What would you consider to be the all time must have lens in your camera bag?

9 years 7 months ago #80945 by Flash Steven
Hey thanks everyone, good responses here :beerbang:

Canon 7D w/grip, Canon 40D, Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS L Canon MPE 65mm f2.8 macro; Sigma 70-300mm f2.8; Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro; Sigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6
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9 years 7 months ago #81257 by Street Shark
105mm, 12-24mm or 14-24mm


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9 years 7 months ago #81561 by Alex
My two favorites are the 70-200 and 24-70. Most of the time I leave the house with just the 24-70. :thumbsup:

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9 years 7 months ago #82525 by Stanly

Alex wrote: My two favorites are the 70-200 and 24-70. Most of the time I leave the house with just the 24-70. :thumbsup:


I just sent you a message, let me know on that please. Thank you

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8 years 11 months ago #193336 by Mike Davis
My favourite lens is my Sigma 70-200mm EX DG APO HSM f2.8 incredible lens and a lot cheaper that the Nikon alternative.


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8 years 11 months ago #193337 by johns1947
50mm 1.4 (or 1.2 or 1.8 if need be)

This is the absolute BASIC lens.


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8 years 11 months ago #193358 by chasrich
I'm seeing this as a question with two answers... My most versatile lens is the Tamron 18-270mm. My must have lens is still in the store. Something fish might look through... :woohoo:

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8 years 11 months ago #193399 by mj~shutterbugg
I shoot Canon, and mainly macros. I would most agree with Matt (Henry Peach). Let him get used to the lens it came with. Learn the camera, get a feel for where he wants to head, and then buy a new/new to him lens. I do think a zoom would be of more use then a prime lens. I also think Sharon (icepics) has a good idea- if it's for class find out what he is required to have not what he wants to have. As a former photo student I was required to have the most basic set up, so I honed my skills not my equipment.

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8 years 11 months ago #193430 by One Wish
24-70mm is a must have in my opinion


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8 years 11 months ago #193452 by Scotty
I hate to admit it, but the 24-70.

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8 years 11 months ago #193523 by One Wish

Scotty wrote: I hate to admit it, but the 24-70.


Why hate to admit? It's a great lens


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8 years 11 months ago #193617 by Camera Diva

Mike Davis wrote: My favourite lens is my Sigma 70-200mm EX DG APO HSM f2.8 incredible lens and a lot cheaper that the Nikon alternative.


How do you like the autofocus on this lens?

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8 years 11 months ago #193677 by scifitographer
I'll second the 24-70 f/2.8, though I shoot Canon as well. I know Nikon offers the a lens with the same specs, but never looked into it much. My camera doesn't go anywhere without that lens.


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8 years 10 months ago #205627 by fishinfool
I use my 24-105 f/4L the most. 2nd would be my 70-200 f/2.8L.

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8 years 10 months ago #205683 by sandozer
The first lens I bought for digital shooting, Nikon 18-200mmVR.

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