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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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azf

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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2012, 04:29:35 PM »
My most used lens, by far, is 70-200/2.8L. According to LR I use it more than the three next most used lenses combined. It's such a workhorse that I actually have two. I kept the older model (without IS) as a backup. And to be honest, I just couldn't trade it in, it has been so reliable in delivering excellent images that I just love it. Although I have 1.4x and 2x TCs I never use them with these lenses, I just switch to 7D if I need the extra perceived length. Most of the time I'm shooting them wide open, so I'd rather not lose the stop(s) with TCs.

In the department of lenses that I really like but don't use that much, one is above others: Canon 85/1.8. I've had one close to 20 years. I just like the way it is flawed. There's plenty of lens flare and other funky stuff going on, but it has character and it's a joy to handle. It just keeps on surprising me.

And I suppose if I had 135/2 I'd really like it and use it a lot. I kind of argued myself out of buying one, as I expect there to be IS version at some point for double the price...
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« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2012, 06:31:40 PM »
I've been a 50/1.4 guy for years, but my 24mm TSE II has taken over my life for the last few months.  Even finally got my first zoom (24-105) since then and it's only displaced my TSE less than 5% of the time.  Shifting is deeply deeply addictive.

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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2012, 09:26:54 PM »
Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6L is usm

And its not even my favourite lens. According to lightroom I've taken craploads of photos on it, but a lot have been machine gun fire with fast moving objects.

My favourite is my canon efs 10-22. I have a 7d (and I adore it).
In the end, only the image matters... Not what equipment you used to get there.

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« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2012, 02:43:35 AM »
I've been a 50/1.4 guy for years, but my 24mm TSE II has taken over my life for the last few months.  Even finally got my first zoom (24-105) since then and it's only displaced my TSE less than 5% of the time.  Shifting is deeply deeply addictive.

I use my TS-E24II a lot - even as a straight prime it is fantastic

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« Reply #64 on: April 08, 2012, 12:38:30 AM »
70-200 F2.8L II and my 50mm F1.4 are by far my most used. 
5D III, 7D, 16-35 F2.8L, 24-70 F2.8L, 50 F1.4
70-200 F2.8L IS II

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« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2012, 09:21:09 AM »
On my 40D, I use the 70-200mm f/4 lens the most.  I really love it.  It's great for capturing action from a distance; sports, family members, etc.

On my 1V, I mostly use the 24-70mm f/2.8.  On this body it's great as a walk-around lens and the aperture helps when using slower film.
5D Mark III, 40D, 1V.  Bunch of strobes, lenses and other bits.
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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2012, 04:19:02 PM »
My 50L, followed by my 135L.
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1Ds3, 17-40L, 17 TSE, 24LII, 24 TSE, 24-105L, 35L, 50L, 85 1.8, 85LII, 100 2.8, 135L, 70-200 f4L, OMD EM-5, 12 f2, 25 f1.4, 45 f1.8

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« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2012, 05:09:54 PM »
All 3.... Ive been shooting sports lately so the 70-200mm is mounted 90% of the time.

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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2012, 05:32:25 PM »
EF 300f4L IS USM for me. I love shooting birds of prey. I can hand hold it. If/when I get it the EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM will become my favorite.
7d, 5d mk iii, 1d4, 1dx, 35mm f1.4L, 70-200mm IS ii USM, 300mm f4 IS USM, 600mm f4l is USM, 400mm f2.8l is usm, 14mm tamron f2.8, 17-40mm f4L, 24-70 f2.8L USM, 85f1.2L USM, 100mm f2.8 macro

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« Reply #69 on: April 09, 2012, 02:53:14 PM »
35 f1.4 could easily be welded to my camera.  85 f1.8 gets less than half as much use.  Got rid of my others.

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Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2012, 07:33:50 PM »
40% 28 1.8
40% 50 1.4
10% 10-22
10% 70-200

But the 100/f2 as been bumping out the 50 and 70-200 lately.
5D3 | 600D | EOSm | Samyang 8mm 3.8T | Samyang 14 2.8 | 17-40 | 28 1.8 | Sig 35 1.4 | 40 | 50 1.4 | 100 2.0 | 135 L | 70-200 4L IS + x1.4mk2 | Nippon Kogaku 50 1.4 (1965) | Nikkor 43-86 (mid 1970s) | M: 22

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« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2012, 07:33:50 PM »