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Your top 3 "bang for buck" lenses?

 
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Jun 29, 2012 23:00 |  #166

Full frame?

1. Canon EF 50mm f1.4 (though I like the Sigma better)
2. Canon 24-105mm f4L (great usable range)
3. Canon 70-200mm f4L

Crop?

1. Sigma 30mm EX (the reason I got the Sigma 50)
2. Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 non-VC (loved this, though loud)
3. Canon 70-200 f4L


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Jun 30, 2012 12:28 |  #167

17-40mm L F4
24-105mm L F4 IS
70-200mm L F4 IS

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 16-35mm II, THE BEST UWA Zoom I have ever used and owned, photos get that WOW pop to them but for the sake of cost in this lineup I chose the 17-40mm which also produces awesome photos.

I actually have a couple Top 3's but the one above is the one I have had, plus the 16-35mm. :}

The other top 3 that I have owned is this one below.
Though I only got to borrow the 70-200mm 2.8 IS in this one. :(

16-35mm L 2.8
24-70mm L 2.8
70-200mm L 2.8 IS

I prefer IS and had the 24-70mm II came with IS, that would rank as my #1 top 3.


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Jun 30, 2012 13:41 as a reply to  @ post 14293686 |  #168

Canon EF-s 10-22
70-200 4 non is
50 1.8 ii


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Jun 30, 2012 21:33 |  #169

Canon 10-22
Tamron 17-50 2.8 non vc
Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS

This lineup on crop is very hard to beat.


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Jul 01, 2012 00:21 as a reply to  @ RangersForever's post |  #170

For me, the EF 85mm f/1.8 and 135L.

I have them both and they produce amazing results.


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Jul 01, 2012 01:24 |  #171

1. Canon EF 28mm f/1.8
2. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
3. Canon EF 100mm f/1.8

I'd also mention in des patches the Tamron 17-50mm non VC having owned and used for just over a year now, but the primes just shade it for me...


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Jul 12, 2012 21:45 as a reply to  @ erniethemilk's post |  #172

Canon 15-85mm
Sigma 30mm
Canon 70-200 f/4 IS


His: EOS R | RF 24-105 | Control Ring Adapter | Luma Cinch
Hers: 40D | Tamron 17-50 non-VC | Luma Cinch II
Ours: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 | Tamron 70-300 VC | 430EX II | Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 w/ Arca Swiss Z1 Head | Billingham 445

  
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Jul 12, 2012 21:53 as a reply to  @ Ray33's post |  #173

85 1.8
28-75mm
Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6

You can get top notch image quality of each of these lenses and each one is less than $500.


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Jul 13, 2012 01:23 |  #174

I "might" have to make my top 3 a top 5... Original post was:

55-250mm IS
70-200mm f/4L
17-40mm f/4L

But with the release of the 40mm pancake, I'm sure lots of people are going to want to add that to the list. From what I've seen so far it's a great little lens. I will be getting mine tomorrow so I can make an informed decision then. Also, I'd have to add the 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM *only when bought used* because it is an awesome lens, but the retail price is terrible. Used, I found my current for $150, and others I have found for $225.

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

Oh yeah, sorry, my 200mm f/2L IS is def in my top 3 bang for buck because it's sharp and sooooooo cheap......


5D4 | 8-15L | 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS | 24L II | 40mm pancake | 100L IS | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mk2 | 400mm f/4 DO IS

  
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Sep 17, 2012 17:25 |  #175

Canon 18-135mm STM

Believe it or not it's a kit lens that comes with the T4i. It isn't half bad. I'm actually shocked how great this lens is... for what it is.


Canon T4i w/ 18-135mm STM kit ~~ Other Lenses: Canon 50mm f1.8 - Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM - Canon 35-80mm

  
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Sep 17, 2012 22:46 |  #176

17-40 F4
70-200 F4 (non IS)
200 2.8II


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Sep 18, 2012 06:22 as a reply to  @ rockygarcia's post |  #177

For FF:
1. C 135L
2. C 35L
3. C 70-200L f2.8 IS

then
C 16-35L
C 85mm f1.8
C 100-400L


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Sep 18, 2012 06:58 |  #178

Canon 70-300mm IS USM (The Non L version)
EF 85/1.8
Canon 18-55 IS III




  
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Sep 19, 2012 23:42 |  #179

If someone took a tally of this thread I think the clear winner would be the 85mm f/1.8..


5D II | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 | Canon 85 f/1.8 | Canon 24-105 f/4 L
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Sep 20, 2012 00:41 |  #180

1. Sigma 30 1.4
2. Canon 85 1.8
3. Canon 70-200 4.0


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