Your Lenses?

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which kinds of lenses do you use?

  1. only MF primes

    4.8%
  2. only AF primes

    1.6%
  3. a mix of MF and AF primes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. only MF zooms

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. only AF zooms

    8.1%
  6. a mix of MF and AF zooms

    4.8%
  7. a combination of MF primes and zooms

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. a combination of AF primes and zooms

    59.7%
  9. a combination of both MF and AF primes and zooms

    21.0%
  1. Dallmeyer

    Dallmeyer TPF Noob!

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    I'm interested to know which lenses we use here.

    Also..
    What is your oldest lens that you use?
    Which is your favorite lens - shorter or equal to 200mm? (that you use/have used).
    Which is your favorite lens - longer than 200mm? (that you use/have used).
     
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  2. boomer

    boomer No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Tokina 12-24 f4
    Nikon 24-70 f2.8
    G < Favorite!
    Nikon 35mm f1.8G
    Nikon 85mm f1.8
    D < depending on context, this is my oldest lens.

    Now that i have my new 24-70, I don't really use my primes as much as i could.

    Next will prolly be a Nikon 70-300 VR, Nikon 80-200 f2.8D or a Sigma 70-200 f2.8. Unless i can convince myself to fork out about 2k for the Nikon 70-200 VR/VRII!
     
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    I'm not sure what the validity of this poll is worth. I would guess that most people that have multiple lenses have a variety of your "combinations". So you have an older lens made in the 1920's, and have a short, medium and long telephoto. Shall we bring out the bubbly? I have primes and zooms, they will all AF, but they will also MF. I'm trying to figure out your point, but there doesn't seem to be one. Please enlighten me.
     
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    Outside of one or two macro lenses, does Canon even make MF lenses anymore?
     
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    That 1.8/85 seems a good performer 5.6-8 with nice color Boomer. You maybe prefer the convenience of the 24-70? What's the quality like at 70mm on the G?

     
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    The Super Tak 3.5/135 is a real classic! Your Nikon 105 sounds interesting also. Do you have any example pics using it?

    EDIT: Well I just watched a video about the 2/105 DC on youtube wow! quite an amazing optic!
     
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    Yes, it's the convenience for sure. But the 24-70 is giant, so its size can be an inconvenience sometimes too.

    It honestly seems to have great IQ at all focal lengths at whether i shoot wide open or stopped down. Here is one of my pics with the 24-70 @ 70mm shot wide open at f2.8 :)
     
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    How about MF primes, and AF primes and zooms. ;)

    I chose the last option because it was the closest I guess. I have a 50mm f/1.8 and 300 f/2.8 mf primes I still use. Rest are AF primes and zooms. Although we just got a replacement for the 50 f/1.8 mf. A new 50mm f/1.4 AF. :D Getting lazy I guess. :p
     
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    That's a good ''shot'' boomer! The optical look reminds me very much of the Zeiss Jena Flektogons, at widest aperture..something for me to read up on the net. Your Nikon zoom would be a far more sophisticated optic.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks for taking the trouble to post these examples Derrel. That really is a special lens, different look to anything i've used or seen. A real bespoke optic for portraiture very nice. Everything nicely controlled. Is it your favorite portrait lens?
     

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