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Best all around lens for the money?

 
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May 21, 2009 14:18 |  #16

The best "L" lens for the buck I think would be the 200mm 2.8 black beauty.

For non L lenses that will fit crop and FF, there's a few....
50mm 1.8 (of course)
50mm 2.5 CM (best edge to edge sharpness of all the 50s and $250.00)
85mm 1.8 & 100mm 2.0 (two great portrait lenses at a sweet price)
100mm 2.8 macro
400mm 5.6

For EF-S lenses for crop only...
60mm 2.8 macro (outstanding sharpness plus a macro at a great price)




  
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May 21, 2009 14:22 |  #17

28-105mm f/3.5-4.5. Get it used and it's a steal.


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May 21, 2009 14:28 as a reply to  @ cdifoto's post |  #18

Tamron 28-75 f2.8 bw!
Tamron 70-200 f2.8


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May 21, 2009 14:29 |  #19

This must be at least the five millionth thread of this description! :D




  
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May 21, 2009 14:31 |  #20

Roy Mathers wrote in post #7964547 (external link)
This must be at least the five millionth thread of this description! :D

Five millionth and oneth!


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May 21, 2009 14:38 |  #21

Nick5 wrote in post #7960467 (external link)
Add the 24-105 L f/4. Great walk around.

^That without a doubt, though I sold mine; but if there was only one lens I could own it would still be it.


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May 21, 2009 14:38 as a reply to  @ cdifoto's post |  #22

In spite of the fact that it's really a question that cannot be answered.


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May 21, 2009 16:25 |  #23

So many best lenses! Isn't Canon great?




  
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May 21, 2009 16:44 |  #24

100mm 2.8 Macro

and

70-200 4.0 IS


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May 21, 2009 17:10 |  #25

"Cheap" and very good....
Tamron 28-75
Canon 70-200 f4


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May 21, 2009 17:13 |  #26

I've only had mine for a couple of days so far but at under $1000, the 135mm f/2L sure is a helluva piece of glass...


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May 21, 2009 17:17 |  #27

crop body = tamron 18-270mm, not the best in IQ but the range works really well if you only want to carry 1 lens ... ever

FF = nifty fifty or 24-70L

nuff said


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May 21, 2009 21:32 |  #28

cdifoto wrote in post #7964556 (external link)
Five millionth and oneth!

bw!




  
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May 21, 2009 21:45 |  #29

100mm macro is so much fun! Its alot of fun to get close to thinks, and have a great walk around prime at the same time. Wish i still had mine..


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May 21, 2009 22:59 as a reply to  @ ErnieT's post |  #30

I'll go with 85 f/1.8. Fast, cheap, wonderful image quality. Works great on crop or FF.

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