11-15-2012 08:49 PM
Arrrrrgggg! Ouch! This makes my head hurt!
I can't really say what is my favorite color, sometimes it's teal, or vermillion, or taupe. . . It often depends on my mood and the colors (or lack of) that surround it.
Choosing a favorite lens is pretty much the same difficulty.
Most used lens for general events: 24-70L
Most versatile: 28-300L
Most useful for interiors and landscape: 16-35L II
Best IQ and architecture: 24 TS-E II
Best "knock-around", travel, and family: 15-85 IS (wish there was an equivalent in FF)
Most artistic "Ah!" lens: 50/1.2L
Super sharp close-up/portrait; 100L IS
Most outlandish: 15 FE
Favorite bargain -- still the 50/2.5 macro (although that new 40 STM is trying to supplant it!)
General event or predictable assignment: 24-70 (gets the most use)
For wedding (2 cameras): 28-300, 50L
Unpredictable assignments "cover it all" -- 16-35 II, 28-300
Architecture inside and out -- 16-35 II, 24 TS-E II
Outdoors -- 24 TS-E, 45 TS-E, Leica R 60 Macro, 90 TS-E, 16-35 II
If I could only have one lens, it would be the 28-300L.
Or the 24-70.
Or 16-35 II.
Or. . .
11-19-2012 05:24 AM - edited 11-19-2012 05:25 AM
Mine would have to be the TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift... it is tack sharp even when used as a prime.... is so versatile for doing landscapes with the dof and focus placement using the tilt function ....and most of all is great for doing panorama's using the shift function.
I would not leave home without it.
11-23-2012 08:17 PM
Yea, I'd have to go with the ones that I use the most frequently. I favor so many of the ones I have but the 100mm f/2.8L Macro gets used the most and coming in second would be the 24-105 f/4
I'm updating! The 24-70II is quickly becoming the favorite lens. I really hadn't used it all that much since recently purchasing it. I put some time on it today and quickly becoming a fan, great IQ results with minimal use so far. Going to keep it up front for awhile..
12-26-2012 11:09 PM - edited 12-26-2012 11:10 PM
I love my 70-200 f/2.8 L IS mk2. I will confess something. A lot of people want more length on their telephotos, but part of the reason I bought a FF camera was that it would shorten the 70-200's apparent focal length so I could use this beautiful lens more often. Even when I am not trying, that lens takes beautiful, clear, deeply-colorful shots. Just makes your eyes smile!