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Your top 3 "bang for buck" lenses?

 
RPCrowe
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Jun 05, 2012 21:39 |  #136

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Yeah but if your subject is moving the IS won't do it, and then not even a tripod helps.

In that case you can spend the same money on either the f/4 IS or f/2.8 non-IS and the latter will do better for moving subject. The premium for IS on the f/4 (100% roughly) is just a lot of money, that's why many don't place that lens in the bang-for-buck excellence category.

The IS will work in Mode 2 when panning! Additionally,sometimes a blurred moving subject will look good when the rest of the frame is sharp. However, if the entire frame is blurry because of camera shake, NOTHING LOOKS GOOD...

AND... I can hand-hold my f/4L IS in lower light levels than I could hand-hold an f/2.8L non-IS model!

I can shoot with IS assistance using 1/60 second at f/4 with every expectation of getting 100% sharp imagery. I can hand hold at 1/30 second with a respectable percentage of keepers. The equivalent shutter speeds using f/2.8 would be 1/120 second and 1/60 second. I could not expect 100% sharp hand-held imagery at 1/120 second and I would get absolutely NO SHARP imagery hand-held at 1/60 second...

I often think that the remarks about the price of the f/4L IS is "sour grapes"!


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Jun 05, 2012 23:51 as a reply to  @ RPCrowe's post |  #137

My top 3 are kit lenses as they are very cheap as part of a kit and are pretty good too.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM




  
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Jun 06, 2012 00:08 as a reply to  @ RPCrowe's post |  #138

I would say the 135L, I sold mine for financial and overlap reasons, but I produced images with it that will be in my portfolio for a long time!


5DIII, 5DII, 50L, 85L, 100L, 135L, 70-200L IS II.

  
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Jun 06, 2012 01:19 |  #139

It would be a way different top 3 than I had ever planned for, but those lenses would be:
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS
EF 35mm f/1.4L
EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

"The Power Trio"


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EF-S 10-18mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM | EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM |
EF-S 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM | EF 70-200mm f/4L |
EF 135mm f/2L | EF 100mm f/2 | EF 85mm f/1.8 | EF 50mm f/1.2L | EF 35mm f/1.4L EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM MACRO

  
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Jun 06, 2012 07:44 |  #140

Tamron 17-50 Non-vc
Tamron 28-75
Canon 85 1.8

Dark horse not mentioned
Canon 70-200L non IS


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Canon 7D, 50D, 1D classic, Sigma 50 1.4, Canon 85 1.8, Tamron 17-50 2.8, 28-75 2.8, Canon 70-200L 2.8 non IS
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Jun 06, 2012 09:17 |  #141

1. 200mm f/2L IS
2. 85mm f/1.2L II
3. Tamron 17-50 f/2.8


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Jun 06, 2012 09:43 |  #142

Rokinon 35mm 1.4
Canon 50mm 1.8 (a given)
and the 70-200 F4L IS the best midrange zoom in its class. Images are CRAZY sharp and its very easier to handle due to the lighter weight than its big brother the 70-200 2.8L


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Jun 07, 2012 07:52 |  #143

Samyang 85 1.4
Canon 70-200 F4L non IS
Samyang 8mm fisheye

You cant beat samyangs 'bang for your buck' !!


60D - 85mm 1.4 - 8mm Fisheye - 18-55 kit - 75-300 - yongnuo flash - triggers - and accessories :) looking for a 17-40 or 70-200 both F4 Canon pleeasee?? sigma
Please take a look :)
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/joshgtr/ (external link)

  
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Jun 07, 2012 10:35 |  #144

SAMYANG 35mm f/1.4 (this lens AMAZES me every time, superb)!!

Canon 50mm f/1.8 MkII

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 (non IS)


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Jun 20, 2012 11:27 |  #145

Zeiss Contax 50mm f/1.7 $150 brand new, absolutely stellar
Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro non-L
Canon 17-40 f/4L

There are other lenses that I love dearly, but bang for the buck on 5D and mkii, no question these are the 3 for me.


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5Dc, 5Dii, Canon 16-35 f/4L IS, 40/2.8 Pancake, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 Macro, 135/2.0L, 200/2.8L, converted 35mm TS, Sigma 50/2.8 Macro, 70/2.8 Macro, Zeiss ZE 21/2.8, Zeiss Contax 28/2.8, 50/1.7 & 85/2.8, Jena 135/3.5, Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 APO, Canon 28-135.

  
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Jun 20, 2012 11:29 |  #146

EF 85mm f1.8
EF 200mm f2.8 II
Sigma 30mm f1.4




  
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Jun 20, 2012 11:30 |  #147

Nifty Fifty.
85mm f/1.8
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 I don't have a crop body now, but when I had an XT I went through a few lenses in this focal range and I kept selling until I found the Tamron. Really liked it, and got a lot of use out of it.



- Nikon D3300
- Nikon 35mm F/1.8
- Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-4 Cont.
- Tokina 100mm F/2.8 MACRO

  
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Jun 20, 2012 11:44 |  #148

#1 by a mile, the EF-s 18-55mm kit lens ~ free (more or less) with 500D .
#2 EF 50mm f/1.8 ~ $90.
#3 tie between EF 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 & EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 ~ $59 & $102.

That is a whole-lotta bang for very few bucks! There are better performing lenses out there, but they cost a fortune! I sold my prime Ls because they were just too much money for a casual shooter like me. The only exception I've made to L-dom is the 100-400L. There just isn't any real competition. Sigma's 50-150 & 150-500 are just too big, and what good is 500 if it is not sharp? Debated the Sigma 120-400 for a bit. I know I will spend most of my time with this lens at or near 400mm; the Canon is just better wide open at 400mm. I do wish the IS were better.




  
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Jun 20, 2012 12:56 as a reply to  @ sambarino's post |  #149

#1 Samyang 35mm f/1.4
#2 Sigma 50mm f/1.4

#3a For crop body: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8
#3b For full frame: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8


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Jun 20, 2012 14:13 as a reply to  @ leemik's post |  #150

This is like asking which lenses do you own?
No one wants to admit they overpaid for a lens....


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