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What Is Your Worst Lens

 
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May 12, 2012 03:12 |  #46

For me, it was the EF-S 55-250. It always felt 'cheap' on the build, although the IQ was quite acceptable. I found I just didn't have any use for anything over about 150mm. So, it's gone.

My longest lens now is an EF 80-200 f2.8L. Works great, though I rarely go over 150 or so, and that's on my crop 60D!


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May 12, 2012 03:16 |  #47

The cognoscenti point and snicker when I wear my 28 ƒ2.8 on the 5D or 1D. But once you get past the Vaseline edge softness at 2.8 and the bag-of-nails sound of the AF, it's actually not half bad.


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May 12, 2012 03:50 |  #48

Undoubtedly the lens I have just sold... the Canon 75-300 3.5-5.6 iii *non-usm* *non-IS*

I challenge any lens to be softer, noisier, slower, or generally more poop! :p


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May 12, 2012 04:30 |  #49

worst one : 18-55
Best one: 70-200 2.8 IS II

These are just my opinion.




  
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May 12, 2012 04:36 |  #50

Hard to say. optically it should be my tamron 18-270. But practically I use it most because of the all in one feature


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May 12, 2012 04:43 |  #51

I have not got a bad lens. Every lens I have owned lives up to its value.


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May 12, 2012 07:51 |  #52

The 200mm f/2.8L was the worst mistake I have made. I bought it for sports because it is lighter than the 70-200 II, and it is black. I shot one hockey game with it; too long on a 60D. And one football game with it, too short and not very versatile. Sold it right away. Maybe some day I'll get the 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM II, which is what I should have gotten in the first place. I am trying to get used to white with my 100-400L. It seems to be working.




  
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May 12, 2012 08:15 |  #53

The Sigma 50 f/1.4. I keep taking the Canon 135l f/2 off my 7d for it. Don't get me wrong because both are fantastic lens. But for 1/2 the price I am still getting everything that the Canon lens has except the focal length. I absolutely love that lens.


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May 12, 2012 08:26 |  #54
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My worst is 24-70L lol
Best in this order: 70-200 IS II, 16-35L II, 85L II


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May 12, 2012 10:59 |  #55

shedberg wrote in post #14417515 (external link)
The 75-300 that came with my XSi... what a horrible lens.

I had one of these too... it was dreadful! Something broke inside it and it would only work wide open, which meant that every shot was soft and had nasty CA. Glad I got rid of that one!




  
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May 12, 2012 11:05 |  #56

Worst - 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 - the older version that shipped with the 400D without the IS.

I mean its taken some good shots, but its still weakly built, very difficult to manually focus (the ring is tiny) and it feels very - eh I've just never got along with it really. Good for shooting in that range (esp as I don't have another lens to simulate that range at present) but its just nothing special.

Of course its other problem is that its a regular set of focal lengths and most of my interests either require macro or longer focal lengths thus it was never a lens that greatly inspired me outside of just general snapshots and family shots


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May 12, 2012 11:13 as a reply to  @ Overread's post |  #57

Of the lenses I own....

50/1.4
85/1.8
100/2.8 macro
17-40L

...the only thing that I'm not really fond of is the MFD on the 85mm. Now I've got the macro I'm considering selling the 85mm - I just need to shoot a few more portraits with the 100mm macro first to put it to the test properly in that respect.


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May 12, 2012 11:15 as a reply to  @ post 14417392 |  #58

28mm f/1.8 Sigma because it cannot be used on any Canon camra newer than the 10D.

I won (rather I lost) the Sigma Lottery on that lens...


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May 12, 2012 13:54 |  #59

Canon 50 1.4. I bought it as an upgrade to 50 1.8. It was constructed better, had quieter AF and looked the part but I actually thought the nifty 50 copy I owned was better than the 1.4 with regard to keeper rate. I have sold both and now use the 50 1.2 which is amazing.


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May 12, 2012 15:09 |  #60

Light One wrote in post #14421401 (external link)
Canon 50 1.4. I bought it as an upgrade to 50 1.8. It was constructed better, had quieter AF and looked the part but I actually thought the nifty 50 copy I owned was better than the 1.4 with regard to keeper rate. I have sold both and now use the 50 1.2 which is amazing.

I guess those not going for the 1.2 will have to try the Sigma 50. I love the IQ on my 1.8, but everything else isn't that great.


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