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Best all around lens for the money?

 
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May 22, 2009 09:23 |  #31

Apollo11 wrote in post #7963744 (external link)
85mm f1.8. L quality results from a consumer-priced lens. Fast lens, too.

Yes I really love mine when I actually get a chance to use it.


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May 22, 2009 09:30 |  #32

Best Bang for your $

Simple the best lens that you can afford that gives you the best results with your camera.
For each of us that may well be a different lens. Some put a lot of stock in sharpness, for some it is speed while others it is build and others it is the lens with a good range. What will suit someone for macro will not suit someone looking for a landsacpe lens or do everything lens. Each lens has their merits and each has something that prevents it from being the perfect ideal lens for everyone or every camera.


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May 22, 2009 09:38 |  #33

Apollo11 wrote in post #7963744 (external link)
85mm f1.8. L quality results from a consumer-priced lens. Fast lens, too.

Yes. The 85mm/1.8 is the best all around value for the money.

IMHO
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May 22, 2009 09:40 |  #34

Buying new the 50 f1.8 is clearly great value though for me the 70-200 f4 is probably the best lens pound for pound (not that I use mine anywhere near as much as I should). However my best value lens was a used 28-70 f2.8, it was fairly cheap, is very sharp and is one of my two most used lenses, haven't found anything that I don't like about it.


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May 22, 2009 09:57 |  #35

85 1.8 would be best bang for buck but its not an all around lens.

24-105 IS or 24-70 2.8 I think would be the best all arounds but not exactly best all around lens for the money due to there higher costs.

The 70-200 2.8 + 1.4 tc would be the best all around lens for me personally. Its not cheap and not generally considered an all around'er. But it was the first lens I bought and if I had to do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing.

18-55 IS and 55-250 IS are what I would consider to be all around'ers and terrific value lenses for the money spent. They are slower lenses and the build quality isn't as good as an L lens but then they aren't supposed to be.

Its not wonder people new to dslr's get confused.




  
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May 22, 2009 09:58 as a reply to  @ Kuma's post |  #36

50mm f/1.8 II imo

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May 22, 2009 12:16 |  #37

The lens you use the most, or alternatively, that makes you the most money.

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May 23, 2009 07:09 |  #38

ditto for the 24-60 $199.00 new . I paid more for a cpl filter and its a great lens


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May 23, 2009 07:15 as a reply to  @ Jay T's post |  #39

24-105L. It's got great range (you wanted an "all around lens) good IQ and you'll be able to sell it for almost what you bought it for.


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May 23, 2009 07:23 as a reply to  @ EcoRick's post |  #40

50mm/f1.8




  
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May 23, 2009 07:50 as a reply to  @ Sibil's post |  #41

Best bang for the buck?

135L f2
100mm f2.8 Macro

I agree for cheap primes, unbeatable and I would add the 70-200 F4 L and value for money the 50mm 1.8. also the 17-40 f/4.

Waste of monet 500mm f/4, 70-200 2.8 IS L (if you are not a Journo) 600mm f/4 )if you are not a weightlifter with a penchant for heavy tripods)


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May 23, 2009 08:08 |  #42

Waste of money 500mm F4. Garbage! Who uses this POS? :P


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May 23, 2009 08:46 |  #43

for crop body, sigma 30mm, if you can get a good copy.
for ff body, sigma 50mm, if you can get a good copy.


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May 23, 2009 08:48 |  #44

For me, best bang for the buck lens is the EF 85 1.8


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May 23, 2009 10:29 |  #45

narci wrote in post #7963540 (external link)
'Best' isn't always cheap.

Having said that..I think:

24-70 f/2.8 for full frame
17-55 f/2.8 IS for crop

But the best lens is always whats best for you/intentions. Best lens doesn't mean best shooter.

This is on my camera 90% of the time. It accounts for 90% of all shots I've sold.


6D, G9, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 15mm Fisheye, Sigma 50 2.8 macro, Nikon 14-24G 2.8, Canon 16-35 2.8 II, Canon 24-105 f/4 IS, Canon 70-200 2.8 IS, tripod, lights, other stuff.

  
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