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Best all around lens for the money?

 
tj5485
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May 20, 2009 21:56 |  #1

What are your opinions on the best lens for the buck.




  
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May 20, 2009 22:04 |  #2

ef 50mm f/1.8!


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May 20, 2009 22:05 as a reply to  @ jbhswim's post |  #3

24-105L...........bw!


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May 20, 2009 22:08 |  #4

Add the 24-105 L f/4. Great walk around.


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May 20, 2009 22:09 as a reply to  @ Nick5's post |  #5

Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8
50mm f/1.8 II


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May 20, 2009 22:10 |  #6

Bang for the buck? The 24-105 is a $1,200 lens o_O.

Are we talking FF or crop?


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May 21, 2009 00:55 as a reply to  @ k_wakasugi's post |  #7

It is a very relative question, highly depend on the size of the "money". For about $1000, my take is 24-105L for FF and 17-55IS for crop. For under $500, I will take Tamron 17-50 for crop, and Canon 50f/1.4 for FF.


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May 21, 2009 00:59 |  #8

50mm f/1.8II aka nifty-fifty




  
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May 21, 2009 01:11 |  #9

18-200mm


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May 21, 2009 01:14 |  #10

To me the 70-200 f/4L is a fantastic lens for the $. For consumer zooms the 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 II USM is a great value.

But my Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 is the best bang for the $ for me :lol: It must be, because it's my favorite lens to use!


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May 21, 2009 03:38 |  #11

EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS




  
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May 21, 2009 11:47 as a reply to  @ xarqi's post |  #12

'Best' isn't always cheap.

Having said that..I think:

24-70 f/2.8 for full frame
17-55 f/2.8 IS for crop

But the best lens is always whats best for you/intentions. Best lens doesn't mean best shooter.


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May 21, 2009 12:16 as a reply to  @ narci's post |  #13

Best bang for the buck?

135L f2
100mm f2.8 Macro




  
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May 21, 2009 12:20 |  #14

85mm f1.8. L quality results from a consumer-priced lens. Fast lens, too.


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May 21, 2009 14:06 |  #15

i am surprised no one has said it, need to know what you are shooting.

but for me, my 70-200 f/4 and 85 1.8 are tops.


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