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What was your first L lens and why?

 
saritsinoz
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Nov 15, 2009 20:51 |  #121

24-105 f/4 L because it's an all rounder for me. I just bought the 5D M II body a couple of days ago, and the idea was to start off with one lens until I can afford others!


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Nov 15, 2009 21:01 |  #122

Wow, that's a good question. My first L was the 17-40 because it was cheap for an L and I knew I was just starting and I wanted a lens that was wide enough to take beautiful landscapes. It was a winner! I love it to this day.


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Nov 15, 2009 21:12 |  #123

I was looking for a relatively cheap but good wide angle before my honeymoon, and went shopping for a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8. To my surprise, I found a pro selling off some old gear who had just upgraded to the 16-35L... so I got a really nice (other than a few cosmetic marks), recently Canon cleaned and calibrated 17-35 f2.8L for just under $500. I was amazed at how much better the colors were in comparison to my non-L's, so that started me down the highway to L, LOL.


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Nov 15, 2009 21:23 |  #124

200/2.8L I needed something to replace my Sigma 70-300/4.5-5.6. I bought it 2 years ago for $670. Very sharp. Very affordable.


  
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Nov 16, 2009 14:51 |  #125

24-105 because I was looking for a normal zoom with a bit of reach.


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Nov 16, 2009 15:06 |  #126

I got the 70-200 2.8 for shooting concerts, it does it's job well!




  
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Nov 16, 2009 17:01 |  #127

Sean wrote in post #9011855 (external link)
70-200 F4L IS. It was recommended to me by many users, and after reading Bryan's review (external link) at the-digital-picture.com I decided it would be my first.

Same here loved it but ended up getting the 2.8 IS one.


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Nov 16, 2009 17:37 as a reply to  @ Jaytypes's post |  #128

70-200mm f/4 L IS

After much research and forum feedback, it was the best possible choice due to:

1) Sharpness
2) Versatility
3) Portability
4) It looks like this: http://farm4.static.fl​ickr.com …38745806_c1a6fb​90e6_o.jpg (external link)

Also, this review helped seal the deal:

See full review here: http://www.photozone.d​e …st-report--review?start=2 (external link)

"Every now and then EOS, the goddess of mercy, seems to speak to the Canon lens designers and this time they listened carefully. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS may well be the very best tele zoom on the market today - it is certainly the best Canon zoom lens tested locally to date. The lens was capable to deliver a near-flawless performance is all categories. The resolution figures are stunning regardless of the setting. Distortions, vignetting and CAs are nothing to worry about. The build quality is excellent with the new sealing as a another highlight. On top of that the lens now features a image stabilizer with an efficiency equivalent to 4 f-stops (at cost of shutter speed). The only heartbreaking drawback for some is the price tag which increased significantly to a whopping grand - price/performance-wise this is still very sound though."


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Nov 16, 2009 18:22 as a reply to  @ jimmy_racoon's post |  #129

70-200 f/2.8 L. Needed the focal length and found a good deal, that's it.


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Nov 16, 2009 18:27 |  #130

24-105 because it was a kit lens with my 5DMkII.


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Nov 16, 2009 18:33 as a reply to  @ Route246's post |  #131

70-200mm f/4. It was the first lens of any type that I ever bought. I'm new to photography so I figured it is a good lens at a price that I can deal with. I don't earn any money taking pictures so I try to keep the cost of my hobby somewhat reasonable.


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Nov 16, 2009 18:35 |  #132

I bought 2 on my first purchase, a 35L and a 24-105L. I got the 35L in hopes that it will do well around the house, and the 24-105L for extra reach in the yard.

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Nov 16, 2009 19:05 |  #133

70-200mm f/4L

Bought the 75-300 for 200$ and returned it after a week. I found the 70-200 used in perfect condition for $450 from the same shop.


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Nov 16, 2009 19:09 |  #134

My first Lens was 70-200/2.8 - great for outdoor portraits. But after i decided to go for primes which are even more great for outdoor portraits :D


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Nov 16, 2009 19:11 |  #135

24-70. Because i brought it under impulse more or less when i brought my 40d. Mainly because it's an excellent range for all around shooting, and is a fantastic lense all over. If i didn't get it when i got the camera, i don't think i would have brought it. lucky i did!:D



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