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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Wingnut330, May 14, 2008.
Just curoius what you use the most and the types of shots you are taking with it...
Probably would say my EF 24-105. That's sort of my panorama type lens. And plus with me shooting FF, 24mm is pretty wide if I want a WA shot, and then I can zoom in to 105mm if I want to isolate a particular subject that I'm shooting.
I normally use the Nikkor 35-135 mm f/3.5-4.5. It's an old lens, but it is very useful for most kind of situations. And it also has Macro capabilities, so it is also very useful for this.
Truth is that if Nikon ever made a new model of this lens it would certainly be a killer for me. It has an excellent bokeh, it is great for macro, has good telephoto range and also good wide range.
This is the lens I am talking about.
Anyone here think we would see something like this coming from Nikon in the feature?
Currently it's the Nikkor 18-200.
Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 AF-S II in the field
Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 AF-D in the studio
Most of the time i have a Sigma 30/1.4 mounted.
This lens gives about normal view on a 1.5x crop dslr.
Zuiko 14-54mm** 2.8-3.5. Excellent all-purpose lens.
** crop factor 2 gives 35mm eqivalent of 28-108mm
My Canon 35mm L lens...
I'm a fan of the prime lens, I use mostly a EF 50mm f1.4.
Pentax DA 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 kit lens (woot! WooT!)
Canon 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM. Perhaps not the greatest in the Canon line-up but I really like the focal length range and the IS.
I must have one of the better copies as the shots I get with it on my aging Canon D60 are very decent indeed. Whereas the ones we have at work are both rather soft.
If I was to replace it I'd probably go for the 24-105mm f4L IS USM.
And while I appreciate the benefits of primes, I find myself using them only for special cases.
Landscapes and such, 99% of the time: Tokina 12-24mm f/4
My wife's dog, my older kids playing outside, my wife, etc.: Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
Photos of large wildlife such as moose, down to beaver or such: EF 200mm f/2.8L, plus Kenko 1.4x tele (when needed).
Close-ups: EF-200mm L (same as above), and for a little closer I add a Kenko tube or two.
Closer?: I have an old Sigma 70-300 macro lens that I seldom use, but it works for things like this:
Sharpness and bokeh to die for. Portraits and dance.
Nothing but the best for portraits?
I hear that the 135mm L is another outstanding lens, and like the 85, sharp as a tack.
I usually have the 17-40L on for day to day stuff.
Canon 17-40L is my most frequently used lens.
17-55 f/2.8 IS EF-S for my XTi
70-200mm f/2.8L IS but I'm gravitating toward using the 85mm f/1.2L -- it's ultra dreamy.
I also own that one. On a 1.3 crop body (1dMIII) it's a bit long for indoor studio work. It's much less costly and is also a GREAT lens and would be even better on a FF camera.
17-40 but thinking of getting the 16-35. It's great shooting wide on a FF camera
I had a chance to play with that lens today with a 1D and man was that setup heavy! For me anything past 85mm is overkill for what I do as I detest zooms but acknowledge they have to exist!
Another vote for wanting the 85 f1.2L.
Canon's EF 24mm f/1.4L USM Autofocus (though I never use the autofocus).
My general carry round lens is the EF24-105. Though in the bag is usually the EF50mm f/1.4 and the EF15mm Fisheye f/2.8 as well.
80% of the time, my Pentax is wearing a Sigma 24-135 2.8-4.5.
10% of the time, if I need a little wider view, or if I want to have a lighter combo to carry, I put on the Pentax 18-35 FAJ.
5% of the time, I like to put on older primes. My favourite is the 55mm 1.8 Super Takumar (M42 mount with K-mount adapter.)
5% it's something else (Pentax 28-90 FA, Sigma 70-210 UCII, etc.)
You will note that I shoot both digital and film, and would LOVE a Pentax full-frame DSLR. So I try to only buy full-frame compatible lenses.
Exact same here, Pentax kit lens... Don't laugh guys for a kit lens it's not that bad..... Honestly