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    Thread: whats your favorite lens in your BAG?

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      06-05-2012 09:52 PM #1
      right now my favorite lens is my Nikkor 50mm 1.8 on my D7000 i need to get some new glass....so whats your favorite lens?

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      06-05-2012 11:08 PM #2
      Nikon 24-70 2.8
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      06-06-2012 03:46 AM #3
      Nikkor 24-70 2.8

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      06-06-2012 05:43 AM #4
      Nikkor 24-70 f2.8
      I picked one up back in March, I wish I had bought one earlier.
      I've used it on my D800 and D200, works great on both formats (DX / FX).
      If you have a Nikon DSLR, get this lens!

      P.S. ---- it's not in the bag, but on the camera (most of the time).

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      06-06-2012 07:59 AM #5
      i only have two lenses for my D7000, 18-200mm and 50mm 1.4 AI-S

      so the 50mm is my pick for sexiness, but the 18-200 stays on most of the time
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      06-06-2012 08:20 AM #6
      Tough choice. For sports / action, it's my 70-200 f/2.8L IS. For general walking around, it's my 17-55 f/2.8 IS. Fortunately, both are usually mounted to cameras in my bag. I also like my 85 f/1.8 a lot, I just need to spend more time w/ it.
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    7. 06-06-2012 11:49 AM #7
      Nikkor 24 f/2.8D
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      06-06-2012 11:51 AM #8
      Canon 85/1.2L

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      Canon 70-200/2.8L

      Both are workhorses for me and both perform stunningly well. Don't think I could ever choose between the two.
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    9. 06-06-2012 01:44 PM #10
      Right now it's the 15mm f4

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      06-06-2012 02:45 PM #11
      Canon 100-400L
      its the perfect wildlife lens

    11. 06-06-2012 03:54 PM #12
      60mm!

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      06-06-2012 07:41 PM #13
      canon 35L

    13. 06-06-2012 07:54 PM #14
      It was the nikkor 35/1.4 ais, but now I acquired my first piece of zeiss glass. After the zeiss testroll is developed I will have a favorite. The zeiss lens is a 35/2.8 biogon, prewar.

    14. 06-06-2012 09:01 PM #15
      Nikkor 85 1.4
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      06-07-2012 01:41 AM #17
      No question, the Nikon 85mm f/1.4d! It's perfect for portraits, and I use it A LOT for weddings even.

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      06-07-2012 10:42 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by No post counting View Post
      No question, the Nikon 85mm f/1.4d! It's perfect for portraits, and I use it A LOT for weddings even.
      correct me if i am wrong but using my 50mm i have to be really far away from my subject for shooting if i am trying to get all of the subject in the shot i can only imagine that with a 85mm you will have to be even further away cant that be pretty tedious when shoot weddings..... like the ceremony or do you use it just for like the candid shots?

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      06-07-2012 12:18 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by damned04 View Post
      ^ This!

      But i only have the kit 18-55 and a manual 50 F1.8 Eseries which is not very usefull cause of manual focus..

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      06-07-2012 01:12 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by damned04 View Post
      That and my 55-200 mm lense. but the 35mm stays on the most.

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      06-07-2012 01:58 PM #21
      50L 1.2 I love primes.
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      06-07-2012 02:37 PM #22
      Nifty fifty.

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      06-07-2012 03:20 PM #23
      Sony 70-400 F4-5.6 G


      Finally got a couple of weekends of use out of it since getting it last Xmas. I like to shoot racing weekends when I can(with FSAE in college I used to shoot a lot, but nowadays its much less). And I used to use a Sigma 70-200 2.8 and a Minolta 300 F4 prime(I was in Minolta system, then now migrated to Sony), and this lens covers both rather well....

      My main go-to daily lens for random subject was a old Minolta 28 F2.

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      06-07-2012 07:49 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by shottabwoy5 View Post
      correct me if i am wrong but using my 50mm i have to be really far away from my subject for shooting if i am trying to get all of the subject in the shot i can only imagine that with a 85mm you will have to be even further away cant that be pretty tedious when shoot weddings..... like the ceremony or do you use it just for like the candid shots?
      Well obviously I don't JUST use the 85 at a wedding. And I rarely use the 85 for a full body shot. It's a portrait lens.

    23. 06-09-2012 06:49 AM #25
      Tamron 28-75 f2.8

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      06-09-2012 09:46 PM #26
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      06-09-2012 11:10 PM #27
      Canon 28mm f/1.8, with my 40D

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      06-09-2012 11:30 PM #28
      Nikkor 80-400mm VR AF f/4.5-5.6D ED

    27. 06-11-2012 07:08 PM #29
      On my D300, Sigma 30/1.4.
      On the D700, Sigma 85/1.4
      On the Nikon film SLR, my 180 f/2.8.

      On the 5D2s, 35L and 135L, one on each body.


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      06-11-2012 07:27 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by hover View Post
      On my D300, Sigma 30/1.4.
      On the D700, Sigma 85/1.4
      On the Nikon film SLR, my 180 f/2.8.

      On the 5D2s, 35L and 135L, one on each body.


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      06-11-2012 11:10 PM #31
      It's a three way tie for me on my EPL1

      Zykkor 28mm F2.8 Macro
      Minolta 58mm F1.4
      Fujinon 55mm F1.8 (really beat up with a dented front filter ring)

      All were bought for less than $10 each at thrift stores. The Fujinon was a buck. Here's a shot from the Fuji:


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    30. 06-11-2012 11:11 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by No post counting View Post
      No question, the Nikon 85mm f/1.4d! It's perfect for portraits, and I use it A LOT for weddings even.
      85 1.4 lives on my camera weddings.
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      06-12-2012 11:01 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by gdogg16 View Post
      85 1.4 lives on my camera weddings.

      Um.... what?

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      06-13-2012 07:31 PM #35
      tough i love my tamron 10-24 but the 50 f1.8 is just so good

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