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Offline chris@seary.com

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Favourite lens
« on: December 17, 2009, 01:58:58 PM »
Probably changes from time to time for everyone.

During the summer, my zoom lenses come out to play. Don't use them much during the winter, with their slow 2.8/3.5/5.6 widest apertures.

My current total favourite is the 35mm 1.8 Nikkor DX. I seem to shoot everything with it, especially when I use the Nikon D90 to shoot videos during the Xmas season.

I like it for:
  • street photography
    low light shooting
    self-portraits
    family shots

What's your favourite lens, and why?



Offline Oldboy

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Re: Favourite lens
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 04:23:53 PM »
Well my favourite lens is the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VR, as it give me good reach and putting a 1.4 or 2x converter gives me 280mm or 400mm, which covers most situations for wildlife. I also love the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8, which covers wide-angle to portrait and is usually in my bag.  ;D

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Re: Favourite lens
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 05:00:45 PM »
The lens I have on the camera all the time is the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8. I find it to be a versatile lens. I was going to get the 24-70mm f/2.8 recently but was persuaded otherwise by various people on here saying I wouldn't benefit that much from it.
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Re: Favourite lens
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 07:19:03 PM »
I don't have a favourite as such. I use the lens needed for what ever I'm taking pictures of!

In the summer, my favourite was one that I don't even own - actually it was two! Neither that I own!

Canon EF300mm f2.8IS and Sigma 120-300mm f2.8.

Other than that, then I've probably used my 17-40 the most this year.
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Re: Favourite lens
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 09:18:03 PM »
I'm in the 'don't have a favourite corner'

The lens that spends the most time on the front is the 24-105 i suppose...

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Re: Favourite lens
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 07:18:42 PM »
Haven't taken the ef-s15-85is of the seven since I got it, its the best lens I have owned :)

But I really love the versatility of the ef-s18-200is and no doubt come warmer weather I will use it again. I do fancy selling it to get a 70-200L but not just yet, if I can I will get a 70-200 and keep the 18-200 for the time being as its just so handy and IQ is as good as I could expect from such a long focul range.

 

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