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Re: Favorite Lens?

Arrrrrgggg! Ouch! This makes my head hurt! Smiley Happy

 

I can't really say what is my favorite color, sometimes it's teal, or vermillion, or taupe. . .  Smiley Happy 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!)

 

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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

 

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If I could only have one lens, it would be the 28-300L.

 

Or the 24-70.

 

Or 16-35 II.

 

Or. . . 

 

 

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Registered: ‎11-16-2012

Re: Favorite Lens?

This is quite difficult to answer, so I will go with my most useful, on both full and cropped frames, my 100mm Macro 2.8L. 

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Re: Favorite Lens?

It would be my EF-s 17-55mm f/2.8.  Very sharp and pretty versitile.

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Re: Favorite Lens?

24 - 105. Sharp and a great all around focal length. 

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Re: Favorite Lens?

Not the most practical/walkaround-able lens for most people, but I LOVE my 8-15mm f/4 L!  

 

 

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Re: Favorite Lens?

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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.

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Re: Favorite Lens?

Walk around lens: 18/135IS

 

Nature: 70/300L sharper than my 70/200ƒ4!and find s sharp and more useful than my 100 macro for butterflies!

 

Birds in Flight:  400L f5.6

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Re: Favorite Lens?

For my portraiture shots, always my EF 70-200 f4 IS lens.

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Re: Favorite Lens?


@jstntym wrote:

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..

Regards, Will G.
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Re: Favorite Lens?

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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!

Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

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