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What is your lens of the Year?

 
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Nov 09, 2013 14:58 |  #46

My Zeiss 100mm 2.0 hands down my favorite lens ever! I use it much more than my other lenses.


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Nov 09, 2013 16:08 |  #47

50mm f1.4 for me. Thrashed it this year, so much that I'm selling my zooms.


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Nov 11, 2013 10:44 |  #48

According to Lightroom, 49% of all my pictures were taken with the 85L II. Before this year the 24-70L and 35L were my most used lenses. However, the 85L has completely ruined those lenses after seeing how sharp it is. 500L I came in a distant second with 11% share.




  
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Nov 11, 2013 10:58 as a reply to  @ post 16430074 |  #49

my 17-40. I got it in late spring, and it has barely come off of my camera. Prior to buying this lens, my widest was a 28-135, which was extremely limiting to me, especially in my automotive photography.


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Nov 11, 2013 21:01 |  #50

jdickerson wrote in post #16437375 (external link)
So far I'd have to say that for me the 24-70 f/4L IS is the lens I own that I wouldn't want to do without.

JD

I do really like this lens too. It seems to be the best general walk around lens to me because of the macro ability. I just wish it was longer.


5D4 or 6D2..... Waiting to find out which I buy | 8-15L |24-70mm f/4L IS | 24L II | 40mm pancake | 100L IS | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mk2 | 400mm f/4 DO IS

  
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Nov 11, 2013 21:12 |  #51

Have to go with the 300mm 2.8 IS (I) that I purchased this year. Shot a ton of soccer and with the 1D Mark IV, it has proved an excellent combo. Incredibly sharp, super fast focusing, excellent lens. Of course, I would love a 400 2.8, but don't have the funds for that one yet..


Gear List: Canon 1D Mark IV, 7D, 300mm 2.8 IS I, 70-200mm 2.8 IS II, 17-55mm 2.8 IS, Rokinon 14mm 2.8

  
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Nov 11, 2013 21:22 |  #52

24-70 II


7D, 5D mark II
17-40, 24-70 II, 70-200 f/4 IS, Zeiss 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2, 400/5.6

  
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Nov 11, 2013 23:47 |  #53

70-200 2.8 IS MKII, is my most used lens, I just love it. Its away just now getting a new rubber seal fitted at Canon so my sigma 35 1.4 is getting used.




  
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Nov 12, 2013 04:59 as a reply to  @ dexy101's post |  #54

Canon TS-E 24mm II at 1st position, a fantastic tool; then Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX and Canon 100mm f/2, great 'not-too-heavy and short' lenses.


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Nov 12, 2013 05:11 |  #55

QFAUSTRALIA ironically I'm soon to add the 100-400mm for June safari.


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Nov 12, 2013 05:40 |  #56

going by the numbers from lightroom 1st place is my sigma 150/2.8 OS macro, versatile lens next in line is a tokina 11-16/2.8 and finally nikon 35/1.8


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Nov 12, 2013 06:35 |  #57

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #16444711 (external link)
QFAUSTRALIA ironically I'm soon to add the 100-400mm for June safari.

No irony needed. It is a reasonable priced good performer with its quirks, of course.
One of my best choices, got it second hand.
It is good for taking pictures, not to show off.

My lens of 2013 is the 40mm pancake. It makes you try harder. Like old times, you have to go where the picture is.


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Nov 12, 2013 06:54 |  #58

Leica 35 1.4 Summilux FLE. By far the sharpest wide angle lens I've ever shot with.




  
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Nov 15, 2013 07:27 |  #59

Zeiss 50mm MP for me.
Awesome photos and so well constructed.


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Nov 15, 2013 07:52 as a reply to  @ post 16430052 |  #60

Great topic!

I switched back to all primes this year, and I'm really enjoying it. For me the 35L and 135L have long been my go to lenses. It would be hard to choose between the two, but the 135L is probably the one lens I own that I have 100% confidence in.

That said, I just ordered a Sigma 35 ART, and I'm going to spend some time evaluating it next to my 35L. So the Sigma 35 may end up being my lens of next year!


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