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Your favourite lens

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Fortigurn, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. pogue_mahone

    pogue_mahone Member

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    Love my Nikon 200mm F2. Amazing lens. can be very impractical at times though.

    I should use my 85 f1.4 more but I always seem to reach for my 70-200 f2.8. Great all round lens.
     
  2. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    For weddings etc

    Sigma 35 1.4
    & 135L
     
  3. Kurosaki

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    85mm F1.2L MKII - Amazing in every way, best investment I've ever made

    2nd fav is 70-200 F2.8L IS - If it wasn't so heavy, I'd use this as a everyday lens
     
  4. ChaosMaster

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    50mm F1.4G, not the sharpest or best quality, but by far the most usable. Also very light, making it a nice companion on my D600. 24-70 and 70-200 are more versatile but you feel the pain after a few hours.
     
  5. yagz

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    The Canon 85mm F1.2L II is my go to lens for wedding location shoots. It provides a look that is so pleasing. My client's favourite photos are mostly shot from this lens. Definitely worth having!
     
  6. macplus

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    Gotta say the Nikon 24-70 is pretty hard to go past at present..
     
  7. [SR]Goose

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    Sigma 100-300 F4 as i mainly shoot wildlife and birds.
     
  8. Psyentist

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    My favourite lens is actually my only lens - Canon 24-70 f/2.8 Mark II

    Just a great all-rounder - so much so that I don't really lust for a fast prime, unlike the previous standard zooms that I have owned, and despite that fact that virtually all my shots have people in them.
     
  9. Taceo Corpus

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    I still think my old Canon 24-70 Mk. I was the best lens I've ever owned, but I find the 24-105 so much more enjoyable and flexible for a number of reasons. I've also torture tested it in the snow and wet and it has performed admirably. :thumbup:
     
  10. ints

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    I don't have a favourite. I shot a 50 1.8 for year and a half before I got a 105 f2 DC. I love that but I wouldn't part with my fifty. And I have a Tokina 11-16 f2.8 DX, which I use on an FX body as an effective 11mm fixed lens, despite it's focusing carked it. I love that lens too because some of my favourite shots have been taken with it.

    Until someone makes a 20-200mm f2 lens, i dont think I'll have a favourite.
     
  11. perz

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    Tokina 12-24 f4 for me.

    Sharp as.
     
  12. Dropbear

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    This ...


    pretty much the best lens I've ever shot with..

    always delivers.
     
  13. millsy

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    Loving my 18-105mm nikon atm. It's a bit slow, the pincushion can be a bit dramatic at times but for a general walk around combo for this non pro user I'm very happy :thumbup:
     
  14. Pixley

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    Probably the Nikkor 70-200 as well - although I love using both the Sigma 35mm and 85mm as well.
     
  15. Unframed

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    Canon 28 f2.8 (my go to lens for 90% of situations)
     
  16. Shortass_Jr

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    Nikkor 70-200 F2.8 or the Nikkor 85 F1.4
     
  17. mr_sinistah

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    I was using a friend's 17-55m f/2.8, and I found myself wanting the extra reach on the 18-105mm quite often.
    Of course it's useless at night, but that's why I dig the 35mm 1.8G xD Might just be best bang for buck lense I own. Could happily shoot those two until I step up to full-frame.


    Need a good ultrawide though...PM suggestions welcome
     
  18. Kennui

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    85 1.4G. I've been using it on crop, so I guess I really like the 135mm focal length. Don't really know why I ended up buying this instead of 1.4D or 1.8G but it may have had something to do with not using my own money.
     
  19. millsy

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    Yep, I packed two lenses for my europe trip, the 18-105 and the 35mm f/1.8g :p

    I wasn't aiming for pro photography, just wanted to grab some happy snaps and show them to my family at home, combo did the job well :)
     

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