Which is your favorite Canon lens?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Prodo123, Jun 2, 2012.

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Which is your favorite Canon lens?

  1. EF 8-15mm f/4 Fisheye USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

    1.3%
  3. EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

    2.6%
  5. EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    3.9%
  6. EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    6.6%
  7. EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

    1.3%
  10. EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

    5.3%
  12. EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

    10.5%
  13. EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

    9.2%
  17. EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

    2.6%
  18. EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

    5.3%
  19. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

    1.3%
  20. EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

    3.9%
  21. EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

    0 vote(s)
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  22. EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

    3.9%
  24. EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    1.3%
  28. EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

    1.3%
  30. EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  31. EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. EF 24mm f/2.8

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  33. EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  34. EF 28mm f/2.8

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  35. EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

    6.6%
  36. EF 35mm f/2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  37. EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

    2.6%
  38. EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

    3.9%
  39. EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    5.3%
  40. EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

    1.3%
  41. EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

    1.3%
  42. EF 100mm f/2 USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  43. EF 135mm f/2L USM

    1.3%
  44. EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  45. EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

    1.3%
  46. EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  47. EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

    2.6%
  48. EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  49. EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  50. EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  51. EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  52. EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  53. EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

    3.9%
  54. EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  55. EF 600mm f/4L IS USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  56. EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  57. EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  58. EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  59. EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  60. EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  61. MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo

    1.3%
  62. EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

    1.3%
  63. EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

    3.9%
  64. EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  65. TS-E 17mm f/4L

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  66. TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  67. TS-E 45mm f/2.8

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  68. TS-E 90mm f/2.8

    2.6%
  1. Prodo123, Jun 2, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012

    Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    #1
    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...)
     
  2. 100Teraflops, Jun 3, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012

    100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

    100Teraflops

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    #2
    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
     
  3. TheReef, Jun 3, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012

    TheReef macrumors 68000

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    #3
    I guess my favourite Canon lens would be my only Canon lens - the EF 400mm f/5.6L - Superb glass :)

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Baytriple macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I love my 50mm f 1.2.

    It really is super in my full frame canon 5d mark III
     
  5. peskaa macrumors 68020

    peskaa

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    #5
    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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  7. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    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!
     
  8. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    #8
    This One.
    ;)

    Though, to be fair... I don't use Canon equipment.... but I do drink coffee...
     
  9. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

    h1r0ll3r

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    #9
    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.
     
  10. Prodo123 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    #10
    I'll do you one better.
     
  11. nburwell macrumors 68040

    nburwell

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    #11
    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.
     
  12. joemod macrumors regular

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    #12
    24-105L f4.0. The only L lens I got. Oh the joy shooting with it!
     
  13. LittleCanonKid macrumors 6502

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    #13
    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. :)
     
  14. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  15. stevendphoto macrumors member

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    #15
    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...
     
  16. Prodo123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    #16
    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)
     
  17. Kentochan macrumors 6502

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    #17
    Gotta love DigitalRevTV! They're so funny!
     
  18. avro707 macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  19. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    #19
    For me, it's the 24-105mm f/4 L, based on versatility alone.
     
  20. pmxperience macrumors regular

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    #20
    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.
     
  21. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    #21
    Just got mine a few days ago and i completely love it. The 1.8 is very nice for the price, but the 1.2 is just so amazing. Definitely glad i purchased it.
     
  22. mtbdudex macrumors 68000

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    #22
    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.
     
  23. Mr.Noisy, Jun 17, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012

    Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    #23
    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:
     
  24. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    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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