Which is your favorite Canon lens?

Which is your favorite Canon lens?

  • EF 8-15mm f/4 Fisheye USM

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  • EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

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  • EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

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  • EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

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  • EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

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  • EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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  • EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

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  • EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

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  • EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

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  • EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

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  • EF 24mm f/2.8

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  • EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 28mm f/2.8

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  • EF 35mm f/2

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  • EF 100mm f/2 USM

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  • EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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  • EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM

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  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 600mm f/4L IS USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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  • EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • TS-E 17mm f/4L

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • TS-E 45mm f/2.8

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    76

Prodo123

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Original poster
Nov 18, 2010
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Which lens is your most-used and favorite lens?
You can only choose one, and if it's not listed, comment below!

(I would have put the EF 1200m f/5.6L USM and the FD 5200mm f/14 as a joke but too late...)
 
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100Teraflops

macrumors 6502a
Mar 1, 2011
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I chose a trusty 70-200 2.8 II! I love that lens attached to either a crop body or full frame body. Which body I use depends upon the subject I'm capturing. Although, the "brick" is my close second favorite lens! :D
 
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TheReef

macrumors 68000
Sep 30, 2007
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NSW, Australia.
I guess my favourite Canon lens would be my only Canon lens - the EF 400mm f/5.6L - Superb glass :)

 
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peskaa

macrumors 68020
Mar 13, 2008
2,104
5
London, UK
16-35 II, easy. It's simply the focal length that does it for me, and it's the lens I'll usually have on the camera.

If we're talking telephoto, either the 400 f/4 DO IS or 70-200 f/2.8 IS.
 
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macjonny1

macrumors 6502a
Jan 10, 2006
546
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My favorite also happens to be the best Nikon lens. The 200mm f/2! This lens eats every other lens for lunch in terms of IQ!
 
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h1r0ll3r

macrumors 68040
Dec 28, 2009
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The 17-55 on my T3i. It used to have a 24-105L on it however the f/4 proved to be a little troublesome on those low light shots which I apparently seemed drawn to taking. The 17-55 has performed quite well on my last few trips with it and am quite pleased with it. Only gripe about that thing is the amount of dust the gets in the lens. Other than that, probably the perfect walk-around lens for a crop body.
 
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nburwell

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May 6, 2008
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It really depends on what I'm shooting. For landscape/cityscape work, hands down it's my 24-105L. If I'm doing lowlight people/pets, then it's the 35L.
 
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LittleCanonKid

macrumors 6502
Oct 22, 2008
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It was a toss-up between the 17-55 f/2.8 and the 70-200 f/4, but in the end I chose the 70-200. Every time I shoot with the 70-200, I love the contrasty colors (without post-processing), the lightning-fast focusing, and the great bokeh. I also shoot wide-open 99% of the time--stopping down gives me little to no extra sharpness since it's already stellar at f/4. I think I'm also more a fan of the distanced, flattened look that shooting with telephotos give you.

The 17-55 isn't quite as sharp wide open and flares much more easily, but for what it's worth, the 17-55 is asked to do much more (I'm under the assumption that designing a USM, wide-to-medium telephoto lens that has both f/2.8 and IS is harder, lens-design-wise, than a simple f/4 telephoto. Correct me if I'm wrong!) It's on my camera maybe 80% of the time and is still an amazing lens, but I had to side with the red ring on this one. :)
 
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someoldguy

macrumors 68000
Aug 2, 2009
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24-105 for me ... it just seems to be the one that works best for me most of the time . 100-400 's my second choice , even though my 70-200 f4IS has better IQ , the 100-400's reach means I use it a lot more.
 
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stevendphoto

macrumors member
Jul 9, 2011
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I certainly hope no one runs out to buy a lens based on what everyone else uses..

I have 7 or more Canon lenses, but my 24-70f 2.8 has been my mosted-used lens on the following bodies: A2, D60, 10D, 1DmkII, 1DmkIII and 5DmkII...
 
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Prodo123

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Nov 18, 2010
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I certainly hope no one runs out to buy a lens based on what everyone else uses..

I have 7 or more Canon lenses, but my 24-70f 2.8 has been my mosted-used lens on the following bodies: A2, D60, 10D, 1DmkII, 1DmkIII and 5DmkII...
Well, the lenses that people are voting for are, from what I see, couple of the most recommended lenses. For example, the 17-40, 24-105, 24-70, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 100mm Macro (both L and non-L) are very good lenses. These recommendations (at this time) seem trustable. :)
(but you're right, they should get the lens that fits their needs)
 
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avro707

macrumors 6502a
Dec 13, 2010
789
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Out of the ones I've used - I like the 100-400mm. Maybe I used a good one on a 7D, but I was surprised to do panning type photos of a fast moving subject at 1/13sec hand-held and get such sharp results.

That was actually the first time I ever used a 100-400 as well. I've used a few others like 24-70, 24-105 etc, they are nice as well. But the 100-400 is useful and I like the push-pull zoom.

TheReef isn't the only one I've seen commenting on the excellence of the 400mm F/5.6 prime. I've seen lots of extremely clear photos from that lens.

Actually, no - scratch that - I remember I did get to try the 400mm F/2.8L ISII on the 5D Mk.III a while back and was shocked. How the hell can that 400mm fast-glass be so light??? Amazing lens. In practice, it seemed to be no heavier than my 200-400mm F/4.0 Zoom-Nikkor. I know it is by the numbers, but I didn't feel much difference. That's excellent. And how sharp is that lens - my goodness!
 
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pmxperience

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Aug 12, 2011
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I'm going to go ahead and throw the "nifty fifty" out there. The 50mm f1.8 is the most fun I've had with a lens so far. Even though the build quality is a little on the flimsy side, I really don't have any problems as I take care of my equipment.
Also, it's a nuclear bang for the buck. Good for video as well.
Best in my bag as far as I'm concerned.
 
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mtbdudex

macrumors 68000
Aug 28, 2007
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SE Michigan
While I have the 70-200 f2.8 II, and do love it, I'm amazed at how versatile my 15-85 lens is for so much daily stuff, hence I picked that over the "L" lens.
 
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Mr.Noisy

macrumors 65816
May 5, 2007
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EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM!

this lens with my Hoya CP on it is a dream tool, This is the only lens I take with me in wales/snowdonia, The day I bought it was like the day my daughter was born.....memorable :) or at least the wife keeps reminding me how much it was anyway :eek:
 
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The Mad Kiwi

macrumors 6502
Mar 15, 2006
376
14
In Hell
24-105mm

I voted for the 24-105mm workhorse. it's not spectacular in any particular way but I never leave home without it.
 
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