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ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Of course that's only as long as batteries could be charged...otherwise it's the Schneider and film. (no batteries necessary...just film and a place to store it!)
http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g461/TyPortfolio/sweetrig.jpg

Feb 12 13 07:23 am Link

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Select Models

Posts: 36284

Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

Marty McBride wrote:

Paramour Productions wrote:
50/1.4

We haven't lost the right to our own opinion.....yet! smile

Yes... you have... you must accept MINE... lol... (just kidding)... wink

And DUDE... you've been mentioned as an MM 'legendary photographer' over on that thread.  Would have to agree with that nomination... wink

Feb 12 13 07:45 am Link

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Gary Melton

Posts: 6405

Dallas, Texas, US

Nikon D4 with Nikon 70-200 f2.8

Feb 12 13 07:50 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM.

When I'm tired of shooting I can use it for weight training and cracking open coconuts.

Feb 12 13 07:56 am Link

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DAN CRUIKSHANK

Posts: 1786

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Nikon 24-70 2.8 is all I ever need smile

Feb 12 13 07:59 am Link

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MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Gary Melton wrote:
Nikon D4 with Nikon 70-200 f2.8

Michael Pandolfo wrote:
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM.

Al Lock Photography wrote:
Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VRII

David Nelson Photograph wrote:
The Canon 70-200 USM IS II

70-200 has worked for X years, and so it will for the next 2 wink

Feb 12 13 08:02 am Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Do I have a teleconverter in my bag?

Feb 12 13 08:22 am Link

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Select Models

Posts: 36284

Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

Alien LiFe wrote:
Hmmm ... not really smile

You can 'sticth' few photos for panoramic beach scenes & sunsets.
50mm lens can focus quite close for close-ups of flowers & unique insects.
and after 2 years, wildlife might turn out to be our friends.

Oh fur sure... call the birds down outta the trees and have them discuss island politics with you at the breakfast table... lol  And I think the word you're searching for is STITCH... but that wouldn't work either as needles and threads won't be available on the island... hmm

Feb 12 13 08:29 am Link

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Yingwah Productions

Posts: 1341

New York, New York, US

Shot By Adam wrote:

I'm curious as to why you went with a Sigma instead of a Nikkor? That's like asking you can own any car in the world and instead of choosing a Ferrari or a Lamborghini or a Bugatti or a Mercedes Benz or a BMW, you chose a Hyundai.

As for me, it would be my 14-24 f/2.8 on my D800. It's my favorite lens in the bag. I have more creative fun with that lens than any other, by far.

Better bokeh than all 4 of nikon's 50mm. I considered buying it but its too huge. 77mm filter for a prime takes up too much space in my bag

Feb 12 13 08:31 am Link

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Alien LiFe

Posts: 879

San Francisco, California, US

Shot By Adam wrote:

I'm curious as to why you went with a Sigma instead of a Nikkor? That's like asking you can own any car in the world and instead of choosing a Ferrari or a Lamborghini or a Bugatti or a Mercedes Benz or a BMW, you chose a Hyundai.

As for me, it would be my 14-24 f/2.8 on my D800. It's my favorite lens in the bag. I have more creative fun with that lens than any other, by far.

Simple ...
I used to have both and after shoot with them for a year - I prefer the Sigma instead of Nikon D & G version ... to me Sigma lock of focus faster & tend to give me more pleasing out of focus background then the Nikons ... different strokes for a different folks, I guess ...
I don't know, maybe I had one bad apple from a bunch but after that I'm sticking to Sigma for the standard lens, which is the only 3rd party lens in my bag.

I used to shoot with gear that work for me & I know well ... and call me silly, I never want a Ferrari or a Lamborghini too ... but I'll take Fiat 500 Abarth of course with Catrinel Menghia in a driver seat ... wink

Feb 12 13 08:59 am Link

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ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Select Models wrote:
Oh fur sure... call the birds down outta the trees and have them discuss island politics with you at the breakfast table... lol

Well....yeah. wink LOL!

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g461/TyPortfolio/wellyeah_zpse0f2b049.jpg
Denali, Alaska. Likely a 50mm Pentax....around 1969.
I was about 8years old, could have been the Argus C3!

Feb 12 13 09:12 am Link

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MiGel

Posts: 664

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

My Canon EOS 1Ds III OR an EOS 5D Mark III
with
SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

http://www.tamron.eu/typo3temp/pics/9571d23f33.jpg

and a kenko 1.4x Teleconverter attached (which is not a lens)

Feb 12 13 09:13 am Link

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Paolo Diavolo

Posts: 8880

Martinez, California, US

Raoul Isidro Images wrote:

5DMk3+24-70mmf2.8MkII
http://homeforbrides.com/photos/201211//Canon-5d-mark-iii-3-_3243_514_s.jpg

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my thought exactly!

Feb 12 13 09:16 am Link

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Select Models

Posts: 36284

Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

ArtisticGlamour wrote:
Well....yeah. wink LOL!

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g461/TyPortfolio/wellyeah_zpse0f2b049.jpg
Denali, Alaska. Likely a 50mm Pentax.

lol... bet you had do search awhile to find that pic... wink... so who is the bird voting for as 'mayor of the island'?... and DUDE... you KNOW Alaska is land-locked... right?... wink  That syrup would probably kill that poor critter... lol

Feb 12 13 09:17 am Link

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Kyle T Edwards

Posts: 434

St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

My 24-70 f/2.8 on my brand new 5D MkIII, which, as the store informed me just an hour ago, is now in!! smile



...of course, with all that scenery and all those beautiful models, I'd also have to MacGyver up some naval mines, in case anyone got any crazy ideas about "saving" me, either early or otherwise.  Just drop off my computer (so I can edit the pictures, some solar panels and a converter, air lift in some kegs and a tap now and then for our luaus, maybe a satellite and big-screen TV for the Superbowl, and that's it.  We'll go Gilligan's Island with the rest.

Feb 12 13 09:36 am Link

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Gary Melton

Posts: 6405

Dallas, Texas, US

Select Models wrote:
...and DUDE... you KNOW Alaska is land-locked... right?...

Alaska's perimeter is 7,119 miles, of which 6,640 miles is coastline (93.3% of it's perimeter)...so it's practically an island...

Feb 12 13 09:41 am Link

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PTPhotoUT

Posts: 1961

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

It used to be my 70-200 f 2.8. I recently picked up a T4i for a back up and got it with the EF-S 18-135 3.5-5.6 IS STM.  It is light weight, fast focusing, silent, and amazingly sharp. No complaints at all!

Feb 12 13 10:04 am Link

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Marty McBride

Posts: 3132

Owensboro, Kentucky, US

Select Models wrote:
And DUDE... you've been mentioned as an MM 'legendary photographer' over on that thread.  Would have to agree with that nomination... wink

It's good to see people still have a sense of humor around here! smile  I wasn't mentioned as legendary, but hey...I appreciate the hell out of your solo vote! lol tongue


Nikon D4 with Nikon 24 1.4

Feb 12 13 10:07 am Link

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Renato Alberto

Posts: 958

San Francisco, California, US

-The Dave- wrote:
28-300 f/4 on a D800 would work for me.

+1

Feb 12 13 10:10 am Link

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Mcary

Posts: 1803

Fredericksburg, Virginia, US

APO Macro Summarit 120mm F 2.5  Leica S

Feb 12 13 10:19 am Link

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Christian_GER

Posts: 1

Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany

24-70mmf 2.8 Mk II for sure. :-)

Feb 12 13 10:41 am Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21476

New York, New York, US

Mcary wrote:
APO Macro Summarit 120mm F 2.5  Leica S

Good call.

Assuming a 35mm based camera, I'm going to change my answer to the Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux Aspherical Manual Focus Lens.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/5 … rical.html

http://static.bhphoto.com/images/images500x500/586190.jpg

If I had my choice of systems, it would probably be a Sinar X 4x5 camera and a Rodenstock Lens:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/8 … L_APO.html

Feb 12 13 10:43 am Link

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Navid

Posts: 44

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canon 50mm 1.2

Feb 12 13 11:53 am Link

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ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Marty McBride wrote:
It's good to see people still have a sense of humor around here! smile  I wasn't mentioned as legendary, but hey...I appreciate the hell out of your solo vote! lol

I LOVE a well lit glamour shot!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26994562

Select llamas wrote:
lol... bet you had do search awhile to find that pic.

Nah, now that I've "Lightroom-ed" everything (and I mean EVERYTHING! LOL!)...it's all at my fingertips. That and I use Facebook to "archive" all the old Alaska "family album" (like 5000images!) shots. Easy. lol

Feb 12 13 12:22 pm Link

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MCPHOTO

Posts: 740

Duvall, Washington, US

ummm hard choice but the nikon 24-70 2.8

Feb 12 13 12:28 pm Link

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Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4126

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Nikon 24-120f4N 

it's not quite up to the 24-70f2.8 (pretty close though -  and more than adequate from 24mm - about 105, after that it falls off)  or the Canon 24-105L but it would be the best compromise I could make on full frame.....

so - how many models do I get to have on my desert island with me smile

Feb 12 13 12:37 pm Link

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Hugh Alison

Posts: 2122

Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom

35mm Summicron on a Leica M2,
Weston meter (no batteries),
case of Tri-X.

Or my 35/1.4, 5D3, case of CF cards, and a solar charger.

Feb 12 13 12:40 pm Link

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billy badfinger

Posts: 830

Tampa, Florida, US

Good news fellow islanders!!!

I just installed a few wind generators and some solar panels so,
the island DOES have electricity!!!...and internet!!!

Also,
There is a new thatched roof Victoria's Secret for the models to aquire wardrobe.

Feb 12 13 05:28 pm Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Canon 24-105L, magical lens!

Feb 12 13 06:04 pm Link

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sunn fotography

Posts: 269

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

only me and the model on that island??

canon 24-70 f2.8 its the

Feb 12 13 06:23 pm Link

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David M Russell

Posts: 1173

New York, New York, US

Nikon 35 f1.4

Feb 12 13 06:35 pm Link

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Swank Photography

Posts: 19017

Big Pine Key, Florida, US

billy badfinger wrote:
For reasons that don't matter,
you have been "banished" to an island for 2 years...
It's actually quite a nice island (not a desert!)...lush forests,
white sand beaches,a canyon,some snow covered peaks AND,
it's populated my fabulous looking models who all need port updates!!!
You are allowed ONLY 1 Lens for the entire 2 years!
(This lens has to actually exsist!!!...so no 24-300mm 1.4's...!!!)

I'd go with the Canon 24-105 "L"...

Easy. My Canon 75-300 (I'm greedy I want ALL the shots!)

Feb 12 13 06:37 pm Link

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Srefis Limited

Posts: 960

Asheville, North Carolina, US

I say Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar ZE Macro

Yea, its not a 1.4 or 1.8 but it can get close for macro.

Feb 12 13 07:13 pm Link

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Alien LiFe

Posts: 879

San Francisco, California, US

billy badfinger wrote:
Good news fellow islanders!!!

I just installed a few wind generators and some solar panels so,
the island DOES have electricity!!!...and internet!!!

Also,
There is a new thatched roof Victoria's Secret for the models to aquire wardrobe.

In this case ... I change my gear preference wink


PhaseOne IQ160 back on a DF+ body with VG and 110mm LS lens ... + plenty of Batteries & CF cards

Profoto D4 pack and 2 lights with 2 big Elinchrome softbox

And ... one or two assistants ...

Feb 13 13 08:50 am Link

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Phil Drinkwater

Posts: 4808

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

I'd probably take the Canon 28-300. I'd hate the fact that the quality isn't what I want, but it'd do literally everything.

I'd want to take the 24-105 really though...

Feb 13 13 08:54 am Link

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Supermodel Photographer

Posts: 3309

Oyster Bay, New York, US

billy badfinger wrote:
This lens has to actually exsist!!!...so no 24-300mm 1.4's

In that case I'll have to settle for this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_lens

Feb 13 13 09:13 am Link

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David M Russell

Posts: 1173

New York, New York, US

I'm changing my answer.

My desert island lens would be something big enough to turn into a canoe.

Feb 13 13 07:10 pm Link

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billy badfinger

Posts: 830

Tampa, Florida, US

Feb 13 13 08:00 pm Link

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Natural Means

Posts: 634

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

George Ruge wrote:
Pentax D* 50-135 2.8 major weatherproofing, versatile range...

Same here.

Feb 14 13 01:31 am Link

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Dan Brady

Posts: 610

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

billy badfinger wrote:
For reasons that don't matter,
you have been "banished" to an island for 2 years...
It's actually quite a nice island (not a desert!)...lush forests,
white sand beaches,a canyon,some snow covered peaks AND,
it's populated my fabulous looking models who all need port updates!!!
You are allowed ONLY 1 Lens for the entire 2 years!
(This lens has to actually exsist!!!...so no 24-300mm 1.4's...!!!)

I'd go with the Canon 24-105 "L"...

at the moment i'm in love with my 24-70 2.8 nikon lens. But I'd throw it in the drink in a second if a clone washed up on shore with VRII

Feb 14 13 01:51 am Link