What is your favorite lense and why?

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  1. mommy22

    mommy22 TPF Noob!

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    What is your favorite lense and why?

    I currently have the Nikkor 18-55mm kit lense, a 70mm-300mm lense( also came with the camera) and a 50mm 1.8-all Nikon. I want a new lense... I like to do portraits of my girls and family etc.. I am not a fan of my own camera flash and recently got a SB 600 which I am still learning to use correctly. Oh-and I have a D80.

    So I want people's opinions on the question above...

    Thanks,
    Khristina
     
  2. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My 70-200 2.8 but if you want to do portraits you should check out the nikkor 85 1.4
    tj
     
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    Tamron 70-200 2.8! Fast lens, sharp pictures and great bokeh.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Canon 300mmF2.8L it's so sharp
     
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    50mm 1.8
     
  6. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    IMO I think it's too big and heavy. You should use my Canon 300 f/4L and I'll use yours! :lmao: :lol:
     
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    DScience No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well it's the 85mm f/1.4.....i just don't have it yet. :er:
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I used to have the 300F4 non is, what a lens, i don't find the f2.8 heavy it can be hand held all day
     
  9. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've got the IS version. I just wish I had the money to afford the 2.8 version is all!



    To the OP....my favorite has to be my 70-200 f/4 only because I use it the most.
     
  10. willli

    willli TPF Noob!

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    My Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VRII I basically have him on my camera by default.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    It's a guy thing! ;)

    I'm also quite fond of my Nikon 24-70mm. That's what's most often mounted on the body of the day.
     
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    Pentax 200mm f/2.8 prime. So sharp, great colors and contrast. It's my favorite portrait lens for sure.
     

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