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What's your favorite lens bought in 2017? What lens did you sell that you miss the most?

 
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Jan 07, 2018 00:54 |  #31

St. Nick delivered a 100-400 L IS Mark II. Was thinking of trading in my old 100-400 L IS version 1. However for now I am going to keep it as a back if the new one needs service or if a friend would like to borrow.


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Jan 07, 2018 14:55 |  #32

My favorite purchase in 2017 was the EF 24-105 L II. In terms of sharpness and distortion, it's not much different than the v1. However the AF, IS, and build quality are all much better. And the photos have better color and contrast probably due to the modern lens coatings. I know this lens has been panned by many people. But the more I use it, the more I appreciate its improvements over the v1.

I sold my 100L macro about 18 months ago. I missed it. I replaced it last year when Canon Refurbished had it on sale for $611. It's nice to have it back in the bag even though I don't use it all that much.

My wife's favorite purchase was replacing her EF-S 55-250 STM with the EF 70-300 II. She feels that the 70-300 is an improvement in every way over the 55-250.


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Jan 07, 2018 15:31 |  #33

Woo-hoo! :-) I get to post to this thread. The 100-400 mk2 was an early Xmas gift from me to me. Only the one purchase so I guess that makes it my favourite. First lens purchase in years. Not sure if it will replace my 70-300L as my go to walk about lens. Still waiting for the Canon 200-600 unicorn.

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Jan 07, 2018 17:06 |  #34

LJ3Jim wrote in post #18535730 (external link)
My favorite purchase in 2017 was the EF 24-105 L II. In terms of sharpness and distortion, it's not much different than the v1. However the AF, IS, and build quality are all much better. And the photos have better color and contrast probably due to the modern lens coatings. I know this lens has been panned by many people. But the more I use it, the more I appreciate its improvements over the v1.

I sold my 100L macro about 18 months ago. I missed it. I replaced it last year when Canon Refurbished had it on sale for $611. It's nice to have it back in the bag even though I don't use it all that much.

My wife's favorite purchase was replacing her EF-S 55-250 STM with the EF 70-300 II. She feels that the 70-300 is an improvement in every way over the 55-250.

I have rented the 24-105 i , but went ahead and got the 24-105 ii when I bought my 6d ii. I think it focuses faster, too. But I didn't notice a huge difference.

As for the 70-300 ii vs the 55-250 stm, it is better in every way except size. But better optics are usually bigger because physics.

Happy new year!


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Jan 14, 2018 22:38 |  #35

My favorite 2017 lens purchase was the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS ii which is a wonderful lens. It is heavy (around the weight of the 70-200mm f/2.8L (series) lens but, the IS is so great that it is very hand holdable...

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Jan 14, 2018 23:12 |  #36

Favorite- Fujifilm 50-140

Regret- 35 f2 IS. But I have no body to put it on anymore so it wouldn’t do me any good.


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