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Thread started 28 Jul 2007 (Saturday) 00:22
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POLL: "Lens type used the most often:"
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Macro
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Which you use the most often? UWA, Standart, Telephoto or Macro?

 
ZekaG
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Jul 28, 2007 00:22 |  #1

I am in the process of looking for a new lens and not sure what category to explore next. So I decided to poll fellow POTNers and see what you guys use the most often.

So what is the lens type that you use the most often?
UWA, Standard Zoom, Telephone, Macro, Other...

(If such a thread exists, point me to it... I couldn't find one though...)


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Jul 28, 2007 00:28 |  #2

Depends on the kind of photo I want. As my standard walkaround and the lens that is on my camera most of the time is my 10-20 UWA. In low light though, if I don't intend on long exposures then I switch to the 30/1.4 or the 50/1.4 but I would say they are my three most used lenses... out of the 4 I have.

You already have one of if not the best standard zoom for a cropped sensor DSLR in the 17-55/2.8IS so I don't think upgrading your that would be the best decision. You have your holiday lens in the 18-200 Tamron and you have the awesome 70-200/1.8IS so I think the logical step if you're wanting to explore would be either UWA, Macro or Super-Telephoto Prime.

My recommendations would prolly be one of these.
Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 or Tokina 12-24 f/4
Canon 100 f/2.8 Macro
Canon 300 f/4 L IS USM


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Jul 28, 2007 00:28 |  #3

I'm pretty much an all-macro shooter.

However, when I use other lenses in macro form, I still consider it macro. Like, when I use a 70-200 to shoot dragonflies or a 30/1.4 to shoot flowers, they are still macro to me.


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Jul 28, 2007 00:31 |  #4

Your lens line up is covered from 17 to 200mm.. and with good glass.

The only thing I can see, is if you want wider 10mm zooms, or longer 400mm.
The rest depend on what YOU want to shoots. Some need fast primes for low light,
others macro lens.

The real decision has to came from you.

Good luck!


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Jul 28, 2007 00:32 |  #5

stenchlord wrote in post #3623551 (external link)
My recommendations would prolly be one of these.
Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 or Tokina 12-24 f/4
Canon 100 f/2.8 Macro
Canon 300 f/4 L IS USM

How do you like your Sigma, if it is a Sigma?


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Jul 28, 2007 00:34 |  #6

Raphael Emond wrote in post #3623563 (external link)
Your lens line up is covered from 17 to 200mm.. and with good glass.

The only thing I can see, is if you want wider 10mm zooms, or longer 400mm.
The rest depend on what YOU want to shoots. Some need fast primes for low light,
others macro lens.

The real decision has to came from you.

Good luck!

I kind of do need a UWA... Macro is good, but currently dont really need one.


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Jul 28, 2007 00:41 |  #7

I'm not sure that I use ONE lens However I can pick three which are my most used lenses, A 17-85 IS and a 70-300 DO except when I am taking close ups and macro where I use a 100 mm macro, It really isn't that confusing, I chose a D-SLR because I could change lenses to match the photo I want to attempt to take.

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Jul 28, 2007 00:49 |  #8

The 24-70L is my workhorse.


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Jul 28, 2007 00:52 |  #9

i've pretty much been using the 50mm f/1.8 exclusively this summer. i throw on my sigma when i need the reach, but 95% of my shooting has been with the 50

i suspect this will change, now that i have my 17-55 :p --- still standard zoom is what i use mainly (maybe because i don't have a UWA or a fast telephoto... yet)


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Jul 28, 2007 01:06 |  #10
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go for a 100-400 L or a Bigma




  
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Jul 28, 2007 01:26 |  #11

ZekaG wrote in post #3623566 (external link)
How do you like your Sigma, if it is a Sigma?


Yeah I love my Sigma 10-20. It's on my camera the majority of the time.

I believe I was lucky in that I got a copy that is actually sharper than most. I thought it seemed a little soft but tested it out against two different copies that friends own and which they believed were sharp. They posted some test shots on a forum to ask for opinions and were told it was sharp. I tested mine out and compared to theirs and found it was sharper.

Using it at 10mm in low light isn't as bad as you may think despite it's slow aperture. At 10mm I can comfortably shoot at 1/5th - 1/10th and get a sharp shot. Not perfect but definitely usable and printable.


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Jul 28, 2007 01:32 |  #12

I voted standard zoom, even though a 24-105L on a crop is between standard and mid-telephoto.

Really depends on what I am shooting, but more often than not the above lens is on my camera.


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Jul 28, 2007 01:39 |  #13

cloose wrote in post #3623708 (external link)
I voted standard zoom, even though a 24-105L on a crop is between standard and mid-telephoto.

Really depends on what I am shooting, but more often than not the above lens is on my camera.

Im the same but on 5D
300F2.8 sits in 1Dmk2


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Jul 28, 2007 02:38 as a reply to  @ weka2000's post |  #14
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I use my prime 85L the most.


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Jul 28, 2007 02:52 |  #15

24-105L - not even sure I could get it off my camera now - its been on there for so long :-)


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