Believe it or not, despite the number of lenses I got for Christmas last year, I still fancy a new lens or two! However, as I promised my husband, I won't be making any new lens purchases unless I sell some of my current lenses on, so really it's more of a swap than a new lens....(honest Adam)
I think it is going to be the Tamron 28-75mm
and the 100mm f/2.8L Macro
that is going to be sacrificed for the greater good. They are both great lenses, but I find that I rarely use these so I think it's better to put the money into a lens that I will use more often and get my money's worth out of! With that in mind, here's what's on my lust list for this year.....
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens for Canon (Black)
This lens is apparently amazing - ultra sharp, quick to focus and dreamy bokeh. I love my 50mm but sometimes find myself wanting something a little wider - especially if I am on my own with Callum as he tends to like to play right next to me, and it can be difficult to get shots that show our location too. For those of you thinking I could just use my 28-75mm at the 35mm focal length, you are absolutely correct, but because I use lower apertures than F2.8 quite often, I like to have the option to open my aperture right up. I'm also not that great with a zoom - in that I am so used to working with my primes I forget I can change!
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
At the other end of the scale, I'd love something a little longer. My absolute dream, heaven sent lens would be the 200mm f/2L , but as I do not happen to have an excess $6000 lying around (that's not a typo on the price by the way!) I'm thinking this may be one lens that I will NEVER get to own. So, as a compromise, I'm looking at the 200mm F2.8. Still yummy bokeh, excellent for taking shots when you want to be inconspicuous, and beautifully sharp - apparently this is similar in quality etc to my beloved 135mm f/2L.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
The lust for the 70-200mm F2.8 lens has never really gone away and I still secretly want one. All the reasons for not getting it in the first place are still there - the sheer size and weight of the lens being the main issues for me, as is the price as it's definitely not a straight swap cash-wise - although some of my primes would become redundant due to the amazing range of focal length in this zoom. Believe it or not I can also be quite shy when I have my camera out in public so I'm not sure I could handle having a great big white lens on my camera. However, this is still an option as I feel that I would get more use of it than the 200mm F2.8.
Let me be clear, I don't NEED any of these lenses, I have plenty of options as it is, I just like to window shop and dream of new things! (Lenses are like shoes, I believe you can never have too many)
What's on your lens lust list for 2014?