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Your Favourite Lens

AlexE Avatar
AlexE 6 190 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2021 9:51PM
What's your favourite lens?

Thinking of buying a new lens for my camera (Canon) and would love to hear what's in your kit-bag, and what lens you couldn't live without.

PS, even if you don't have a Canon camera, I still want to know your favourite lens Wink
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JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
1 Feb 2021 10:41PM
Currently the 40mm prime lens.

What is in my kit-bag depends on what I plan to photograph so it could be the 105mm macro or 200-600mm zoom for example.

Unlike in my earlier years in photography I no longer take all my lenses on a trip.

Stevetheroofer Avatar
1 Feb 2021 10:56PM
I have a favourite lens but seldom use it, so perhaps I need to change my shooting style. My go to lens is my100-400mm lens for wildlife, but when I pick up my 70-200 f2.8 I think to myself I love this lens I should use it more but then it doesn't have the reach but it feels so good in my hands

just my late night ramble I must keep off the Guiness

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pink Plus
20 7.4k 11 England
2 Feb 2021 6:46AM
Being partial to landscape my favourite lens is the 16-35 f4IS, but as I am not currently travelling my 100-400 is used more than anything, it doubles up as a great macro lens as well as long reach for wildlife.
As Steve above I also have a 70-200 f2.8 but it seldom goes out these days
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mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.6k 2635 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2021 8:38AM
Nikon 40mm F/2.8 micro. I bought it years ago for a specific purpose, because it will focus very close - I got it to be able to get right up to the glass for museum exhibits. But I have found more and more uses for it. It's wonderful for details, it has a sort of caressing quality; but also good for portraits, a friend even used hers very successfully for nudes.
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saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 88 Norway
2 Feb 2021 9:41AM
Fuji 16-80 f/4 (FF equivalent approx. 24-105) is my 'default' lens which live on the camera and is used for about 95% of all my images. The versatile range is perfect for a walk-around lens and suits my style perfectly.
Second on my list would be the 50-140 (FF: 70-210) with which I take the other 5% of images...
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Techno Plus
15 7.7k 8 England
2 Feb 2021 10:17AM
Canon 70-200 f2.8 without doubt, limited opportunities to use it of late though, but quite successfully with an extender too....😊
Amongst my Fuji kit is the Fujinon 50-140 f2.8 imho in the same league as the Canon if not better, certainly lighter, that performs well with an extender too, but really enjoy the 35mm f2 for portraiture and close up......Wink
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saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 88 Norway
2 Feb 2021 10:49AM

Quote:Amongst my Fuji kit is the Fujinon 50-140 f2.8 imho in the same league as the Canon if not better,

I totally agree. This lens was one of the reasons I was able to move from Canon to you say, it is as good as the 70-200 f/2.8, which was one hell of a lens coupled with my 5Diii, which was my absolute fav when I used Canon...
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
2 Feb 2021 11:29AM
I guess the lens I have used most often is my Canon 24-105mm IS L and probably have used this for over 75% of my images. However, my favourite is probably the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS L but I often leave it at home as it is so heavy. It will get even less use now that I have bought a much lighter Sony ML camera.

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seahawk 16 1.4k United Kingdom
2 Feb 2021 11:32AM
When I was using Nikons (my last was a D7000) their 16-85 zoom was my favourite but now I'm using MFT (Lumix G90) my favourite is the Panasonic Leica 12-60. Optically superb and I use it for 90% of my shots. On long walks I use the 14-140 because it's lighter in weight and still pretty good IQ.
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dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
2 Feb 2021 12:17PM
It all depends on what I'm taking.
As it's been mentioned, I do like the Canon 70-200, great for events so that's why it hasn't had much use this past year.
If favourite translates to most used then it has to be the 100 mm macro.
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SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
2 Feb 2021 12:53PM
Canon - 18-135 USM is my go-to lens. I prefer the 40mm f/2.8 but it's not as versatile.
Panasonic - 14-140 is most often used, but when distance isn't a key requirement I love the 12-35 f/2.8.
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sherlob Plus
17 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2021 1:49PM
16-35mm L F4 - used in 80-90% of my images.
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Mike_Smith Plus
16 1.1k 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2021 2:10PM
Canon 100-400L MKII, Sigma 150-600 Sport
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altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
2 Feb 2021 4:30PM
Leica DG Summilux 1:1.7/15mm Micro 4/3. Used for infrared duties.


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