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Your top 3 "bang for buck" lenses?

 
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Oct 07, 2012 23:37 |  #196

Well, due to the fact that it's all I own:

Canon 85mm
Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 (love the thing but I like primes more. For sale in my sig!!!)
Thrifty Nifty Fifty


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Jan 12, 2014 20:56 |  #197

bump...


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Jan 12, 2014 20:59 |  #198

tamron 2470 2.8
tamron 70200 2.8 vc
sigma 35 1.4


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Jan 12, 2014 21:24 |  #199

My best bang for the buck are:

tamron 17-50 nonVC used $275
canon 50mm f1.8 Mk1 used $150
canon 200mm f2.8 used $500

All in excellent + condition, will little or no signs of use. All very sharp. All are "keepers".


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Jan 12, 2014 21:34 |  #200

I've looked through about half of the pages in this thread and am shocked nobody has mentioned the 40mm pancake. Weird.


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Jan 12, 2014 22:04 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #201

Canon 17-40 - lightning fast AF, small, light, cheap (for an L)
Canon 70-200 f4 - lightning fast AF, small (for a 200mm zoom), light (for a 200mm zoom), cheap (for an L)
Sigma 24-105 - more because when I buy it, it will fit well into my kit.


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Jan 13, 2014 03:45 |  #202

85L is enormous bang for buck!


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Jan 13, 2014 03:49 |  #203

17-40/4.0
40/2.8
50/1.8
85/1.8
70-200/4.0


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Jan 13, 2014 03:58 |  #204

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #16600713 (external link)
I've looked through about half of the pages in this thread and am shocked nobody has mentioned the 40mm pancake. Weird.

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Jan 13, 2014 04:10 |  #205

Tamron 24-70 vc
Sigma 35
Rokinon 14


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Jan 13, 2014 08:02 |  #206

Well I've only got two Canon lenses.. and I'll vote for both

100mm F2.0
18-55 kit lens (not great but not awful).. I got mine for £50 in mint condition and they remain cheaply available second hand, hence it's here.

Any nifty fifty should also be on this list, so I'll add the 50f1.8 although I've never used canons one.


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Jan 13, 2014 08:39 as a reply to  @ rfdesigner's post |  #207

canon 100 f2, about 300$ but has less ca than 85 1.8
canon 28-70 3.5, got my last one for 35$ shipped mint, better than tamron 28 75 except at 2.8;-)a
canon 70 210 3.5 usm (50$ on ebay often, blows my mind), i only sold my mint copy cause i needed extra reach)
18-55 is, amazing lens for about 75$


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Jan 13, 2014 08:41 |  #208

kenwood33 wrote in post #16600651 (external link)
tamron 2470 2.8
tamron 70200 2.8 vc
sigma 35 1.4

This.


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Jan 13, 2014 09:38 |  #209

1. 40mm Pancake
2. 135L (Because so sharp and great lens with L quality for a less than L price)
3. Sigma 35 Art


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Jan 13, 2014 10:17 |  #210

smorter wrote in post #16601186 (external link)
85L is enormous bang for buck!

riiiiiight.....:lol:


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