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Sep 09, 2012 21:00 |  #1

I am the type of person who think that the more money you spend on something, the more use you should get out of it. In this case, since you send a tons of money on a lens, you should use it the most. Generally, I tried to have a range of lens with similar values with different usage so I can use them in different situation with equal amount of times. They are like your children, you should not favor one over others.

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Sep 09, 2012 21:03 |  #2

When I got my first "L," it was fairly glued to my camera body. But now I just use what I need to use—it may or may not be equal


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Sep 09, 2012 21:03 |  #3

Yah Im the same I think. Each of my lenses has a reason for being there, so they each get used pretty equally. When I get something new though I usually spend a little more time with it for a bit :D


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Sep 09, 2012 21:04 |  #4

Right now, no. My 100-400 gets MUCH more use than my 70-200 MkII...but I still enjoy the hell out of having the 70-200 when it's the right tool for the job.


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Sep 09, 2012 21:05 |  #5

its hard to say. My wider primes dont get used as much as my kit lesn did. But now my kit lens doesnt get any use as I have a newer lens. My 70-200 is still my work horse but thats due to me shooting those kind of events more. So espense doesnt have much to do with it but more as what I end up shooting.


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Sep 09, 2012 21:06 |  #6

I definitely don't. Use my Sigma 50 most by FAR.


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Sep 09, 2012 21:12 |  #7

my 70-300 gets used the least as i generally dont need telephoto. but i still love as much as my 24-105


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Sep 09, 2012 21:18 |  #8

Nah, I use my 24-105 way more than the 70-200 II.


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Sep 09, 2012 21:22 |  #9

I use the 70-200 more than most other lenses when shooting for FUN!
BUT, being I just got a 24-105L, it has yet to leave my camera lol ;)
When working, it is whatever I need at the moment..


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Sep 09, 2012 21:23 |  #10

Nope...

Brick and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS both get used far more than my 500mm f/4L IS.

But, nearly everything I shoot with the 500 is $$$ ;)


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Sep 09, 2012 21:25 as a reply to  @ HyperCams's post |  #11

I use the 24-104L most of the time, my 70-200L f2.8 non IS gets the least amount of use. Will say that when I do use the 70-200 the pictures it gets really shine.


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Sep 09, 2012 21:26 |  #12

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Nope...

Brick and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS both get used far more than my 500mm f/4L IS.

But, nearly everything I shoot with the 500 is $$$ ;)

Haha if a lens can be used for making money, it cannot be considered expensive. The cost of your lens = money you make from it - money you spend to have it :D


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Sep 09, 2012 21:35 |  #13

Yes, but not because it is the most expensive. 70-200 is my go to lens and always has been even with it was my non-IS. I would like to use my second most expensive more often, but it is probably my least used lens.


  
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Sep 09, 2012 21:41 |  #14

vaflower wrote in post #14969715 (external link)
Haha if a lens can be used for making money, it cannot be considered expensive. The cost of your lens = money you make from it - money you spend to have it :D

Oh no...

Not everything makes money but everything IS money! ;)


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Sep 09, 2012 21:42 |  #15

Yes, because my two most expensive lenses, 70-200 MKII and a Zeiss 100mp, give the best results for what im shooting.




  
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