What lenses do you own?

tnargs

EOS 90D
Sep 7, 2010
145
3
AudioGlenn said:
...My questions for you all are:
1) What lenses do you own and why do you love/hate each of them?
2) How long have you been into photography?
3) Any random tips for a noob like myself?...

1)
EF-S 10-22mm. Probably the best ultra wide lens out there for a 28mm sensor. Compact too. Not so keen on the distortion of off-centre faces at the wide end.... maybe it is unavoidable?

EF 17-55mm f2.8 IS. Simply love it. Feels like I have IS primes of 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm (equivalent) all rolled into one. When I reveiw its images I never 'wish I'd used a prime'.

Nifty fifty. Doesn't get a lot of use (50mm is a bit long for a 28mm sensor as a walk-around) but it is sharp.

EF-S 55-250mm IS. Delightfully light and compact with respectable image quality. Not as high a keeper ratio as my other lenses, I think the AF needs care to get right.

EF 100mm f2.8 L IS Macro. An absolute delight. My 'razor' lens; any aperture, any point on the frame. AF can get a bit lost if it starts from a wildly blurred point on the focusing ring, understandably.

2) I got my first SLR in 1979 and have never been without one since then.

3) Maybe you're not so much a noob, but for true noobs my first tip is to get a hotshoe flash with a swivel head and use it A LOT. Will transform your photography more than ANY lens.
 

madspihl

EOS M50
Mar 1, 2012
39
0
Greenland
northbound.gl
1) Canon 16-35L 2.8 II
2) Canon 50 1.4
3) Canon 70-200L 2.8 IS II
4) Canon 300L 4 IS
5) Canon 100L macro 2.8 IS
6) Canon 85 1.8
7) The shorty forty

Body: 5D Mark II (+ and hoping to add the Mark III next year)

Well. I am just a happy amateur who went a little more serious within the last two years, so it's not like my family survival depends on the photography income - but I dont buy gear I cannot sponsor with the extra income.

Of the lenses in my kit I would never go anywhere without the first three. The rest are for more specialized stuff, but the first three, and especially the 70-200 are my best friends. There's no denying that the 70-200 is insanely sharp, has incredible contrasts and takes an insane amount of abuse.

Oh - and the 100L will never let you down for that crossover portrait and macro work. so crisp and fantastic.

But to be honest, the lens that hugs the body on most days is the 16-35 as I do a lot of landscape and adventure travel experience stuff.

(For street stuff I use the X-Pro1 with the 35 1.4).
 

nda

EOS 90D
Nov 8, 2011
183
1
Canon 50/1.8II(ok, but it's sharp)
Canon 50L(equal fav)
Canon 100L(nice)
Canon 300L/4/IS(excellent)
Canon 28-70L(got it cheap years ago in brand new condition hardly use it)
Canon 70-200L/4/IS(equal fav)
Canon 70-300/4-5.6/IS(underrated and cheap)
Canon 28-300L(heavy f*cker)
Canon 2xIII(ok)
Kenko 1.4x pro 300(cheap and tack sharp)
Sigma 10-20/4-5.6(not bad on crop)
Sigma 30/1.4(good on crop)
Sigma 17-70/2.8-4/OS(good walkaround on crop)

Canon 14-24L(waiting patiently)
:p
 

Eimajm

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 10, 2011
51
1
Sigma 10-20 EX F4-5.6
Canon 24-105L IS F4
Canon 50 1.4
Canon 100 2.8 macro
Canon 70-200 F4
Canon 400 F5.6

Body 7D

Really happy with all lenses and feel I have got a good coverage, 24-105 is the newest addition and is most used when not shooting wildlife.
 

Abraxx

EOS M6 Mark II
Feb 9, 2012
68
0
Here is my current set up :

Canon EOS 5D Mark III & Canon EOS 600D

EF-S 10-22mm f/3,5-4,5 USM
EF-S 17-55mm f/2,8 IS USM (always on for APS-C)
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM (always on for FF)
EF 40mm f/2,8 STM (really great fun for street photog.!)
EF-S 60mm f/2,8 Macro USM
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon Extender EF 1,4x III
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Basic Set

Currently I am wondering if I should get the EF 17-40 or EF 16-35 or wait for a new version...

rgds
 
Canon 1D-X on order.
Canon EOS 5d Mark III
Canon EOS 5d Mark II
Canon EOS 7d

Canon EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 2.0x III Extender
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
SIGMA APO 50-500MM F4.5-6.3 DG HSM OS Canon Mount
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Wide Angle
IManfrotto 190X Pro B Tripod
Manfrotto 486RC2 Ball Head
Gitzo GT2531EX Series 2 Carbon 6X Explorer Tripod
Gitzo GH2780 Series 2 Centre Ball Head
Manfrotto 681B Monopod
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
Canon Powershot S100
Wireless Remote RC-1
7 Million Dollar Home (Crumpler Bag)
Bumblebee UL-222 backpack
 
I

iridium9555

Guest
Canon 1DX
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L II
Canon 300mm f2.8L II
1.4x Extender III
2.0x Extender III
Really Right Stuff 33S Tripod
RRS BH-55 Ballhead
FStop Tilopa BC Pack
 
R

RC Photos

Guest
I shoot with a 5d Mark iii, I previously had a 7D and a 60D

Previous lens were
- 18-200mm f3.5-5.6
- Sigma 50-500
- Sigma 17-70 f2.8-3.5
- Canon 50mm f1.8

Currently I have
- Canon 50mm f1.4
- Canon 70-200 f2.8 is ii

Accessories
- 580 ex ii
- Manfrotto 055cxpro4
- Manfrotto 680B
- Manfrotto Ball heads
etc

Nearly every lens can take amazing pictures, but the real magic comes from the photographer. I started basic and tried to perfect skill by skill with the lens I had. I would unequivocally recommend any of the above lens and they have all given me amazing shots.

I think you should upgrade when you feel the need to, for example I didn't like the pop up flash on the 60D so that lead me to buying a 580ex ii. Now that I have the 580ex ii I'm learning how to use it more so that requires new spending on items such as stofen omni bounce, gary fong lightsphere etc.

My favourite lens by far is the 70-200 f2.8 is ii, it is well worth the money!
 

Half Way To Nothing

A SLR one hit wonder..
Jul 28, 2012
62
5
40
Scotland
www.flickr.com
Body's

Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 50D

Previous lens were

- Canon 18-55 f4 (Came in the 50D kit)
- Sigma 150-500 f6.3 (I did not get on with this at all, needs a lot of light)

Currently I have

- Canon 24-105 f4 L (great lens, got this one on ebay 2nd hand)
- Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS mk1 ( Another Ebay buy, great lens again)
- Sigma 10-22 f4 ( The start of my love for Sigma Lenes, sharpe and a lot cheeper)
- Sigma 120-300 f2.8 IS ( My best buy, great with 1.4x and 2x extender. IS is very good)

- Sigma 1.4 x Extender
- Sigma 2x Extender
 
C

crasher8

Guest
5D3, ELAN 7

Tamron 17-35 2.8-4 (Sold my 10-22 with my 7D) Very impressed with this over 20mm.

40 2.8 Flapjack

24-70 2.8L Sr.

70-200 4L

Lensbaby Composer, Macro Kit.

What am I missing?

Dedicated Macro Lens, perhaps EF 100 2.8
Fixed Wide maybe Samyang 14mm
Low Light Prime, could be 35 or 50 1.4
 

sheedoe

EOS 90D
Jun 1, 2011
119
0
I've started with my first DSLR, the Canon 5D Mark II and a 50mm f/1.8 lens 2 years ago. This is my collection of gear so far.

Body: 2x Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II: (The least sharpest of the lens I own. Haven't used it much. Plan on using it more for video with merlin steadicam)

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II: (Just received and lovin' it! Can't wait to go out and shoot with it!)

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II: (Big and Heavy, but outstanting lens. Haven't been using it much since getting the 85mm 1.2)

Canon 24mm f/1.4L II: (Just ordered this lens. Will receive it next week ;D)

Canon 35mm f/1.4L: (Love the focal length and colors. This is my most used lens.)

Canon 50mm f/1.2L: (Not exactly the sharpest lens wide open, but has a magical, 3D look to images when shot wide open. Got some great shots with it)

Canon 85mm f/1.2L II: (Just an amazing portrait lens. Sharp as a tack wide open. Just love the seperation and creamy bokeh it produces.)

Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS: (I'm not really a macro shooter. Just have this in case I need to take detail shots. Lens is super sharp!)
 

JaxPhotographer

EOS M50
Oct 7, 2012
34
0
Currently operate with a 5Dm3 and 7D and the following lenses:

16-35mm f/2.8L II
24-105mm f/4.0L
70-200mm f/2.8L IS
50mm f/1.8
2x Extender
28-135mm f/4-5.6 IS (rarely used and left with my retired 10D)
 

tron

EOS R5
CR Pro
Nov 8, 2011
4,911
1,250
Abraxx said:
Currently I am wondering if I should get the EF 17-40 or EF 16-35 or wait for a new version...
Your 10-22 is a very good one (I had it until it was stolen). True it is not FF but I guess we are after quality so...
Instead you could save for a TS-E 17mm L.
In contrast A FF 17-70 or a 16-35 II is a minor upgrade to an existing 10-22 (if it is an upgrade at all).

Just my opinion...
 

albron00

EOS 90D
Oct 4, 2011
115
7
Canon EOS 7D

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8
Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L
Canon 70-200mm f4 L
Canon EF 50mm f1.4

Canon 430EX II
Manfrotto 190CXPRO3
Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Head
Manfrotto MBAG80PN
Tamrac Pro Digital Zoom 5
LOWEPRO Fastpack 200
 

AudioGlenn

EOS RP
Aug 9, 2012
353
0
42
Irvine, CA
sheedoe said:
I've started with my first DSLR, the Canon 5D Mark II and a 50mm f/1.8 lens 2 years ago. This is my collection of gear so far.

Body: 2x Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II: (The least sharpest of the lens I own. Haven't used it much. Plan on using it more for video with merlin steadicam)

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II: (Just received and lovin' it! Can't wait to go out and shoot with it!)

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II: (Big and Heavy, but outstanting lens. Haven't been using it much since getting the 85mm 1.2)

Canon 24mm f/1.4L II: (Just ordered this lens. Will receive it next week ;D)

Canon 35mm f/1.4L: (Love the focal length and colors. This is my most used lens.)

Canon 50mm f/1.2L: (Not exactly the sharpest lens wide open, but has a magical, 3D look to images when shot wide open. Got some great shots with it)

Canon 85mm f/1.2L II: (Just an amazing portrait lens. Sharp as a tack wide open. Just love the seperation and creamy bokeh it produces.)

Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS: (I'm not really a macro shooter. Just have this in case I need to take detail shots. Lens is super sharp!)

This is pretty much my dream setup but with a 1DX and a 5D mkIII instead..... some day
 

KKCFamilyman

Capturing moments in time...
CR Pro
Mar 17, 2012
536
15
42
Orlando
www.allofamily.net
Speaking of lenses considering selling my 24-105l to help finance a 24-70 ii I can get for $2200 new. I do want the extra stop but just curious if anyone else agrees if the extra coin is worth it.
 

AudioGlenn

EOS RP
Aug 9, 2012
353
0
42
Irvine, CA
KKCFamilyman said:
Speaking of lenses considering selling my 24-105l to help finance a 24-70 ii I can get for $2200 new. I do want the extra stop but just curious if anyone else agrees if the extra coin is worth it.

That's what I'm planning on doing....eventually
 

Dylan777

EOS-1D X Mark III
Nov 17, 2011
5,514
9
KKCFamilyman said:
Speaking of lenses considering selling my 24-105l to help finance a 24-70 ii I can get for $2200 new. I do want the extra stop but just curious if anyone else agrees if the extra coin is worth it.

You not only gain an extra f-stop, you will also gain in SHARPNESS and SPEEDY AF. Well worth it

Now...Canon need to release better 16-35 or 14-24 f2.8