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Doug Nelson 05-03-2015 11:19 AM

How many lenses do you own?
A two-part question with a limitation:

1) How many lenses do you own?
2) Of these, how many do you actually use?

The limitation is to stick to your primary shooting body(s). Even my measly 2-lens collection grows impressively if I count old/odd inventory sitting in a closet somewhere.


Both Nikkors, but not the good ones :)

3dG 05-16-2015 04:48 AM

Re: How many lenses do you own?
I'm new to photography and I've found my self collecting lenses! I know own 5 but only use 2 on a regular basis - 85mm and 24 - 105mm.

Collecting glass is very expensive hobby...

andrewrodney 05-17-2015 02:19 PM

Re: How many lenses do you own?
Favorite all around, most used lens is Canon 24-105mm
Favorite when appropriate is the Canon 100-400mm
Have a canon 105 Macro on a 2nd system for copy work, use at least once a month.
Old, never really use much: Canon 20-35mm and 80-200mm
Newer lens I use for low light is the Canon 35mm 1.4.

Renato Gonçalve 05-19-2015 07:40 AM

Re: How many lenses do you own?

80-200mm 4.5
50mm 1.8
35mm 2.8
105mm 2.8 Micro
and 24-85mm 3.5-4.5

I've using mostly the 35mm and the 80-200, which are both Nikkor ai series.

postie1 05-20-2015 05:58 AM

Re: How many lenses do you own?
sigma 150-500
canon 70-200 2.8
canon 300 f4
the nifty 50
tamron 70-300
and some short zooms
birds thru the winter dragons thru the summer, anything else in between.

Wolly55 05-23-2015 01:12 AM

Re: How many lenses do you own?
I have 3 lenses, Canon 18mm - 55mm, Canon 50mm and Tamron 70-300mm SP Di VC.
The main two i use are the Canon 50mm and Tamron 70 - 300mm.
I like to hoot most things but mainly Kitesurfing at our local beach so for that the Tamron is the main one.

Enamul Hoq 06-23-2015 01:44 PM

Re: How many lenses do you own?
i have 5 now..

Cumbrian 08-04-2015 07:53 AM

Re: How many lenses do you own?
Canon 24-105L Series
18-135 SMT Mostly for Video
55-250 hardly use it,

The 2 I use most are the 24-105 and the 18-135
I also have the kit lense that came with my old Canon EOS 550D
I now have the EOS 70D.

skoobey 08-04-2015 10:11 AM

Re: How many lenses do you own?
Takes a while to realize what works :D

Tareq 08-08-2015 11:17 AM

Re: How many lenses do you own?
Well, i don't have time now to count how many lenses i have but they are many for sure because i have many cameras, DSLR and digital medium format and film medium format and also large format, so imagine how many lenses i have.

How many i do use is also subjective, it is all according to what i shoot, i can't make few lenses as my top choices as i use another lenses if i shoot something different, but i can give an example preview of what i use for what i shoot from what i have.

1. DSLR [Canon]:

Landscapes & Architecture/cityscape: TS 17 & 24II, 16-35L, 24-105 [24-70 is in repair since 2 years and i didn't get it back due to lack of fund], and the new lens in my collection Samyang 14mm

Sports: 70-200 2.8II, 300 2.8IS mk1, EF 85 1.8

Macro and still life: Canon 100 2.8 non L

Portraits: 24-105, 135L, 85 and 50 1.4

2. digital medium format [H4D-60]:

Portraits in studio or outdoors: HC 80, HC 120 macro

Macro and still life: HC 120 macro

Landscape and architecture: HCD 28mm

3. Film medium format:

Landscape and cityscape: Mamiya 50mm and Hasselblad 60mm and Fujica GSW690III[fixed lens], and later i will buy Mamiya 7II lens 43mm to be another favorite to be used here

Portraits: Mamiya RZ 180, Mamiya RB 90, Mamiya7 65mm

Macro: anything as i don't have a dedicated macro lens, i use Mamiya RZ 180mm more

Large format is not in use yet and not many lenses, all of them can be used later if i start to shoot with LF, and i still have many lenses to what i mentioned above.

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