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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2013, 01:24:45 PM »
Since I shoot bands and people in indoor venues, often not well lit, the 70-200 f/2.8L (the non-IS version) is what I shoot most pictures with.  People tend to react positively to "head and guitar" shots and to facial close-ups and the 70-200 range on a full-frame (5D Mark III) works extremely well, since I can get the shots without having to be so close, so people's facial expressions are usually natural.  Many people don't like having a camera so close to them.    When I used a crop (T2i), I used the Sigma 85mm f1.4 for my "head and guitar" and general photos of people and the Canon 135mm f/2L for facial close-ups.   When I switched to full-frame, the seldom-used 70-200 f/2.8L became my most versatile lens.   


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Canon:  28mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8 L IS macro, 135 f/2L, 200mm f/2.8L, 70-200mm f/2.8L (non-IS)
Sigma:  85mm f/1.4

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #76 on: March 09, 2013, 06:48:42 PM »
I'm still using APS-C and my most used lenses are my 28mm F1.8 (most used among the most used), 50mm F1.8 and the 100mm macro USM F2.8.  I'll be acquiring either the samyang 14mm or tamron 19-35mm soon maybe after I upgrade to 6D.  I'm also thinking of the 70-300L and the 50mm F1.4 later.  I'll leave my 500D + 50mm F1.8 + 18-55 and 55-250 with my loving wife.

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #77 on: March 09, 2013, 07:47:37 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.

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My go to lens would be the 24-70mm f/2.8 II.

Why?

Because it has the last chromatic aberration of any lens you can get. It has almost no LoCa or LaCA, and is super sharp if you get a good copy which means that out of camera jpg's will be perfect. No other zoom lens ever made can claim that level of sharpness wide open at a fast aperture while being fully APO (not the half baked APO Sigma does) and having no lateral CA. Not the 16-35mm, nor 70-200mm.
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #78 on: March 10, 2013, 08:59:35 AM »
16-35 II
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2013, 09:37:25 AM »
My everyday lens is the 17-55 2.8.  I love this lens and it's never let me down.
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #80 on: March 10, 2013, 10:56:11 AM »
Without a specific or specialized need in mind, my go-to lenses are either:

[Zoom] 24-70 2.8 ii - Nothing bad to say about it. Covers a very useful range of FLs. Great IQ. Weather-sealed.

[Prime] 50 1.4 - I like having the low-light shooting capability of this prime and the FL & MFD are versatile. Although I'd love to have the weather sealing of the 1.2, I've yet to pull the trigger on it due to the mixed reviews. If I could find it as cheap as I got my 85 1.2 I'd buy it in a heartbeat!
5D mark 3: R14/2.8, 24mm f/2.8 IS, 35mm f/2 IS, 50 1.2L, 100L macro, 85L, 135L, 300mm f/2.8 ii. 8-15L Fisheye, 16-35L, 24-70L II, 70-200L IS II, TAM 150-600mm,  2x600ex-rt
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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« Reply #81 on: March 10, 2013, 12:35:18 PM »
24 mm TS-E for my line of work (landscape). Tilt and shift functions extremely useful, extremely sharp, only con it is not weather sealed and that becomes a problem in the weather we usually encounter.

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Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
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