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May 27, 2013 07:31 |  #31

For me it was 70-200 f4 Non IS, but then I bought the 135mm f2...


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May 27, 2013 07:41 |  #32

The best I want? 600mm f4 L IS.
The best I have? I'd have to say IQ wise, that it is either my 100mm f2.8L, or my 400mm f5.6L.


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May 27, 2013 07:55 as a reply to  @ D. Vance's post |  #33

Must add the TS-E 24mm II for its superb optics and build quality (TS-E 17mm as well).




  
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May 27, 2013 09:41 |  #34

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15969620 (external link)
These two I own or have owned, and put them in there with my 500mm f/4L IS.

Would give a nut to have a 200mm f/1.8 or the newer f/2 again.

I had to give both for my 300mm 2.8ver2!!!! Now everytime I ask the wifey for a new toy-man she squeezes the crap out of them!!!!!! :lol:


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May 27, 2013 09:53 |  #35

4g63photo wrote in post #15971811 (external link)
I had to give both for my 300mm 2.8ver2!!!! Now everytime I ask the wifey for a new toy-man she squeezes the crap out of them!!!!!! :lol:

I also find I force myself into using the 300 2.8 II, it may even trump the 200 f2


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May 27, 2013 11:09 |  #36

ed rader wrote in post #15969524 (external link)
for many years it was easily the 70-200L f4 IS for me, but things change and I recently replaced that zoom with the 70-300L.

right now it's the 24-70L II and I don't see that changing any time soon :D.

LOL...you have been talking about the 24-70L II in at least three different threads :p. if it has legs, we would be afraid to know what you would do with it.




  
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May 27, 2013 11:18 as a reply to  @ Buckeye1's post |  #37

I am sure there are many great Canon lenses like the aforementioned 24-70L II, 300L IS II, 200L F1.8, etc. However, for the money and my normal work, I would have to say the 70-200L II, 135L, 100L macro, 24-105L. I like the Fisheye too, buy I don't use it enough to justify it.




  
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May 27, 2013 11:55 |  #38

dasher108 wrote in post #15970788 (external link)
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Indeed , a true everyman lens in that it can level the playing field for mere mortals .
Love the no frills in the way it sets aside the photogs from the gadget collectors/hipsters .

Edit :
Arrgg crap , is this another one of "those" dodgy threads again ? :(




  
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May 27, 2013 12:37 as a reply to  @ Foggiest's post |  #39

135L (compact,light,price friendly) and 70-200 II (allround)


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May 27, 2013 15:12 |  #40

Each has an important role. None are "best"


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May 27, 2013 17:38 |  #41

The best one is the one that gets you the shot you want.


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May 27, 2013 17:51 as a reply to  @ Pit's post |  #42

In terms of optics, the best I've used is the 400 2.8 IS, I can shoot it wide open (external link)with a 2x TC and 100% crops (external link)are still very sharp.

At moonshots (external link), I can stack 2-2x TCs and get decent detail at 100% view (external link).

The copies of the 300 2.8 IS, 800 IS, 600 f4 IS and 500 f4 IS I've shot are all outstandingly sharp, but the 400 2.8 is a notch sharper IMHO.


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May 30, 2013 21:57 as a reply to  @ liquidstone's post |  #43

As of recent, it has been a toss up for me. For more practical/whatever use, I love my 24 1.4 mk2. I love how everything turns out from using this lens. The 24mm x 1.6 crop factor is my sweet spot in photography. Not too wide or narrow for me. If it wasn't for my 24 it would def be the 70-200 is II.


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May 30, 2013 23:35 |  #44

135L if you can use it.


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May 31, 2013 11:02 |  #45

I've owned all prime L lenses from 24L all the way to 300L (except for 180L) and all L zoom lenses from 16-35L all the way to 100-400L. I guess my fave for 85L-II and 200L/F2. I own a 135L and although I owned it a few years now, I have only took maybe less than 50 shots with it. I don't know why, I just don't like that focal length. Only reason I never sold it is because all the raves I read about it here at POTN.




  
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