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Nov 27, 2013 16:28 |  #31

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Surprisingly, I'm not real happy with my 50 f/1.8. Absolutely hate the focus ring. I'm thinking of selling it and getting either a 1.4 or an older 1.8 with a real focus ring.

Not so surprising. I hated my 50 f/1.8. Sold it soon after getting it.


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Nov 27, 2013 16:29 |  #32

My favorite lens is 135 f/2! Its perfect for head shots and beauty shots! Love using it in the studio.


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Nov 27, 2013 16:38 |  #33

I love all the lenses in my kit, but if I had to pick a zoom & a prime then I'd say the 35L & 70-200 2.8. Neither of them ever disappoints...


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Nov 27, 2013 19:20 |  #34

I dont know that I have a favorite. They all serve a different purpose. Maybe 70-200 or the 100L




  
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Nov 27, 2013 20:03 as a reply to  @ Kronie's post |  #35

Tammy 70-200VC. Have a lot of work to in the lens department, next purchase will be either the Tokina 11-16 or Sigma 18-35 1.8. Based on what I currently own the Tammy is awesome..




  
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Nov 27, 2013 22:24 |  #36

CZ Biotar 58/2 (might be move to 2nd place if my pre-war Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 2/5cm is as nice as I expect)
EF 100mm Macro 2.8 - just an amazing piece of glass


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Nov 28, 2013 01:39 |  #37

I Love Cats wrote in post #16483288 (external link)
Vivitar Series 1 28-105 and Vivitar Series 1 70-210 f/3.5. Smoother, better damped zoom and focus mechanisms than anything made today. I believe the versions I had were made by Tokina.

Look at the serial numbers, if they start with 37 they're Tokina made.


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Nov 28, 2013 03:03 |  #38

My favourite lenses are my Canon 85L II and my Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Those are two lenses I will never sell :)


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Nov 28, 2013 04:17 |  #39

since I only have one that's worth a crap, it's my favorite. the 85 f1.8. and I do really like it. Wish I had something wider besides my kit lens at times, but I think i'm investing in flash before I invest in a fast wide angle. I'd rather spend more money on a lens with more reach since dog sports or sports in general is what i like to shoot most.




  
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Nov 28, 2013 15:27 |  #40

Hands down my favourite and best lens I have ever owned is the Sigma 18-35, so amazing and sharp.

I have owned the 18-55 kit, Tamron 70-300 and Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS previously.




  
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Nov 28, 2013 17:16 as a reply to  @ bruc3's post |  #41

My most used lens: 500mm f4 l is


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Nov 28, 2013 18:02 |  #42

I don't mean to sound like an ass at all, but I could care less what lens is on. if i can get what I am looking to get for the shot, then that is it. Today I left my bag in the car and could have kicked myself for not having a ****ty cheap lens for the shot I saw in my head and couldn't get with the expensive one lens I brought....... Now that said, my 10-20 and 135 are more fun to shoot than my excellent lenses in between, so I agree with dre daze, super wide and kinda/super long mean most, anything in between screw spending money on:cool:


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Nov 28, 2013 20:43 |  #43

Mine would have to be the 40mm ƒ2.8, and then the 10-22mm.

I don't really have a lot of lenses though :(


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Nov 28, 2013 21:17 |  #44

The 85L in damp weather is just magic.

The 45mm TS-E for teaching me things.


My imagine composition sucks. I need a heavier lens.

  
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Nov 28, 2013 21:48 |  #45

85L

When I'm not shooting with it I'm looking at it (I have it on a shelf where I can see it most of the time I'm at home) or cradling it in my arms and gently stroking it while hissing *my preciousss* under my breath.


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