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ArtisticGlamour
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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  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,106
Upland, 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  Quote 
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Gary Melton
Posts: 6,241
Dallas, Texas, US


Nikon D4 with Nikon 70-200 f2.8
Feb 12 13 07:50 am  Link  Quote 
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M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
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  Quote 
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DAN CRUIKSHANK
Posts: 1,774
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Nikon 24-70 2.8 is all I ever need smile
Feb 12 13 07:59 am  Link  Quote 
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MKPhoto
Posts: 5,664
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  Quote 
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Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,076
Catskill, New York, US


Do I have a teleconverter in my bag?
Feb 12 13 08:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,106
Upland, 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  Quote 
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Yingwah Productions
Posts: 1,334
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  Quote 
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Alien LiFe
Posts: 784
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  Quote 
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ArtisticGlamour
Posts: 3,846
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  Quote 
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MiGel
Posts: 656
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  Quote 
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Paolo Diavolo
Posts: 7,846
Pleasant Hill, California, US


Raoul Isidro Images wrote:

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

.

my thought exactly!

Feb 12 13 09:16 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,106
Upland, 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  Quote 
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Kyle T Edwards
Posts: 409
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  Quote 
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Gary Melton
Posts: 6,241
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  Quote 
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PTPhotoUT
Posts: 1,934
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  Quote 
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Marty McBride
Posts: 3,132
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  Quote 
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Renato Alberto
Posts: 715
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  Quote 
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Mcary
Posts: 1,803
Fredericksburg, Virginia, US


APO Macro Summarit 120mm F 2.5  Leica S
Feb 12 13 10:19 am  Link  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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Giacomo Cirrincioni
Posts: 20,609
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  Quote 
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Navid
Posts: 44
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Canon 50mm 1.2
Feb 12 13 11:53 am  Link  Quote 
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ArtisticGlamour
Posts: 3,846
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  Quote 
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MCPHOTO
Posts: 721
Duvall, Washington, US


ummm hard choice but the nikon 24-70 2.8
Feb 12 13 12:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fotografica Gregor
Posts: 3,973
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  Quote 
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Hugh Alison
Posts: 1,926
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  Quote 
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billy badfinger
Posts: 784
Orlando, 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  Quote 
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London Fog
Posts: 6,222
London, England, United Kingdom


Canon 24-105L, magical lens!
Feb 12 13 06:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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sunn fotography
Posts: 242
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  Quote 
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David M Russell
Posts: 1,053
New York, New York, US


Nikon 35 f1.4
Feb 12 13 06:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Swank Photography
Posts: 18,966
Key West, 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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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Alien LiFe
Posts: 784
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  Quote 
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Phil Drinkwater
Posts: 4,701
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  Quote 
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Supermodel Photographer
Posts: 3,309
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  Quote 
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David M Russell
Posts: 1,053
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  Quote 
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billy badfinger
Posts: 784
Orlando, Florida, US


Feb 13 13 08:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Natural Means
Posts: 451
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  Quote 
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Dan Brady
Posts: 598
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  Quote 
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