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    happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    Just shot most of the morning using either the 80mm LS or the 55mm LS mamiya lenses.

    I have never been so happy with just using two lenses.
    I can see these quickly becoming my "if I was trapped on dessert island and could only have 2 lenses" lenses.
    Yes, I am lucky to have these.

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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

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    I can see these quickly becoming my "if I was trapped on dessert island and could only have 2 lenses" lenses.

    If talking just primes, for me probably 35mm and 100mm f2.2 (Hasselblad). If 3 lenses, I'd add 210mm.

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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    Quote Originally Posted by faneuil View Post
    Just shot most of the morning using either the 80mm LS or the 55mm LS mamiya lenses.

    I have never been so happy with just using two lenses.
    I can see these quickly becoming my "if I was trapped on dessert island and could only have 2 lenses" lenses.
    Yes, I am lucky to have these.

    Eric
    I'm with you, Eric - love those two but add the 150 D as well!
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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    Quote Originally Posted by faneuil View Post
    ... "if I was trapped on dessert island and could only have 2 lenses" ...
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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    yes -- the Strawberry Shortcake rule applies.
    How dare spell check not understand context!

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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    Quote Originally Posted by David Schneider View Post
    If talking just primes, for me probably 35mm and 100mm f2.2 (Hasselblad). If 3 lenses, I'd add 210mm.
    Why the 210 vs. the 150? I've never used either, but i'm just curious.

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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    Love the 55mm LS sort has been bolted on the front end lately . The 80 LS is also very handy and yes I am still a 150 D fan. Along with the 28mm I have a awesome 4 lens kit but I feel a need for a new 35D and a 300 pinching at me sometimes
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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    Quote Originally Posted by symbolphoto View Post
    Why the 210 vs. the 150? I've never used either, but i'm just curious.
    Simply because the 150mm is closer to 100mm so I'd go with the 210mm. If I had an 80mm instead of the 100mm then I might go with the 150mm. It's a bit lighter and faster although I'm kind of liking the 210mm in studio the more I use it.

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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    Quote Originally Posted by David Schneider View Post
    Simply because the 150mm is closer to 100mm so I'd go with the 210mm. If I had an 80mm instead of the 100mm then I might go with the 150mm. It's a bit lighter and faster although I'm kind of liking the 210mm in studio the more I use it.
    Interesting. I'd love to see some example images over here: http://www.hasselbladdigitalforum.co...ic,1450.0.html

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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    My next H lens to my 28 and 100 would be the 210, because the 100 and 150 are too close. Also if I might once add the 120, then the 150 would make not so much sense.

    Of course it would be better to have all .....

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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    I dunno, I must old-fashioned. I like the traditional 1.4x (sqrt 2) focal spacing in my primes. 35/40, 55, 80, 110, 150, 210, 300.
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    Re: happy a as clam with 80mm and 55mm LS

    Me, I'd be happy with a 35-90 and, say, a 125-300, but I think it's a good experience now that I'm using 35, 100, 150, and 210mm. I'm finding I'm moving my camera stand more than using my dslr 70-200 and 24-105 so it's making me less lazy in the studio using mf primes.

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