is top priority right now.

  • DibsMcCallum
    DibsMcCallum Staff Administrator, Website User, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 139 Staff

    @GrayMotion Do you use a star tracker at the moment for seep space work?

    I have a few friends who use them and get great results with whatever lens they add onto it, that is also on my Wishlist

  • StevenSpicer
    StevenSpicer Staff Administrator, Website User, Imerge Beta Tester Posts: 42 Staff

    I'd love to see the photos from that Antarctica trip @Triem23 !

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 19,589 Ambassador

    @StevenSpicer Well, I'll have to find more later since the hard drive those photos are on is acting up (so, whip out the SECOND drive those photos are on....), but here's one taken with the aforementioned Sigma 150-600mm at the far end of that zoom range. The fine detail on the feathers really shows how sharp that lens is.

    Aaaaand, one more, taken with the 24-70mm. I just had a 20x30 print made of this one...

    As far as the rest of the pics go... Yeah, I'd like to see them too! Between my wife and I we came back with something like 14000 photo and video files...

  • tddavis
    tddavis Moderator, Website User Posts: 4,807 Moderator

    @Triem23 I remembered seeing some of them back after your trip, but I scoured your post thread and never found them; just a reference to when you were going. Maybe I saw them on your Twitter or something.🤔

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 19,589 Ambassador

    @tddavis more likely an Imerge related thread or @DibsMcCallum's thread.

  • StevenSpicer
    StevenSpicer Staff Administrator, Website User, Imerge Beta Tester Posts: 42 Staff

    @Triem23 Love that one on the 24-70, what an incredible formation! And damn, that's some sharp lens. Good old Sigma!

  • whiesi
    whiesi Website User Posts: 1 Just Starting Out
    edited November 2020

    I would like to see

    40/1.2L (on 1.3X it would be a nice 52mm FoV lens)

    200 f/2.8L IS (so that I could leave 70-200IS home on tours) hope to get online payday loans in MI for this.

    16 f/2.8L prime with perfectly sharp corners.

    200-500 f/4.5L IS (to replace 100-400).

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 2,005 Just Starting Out

    I want to start doing stop motion or some kind of miniature animation, so I guess I could chime in. I'm actually considering a mirrorless and not a DSLR, just for the features you get when adjusting things on the fly and seeing the result in real time. Perhaps you can already do that with a DSLR but not the one I was using before it passed away, the Canon 600D + magic lantern hack.

    Since none of my lenses are full frame except for the cheap-o 'nifty fifty-but-actually-35mm' lens, I'm definitely leaning more towards a macro lens, they fascinate me greatly. After experiencing it with my phone, I can see a lot of uses for having one right off the bat, not just for video but photos as well. And then maybe something else down the line, but I think that when going mirrorless, that the kit lens will serve me just fine. I haven't decided on what camera I should buy yet, I may just create a new thread about that sometime in the future.

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 19,589 Ambassador

    @kevin_n if budget allows, consider the new Sony A7C. It's a full-frame sensor in a mirrorless body about the size of an iPhone. Normally, for myself, I'd like a bit of a larger body for gripping, but, if you're going to do stop motion a smaller camera will make it easier to place in the set.

    Early reports have the A7C performing about as well as the A7R mk 1, which was an amazing camera.

    I'm a canon user, but part of that is being locked into the ecosystem with my thousands of dollars in lenses I've bought over 15 years. If I were starting today, I'd be looking at either a Panasonic Gh line, Sony A7 line or the BMPCC 6K. Especially as Canon seems to be about ready to kill off their entire DSLR lineup. Except for the 1DX mk iii all Canon's higher-end DSLR's in development have been cancelled.

    For jumping ship the BMPCC 6K is probably my top choice since it uses all my existing Canon lenses.

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 2,005 Just Starting Out

    @Triem23 I'll be creating a seperate thread in the future. But to answer your question, no, I will not be purchasing a A7C. It's not necessarily out of my budget but rather it's just a matter of what my priorities are, basic onion skinning and other features I might want, would have to research for a bit and see what I can find.

  • stuart1313
    stuart1313 Website User Posts: 1 Just Starting Out
    edited November 2020

    i want Sigma 150-600mm 

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  • tddavis
    tddavis Moderator, Website User Posts: 4,807 Moderator

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  • WhiteCranePhoto
    WhiteCranePhoto Website User Posts: 928 Enthusiast

    A William Optics Red Cat... :)

  • Andersen01498
    Andersen01498 Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 1,006 Enthusiast
  • WhiteCranePhoto
    WhiteCranePhoto Website User Posts: 928 Enthusiast

    Well, I decided to take a chance on one of Canon's 800mm RF lenses to use for birdography on my Komodo... I do plan on adding a 2x teleconverter to the kit. Should be fun.

  • EvilDaystar
    EvilDaystar Website User Posts: 301 Enthusiast

    Id love a kit of Rokinon cine lenses.

    Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle.


  • StevenSpicer
    StevenSpicer Staff Administrator, Website User, Imerge Beta Tester Posts: 42 Staff
  • NormanPCN
    NormanPCN Website User Posts: 4,062 Enthusiast
    edited December 2020

    Well, I decided to take a chance on one of Canon's 800mm RF lenses to use for birdography  on my Komodo...

    The 600 f/11 and 800 f/11 lenses are certainly interesting. So small and light and also collapse for storage in your bag.

    AFAIK, That's a super 35 sensor so that is some reach at native 800mm.

  • WhiteCranePhoto
    WhiteCranePhoto Website User Posts: 928 Enthusiast

    Yeah, that should definitely be a lot of reach. In my attempts to film birds (eagles, egrets, blue herons, snow geese, and I once got lucky enough to get a see and film a short eared owl) the biggest limitation I've had is reach, currently limited to 400mm. I won't be able to do much slow motion in 4K on my Komodo, but 1600mm is worth the grade off since it's a portable 1600mm, rather than one of the 12 pound, $13,000 lens sets. :)

    If it isn't there with you, it doesn't really matter how the lens is...

  • mariah1902
    mariah1902 Website User Posts: 0

    It is really true, I do not know why does it happen every time. No matter what lens we buy or not we always end up liking some other lens. We save up for a really long time and buy one lens that we dream of and then after some time the company makes another and makes the older one look like nothing. This is all about business and market policies. This is how they are running the company and making huge money.

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