My Glass

My glass makes for a cluttered desk.

Of course, referring to "glass" as being "lenses". It's photog talk, but you lot already knew that (being as you're all photogs).

For the theme. And because it is after 11pm and I'm tired.

So, these are my everyday lenses - always in my kit. L-R EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM, EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM, EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM. Taken with the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (which I retired and gave to Koshi).

I know it's a boring photo, but it vaguely amuses me.

Koshi had the same idea as me, but hers is much prettier:
http://365project.org/koshi/365/2010-11-15
Your glass is purdy *puppy eyes*
posted November 15th, 2010  
@indiannie_jones Haha! Thanks Annie! It tells me it thinks you're pretty too. :D
posted November 15th, 2010  
i'm jealous. I love how you have the picture of your assistant on the monitor in the background. nice touch.
posted November 15th, 2010  
@jgoodridge Thanks Jeff! She's in the background of another shot on here too. ;) I had this vague idea that I'd sneak that photo into the background once a month or so. :D
posted November 15th, 2010  
I don't have lens envy at all-much!
posted November 15th, 2010  
@pennymilner It doesn't matter how many lenses you have, you *always* have lens envy. ;) There is so much glass I think I need.....
posted November 15th, 2010  
Look at all those lenses!!! I'm so jealous!!!!
posted November 15th, 2010  
L lenses! WOW!!!
posted November 15th, 2010  
@wahyusp Well worth the extra $$$! After I bought my first L, I swore I'd never buy a non-L lens again (and I haven't). The one lens I would buy again that isn't an L is the EF-S 10-22mm - the only reason I can see as to why it doesn't have the L designation is that it is EF-S and not EF (it fits the requirements regarding glass, lens coatings and everything else). Of course, I shoot FF now, so the EF-S is no use to me anyway.
posted November 15th, 2010  
@jinximages , have you try another $$$ lens, i.e. Zeiss, Leica... and what do you think of these lenses (just curious...hehe)
posted November 15th, 2010  
@wahyusp I used to have a Leica film camera (many years ago) and must say I can't fault their lenses. They do with glass manufacturing what the Japanese makers have to do with lens coatings! Extraordinary. I would love their Canon-mount 50mm, but at $10k I just can't justify it.

In regards to Zeiss optics, well, I'm not as convinced. They make a lot of consumer-grade glass, which sells based on nothing more than the Zeiss stamp on it. They make good lenses, but also so-so lenses.

Other glass I just love is Hasselblad. IN.CRED.I.BLE! I've had the pleasure of shooting with the H3D medium format with their 80mm lens and it was superb! The other lenses were just as superb, but that was the lens with which I fell in love. ;) I know Leaf is all the go right now, but I think that when I have enough spare change I'll be moving to the 'blad medium format system. Not that Leaf isn't as good - I'm sure it is - but the 'blad just works so well for me I don't think I would be as happy with anything else.
posted November 15th, 2010  
@wahyusp Oh, in regards to Zeiss, the Distagons are very nice. I wouldn't pass up on one of those!
posted November 15th, 2010  
@wahyusp Sorry for all the replies... Just a link to the Leica lens (for which one also needs an EOS mount to use it on Canon):
http://en.leica-camera.com/photography/m_system/lenses/5915.html
$10000.00 seems alright, yeah? ;)
posted November 15th, 2010  
@jinximages , thks for all info about lenses.... :)
posted November 15th, 2010  
When Jinx says "Leaf" he means "PhaseOne". He really should be asleep by now.
posted November 15th, 2010  
One word: jealous.
posted November 15th, 2010  
Oh and you're right, the 10-22mm is awesome.
posted November 15th, 2010  
Haha! Ask it if it wants to go for a drink :P
posted November 15th, 2010  
Which is your favorite lens?
posted November 15th, 2010  
Oh I'm so jealous!
posted November 15th, 2010  
So clever! Struggling a bit with "glass" ideas . . .
posted November 15th, 2010  
Count me jealous as well!
posted November 15th, 2010  
Quite an impressive collection!
posted November 15th, 2010  
i can't wait till i'm rich and can buy fancy glass like you ;)
posted November 16th, 2010  
Nice collection of glass! Love all of these lenses.
posted November 16th, 2010  
Ha, ha, ha ... was waiting for it for the theme ... drool, drool, slobber.
posted November 16th, 2010  
Very nice selection you have there,lucky boy!
posted November 16th, 2010  
Oh,and from the quality of your shots,I thought you only have a Point&Shoot camera! .......... :)
posted November 16th, 2010  
This is awesome..great theme shot!
posted November 16th, 2010  
BORING ???? not we all like to see each others gear , this is a interesting shot . Lots of goodies there NICE
posted November 16th, 2010  
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JEALOUS! okay give me your money and your smarts and your glass and I'll be the happiest chica in the whole wide world.
christmas? yea its coming up. I've been good :)
posted November 17th, 2010  
@pixieperfect Definitely the 85mm. I love primes! Can't beat them for sharpness. In all likelihood, I'll replace my zooms with primes eventually (when I can afford it). I know that seems counterintuitive to many people, but you just can't get the same quality from a zoom. :)

@spaceman I use these on my iPhone! ;) Haha!

@lauren211 You'd better get in Santa's good books! :D
posted November 17th, 2010  
I had a friend suggest a prime lens rather than a zoom-- From what he was saying they can take some really amazing shots but I'm going to have to wait. So I"m starting with zooms as well... :)
posted November 17th, 2010  
Favorite :)
posted November 18th, 2010  
@pixieperfect Since you shoot Canon, you should check out the 50mm f/1.8 prime. It costs about $100, and to get similar sharpness from a zoom you'd have to spend about $3k! And then you still wouldn't have the awesome DOF control of f/1.8. If you find some more money hiding in an old shoe or something, the 50mm f/1.4 is superb and I consider it a pro-quality lens, for about $400. To justify going beyond that (to the f/1.2L) you'd have to be making some serious money from your camera, imo, because it would be rare for anyone to be able to pick the difference between a shot taken with the 1.4 and one taken with the 1.2, and the cost of the 1.2 is around $1200 or more (still one third the cost of the 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II).

@danio Thank you so much, Dani!
posted November 18th, 2010  
So if this is your 'kit' does that make all of these 'kit lenses'?
posted November 19th, 2010  
@icywarm Best kit lenses ever. ;) Haha! Well, except for the Hasselblad kit lenses... *drool*
posted November 19th, 2010  
Hasselblad 503CX CF "Golden Blue" model, 1941-1991 50th Anniversary model. 24K gold plated kit/blue leather. Only 700 made... now that is a kit!

But for me I fully expect at anytime my camera and lenses could be destroyed by the shoot... so I prefer kits under $1000. ie a KX w/ pancake 77...

but that is some nice gear... what you using for a bag?
posted November 19th, 2010  
@icywarm Domke J-1 now. Just a bit less "I'm a photographer" than the Lowepro I was using.

Oh man, that *is* a kit...
posted November 19th, 2010  
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