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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2013, 07:36:00 AM »
For my Canon 5DMK III: 24-70 f/2.8
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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2013, 08:27:06 AM »
This is a strange topic indeed. Based on my own lens usage statistics I have to say +100 for Crasher 8's first recommendation:

FF

ef 50 1.2

Then again I never pack just one lens, but sets of primes and sometimes I take zooms as well. I must admit I consider it rather weird to utilize just one lens. What's the point in using an interchangeable lens system?
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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2013, 08:49:01 AM »
Canon 100 2.8 L IS Macro
Canon 50 1.4

Bodies I have are 40D and 5D II. Lenses will suit both and with the multi factor on the 40D 100 can get away with a 160 FOV.

Both top lenses.
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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2013, 09:46:40 AM »
Maybe the recent Canon 35mm f2 IS -- for FF and standard sensors.

I use the older 35 f/2 on both cropped and FF and it is very versatile. light, small, sharp-enough, close focusing distance, and very affordable. I'm on my second 35 f2. I'd like a better build, but can't justify it's replacement.

I do not make money from photography, so size/weight are important to me. I want to have fun when I'm out.
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on FF: have not found it yet(maybe the older brother 28-75, every other zoom is heavy)
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EOS 6D + 35 f2, 50 f1.4, 28-135 f3.5-5.6

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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2013, 10:21:46 AM »
I guess I'd also go 24-70 mkii  as well,  but I've never used it...  so I'm relying on other people's opinion. 

You are kidding, right? :o

I was kidding about the 8mm fisheye.  I haven't  the 24-70  so I don't know if it really is the god lens  like everyone makes it out to be.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2013, 01:06:45 PM »
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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2013, 01:25:04 PM »
Probably the  24-70 f/2.8 although I don't own it today. Of the ones I do own probably the 35L.

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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2013, 01:40:59 PM »
For my 6D, I'd choose the 16-50 f/4L IS USM once it comes into existence. Most of my events are shot between 24 and 34mm. It would give me a little more range than the 16-35 and I like IS since my technique isn't the best yet. For now I'd choose the 24-105. It has a decent range and I am satisfied with IQ, but I've never used the 16-35. Man, picking one lens is hard. I'm dying to rent the new Sigma 35 Art and a 70-200 2.8 II.
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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2013, 01:47:22 PM »
Don't shoot crop anymore, but if the 7DII is what canon is planning, 300 f/2.8 II

FF, I would have to take the Canon 17mm TS-E~ Nothing in my kit beats if for landscape or arch

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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2013, 01:53:04 PM »
Last year I took photos of a wedding with only one lens.
Was a very interesting experience, because the photos are being built with the frame and using a single lens can tell a whole story with only one point of view or angle of vision, changing the lens also changes the way you tell the story.
No doubt the lens is the 35 mm, in my case was the old EF 35 f 2.0 with the EOS 5D classic.
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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2013, 02:10:44 PM »
easy! :-)

APS-C: EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS
"FF": EF 24-70/2.8 L II

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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2013, 02:30:38 PM »
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens

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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2013, 03:55:41 PM »
50 1.2L
FF / crop

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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #43 on: June 24, 2013, 07:52:29 PM »
FF

ef 50 1.2

Agreed, followed by Canon 14 F2.8L II close behind

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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2013, 08:56:59 PM »
I said this earlier,  but I got along with only a 50mm f1.8  for quite a while...  with my present mkiii I  could probably be satisfied with only an 85mm f1.2. I  wouldn't be able to do sports photography because of the slow af  motor...  but I  could do quite a bit with it. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2013, 08:56:59 PM »