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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2013, 08:31:40 AM »
(I usually ride my bike slowly thru my hometown... along the river... only one lens [+body] sitting in my backpack.)

I was surprised by the lens choice as well, however this is hard to argue with, it sounds like a nice day  :)
... except for me, it would be a nice convertible, but that's details  ;)
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nice, but not really how I imagined a day for "riding a bike along a river"  :)
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2013, 08:31:40 AM »

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2013, 08:58:04 AM »
1. 135L

2. 50L

3. 24-105L

4. 24L II

I use my 135L the most as I tend to shoot tele more. As a GP kit for me, it'd be 24-105L + 50L.
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2013, 09:01:13 AM »
200 f/2. 

When in doubt, this lens will hit the mark!

My second choice is the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II but I usually put it back down and pick up the 200 f/2.  This past weekend we went out of town for four days and I only took the 1DX and 200 f/2.  My wife was impressed with my light camera load (normally want to take at least 3 lenses and a backup body when going out of town).  :P
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2013, 09:07:47 AM »
I used to carry my 24-70 f2.8 II often. Now, just simple 35mm fixed RX1 - reason: small enough to carry around. The IQ is AMAZING ;)
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Zoom: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2013, 09:51:06 AM »
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 or 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2013, 09:53:20 AM »
I honestly don't think I have a single everyday "goto" lens, for the simple reason that I could wind up shooting so many different things.

I wind up using the TS-E 24 II a lot, more than any other lens, but it's probably not the only lens I'd grab if I was going to just go out with no idea what I might wind up shooting...though, generally, I have a pretty good idea of why I'm grabbing the camera, so I'll pick whatever lens is going to be best suited for what I'm headed for.

The 24-105 would be my choice for a "I truly have no clue what the hell I might encounter and I don't want to load myself down with a lot of stuff" lens. And, if I want to go even lighter, I'll take off the grip and slap on the Shorty McForty. But for most of what I wind up shooting, it's not even going to occur to me to grab the 24-105.

If I did a lot of events or other variations on the photojournalism theme, I'd have a hard time picking between the 24-105 and Tamron's stabilized 24-70 (which I've never seen in person). Or, I would have a hard time if I didn't already have the 24-105...I'd have to spend a long time shooting with the 24-105 and running into limitations from f/4 but not running into limitations from not having the extra reach, and I doubt I'd wind up thinking it's worth selling the one to get the other (in either direction).

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2013, 10:00:40 AM »
As a GP kit for me, it'd be 24-105L + 50L.

+1 
The 24-105L  with either the 50 or 35 as a standard make a sensible practical combo. I use the latter and is my go to combo.
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2013, 10:31:44 AM »
I like to be up close, and I like the wide perspective.
My walk-around lens is 16-35 2.8L II, on 5DIII.
If I bring a second lens it is usually 50 1.4, although lately I am testing out the 28 2.8 IS USM.

I like the 24-105 f/4L, but don't bring it much.
I only bring the 70-200 when I am pretty sure I'll need it.

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2013, 10:54:19 AM »
14L II as first choice
maybe the 16-35 II for added flex...
if I bring a second lens it will be 85L II....... as sun rises...

if summer/spring the second will be 100 macro
....possibly the macro is the only one ...if I specifically go out  to the gardens for bugs and flowers

if going to crowd-events the 14L II still first
then 135L or maybe the 70-200 f4/f2.8 II...where reach is needed
the Sigma 35 may go as third, if an opportunity seems to be there
(the first 2weeks I had the sigma it went alone...to force it on the world...as a test)

a low light kit for me would be 14L II, Sig35, 135L (and Tam 1.4x TC)

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so I FIRST choose  the 14L II (with 16-35 zoom as a substitute)


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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2013, 10:55:45 AM »
200 f/2 or my 400 f/2.8 depending on what I am shooting.

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2013, 10:57:09 AM »
EF-S 15-85. Very usefull zoom range (35 eq) 24-136 on  my 60D and very sharp

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2013, 11:18:03 AM »
As I work as the editor/reporter/photographer for two small town weekly papers, I go with the Tamron 18-270. Some of my best shots have come on very short notice, and if I have to change lenses, I may miss the moment. I seldom know if my subject will be a mother and child or a building on fire, or whether I will be five feet from the subject or a quarter mile away. My biggest need it flexibility, and it gives me photos that look as good or better than my kit lenses.
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2013, 12:05:17 PM »
24-70 v1 most of the tyme.  Itz a tank, but is right in the range of my talent.  And, you can shoot in the rain, up here, :D in the beautiful Miami Beach of Canada(upstate NY).
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2013, 12:10:09 PM »
The 24-105 offers the ideal range of focal lengths for most of what I shoot, so it's the lens I use most often. Throw in the image stabilization, and it's a very, very versatile lens.

I get a kick out of people that go poopoo on this lens because it can't hang with fast primes in lab tests, or because it came/comes bundled with the 5D2/5D3. This mere "kit lens" has made me more money that all my other lenses combined :) Makes me wonder how much more I could make with a real lens ;D

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2013, 12:16:30 PM »
(I usually ride my bike slowly thru my hometown... along the river... only one lens [+body] sitting in my backpack.)

I was surprised by the lens choice as well, however this is hard to argue with, it sounds like a nice day  :)
... except for me, it would be a nice convertible, but that's details  ;)

+1. Was surprised too and it's a great day for a drive in my convertible. 
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2013, 12:16:30 PM »