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What's the best lens canon has ever made?

 
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Sep 02, 2012 10:01 |  #61

Keeping cost in mind:

135L for a great looking very reasonably priced, very sharp, fast focusing and light-gathering prime.

70-200 f/2.8 IS II. A zoom with essentially prime qualities in everything but max aperture (obviously).


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Sep 03, 2012 01:58 |  #62

50mm f/1.2
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Sep 03, 2012 05:04 |  #63

Have to agree with Silverfox - the Canon 200/1.8 - without a doubt
No longer made because of the lead crystal used in them.
Absolutely awesome lens and is reputedly the best lens Canon ever made and still pull amazing money on the used market.
Have had the privelege to use two different ones and have access to them at any time.

If you ever get the opportunity and have the funds to buy one, never let it slip.


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Sep 03, 2012 08:23 |  #64

I think Canon is really proud of the following lenses:

- 70-200LII
- 85LII
- 200L (F1.8)
- 17L TS-E
- 24L TS-EII


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Sep 03, 2012 08:31 |  #65

135L


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Sep 03, 2012 08:34 |  #66

50 1.4 USM




  
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Sep 03, 2012 18:26 as a reply to  @ alitech's post |  #67

After owning both the IS versions of the 300 and 400 f2.8L i would think the two new MKII versions are near the top as they are sharper and lighter than the originals which both are stunning lenses.

My 300 f2.8 IS L is the sharpest lens i have ever used to date followed by the 70-200 f2.8 IS L MKII and the 400 which seem about even to me.


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Sep 03, 2012 18:29 |  #68

200L 2.0 IS


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Sep 04, 2012 03:36 |  #69

Most time on my camera: 24-105L
Most favorite results: 135L - hands down!


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Sep 04, 2012 04:46 |  #70

135L


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Sep 04, 2012 05:45 |  #71

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Sep 04, 2012 08:28 |  #72

Zeiss ZE21...er...wait...


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Sep 04, 2012 08:53 |  #73

lensfreak wrote in post #14923345 (external link)
70-200mm f/2.8 IS mk2 Hands down.

This is why this sort of discussion is pretty useless. A nature photographer that packs his equipment into the backcountry could argue that this isn't even the "best" 70-200 in Canon's lineup of lenses.

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Sep 04, 2012 13:21 |  #74

kbColorado wrote in post #14945926 (external link)
This is why this sort of discussion is pretty useless. A nature photographer that packs his equipment into the backcountry could argue that this isn't even the "best" 70-200 in Canon's lineup of lenses.

Paul

Exactly. The f4 IS is clearly 'better' because it fits in my bag.

And the TS-E 17mm is so obviously better than the 70-200 II. Reason? Just ask a Nikon/Sony/Pentax/Olym​pus user to go get their 17mm tilt-shift.


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Sep 04, 2012 16:14 |  #75

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