1) What lenses do you own and why do you love/hate each of them?
EF-S 10-22mm: Love the lens. Still fondly remember the day I bought it, and my life has changed ever since
EF-S 17-55mm: Very nice lens. Had a lot of thought before biting the bullet due to the price and adverse comments on the net. Buying it has taught me to try out for myself instead.
EF-S 18-55mm: Bought it to substitute for the 17-55 in less than ideal weather, but have used it very little. Nice decent lens, but the ergonomics annoy me (have to change to MF and turn down the barrel after using it). Will sell it pretty soon.
EF 50mm: Very nice lens. My copy is as sharp as I need wide open, and it made me to sell my 50 1.4 when I compared the two at similar apertures.
EF 70-200mm 2.8 Mark I: I loved the Mark II when I rented it, but cannot afford to buy it- so settled for the Mark I when I got it for a really good price. Turns out, it is all I needed
Tamron 70-300mm VC USD: Very nice lightweight telephoto. Plenty sharp, quick, silent and precise AF.
2) How long have you been into photography?
I got my first dSLR, a 50D, in 2009.
3) Any random tips for a noob like myself?
I consider myself pretty much a newbie- my first priority is to understand ambient lighting- what to look for, what to avoid, and how to utilize what I have. The only way to learn is to take lots and lots of photos, and review what could be missing. I hope I can post some in this forum and ask for suggestions from the nice gentlemen who inhabit these lands.