What lenses do YOU use.

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  1. Woosey

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    Right ive got my D50, now to get my lenses! :)

    Ive already got some good macro lenses but i fancy a nice big zoom lens, however they get pretty pricey quickly! So as a matter of intrest, what lenses do you use?

    Thanks

    Chris
     
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    This is what I drag around with me.

    Nikon 105mm f/2.8D micro
    Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX AF-S
    Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF
    Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED
    Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8D
    Nikon 35mm f/2.0D
    Nikon 50 mm f/1.4D
    Nikon 60mm f/2.8D micro
    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5.6D ED
    Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D
    Nikon 85mm f/1.8D
     
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    i dont use nikon, but for canon i have these:
    Canon 28 - 90mm f4-5.6
    Canon 80-200mm f4.5-5.6
    50mm f/1.8
     
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    I got a canon 350D and i use the following lenses:
    Canon 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 (Kitlens)
    Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 LD Macro 1:2
    Raynox DCR-250 (Macro)
     
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    Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED (kit)
    Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8

    Still new myself and on tight budget.
     
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    Canon 20D and 3 lenses:
    10-22 EFS USM
    24-70 f/2.8 L USM
    70-200 f/2.8 L USM

    Until recently i also had a 75-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM but hardly ever used it in the year or so that i owned it so it was sold on Ebay!
     
  7. DocFrankenstein

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    What lenses I use depends on what I want to do.

    If you have a D50, get a good tripod

    Also get 50/1.8 - that's always a good lens to have. Or 50/1.4 if you can spring for that lens.

    I also like 28/2.8 or 35/2 lenses on APS body.

    telephotos get pricey fast and don't make good pictures.

    If you're looking to learn, you'll do yourself good if you get a prime lens
     
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    Canon lenses
    17-85mm f/4 - 5.6
    -Great for landscape, city walking around

    70-300mm f/4 - 5.6 DO IS USM
    -My single lens for using at the zoo. Fine walking around lens for more 'out of city' situations

    100mm macro f/2.8
    - Lots of fun, fast, and great for still life. Heard it is also great for portraiture

    50mm f/1.4
    -Just got so I need to experiment some more. So far very happy

    I also have a 70-210mm f/4 (I believe) which is about 18 years old, which works wonderfully fine as well. Tiny bit slower focusing, but just as sharp.

    I probably use the 70-300mm and 17-85mm the most because they come in most handy for varied situations or when I don't exactly know what I am going to being shooting, but as DocFrankenstein said, prime lenses in general 'make' much better images.
     
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    What?????

    Eric
     
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    I have a Canon Elan 7N, and 3 lenses:
    1) Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 (my favorite lens)
    2) Canon 50 1.8 (nice for low-light or when I need the extra millimeterage (I don't care if that's not a word), but I'm a bigger fan of using wide-angle lenses).
    3) And now my brand new (christmas present) Lensbaby 2.0 with macro kit. So far I'm lovin' it.

    I also have an old Pentax K1000 from my parents with a 50mm f/2.0 and an 80-200mm f/4.0. Usually I'll whip that out whenever I need the telephoto lens for someting, or when I just feel like getting back to the basics and ditching all the electronics and auto-stuff of my canon. There's still something nice about the feel of a full-manual camera.
     
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    I mainly use:
    Canon
    50/1.4
    24/1.4
    LB (the first version)

    Uni, congrats on the new LB! :thumbsup:
     
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    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    Thanks. I can't wait to get out and take some real pictures with it. I owe it to you for me getting it; after seeing your results from the NYC meetup, I just new I had to ask for one for christmas ;) . It really is an ingenious little gadget. So simple, yet so useful and nifty.
     

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