How many lenses do you own?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by gnd, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. gnd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2008
    At my cat's house
    I'm just being curious here. I'd like to see what is the average number of lenses that the users of this forum own.
    Do you only have the kit lens, the two kit lenses, more? How many more?
    Doesn't matter how many lenses you use but how many you own.
  2. srf4real macrumors 68030


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    After my third lens purchase I told the missus, "these are all the lenses I will ever need"...

    I checked the 7-9 category.:p;):D
  3. LittleCanonKid macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2008
    I've got a kit lens (18-55) for walkaround, low-light prime (nifty fifty), and a telephoto (70-200 f/4L). Looking to replace the 18-55 with the Tamron 17-50, but that may be on hold since I'm looking around for a new body. Maybe further down the line I'll consider buying the EF-S 60mm macro. I don't use the nifty fifty enough to justify the purchase of a 50mm f/1.4, but the USM focusing would be nice.

    In the short term (and probably longer term) I'm looking at more upgrading and replacing lenses than just adding new ones. :)

    Wow! Sounds like you've got an understanding wife. ;)
  4. hellrider macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2008
    i before i lost a lens, i had 2 pairs of contact lenses/
  5. TheStrudel macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2008
    Got the Nikon 18-135mm kit lens to use with my D80 when I first bought it, then added these used lenses (to try and cover all my bases): Nikkor 70-300mm DX AF-S for wildlife, Nikkor 1.4f 50mm AF-D for indoor flashless stuff, Nikkor 24 mm 2.8f AF-D for a landscape prime, Tamron 90mm Di Macro lens, bought the Sigma 10-20mm DX ultrawide zoom new. Pretty happy with all of these purchases, and the only thing I'd really change if I had that kind of scratch would be VR lenses or the Nikkor f2.8 24-70.
  6. jpfisher macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2006
    New Jersey
    Oh geez... I'm well over 10.

    5 modern AF lenses for my DSLR system (14mm, 31mm, 43mm, 50-135mm, 77mm), 9 old manual lenses for the DSLR (28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm 85mm Soft Focus, 100mm Macro, 200mm, 300mm), 3 for the medium format film cam (50mm, 80mm, 150mm), and 3 for the rangefinder (21mm, 35mm, 50mm).
  7. dllavaneras macrumors 68000


    Feb 12, 2005
    Caracas, Venezuela
    Right now, three, looking to get a fourth. I have the 18-55 kit lens (Canon gear), Canon 100mm macro lens and a Sigma 50mm f1.4. I'm looking forward to getting the new Sigma 10-20 f3.5 after the reviews come out. I need an UWA for an upcoming trip :)
  8. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    7 at the moment:

    EF15mm f/2.8 Fish-Eye
    EF17-40mm f/4 L
    EF24-105mm f/4 L IS
    EF50mm f/1.4
    EF100mm f2.8 Macro
    EF70-200mm f/4 L
    EF300mm f/4 L IS

    8 if you include the 1.4ex (well it has lenses inside!)

    9 if you include a broken Sigma 28-80

    10 if you include the pinhole lens cap I made
  9. NintendoChick macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2008
    I have the kit lens (18-55mm), the 55-200mm zoom, and two e-series primes: 50mm f/1.8, and the 100mm f/2.8.
    I'm looking into a macro lens, but we'll see how far down the road that happens...
  10. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Canon 35/2, Sigma 50/1.4, Canon 100/2.

    considering swapping out the 35 for a 28 or the 100 for a 135. or maybe a 24-85 for the few times i need a zoom...
  11. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    I only have the one 18-55 kit lens that came with my D50.
  12. TK2K macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2006
    17-40L 4, 50mm 1.4, 100mm 2.8 macro, 135mmL 2.0

    love em all
  13. romanaz macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2008
    got three right now, selling one, along with one of my bodies, and going pick up another prime sometime when I can afford it.
  14. sangosimo Guest


    Sep 11, 2008
    2 right now. 50 1.8 and 500 f8

    but I will probably end up with 4. My wish list rig is a 5dmk2, 16-35 mk2, 70-200 2.8 is, 50 1.0, and 600 f8 reflex
  15. peskaa, Jun 30, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2011

    peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    EF 15mm f/2.8 FE
    EF 16-35 f/2.8L II USM
    EF 28 f/2.8
    EF 50 f/1.2L USM
    EF 50 f/1.8
    EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
    EF 100 f/2.8L IS USM Macro
    EF 135 f/2 L USM
    EF 400 f/4 DO IS USM
    EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-5.6 USM
    1.4 Extender II

    Carl Zeiss T* 80 f/2.8 (Hasselblad MF)
    Leica f/0.95 Noctilux-M
    Leica f/2 Summicron-M ASPH
    Sony E16 f/2.8 (NEX-5)
  16. TheReef, Jun 30, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  17. MacNoobie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2005
  18. Kronie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2008

    6 if you count a TC.

    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
    Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
    Canon EF 70-200 F4L IS
    Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
    Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG HSM
    Sigma 1.4 EX DG APO Auto Focus TC.
  19. -hh macrumors 68020


    Jul 17, 2001
    NJ Highlands, Earth
    Right after I checked the "5-6" block, I thought of this question: all of those other cameras.


    5 ... current dSLR (and 'recent' 35mm film; Canon EF mount)
    3 ... current UW film camera (Nikon Nikonos)
    2 ... old Pentax "K" that I haven't used in several years.

  20. joro macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2009
    I have 4 right now, looking at buying 2 more within the next 6 months.

    And wow, you are quite lucky, I spent $1600 or so to buy an L lens and I thought my wife was going to kill me – literally. But she's eased off and now I’m the proud owner of 3 L lenses! ;)
  21. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    7 lenses right now, although I might be looking at a longer prime in the near future. Just got a new 50mm and love it so far!
  22. duncanapple macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    I have two currently - the kit lens and a brand new Canon 35mm f/1.4L (my first real lens - photography is a blast with this type of flexibility)

    I am not sure the kit lens will ever make its way back on the camera lol. The 35mm is just such an excellent lens. My plan is to also get some flavor of the 70-200 L, and down the line, a full frame camera.

    70-200 in that set up would do portraits and telephoto pretty nicely. The 35mm on a full frame would probably become my wide angle/general lens. Not sure how good of a "standard" lens this 35mm would be on full frame though?

    Does anyone else use a 35mm on a full frame, both as a wide AND general lens? My goal would be to use it for full body shots, group shots indoors, landscapes, etc, and the 70-200 would do head shots, far off subjects, etc. That seems good, just not sure if for example I was doing a full body shot with a person filling the frame, if 35mm would be distorted at all on, say a 5D?
  23. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    there is someone who uses every focal length between 8mm and 1200. what matters is do you like it.

    i don't get along with 85mm. i don't care how amazing a lens is, if it's 85mm, i have no use for it. stick it on an APS-C camera, and i think it's fine. you might feel the same about 35mm, or you might not.

    technically, all focal lengths work, it just depends on what effect and/or working distance you're looking for.

    35mm is acceptable for full-body and environmental, though i think it's on the short side for full-body.
  24. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Just have 3 and I hope that will be enough:

    Nikon 18-105mm VR
    Nikon 50mm F1.8
    Tokina 12-24mm

    All to go on a D80. Also just got a battery grip from my best friend for my bday, so now I am looking to get myself a bigger bag!
  25. seattle macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Nikon 35mm 1.8
    Nikon 50mm 1.8
    Nikon 18-200mm VR

    Canon 50mm 1.8
    Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro

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