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Which lens graces your camera..

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    Default Which lens graces your camera..

    Most often? And why?

    Right now mine is a Nikon 35-80mm f/4-5.6D... but I just bought a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 and that should be arriving today! I'm assuming that'll be on my camera most for a general "everyday" type of lens...
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    "It depends."
    Depends on where I am, what I doing etc.

    But hey, I'm pretty new to all this, and only have three lenses (wide, telephoto and a prime) so it's not exactly like I'm too spoilt for choice. I do like the nifty fifty a lot though...

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    I (we, my wife is learning to shoot also now) also only have 3 lenses but on two camera's.
    One has a Canon 24 - 70mm 2.8L and the other has a Canon 100-400mm 4.5L

    We also have an EF 50mm 1.8 Prime, so cheap yet so effective.

    In my hands I guess the 100-400 gets more of a work out usually but the 24-70 gets plenty of attention. The 50mm a bit more rarely. I take all sort of shots so the lenses varies.

    This weekend I'm shooting an all night Mountain Bike event on the Gold Coast so the 50mm and the 24-70 will feature mostly until the sun is out enough in the closing stages of the race where I might use the 100-400.

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    The one that's attached. Saving for my first DSLR and currently shooting with a Canon PowerShot SX110

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    i just got my d80 this past summer, and upgraded the kit lens to the nikkor 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6. so thats always on my cam as its my only option at this point. im hoping to get my hands on the 50mm 1.4 or 1.8 right away...

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    Well, on one d90 I have the kit lens. I actually really like it. On another, I have a 50mm 1.4D and will have a 50mm 1.4G on the other one as soon as it gets off of backorder.

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    Hmm good question.

    Usually the 17-85mm (4.5-5.6) on my canon 30d. Gives me a nice range. Sometimes I'll switch to the 10-22mm wide angle (3.5-4.5). I also have a 50mm 1.8 but that doesn't get as much use as it should.

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    The Nikon 50mm 1.4D is so cheap (as in $$$ not quality) that every Nikon shooter should have one. The G is a little more but a lot of people are getting rid of their D in auctions. I love this lens.

    The Nikon kit lens for the d90 is my "always on in case something happens" lens. One, both of them are covered by a good warranty. Drop it and it breaks... covered. My other lenses are not covered.

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    My go to lens is my 24-70 Canon L f/2.8. It has very crisp optics, I find with my camera crop it gives me most of the ranges I shoot at. That being said I never go out to shoot without at least 3 lenses.
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    On my Pentax K110d, Im using a Tamron 70-300 with the macro function. It is really sharp for some applications, but others it is not so good. It is more of a utility setup, that I'm willing to let get beat up.
    The other is a Sony Alpha 100. It is using the kit lens, 18-70. Have not really found it necessary to jump out and get new glass for it. Since I usually carry both cameras with me, I can hit pretty much everything. Wide angle, telephoto, and then two versions of macro. Its nice to be able to go from 18-300 without switching lenses. If you cant get a shot with those selections, then I should reconsider this hobby.
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