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Your top 3 "bang for buck" lenses?

 
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Apr 19, 2012 13:58 |  #1

What are your top 3 "bang for buck" lenses?

- Cheapest in cost, yet highest in IQ / Sharpness / colours etc. (for that money)
- Can be any EF/EFS lens (canon or third party)
- Any lens APART FROM 50mm 1.8 (which is obviously at the top of this list)


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Apr 19, 2012 14:00 |  #2

15-85IS
55-250IS
70-200L f4 IS


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Apr 19, 2012 14:02 |  #3

Canon 85 1.8
Tokina 11-16
canon 55-250


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Apr 19, 2012 14:04 |  #4

Tamron 17-50 2.8 nonVC
Canon 85mm 1.8
Canon 70-200 F4 nonIS (I disagree the IS version being here because it's an extra 500 bucks just for IS)

And I may be partial to my lenses so not fair :)


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Apr 19, 2012 14:05 |  #5

I will go a little different route.

Canon 135 f2L........maybe the best lens at any price and its around $1000 new.


Mine-- 60D, 24-105 f4L IS, 70-200 f2.8 IS II
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Apr 19, 2012 14:06 |  #6

Samyang 14 f2.8
135L
canon 70-210 USM

btw if you compare the 50 f1.8 II to the Nikon 50 f1.8G with much better build, a real mf ring, USM, more and rounded aperture blades etc for only 100 bucks more the canon is not that "bang for the buck" anymore

Talley wrote in post #14293603 (external link)
Canon 70-200 F4 nonIS (I disagree the IS version being here because it's an extra 500 bucks just for IS)

You also get weather sealing and sharper corners


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Apr 19, 2012 14:08 |  #7

Any lens is great "bang for the buck" because if I spend one more buck my wife is going to shoot me.


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Apr 19, 2012 14:09 |  #8

18-55 IS (free with camera)
70-200 F4 non IS
400 5.6

Can shoot a lot with those three :)
As what Talley said too , biased for my own kit :P




  
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Apr 19, 2012 14:10 |  #9

tovarish wrote in post #14293625 (external link)
Any lens is great "bang for the buck" because if I spend one more buck my wife is going to shoot me.

Careful there Tovarish , that quote is open to be flipped ;)




  
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Apr 19, 2012 14:12 |  #10

maybe it's time to upgrade your wife :D


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Apr 19, 2012 14:12 |  #11

Talley wrote in post #14293603 (external link)
Tamron 17-50 2.8 nonVC
Canon 85mm 1.8
Canon 70-200 F4 nonIS (I disagree the IS version being here because it's an extra 500 bucks just for IS)

For some reason, I can't disagree with these choices:)


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Apr 19, 2012 14:14 |  #12

70200mm f/2.8L IS II
85mm f/1.2L
90mm f/2.8 TS-E


  
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Apr 19, 2012 14:15 |  #13

Canon 85 1.8
Canon 70 to 200 F4
Sigma 30 1.4


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Apr 19, 2012 14:16 |  #14

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #14293619 (external link)
You also get weather sealing and sharper corners

I had both, the nonIS was 98% of the IS version as far as IQ.


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Apr 19, 2012 14:17 |  #15

Surprised it hasn't already been mentioned.

Canon 50mm f/1.8


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