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What's your best NON L Lens??

 
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Dec 15, 2009 11:06 |  #316

For me in zooms, the EFS 17-55 IS closely followed by the 10-22. For primes the 85 1.8 and the 50 1.4.


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Dec 15, 2009 12:53 |  #317

this is one of those questions where its easier to answer when you don't have a lot of glass. So I have to do it by category.

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Dec 15, 2009 13:25 |  #318

1. Canon 85 1.8
2. Tamron 17-55 2.8
all on a 40D or 50D body...


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Dec 15, 2009 13:27 as a reply to  @ Joe300's post |  #319

don't have any non L's - and I'm happy to admit it :lol:




  
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Dec 15, 2009 13:44 |  #320

tkbslc wrote in post #9189578 (external link)
Tokina 50-135mm f2.8. SHARP with insane build quality. I think I could back over it and it would be OK :)

I concur with that!
its a mack tack, for sure.

also in there is my 50/1.4




  
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Dec 16, 2009 12:22 |  #321

zeiss - better than L.


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Feb 17, 2010 09:59 |  #322

gonna have to give a shoutout to my favorite lens at the moment... 85mm f/1.8


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Aug 29, 2010 13:55 |  #323

Hm... I'd say all my primes are L-class:

Samyang 85mm/1.4 (85L you say? ...and how much did you pay for that? Oh, cool. I got the same IQ for a tenth of the*€€€.)

Sigma 50mm/1.4 Need I say more?

Sigma 50mm/2.8 Macro (Okay, this might be pushing it, as this is quite a humble lens even if it sharper than most)

My favorite? The Samylux. Gotta love that smooth helicoid!

EDIT: 50mm Macro is out, 180mm Macro is in. And it's great!


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Aug 29, 2010 14:06 |  #324

Probably my CZ 28/2.8 but I will tell you, the Tamron 28-75 is better in some ways, sharpness and contrast. Hard to believe but I did a side by side once at 28mm/f8.

Forgot the Sigma 150. Another very good lens, imo.


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Aug 29, 2010 16:13 |  #325
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Carl Zeiss 21mm ZE....:) Next is my Sigma 50mm. This lens kicks some serious butt when shooting through glass in a public aquarium...


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Aug 29, 2010 16:23 as a reply to  @ TooManyShots's post |  #326

With regard to image quality: the 100 mm f/2.8 macro. It's incredibly sharp.

Value-for-money: the 50 mm f/1.8.

I also like my 35 mm f/2. It's nice and small and I like this focal length a lot on my 5D.


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Aug 29, 2010 18:20 |  #327

Last weekend I had my Sigmalux on one body and a 70-200 2.8L IS on the other body. Apart from the obvious difference in focal length, the IQ from both lenses is stunning. After lots of cropping, it's utterly impossible to tell which lens took which shot - sharpness, bokeh, colour, contrast...all gorgeous.


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Aug 30, 2010 00:35 as a reply to  @ Davie82's post |  #328

The non L Canon 100mm f2.8 is a great lens. Super sharp with very rich colors and gorgeous brokeh. I guess it would be nice to have the L f2.8 since it has IS, but if you have enough light or are able to keep a steady hand then it will do very well.


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Aug 30, 2010 01:11 |  #329

Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX
It's simply epic.
Better than the 50 1.2 L and less than half the price.


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Aug 30, 2010 02:08 as a reply to  @ Dawid's post |  #330

Canon EFS 17-55 F2.8 IS Lens




  
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