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ishootsports3
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p.1 #1 · What are you money lenses?


Took a second and looked through my portfolio and jotted down what I used for each frame, breakdown was this:

400 2.8: 8 images
300 2.8: 2 images
70-200: 3 images
10.5 fish: 3 images
24-120: 1 image
28-70: 1 image
500 f4: 1 image

so what lenses have you found shine through for you when you look at your favorites?

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Dec 16, 2011 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #2 · What are you money lenses?


500mm f4 and 85mm

by the way you may want to edit that thread title "Whats are you money lenses"



Dec 16, 2011 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #3 · What are you money lenses?


Thanks for the catch
I should add that these are not necessarily the lenses that make me the most money, simply the ones that let me make the pictures in my portfolio



Dec 16, 2011 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #4 · What are you money lenses?


24g and 70-200vr1. they're my monopoly money lenses, since i make zilch from this hobby!!


Dec 16, 2011 at 09:02 PM
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p.1 #5 · What are you money lenses?


85mm f1.4 AF-D (or AF-S.) Clients always seem amazed the the rendering, even when I'm not taking advantage of the shallow depth. I shot a decent amount of wedding work with just the 24-70/2.8 & the 85/1.4 AF-D on my D700 and people were always more impressed by the 85/1.4 shots.


Dec 16, 2011 at 09:16 PM
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p.1 #6 · What are you money lenses?


Sigma 28mm 1.8 roughly 90% of my images over the last 2 years.


Dec 16, 2011 at 09:32 PM
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p.1 #7 · What are you money lenses?


500mm and 24-70.

The 14-24 / Zeiss 21 & 18 probably all tied for in third.



Dec 16, 2011 at 09:41 PM
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p.1 #8 · What are you money lenses?


In decent light or better, my Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 non-BIM. Crazy-good lens, especially for the money.


Dec 16, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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p.1 #9 · What are you money lenses?


24/1.4 and 85/1.4 but not sure what is the % break down is ..
also 200/2 but it does not count since its mostly rent



Dec 16, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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p.1 #10 · What are you money lenses?


All over the map, I just use right lens for the job


Dec 16, 2011 at 10:42 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · What are you money lenses?


How about the lowly 28-105 3.5-4.5 nikkor afd lens? Most of my people shots are with this lens. Mine is incredibly sharp withD700 camera.


Dec 16, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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p.1 #12 · What are you money lenses?


17-55mm f/2.8 90%+ of my work that I get paid for.


Dec 16, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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p.1 #13 · What are you money lenses?


~75% of my sales (prints/digital downloads) were taken with the 70-200 f2.8 VR II
~15% with the 200 f2 VR
~5% with the 50 f1.8G
the balance with either the 17-35 or the 'beast'



Dec 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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p.1 #14 · What are you money lenses?


17-35mm on DX, 35-70mm on full frame


Dec 16, 2011 at 11:37 PM
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p.1 #15 · What are you money lenses?


None of my lenses make me $$ since I'm an amateur, but they all cost me $$!

I'm all over the place since I shoot just about everything.

But for difficult situations my go to lenses are (on my D700):

16/3.5 AI'd
20/2.8AF-D
80-200/2.8AFS
50/1.8G
17-35/2.8 AFS

I'm currently working on the following to see if they will be in my go-to stable of lenses:

85/1.8D
135/2 DC
180/2.8 AF-D
50/1.2 AIS
135/2 AIS



Dec 17, 2011 at 12:01 AM
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p.1 #16 · What are you money lenses?


105 2.0D never fails to impress. Really has perfect color

After that surprisingly my 75-150 3.5 series E.
$45 dollar lens that also renders skin extremely nicely

28 2.0 AIS was a real impressive one too I wish I hadnt sold



Dec 17, 2011 at 12:47 AM
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p.1 #17 · What are you money lenses?


in my case 35f2 AF-D paid it self zillion times over all those years.
When i was younger I had only 50f1.8 nonafnond on full frame. I cannot stand that focal lenght now but am sure i could go by if i would try. You can do pretty much anything with that lens.
third place would be tight between 14-24 (i had my wide times), 85 and 200/2. Everytime i take 200/2 for a shoot it generates $$$s in post sales, it is probably (except maybe 14-24) only lens regardless of costs which cannot be reproduced by anything except those. So sad that 200/2 is so huge and i cannot use it as often as i would like to.



Dec 17, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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p.1 #18 · What are you money lenses?


The Beast (28/70) and 70/200 VR1


Dec 17, 2011 at 07:37 AM
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p.1 #19 · What are you money lenses?


24 2.8, 70-200 VR1 and 300mm f4 AFS


Dec 17, 2011 at 02:23 PM
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p.1 #20 · What are you money lenses?


In order of what I PAID

600 VR
70-200 VRII
14-24
105 VR macro
300 f4
50 1.4G

In order of what I SHOOT

600 VR
70-200 VRII (Close Second)
300 f4 (half the above lenses)
105 VR macro (about the same as the 300mm)
14-24 (about half the prior)
50 1.4G (close to the 14-24)

About the "money" part

I do it for fun

Greg



Dec 17, 2011 at 04:32 PM
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