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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 02:38
Originally posted by binbald binbald wrote:

Originally posted by Maffe Maffe wrote:

And the other half is looking for fishes=)


so the ideal future dyxum lineup would be:
16 fish
35-200 xi
50 Takumar
100/3.5 cosina
and every now and then we try to "dCap" our lenses (=renew our definitive lineup)

I like this dyxum-family!


When you sign in for the first timo on Dyxum:
"Welcom to Dyxum, your starter kit containing:
16 fish
35-200 xi
50 Takumar
100/3.5 cosina
Will be sent to you with in a week"
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 02:46
it should be available to 'premium accounts' only though:P

taking it seriously, i think 16-35 gap is too much!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 02:50
I actually donīt think 16|35 is a gap=)
My usuall going to towl lineup is 16|35|85 or 80-200.
Not feelt that I need 20 or 28.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote revdocjim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 02:52
16mm for a starter kit???
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 02:54
Originally posted by revdocjim revdocjim wrote:

16mm for a starter kit???

=D
16 zenitar.

Yes that is probably little crazy, we lost our self when fooling around=)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 02:56
maffe: but consider you are covering 35-200 with a zoom, then jumping to 16mm! thats a bit weird:)

Edited by Turerkan - 03 April 2007 at 03:09
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 03:02
Yeah that zoom, where did that come from=)
No, more serius
28/2.8
50/1.7
100/3.5 macro
Add a cheep tele zoom if needed.
That is a cheep good lineup!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote agdillon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 04:25
Budget was my middle name when putting together my original kit a year ago:

18-70 kit lens - free with 7D
28/2.8 - $25 on e-bay
28-85/3.5-4.5 - $20 on Craigslist (LNIB)
50/1.7 - $30 on e-bay
100-200/4.5 - $30 on Craigslist
70-210/4 - $90 on Craigslist

Since then, I've added:

Tokina 100/2.8 Macro - $200 (from revdocjim)
Beroflex 135/2.8 - $22
M42 Adapter (that fits and focuses to infinity) - $20

Definitely not "G" glass, but they all serve a purpose for me and it is helping my figure out what I REALLY want to spend my money on.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jvc2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 05:15
My budget line up:-

KM5D:USD360 (2nd hand from local seller but still with almost 1 years warranty)
M24-85mm F3.5-4.5(OLD): USD170 (2nd hand from Ebay)
M100-200mm F4.5: USD75 (2nd hand from Ebay)
M50mm F1.7 (OLD): USD95 (2nd hand from local seller)
M35-70mm F4 Macro: USD47 (2nd hand from Ebay)
Tokina AF19-35mm F3.5-4.5 USD90 (New from Ebay)
Zenitar 16mm Fisheye F2.8 USD109 (2nd hand from local seller)
|KM 5D|Ownuser Grip|M24-85mm F3.5-4.5(Old)|M35-70 F4 Macro|M100-200mm F4.5|M50mm F1.7(Old)|Zenitar 16mm F2.8|Tokina 19-35mm F3.5-4.5|
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Entropy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 05:30
I think if I were on a budget I'd get rid of everything but my Tamron 90mm :D

Realistically, I think the "budget" kit is:

18-70 Kit lens
50mm f/1.7
100 Cosina f/3.5 Macro
Cheap telezoom

α700+VG | α100 | T17-50 | S18-70 | M50/1.7 | M200/2.8HS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PhotoTraveler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 06:47
I had/have the classic lineup so many have

17-35D
28-75D
100-300 APO D

Got the 28-75 on the same 199 buck special. Bought the 17-35D used.

It's a solid all around kit. The 28-75 is definitely the star of it.

I would say you could replace it with the 4/35-70. I own one, yet have barely ever used it. Also take it over the 24-105. the 28-75 is just a great lens.

Of course you can throw in a 1.7/50 cheap. I use mine here and there.

Of course, none of those lenses exist anymore.   That is the issue with putting together a kit today to recommend to people. You can only recommend stuff still sold. So limited options.

I'd probably say 2.8/17-50 Tamron, and then some cheap telephoto zoom. Maybe one of those 55/55 to 200 zooms that are out. Of course these are APS only, but not much else for options right now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sporky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 07:00
My current lineup is fairly inexpensive:

kit 18-70 - wide
beercan - tele
50/1.7 - low light lens

I'd like to add ultra-wide, macro, and really long tele (birding), but haven't figured out how to do it cheaply. But what I've got encompasses a good range until I can justify spending more.

Some ideas though... what do you think?
peleng 8mm
90mm/2.8 tamron macro (not exactly cheap) (yeah, I know the cosina is cheaper)
500mm RF (getting pricy) or minolta 100-400 (still not cheap)

Alternatives welcome

Edited by sporky - 03 April 2007 at 07:02
a100 | CZ 16-80/3.5-4.5 | M 50/1.7 | T 90/2.8 | M 70-210/4 | M 100-400/4.5-6.3
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ematsuda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 08:10
I use a "cheap" line up all the time. Expecially when going into my bad neighborhood where I never take my expensive stuff. Therefore, I need lots of lenses to make up different sets as the conditions change.

My everyday line up (I carry to work and around town daily) is a cheap one:

KM 18-70mm kit lens - used for wide end 18-35mm. Sharp stopped down to f8-f16. Free with my 7D and I have a spare at $39 refurbished on Ebay.

Min 35-70mm f4: Brilliant lens wide open, sharp and so so fast - also carry an extension tube to do macros if needed. Awesome macro feature rivals dedicated macro lenses. My walkaround. $45 mint on ebay

Min 100-200 f4.5: Very nice lens for the price. Somewhat near beercan quality but not quite in the bokeh dept. but very compact. $43 at BH.

This combo is very nice in quality and costs dirt cheap. I do swap some lenses in and out of this set especially at the tele zoom end. The beercan, Sigma 70-300mm APO and the Min 100-200 f4.5 share time depending on what's needed (depends on weather, need 300mm, lightweight for walking long, etc.).

I do bring out the more expensive stuff from time to time - one at a time to test with and "get to know" the lens. On the weekends I only shoot my expensive stuff unless bad whether (like this weekend rained so shot with beercan instead of 80-200mm HS) :).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2007 at 09:12
cheap line-up? errrr...

18-70
70-210f4
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