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airfrogusmc
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Dec 11, 2009 17:15 |  #31

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Allen,

Do you have any shots with your 24L in the archives? i'd love to see what you do with it...

-Ian

Edit: Just did a search. Starting to want this lens....

Yeah I think I have some stuff in the 24L series I thread. I can post a couple here if you'd like.




  
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Dec 11, 2009 17:18 as a reply to  @ post 9179542 |  #32

300 2.8L
35 1.4L
85 1.2L
200 2L just purchased could move up quickly
135 2L
10-22
70-200 2.8isL
Tamron 90mm macro
Tamron 180 macro


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Dec 11, 2009 17:42 |  #33

I love 'em all, but if I had to rank them...

85L II: Just love this lens. It's the only lens than consistently delivers a WOW factor.

70-200L 2.8IS: My go-to indoors lens for sports and stage performances.

100-400L IS: My outdoor lens for events and . Very sharp.

35L: Sharp and fast. Indoor wide shots are great. A partner to the 70-200. Outdoor shots are lovely.

24-105L: A walkaround dream lens. Light and delivers great outdoor shots. A do it all lens.

100 Macro: Fun to play with and very sharp for both portraits and macro. A very versatile lens.

17-35 2.8: For the times I need wide and fast. Does a really nice job.


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Dec 11, 2009 17:49 |  #34

pmarz wrote in post #9179571 (external link)
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200 2L just purchased could move up quickly
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A 200 2L would move up to the top of my list in 0.2 nanoseconds.


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Dec 11, 2009 17:53 |  #35

Fast focus and sharp:
1) 35 1.4L
2) 135L
3) 70-200L IS (sold)
4) 100 2.8L IS
5) 85 1.2L (best IQ and creamy bokeh)


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Dec 11, 2009 18:17 |  #36

1) 24-105L, most used my workhorse
2) 100/2.0 love this one for use at performances and portraits
3) 30/1.4 for low available light
4) 10-20 Wigma, if a lot needs to fit in
5) The rest comes in a tie (50/1.4 70-300 135L kitlens)




  
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Dec 11, 2009 18:53 |  #37

I will play as well....

#1: Canon 85L mkII~ Its like coming home from a hard day of work and the wife meets you at the door wearing some skimpy lingerie. Its my favorite lens on 5DII.

#2: Canon 600 f/4 L IS ~ Never disappoints. Its heavy, but the autofocus is lightning fast and IQ is fantastic. Its never let me down.

#3: Canon 70-200 2/8L IS~ Workhorse of a lens. Brought home the money time and time again.

#4: Canon 50 1.4~ small, light, sharp, what else does one need? Well, perhaps better build quality but then it wouldn't be as light.

#5: Canon 100 2.8 macro~ Outstandingly sharp lens. Would have rated it higher but I don't use it as often as I should.

#6: Sigma 17-70~ The original version. Great versatility for a single lens walk about on 40D. Mine is very sharp. Has distortion on the wide end and the grossly warm Sigma color cast, but its easily fixed in post.

#7: Sigma 50-500~ A lot of lens for the price. 500mm for under a grand. Decent IQ, fast autofocus, great build quality, awesome sigma hood. Never gets used now that I have the 600 f/4 IS.

#8: Canon 28-135~ Only putting it on here because I have one. I wish I didn't have........crap.


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Dec 11, 2009 19:58 |  #38

1. Canon 70-200 f/4L IQ is stunning in every way. I still get better results (IQ) with this then my 85mm f/1.8 (except below f/4 ;)). I wish I could use this lens all the time! (Maybe more when I eventually upgrade to the IS version). I like the light weight also. Wished the AF worked better in really low light, but I guess that's the limitation of f/4

2. (I have it quite yet!!) Sigma 30mm f/1.4 I borrowed this from my friend for a week. It was glued on my 30D the whole time. I fell in love with it right away. Such natural looking pics, this is what 50mm is suppose to look like (on FF) after all!

3. Sigma 24-60 f/2.8 I paid $220US brand new off Amazon, can't beat that. It's been my "work horse" lens for 2 years now. It's "ok sharp" wide open, but f/4 and up it's as sharp as any other lens I've used in this range. The AF is kinda slow and noisy, but it's pretty acurate and doesn't hunt too much. If and when I get the Tamron 17-50VC or Canon 17-55IS, I will keep this as my trusty backup (which can work on FF in the future!)

4. Canon 85mm f/1.8 This is the first prime lens to impress me (ok.. the only other i've owned is the nifty). IQ is amazing, It practically works in the dark.

5. Sigma 10-20 very fun lens to use. When the sky is blue it's really makes great pics. I use this hand-held in churches as well. I see no reason to upgrade to Canon or Tokina for the price.

6. Canon 18-55 IS I never owned the original non-IS version to compare, but this this a very good lens for a kit lens. The IS works pretty good and IQ is pleasing. I only sold it because I needed money for other things.

7. LEAST FAVORITE Canon 50mm f/1.8 I've had 2 copies in the past, just sold the second one last month. Soft, crappy AF, crappy build quality. Maybe I had 2 bad copies, maybe it's just a crappy lens. $100 you get what you pay for...(of course the 18-55IS is worth about the same, but much better lens IMO)


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Dec 11, 2009 20:40 |  #39

50 f/1.4 - I use this lens so much I have thought about upgrading to the 50L, but I am just so happy with this one I always talk myself out of it.

70-200 f/4 IS - Love it. Everything about it is perfect. This is the only lens my wife tells me I can't ever sell.

28 f/1.8 - This one sees a decent amount of use indoors. My favorite use for this lens is actually taking video on a 5D ii.

135L - Just picked this one up last week. So far I love it. If I were making this list a few weeks down the road this one would probably be close to the top.


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Dec 11, 2009 21:03 |  #40

Megapixle wrote in post #9179724 (external link)
A 200 2L would move up to the top of my list in 0.2 nanoseconds.

Im sure it will. The beauty of this lens is im finding it very useble in smaller indoor settings on a full frame. It's been on the camera often.


Canon 8-16 fisheye Canon 16-35 2.8 II Canon 24-70 2.8 II Canon 35L, 85L, 135L,200f/2 Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II Canon 300 f4.IS Canon 300 f2.8 IS II Canon 500 f/4 II Canon 100l macro is, Canon 180 macro, Sigma 180 2.8 Macro . 5dIII,7d,Canon 1dx 1.4 canon extender Canon 2.0 extender and two 580ex speedlites, three 600ex speedlites. and a bunch of studio lighting Zeiss 50mm Makro

  
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Dec 11, 2009 21:48 |  #41

Heres mine from all that I've owned , and dont own anymore!!! Most used and liked at the top.
Canon 16-35L II
24-105L
50 1.4
17-85 EF-S
75-300IS
28-135

I love my 16-35II prolly the most out all lensI've ever owned


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Dec 11, 2009 21:49 |  #42

70-200

24-70

18-55is

in that order


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Dec 11, 2009 22:00 |  #43

scpictaker wrote in post #9180845 (external link)
I love my 16-35II prolly the most out all lensI've ever owned

I was hoping to hear something like this! I'm seriously thinking about getting the 16-35 soon, and it seems like you love it on on your crops.. Good to hear. :lol:


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Dec 11, 2009 23:15 |  #44

I like all of my lens but there are favorites:
1) Canon 50mm 1.4 : Love the sharp close-up pics I get with this lens, the bokeh is nice too... been thinking of the 50mm 1.2L but this one does such as nice job, could not justify the coin.
2) 17-35mm 2.8L : This one is always on my camera, it's my around the house camera, takes great pics but not as nice as my #3
3) 24-70mm 2.8L : I think this is the best all-around lens in my collection (for some reason the best IQ), the only problem is it's large,, on the bulky side as well as heavy, it's OK for a day trip but still on the "large" side.. so I'm only packing it when I'm in the mood
4) Last is my EF-S 18-135mm, it's a great all around lens but it stays in the safe since I bought my other lenses. I like it because it is light and not too long, but is shadowed by my 16-35mm. My shooting is with 20mm-50mm so the extra zoom is not ultilized


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Dec 11, 2009 23:17 |  #45

What I have and what I own are two different things. One is easy, the other...easier. :lol:

Still, we do have a lot of these threads. :p


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