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What's the first lens that made you say "Wow"

 
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Jan 03, 2014 23:13 |  #421

85mm 1.2

mounted, set to 1.2, and said WOW


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Jan 03, 2014 23:25 |  #422

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What's the first lens that made you say "Wow"

I'd have to think that it would have been the two lenses that I purchased with my first dSLR. Namely the 17-85 f/4-5.6 USM and 70-300 f/4-5.6 USM. Coming from a P&S this was a huge step up in image quality. I was WOWed more by the awesome sample images posted here than anything I took at that time. After those two lenses there must have been a few more WOW moments. I mean, each lens accelerates in it's own ways. Now, the Nikon CF M Plan 10x 0.25 160/- objective lens stands out as one that really impressed me. Maybe not by it's own optical qualities (there are many better lenses out there), but more with what I was able to do with it.


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Jan 08, 2014 03:25 |  #423

24L II

Both the speed and the IQ wide open stunned me...




  
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Jan 08, 2014 04:24 |  #424

Wow factor came from when a friend let me borrow his 24-105mm F4 L lens,I was blown away.


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Jan 08, 2014 05:30 |  #425

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For me the Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 Macro. It was the first lens I bought to replace my kit lens and it totally had that WOW factor for me. So much so, I still own it and it pretty much lives on my 60D.

Same here. Great lens.


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Jan 09, 2014 10:51 |  #426

That one is easy, The EFs 17-55 f2.8 IS USM is just an amazing lens!!
I am seriously considering downgrading back to crop because of this lens. The 24-70 2.8 II on FF is not even as good for my style of shooting.


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Jan 09, 2014 11:04 as a reply to  @ dadgummit's post |  #427

MP-e 65mm

I didn't own it for long but that lens made me go "wow" alot.


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Jan 09, 2014 18:58 |  #428

50 1.8 on my Rebel. Sigma 50 1.4 on my 50D. 135L on my 6D.


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Jan 09, 2014 20:36 |  #429

For me the 200L


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Jan 09, 2014 20:44 |  #430

I don't have any L lenses or other expensive lenses. The 40mm 2.8 has impressed the hell out of me though with it's size, weight and IQ. It's the lens I always use when hiking or just walking around.

Maybe I will feel differently when I get a nice wide angle or a super fast/long lens for birding.




  
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Jan 09, 2014 21:35 |  #431
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Vivitar Series 1 70-210. Gave me years of great pictures on my Canon EF.




  
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Jan 09, 2014 22:42 |  #432

10-22 def made me say wow a couple of times




  
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Jan 09, 2014 22:53 |  #433

EFS-60mm Macro. It was my first prime and my standard under water macro lens. Sharp as an L with nice focusing and bokeh. Though, if I can find a port for my 100L macro to go along under water the 60 will be for sale. The 100L is phenomenal, and it should be!


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Jan 10, 2014 08:44 |  #434

My 70-200 f4L IS! Partly it was the build quality, and the weight was just right. It's a wonderful lens - quick, fun focal length, and so sharp wide open! Oddly enough I'm actually getting ready to sell it off because even though I adore it, I almost never use it anymore. I think I might cry a little when I finally do. :-)




  
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Jan 10, 2014 11:51 |  #435

Yeah, probably my old 85l, even though I've now sold it. Too bad wow pictures of static objects aren't what I shoot regularly... But my 70-200II does wow me regularly, just so sharp at 2.8!


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