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your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 03, 2013, 09:33:15 PM »
I love to shoot wide, wait scratch that, Ultra Wide. It seems that my everyday walk around goto lens is the 17-40. it gives me the ultra wide I like when needed and it also covers the 24, 28, and 35mm focal lengths.  Granted, it's only f4 but I have been using it on a 6d and have had no complaints.  Maybe one day i'll upgrade to the 16-35.

What's your goto everyday lens?

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your goto everyday lens and why?
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 09:42:49 PM »
I prefer to shoot long. I love taking photos of people and animals reacting in their natural environment, who don't even realize I am looking at them :-). My favorite walk-around on ff has been 24-105, but I have just been purchasing several new lenses, so ask me again in 6 months.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 09:55:46 PM »
Its big and heavy but I just cannot get away from my 28-300 dust pump L series. My 2nd choice is probably my 70-200 F2.8 IS II. Not sure how many years more I will be able to keep packing them around. I went to Vietnam last summer and left the 28-300 at home and regretted it the whole time. Next time the 100-400 stays at home
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 09:57:42 PM »
200mm f/2.0 you can't beat magic 

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 01:35:42 AM »
135mm f/2.  I love the focal length.  Most of my photos are of family and friends, and this lens is ideal for that.  Its long enough for some wildlife and sports.  Interesting and different enough for some landscapes.  The f/2 aperture is extremely useful when it starts to get dark.   It's not excessively big or heavy - you can carry it around all day.  All up, there is nothing this lens can't do and there is no lens that I like more.  Except maybe my 40mm.
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013, 02:04:52 AM »
If I can only carry one lens it's the 24-70 f2.8L.
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 02:05:55 AM »
I prefer to shoot long. I love taking photos of people and animals reacting in their natural environment, who don't even realize I am looking at them :-). My favorite walk-around on ff has been 24-105...

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 02:35:33 AM »
Currently it is Nikon 18-300 f/3.5 - f/5.6 VR lens on D7000 for everyday shots for its versatility in a relatively small/light package and I carry it everywhere I go.
But if I don't care about wide angle and telephoto reach, than my all time favorite was EF 24-105 on EOS 7D (it had much better image quality than the above Nikon Combo).
Of course for any other occasion when I care about the best image quality possible (within the gear I have) than EOS 5D MK III and EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II is undoubtedly the undisputed King.
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2013, 02:42:06 AM »
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 on 6D, just love that focal length for some reason.
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2013, 02:46:55 AM »
24-70 2.8 ii. Blindingly kick arse walk around lens.

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2013, 02:47:58 AM »
(And my walk around prime is the 35L - a perfect all-round focal length)

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2013, 03:13:06 AM »
Canon 35mm f2 on a EOS 350D

It is small, light, fast and makes great pictures. It's close to a fifty on a FF, so the field of view is suitable for many things.

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2013, 03:34:01 AM »
Zeiss distagon 2/35.

I love fast primes, and that optic is for my own style, stellar.

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2013, 03:46:43 AM »
40mm on 5D2 is always in my shoulder bag.
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