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Jan 01, 2012 09:06 |  #16

100-400 for wildlife. 17-55 for basically everything else. Both are "go to" lenses within their segment in my opinion.


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Jan 01, 2012 12:26 |  #17

17-55 as walk around and as tele the 70-200 II. By bath wether the 24-105 as walk around.


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Jan 01, 2012 12:42 as a reply to  @ Superdaantje's post |  #18

My main go to lens is Canon 24-105L usually set at f4.0 on a 7D camera. Think the 24-105L would still be my go to lens even if I was using a full frame camera. Wife uses a Canon 17-55 f2.8 lens on her T1i as her go to lens. Both lenses do a great job and it's impossible for us to say which of the two lenses is the best.


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Jan 01, 2012 12:43 |  #19

200f2 L hate not using it


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Jan 01, 2012 12:46 |  #20

Calicajun wrote in post #13629576 (external link)
Both lenses do a great job and it's impossible for us to say which of the two lenses is the best.

I own both and I prefer the 17-55 above the 24-105 on a crop body :o


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Jan 01, 2012 13:27 |  #21

The 24-105L would be my go to lens .


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Jan 01, 2012 15:55 |  #22

17-50 for in-house / general walk-around and 55-250 as outside walk-around lens. I could be perfectly happy with just these two lenses.


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Jan 01, 2012 16:01 |  #23

bodiejake wrote in post #13628670 (external link)
ok nevermind.............​..

Hey don't give up so easily! There are a lot more than three people on the forum....

I use the 5d with the 24-70 and keep the 50 and 100 ready if needed.

I keep the 1d with the 70-200.

That's the plan anyways.


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Jan 01, 2012 16:04 |  #24

I don't have any go to lens as such. My most frequently used at the moment are my 24-105 f4 L and my 70-200 f4 L. They're usually on my bodies, whether it's my 7D or 5D2. They both get a lot of use this time of year. However, during the summer it's normally my 100-400 L and 100 f2.8 L macro, so I can get all things flying be it bugs or planes.


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Jan 01, 2012 16:09 |  #25

philwillmedia wrote in post #13628668 (external link)
I "go to" Whichever lens I need to use to get the shot I want.


FF or crop body,
that's really the answer IMO




  
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Jan 01, 2012 16:17 as a reply to  @ fiftyD's post |  #26

On my 5d2 my Tamron 28-75 when indoors and 70-200f2.8IS for outdoors.

I love my other lenses but when I just grab my camera and don't want to bring anything extra these two are the ones I reach for in a hurry.




  
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Jan 01, 2012 16:32 |  #27

Higgs Boson wrote in post #13630318 (external link)
Hey don't give up so easily! There are a lot more than three people on the forum....

I use the 5d with the 24-70 and keep the 50 and 100 ready if needed.

I keep the 1d with the 70-200.

That's the plan anyways.

Thank you. I really appreciate the responses. I love to read reviews and look at photo samples from the different lenses. Gives me something to work toward.


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Jan 01, 2012 18:26 |  #28

70-200ii

If I could only have one lens, it would be that...and I often reach for it when I want to go have some fun.




  
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Jan 01, 2012 18:27 |  #29

For now, on my crop sensor, it's my 17-55. Perfect walk-around lens.


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Jan 01, 2012 18:40 |  #30

emelvee wrote in post #13630849 (external link)
For now, on my crop sensor, it's my 17-55. Perfect walk-around lens.

That's what I'm leaning toward in my search for an everyday lens (if there is one). I'm even thinking of just getting a 24, 28 or 30 prime since I don't want lens creep. I was in Universal Studios (FL) this week and I hit a few kids in the head with my 18-135 kit lens and my 60mm macro was too Tight. Many mention the 50mm, but that's too tight on a crop body for many everyday situations, correct?


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