What is your favorite Lens?

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  1. daveo228i

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    Oh this is tough: depending on the need I will go between my 100 f2.8 macro or my 70-200 IS USM zoom. Both are equally good for their intended design.


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    my FAvourite lens Is Canon 50mm
     
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    70-200/ 2.8 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 Af-S VR G are very nice lenses for outdoor Scenic photography and are also good for events and for portraiture.
     
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    I can see why.

    If I could keep only one it would be the Canon 70-200 EF f 2.8 L because it is so versatile. But, I always enjoy shooting with the Canon 85mm EF f 1.8 on the full frame even though I don't take it out as often. I use it a lot for portraits at various gatherings and everyone enjoys the results.

    This was shot with the 85mm while goofing around on something for this week's Weekly Challenge ( Weekly Challenge 11/23 - 11/29 Indoor Reflections
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    My favorite is the Canon 70-300 mm IS USM II Lens. It's really sharp, it's up there with the way more expensive Canon 70-300 mm L lens.
     
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    If that is the most recent EF version of that lens then I also have it and agree, it is a very good value. I recently got it for travel although a month ago got the Tamron super zoom (18-400) for business travel. I know it will not perform as well as the 70-300 EF but it is smaller and a single lens takes the place of two.
     
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    Mine would have to be my 500m F4. It's my 98% go to lens.

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    Cabazon-1-2.jpg Another "favorite" lens I have is not a very expensive or fancy lens. I really love my Rokinon 14mm f2.8 that I have been using for Milkyway photography. It's an all manual lens, but for what I use it for, it's a great lens.
     
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    My favorite lens is Canon’s 400mm f/5.6 (on 7D MK II) because my current favorite subject is birds in flight. So this lens helps me fast autofocus and sharp images - most nominal 600mm zooms yield images no sharper than those resampled from 500mm. Besides, this lens pumps minimal air, hence accumulates less dust and humidity than zooms. I often buy lenses at US Gift Giant. This store offers many high-quality camera lenses at the best price.
     
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    Yes that 135 is both Fast and Small, almost a paradox among lenses!
    My favorite lenses are those that can't be equaled by other lenses.
    In my arsenal, my absolute favorite is my Canon 200 f1.8. That lens is FAST and sharp and yes, it's really HEAVY! LoL
    It produces razor thin DoF when needed without having to be on top of your subject.
    And I shoot it, uncovered, in the pouring rain, all day long!!!
    SS
    And View attachment 184222 View attachment 184222 IMG_7813b.JPG 416A8140UHH.JPG
     
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  11. BasilFawlty

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    Those are some great shots SS (Your user name and avatar look familiar - are you also on another forum with that same name/avatar?)
     
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    Basil, LoL, first, thanks so much for the kind word on my work!
    Yes, I used to be on UHH with the same name and avatar but I was kicked off. I hung out to long in the Attic and a few guys hated me and would report me for anything and everything!!! So here I am trying to find a new home. Maybe it'll stick!!!
    Didn't you have the same avatar there too???
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