Canon Users: Top 3 Lenses

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  1. JamieR

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    Can the Canon users of this forum list the top 3 lenses they have please?

    I want to build me kit up a bit more and would love to see who's got their favorites.

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    My favorites:

    600 f/4 IS
    70-200 f/2.8 IS
    100mm f/2.8 macro
     
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    70-200 F2.8L IS
    24-105 F4L (Great focal length walk around lens)
    17-55 F2.8IS (Wide angle F2.8 with IS)

    Those are the 3 favorite that I own. I have to also mention the 50MM 1.8 or 1.4. This should probably be in every bag. The 1.8 is cheap, but can be a lifesaver in low light.
     
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    Adding on to that last note, the 1.4 has an 8-blade aperture instead of the 5-blade of the 1.8, a metal instead of plastic bracket, and moderately better optics.
     
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    50mm 1.4
    85mm 1.8
    100mm 2.8 (macro)

    If I could only own 3 lenses (out of the ones I currently own), it would be those. I would miss the 70-200 though...
     
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    24L, 50 f/1.4, 135L (I usually also had my 85mm f/1.8 along too)
     
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    24-70 f/2.8L
    70-200 f/2.8L IS
    85 f/1.2L
     
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    I love all you prime shooters. My primes are growing on me, but it's hard to not have the 24-70 on my camera all the time because it's so convenient and tack sharp. But my 85L takes the most amazing pictures.
     
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    I agree, primes rock and I really want more of them.
     
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    only 3?? your mean!

    For me it would be:
    Canon 300mm f2.8 IS L
    Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS L
    Sigma 150mm f2.8 -- yes its a sigma lens and I stand by it - the canon 180mm costs way too much and is heavier!

    But if you really want another canon only lens then add one of the 400,500,600,800mm lenses to that list :)
     
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    Yes primes are loads of fun. For walk around (more versatile, relatively easy packing) and on trips, I also like:

    24-105L
    100-400L
    50 f/1.4
     

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