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heikoM
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · your most favored lens


OK, another lens treat. We just looked at the lens line up many of us use, which I thought was kind of cool.

Now I ask what is your most favored/loved/used lens.
Why do you like it? Versatility? How it draws? Flare?

If you have a pic that shows what you love, it would be even more fun.

I like the Sigma 50, it is great in against-sun situations. High contrast, nice flare and great bokeh. (OK, AF sucks, but you canīt have all)

heiko







Mar 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · your most favored lens


I like the lens that I don't have, yet...


Mar 15, 2013 at 01:09 PM
DimaVazinovich
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · your most favored lens


35L


Mar 15, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Mitch W
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · your most favored lens


Right now my 50L, but only because my 35L needs to go into CPS for service. After that it'll probably be a toss-up.


Mar 15, 2013 at 01:22 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · your most favored lens


I'm waiting to hear 24-70 II. I've read a lot of reviews talking about people ditching their 35L and buying that lens. I'm so on the fence.

My current favorite right now is the 70-200 IS II, but I also love my 135L but don't use it nearly as much.



Mar 15, 2013 at 01:36 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · your most favored lens


my fav lens is the Nikon 28 1.8G. I like it on DX to get that slightly tighter feel and on FX for that wider thin feel. I used it 80% on my last shoot


Mar 15, 2013 at 02:49 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · your most favored lens


My 35L mark II. Oh wait....


Mar 15, 2013 at 02:54 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · your most favored lens


14-24.


Mar 15, 2013 at 02:54 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · your most favored lens


50L or 135L .. depends on what I'm shooting. Zuiko 45 f/1.8 is starting to get close too. Love it.


Mar 15, 2013 at 04:01 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · your most favored lens


Sigma 35mm f1.4




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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · your most favored lens


85 f/1.4G is strapped to my camera 75-80% of most weddings. Hands down one of my favorites.


Mar 15, 2013 at 04:30 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · your most favored lens


Hybrid AWD wrote:
I'm waiting to hear 24-70 II. I've read a lot of reviews talking about people ditching their 35L and buying that lens. I'm so on the fence.

My current favorite right now is the 70-200 IS II, but I also love my 135L but don't use it nearly as much.


My favorite lens use to be the 35L. But since I bought the 24-70 ll, it has become my favorite along with the 70-200 ll.



Mar 15, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Jeff Simpson
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · your most favored lens


the only lens that has withstood the test of time, for me, is my 135L
although if i didnt have a 24L and 50L then i'd still have the 35L - and that would be my favorite.



Mar 15, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Scott Mosher
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · your most favored lens


I'd have to say my 35 f2. Though according to lightroom the lens I've shot with most has been my 70-200, then the 35 f2, and then my 85 1.4


Mar 15, 2013 at 05:56 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · your most favored lens


35L. Before i bought that lens I thought I was a "tele lens kinda guy".


Mar 15, 2013 at 06:32 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · your most favored lens


I use my 28-105 f3.5-4.5 more than any other (including 2 "L" series lenses).

Let the laughing begin....



Mar 15, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · your most favored lens


When I was using a crop sensor dslr my favourite lens was my Sigma 15 mm f2.8. It gave a good wide angle shot.


Mar 15, 2013 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · your most favored lens


heikoM wrote:
I like the Sigma 50, it is great in against-sun situations. High contrast, nice flare and great bokeh.


No offense, Heiko, but if the picture you're showing here is supposed to be an example of how nicely the Sig 50 handles against-the-sun situations, I would have to disagree with you. In my opinion, the handling shown is rather poor: significant ghosting plus significant veiling flare and consequent loss of contrast that is probably worse than the average lens. Looks like a lens I would avoid when shooting against the sun.



Mar 15, 2013 at 07:57 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · your most favored lens


Cosina Voigtlander 50mm f1.5 LTM. I've gone through a few other 50's for my Leica including a few in the 5-10K price range and yet I still shoot with this little $600.00 thing. I suppose it reminds me a bit of the look I got from the 85L mkI on Canon but in a 50mm which I prefer.

On my Olympus bodies the 75mm f1.8 mZuiko is in a class of it's own.

Gordon



Mar 15, 2013 at 08:54 PM
heikoM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · your most favored lens


Hi Diggler,

thanks for your input.
I my test the Sig has been far more superior in this regards than the Nikon 50 1.4 D and G, better than the 35 Summilux FLE as well.

The light was quite intense. Anyway, exactly what you are mentioning, especially the ghost, is what I like on this lens. It has character in my opinion. And as said above, it was better then others Nikon has to offer. The shot was wide open, too.

But you may have other experiences (O:


heiko

Edited on Mar 15, 2013 at 11:03 PM · View previous versions



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