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Most Used Lenses

24-70mm 2.8L
21 (18.6%)
70-200mm 2.8L
16 (14.2%)
50mm's (any variety)
24 (21.2%)
Other
52 (46%)

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Your Most Used Lens!
« on: April 05, 2012, 01:38:40 PM »
Simple Question, What is the Single Most Used lens inside you camera bag? And explain what you use it for.

My vote - 50mm 1.2L. Its Great does everything from studio work, to photojournalism, to outdoor portraits, to tight landscapes, for weddings, for fine art work, And tons of other stuff.

My 50mm is like an old friend to the frame lines in my brain.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 01:58:35 PM by RLPhoto »

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Your Most Used Lens!
« on: April 05, 2012, 01:38:40 PM »

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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 01:47:32 PM »
When I had the 50D it was my 35L, now it's my 50L on the 5D3. 


50mm on FF >>>>> 35mm on APS-C.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 03:35:47 PM by Daniel Flather »
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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 01:58:17 PM »
17-40L, but my Sigma 50mm f1.4 is a close second...

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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 02:07:59 PM »
70-200mm f2.8L IS II. Easily. Best zoom on earth.
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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 02:12:06 PM »
50mm 1.4 and 85L. 24-70L gets quite a bit of use as well.

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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 02:39:35 PM »
According to Lightroom...
my most used lens is my 50 1.4...used nearly twice as much as the second place lens a Sigma 20mm 1.8

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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 02:42:58 PM »
> 24-70 2.8

probably 80% of the time...

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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 03:02:25 PM »
24-70 2.8. That may change soon because i feel happy with how the 5DM3 tames the 50L and i just got a 24 F1.4 so two bodies two lengths, less convenient, yes, more stunning images with shallow DOF, definitely. Does that mean i dont like the 24-70, not at all friggen love it, but i am going for a more standout look now. 24-70 was 80+ % of all my shots, if i exclude sports of course. During weddings I don't want to be switching out lenses all the time, i have been down that road. At one point i had the 135 F2, 35 F1.4, 85 F1.2, 24-70, 70-200. When I got the 70-200 i got rid of the 135. Now with the 70-200 vII, I can pretty much say it is pretty much as sharp as the 135 F2 ever was at the same focal length. Anyway, i had all these lenses and i was switching things out a lot and it got to become ridiculous for wasting time, I needed to focus on shooting the wedding as it happened else i missed stuff when switching. I have since become way more efficient of course and the 24-70 was on my 1dm3 all the time while the 70-200 was on my 5d alot. The reason was i wanted to be able to use other focus points with movement and something as simple as the bride and groom walking down the aisle the 5d focus system was a major compromise.
All this said, i am trying the prime thing out again but now i have a third body I will switch things up when the needs change with a wedding. If it doesn't work as expected i know i can rely on the 24-70.
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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 03:06:39 PM »
Canon 50mm F/1.4 closely followed by Canon 70 -300 F/4.0-5.6
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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 03:11:20 PM »
it's between my 70-200 L and, attention, my tse 24 II

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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 03:16:34 PM »
I probably use my 100-400L lens about 80 percent of the time since I lean towards nature photography.

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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 03:22:16 PM »
It would be my 24-70 2.8 but I'm thinking of trading up for a 35 1.4 and 50 1.4

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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2012, 03:26:25 PM »
it's a toss-up between my 70-200 f2.8 is ii and my 100L macro.

but i'm more inclined to say the 100L
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2012, 04:04:03 PM »
I'd say my 24-70 BUT I just got a new 70-200 2.8 IS II and I think it's going to get a lot of use. Such a sweet sweet lens.

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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2012, 04:11:31 PM »
No love for the ef-s?

I use my 15-85 75% of the time, the rest is my 50/1.4

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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2012, 04:11:31 PM »