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Jan 02, 2012 05:43 |  #61

really depends on what i'm shooting but for most cases, it's the el cheapo 35mm f/2 when the conditions are generally safe and the 17-40 f/4L when i'm at the beach/ocean/undergroun​d/rain/etc. using them on my 60D :)


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Jan 02, 2012 09:26 |  #62

This thread needs a tally, but it needs to be busted into ff and crop sensor. Sure seems like a lot of mid zooms, and primes from 35-50. Duh. I'm surprised to see so many 70-200 2.8's — I would expect to see the ƒ4IS a lot more as a "go to" for the tele lovers.

This is sort of a mystery to me. Almost every day, I grab a different lens and go for a walk. Each of my lenses is a perfect "go to," thats why I have them.


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Jan 02, 2012 09:30 |  #63

walk around lens, i used to use the 17-55 on my 50d. sold both of them. but when I had these paired, it was great




  
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Jan 02, 2012 09:32 |  #64

If someone came up to me and said grab one lens and come with me, I would instantly grab a 35mm. It used to be 135 on FF and would be again.


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Jan 02, 2012 09:35 |  #65

To Go? I have my Rebel degripped and 35F2 mounted on it if I just want to go somewhere.
It is equal to my 5d with 50mm prime on it, but two times less heavy and more compact.


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Jan 02, 2012 09:37 |  #66

kf095 wrote in post #13633527 (external link)
To Go? I have my Rebel degripped and 35F2 mounted on it if I just want to go somewhere.
It is equal to my 5d with 50mm prime on it, but two times less heavy and more compact.

"To Go" would be closer to a "Walk-around" lens then a "Go To" lens, IMO, lol.

When I think of walkaround I think of what kf095 just stated, but "Go To" would have more bells and whistles and can handle more situations.


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Jan 02, 2012 20:41 |  #67

I use a crop sensor.

I primarily shoot with a 24 and a 50. The 24 hardly ever leaves my camera, though, so it would qualify as a go-to.


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Jan 02, 2012 20:45 |  #68

35 and 85 on my 1D. My little "dynamic-duo" :)


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Jan 02, 2012 22:16 as a reply to  @ Erik_L's post |  #69

Right now it's the 35L.


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Jan 02, 2012 23:19 as a reply to  @ dezl_dub's post |  #70

On 60D, at daytime 17-50VC, at nightime, sigma 30mm..


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Jan 02, 2012 23:20 as a reply to  @ jaybee33's post |  #71

Sigma 50 1.4 is my go to lens for all around shooting. 85 when I'm doing portrait work.




  
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Jan 03, 2012 00:13 |  #72

70-200mm 2.8 IS MK II is probably on my camera the most but recently I have been using my new 100mm l 2.8 a lot. I'm falling in love with this lens the more I use it.


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Jan 03, 2012 00:21 |  #73

My "go to" lens has been my 24-70.
I am in love with my recently acquired 85L so it's basically welded to my camera. This lens is making me more aware of my surroundings and I've been able to improve on my compositions.


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Jan 03, 2012 00:30 |  #74

35L first choice...24-105L second choice.


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Jan 03, 2012 00:31 |  #75

85L




  
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