Your favorite lens

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  1. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

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    I sort of brushed over this subject in another thread.

    But what is your got too, used most often, glued to the front of your camera, or just outright favorite lens. I know that your style of photography changes over time and your favorite lens may change. So what is your favorite lens, and why?

    At the moment, and for the last 18 months or so, my favorite lens that seems to get used the most often is the Canon EF 70-200mm f4 IS L. It is small and light. Has internal focusing so it doesn't change length when you are focusing or zooming. It produces sharp images, and has a constant f4 across the focal range. You loose a stop of light against a f2.8, but it is so much easy to carry around.

    Comes highly recommended.

    Gary
     

  2. Caladina

    Caladina Well-Known Member

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    This is a tough one to answer, first thing i think i need to do is refrain from mentioning more than one lens or this could be a very long reply.
    I think i have to give it to my Sigma 100-400 contemporary.
    One of the main reasons i got into photography was for the wildlife and as that lens is the most useful for wildlife i have,
    if i take other lenses out i miss not having it with me
    I have faster lenses but not as long as 400mm and the reach makes more of a gain than the faster ƒ stop, of course it would be great to have both.
    Its probably not my most used lens because i do alot of indoor and other close up or wider shots
    which posses a question to others , is you fav lens your most used one?
    asking me to pick a fav lens is like asking me to pick a fav pair or style of shoes.
     
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  3. GDN

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    Is my favorite lens my most used one?

    Now you are opening a can of worms.

    I am going to have to have a think about that one.

    Gary
     
  4. rayallen

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    It's an easy choice for me - my favourite is the EF 28-135mm. A great zoom range for full frame.
    In 2nd place is my EF 17-40mm L Series. A very sharp lens but it gets less use than the favourite because its 28-135mm zoom range better suits my style.
     
  5. Craig Sherriff

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    My most used lens is my 24 to 105 but I have a soft spot for my 50mm f1.8 plastic fantastic. for digital and 55mm F1.2 for film.
     
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