What lense can't you live without?

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    I am curious what everyone finds to be their most versatile and quality lense that they own? Not most expensive or most popular to others, just your top pic that gets the most work.
     
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    The two cameras I use most each came with 28 - 80mm zooms. Those are the ones I use most.
     
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    My 70-200mm no doubt. I use it for sports, portraits, the models I shoot, and alot of other stuff.
     
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    80-200MM F/2.8 has gotten the most workout over the last year.
     
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    18-105mm kit lense, just covers so much, great all around lense I find, i really like having the wide angle aswell as some zoom on one lense.
     
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    By far the most versatile lens I own is my 70-200 f/2.8L IS. Next up would be my 24-70 f/2.8L.
     
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    I'll have to agree with the fast telephoto. I have the 80-200 2.8 and I use it for alot of things

    Next would be the 50 1.8. I love fast glass, expecially shooting outside because you already have the fast glass, but can stop it down to like f/4 (what most zoom lenses start at) and have a sharp image

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    I got my 70-300mm cause I always wanted more zoom in a "walk around lense" but I do not like the zoom when its zoomed all the way out. kinda interesting to see that everyone almost perfers that range. i'd sooner use my nifty fifty
     
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    My Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 gets the most use. My telephotos used to be a close second, but recently it has been my Sigma 10-20mm.
     
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    Canon 85mm :wav:
     
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    50mm 1.8

    Of course it is also the only lens I have for my DSLR :lol: but it does what I need just fine.
     
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    I would have to give the nod to a 700-200 f/2.8 zoom with image stabilization. I have the Canon one I use on my 5D a lot, and I have the Nikkor 70-200VR for use on my D2x. Both are good lenses,and very capable at a lot of things. The Nikon renders out of focus highlights better,has better bokeh, and is a lot skinnier and better-handling, but the Canon is the superior lens of full frame.
     

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