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Jan 01, 2012 07:06 |  #1

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Jan 01, 2012 07:15 |  #2

50L. Perfect for almost everything. Especially for most favorite street shots.....


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Jan 01, 2012 07:15 |  #3

bodiejake wrote in post #13628604 (external link)
What's your "go to" lens?

The answer to that question is rather meaningless for others without knowing the body format behind the lens.


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Jan 01, 2012 07:20 |  #4

SkipD wrote in post #13628616 (external link)
The answer to that question is rather meaningless for others without knowing the body format behind the lens.

sorry. My body is a 60D. I was just curious what lens others like to use. Not really the body they use them on. I just like to read on different lenses and look at reviews. There are so many out there, I thought this would be a good way to isolate them down a bit. :oops:

I guess you don't have to answer if you don't like the question.


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Jan 01, 2012 07:47 |  #5

SkipD wrote in post #13628616 (external link)
The answer to that question is rather meaningless for others without knowing the body format behind the lens.

It's a meaningless question even knowing the body attached to the lens.

I "go to" Whichever lens I need to use to get the shot I want.
No point using the 300/2.8 when I need the 10mm fisheye.


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Jan 01, 2012 07:48 |  #6

ok nevermind.............​..


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Jan 01, 2012 08:14 |  #7

Heather, this is a good question, just that so many of us are pros, so we don't just pick up a favorite.

But to answer from a regular hobbyist point of view, I love my 24-70, but I pick up the 50 1.4 for indoor shots of my grandbaby because she hates flash.


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Jan 01, 2012 08:24 |  #8

i think i will sell all my lenses and buy one only
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
and i will leave the kit lens in the box which came with my camera


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Jan 01, 2012 08:26 |  #9

and i will keep the macro lens 100 L and the zoom 70-300 L and the zoom 24-105 L and what ?
Hahahaha there is nothing to sell


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Jan 01, 2012 08:34 |  #10

philwillmedia wrote in post #13628668 (external link)
I "go to" Whichever lens I need to use to get the shot I want.
No point using the 300/2.8 when I need the 10mm fisheye.

This, basically. I don't have any one lens that I would "go to" simply because it's there. I choose the lens I need according to the requirements of what I am shooting.

I would say that I probably use the 100-400L more than any other, followed by the 24-105L. Those are both very versatile, and handy to use as walkaround lenses, fitted to my two bodies, so I guess they could be called my "go to" lenses at a push. But which lenses I mount depends very much on what I am doing. If I am in a city doing urban landscape stuff, I will mount the 10-22 on my cropper and the 24-105L on my FF, that covers most stuff, but if I need shallow DoF at any point, then I will switch to a fast prime, if I need reach I will switch to the 300 F/2.8L IS or the 100-400L. If doing birds / wildlife or a zoo shoot, I will have the 100-400L on one body and the 300L on the other (possibly with either a 1.4x or 2x TC). If I am shooting macro, I go with the EF-S 60 macro on the 40D. Portraits: Studio, 24-105L for the versatility, as I am usually around f/8 and don't need shallow DoF, on location though, I would generally use the 85 f/1.8 for the shallow DoF.

I have several lenses, all have different uses and are chosen accordingly to suit the shots I am taking.




  
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Jan 01, 2012 08:36 |  #11

My Sigma 50mm f1.4, plain and simple. If I had one lens to live with, that would be it.


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Jan 01, 2012 08:39 |  #12

24-70l would have to be my goto lens


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Jan 01, 2012 08:55 as a reply to  @ moltengold's post |  #13

The thread topic is fine, and yes it is hard to answer. I don't have a "go to" lens that fits all situations though some might. I have "go to" kits sometimes and because I don't have a bunch of lenses many times I bring 3 which until recently was all I had. I started adding a few lenses to my collection but both of my bags only hold three lenses so I try to keep it to that other than weddings.

I am kind of assuming that your question was to stir up what lens is the one that gets it done? What I am unsure of is if you were referring to leaving the house with one lens or when we reach in the bag to grab one which one is it?




  
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Jan 01, 2012 08:59 |  #14

If the definition of "go to" is: The most flexible, banging sharp, guaranteed killer IQ optic that will get your shot when you don't know what that shot might be, . .

5D MK II : 70-200 2.8 MK II or 35L

7D: 70-200 2.8 MK II or 17-55

. . so I guess my go to lens over all is the 70-200 II

It's also my "walk around," "if you could only own one lens," etc., etc.




  
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Jan 01, 2012 09:01 |  #15

imperian wrote in post #13628613 (external link)
50L. Perfect for almost everything. Especially for most favorite street shots.....

+1. You wanted one "go to" lens — that would be it. Not long, not wide. Fast, dreamy, warm, accurate. Even over my Zeiss's.


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