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What lenses do you have and what do you use them for ?
show user profile  soontekk
Trying to figure out what lenses to get.
Which ones do you have and why ?
Your favorite one ?

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1/7/2009 4:37:33 PM (last edit: 1/7/2009 4:37:33 PM)
show user profile  marsupialmat
Hey Soontek

I have a range of lenses that I've used/use on my old Canon XL2 and JVC GY hd110 as well as my 20D

Sigma 100-300 IF F4 - Big lens with great IQ and very good for manual focussing.

Nikon 80-200 ED F2.8 - Good reach, Fantastically sharp, good size wise and still very fast.

Canon 50 F2.5 Macro - Speaks for itself really. Its pin sharp and great for Macro but also for general purpose shooting on a the SLR if you don't want to go too wide.

Nikon 55mm Micro - They don't really come any sharper than this. Its been produced for 30 years and is still being produced. Amazing glass!

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1/7/2009 5:03:23 PM (last edit: 1/7/2009 5:04:26 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
contacts, to see sharper

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1/7/2009 5:38:47 PM (last edit: 1/7/2009 5:38:47 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I have a few, but my favourite, and cheapest is my canon 50mm 1.8 prime lens.

It takes amazing portrait shots, like the following.

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1/8/2009 2:08:40 AM (last edit: 1/8/2009 2:08:40 AM)
show user profile  twitt
Ditto on that 50mm f/1.8 but the focus motor sucks :( i might get the 1.4 version just for the usm.
The 70-200mm f/4L is always on my cam :P cheap sharp and ultra fast focussing!
and the sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 i got because its better than the 18-55mm kit lens.

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1/8/2009 2:54:18 AM (last edit: 1/8/2009 2:54:18 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
thx guys

marsupial, checked some out, seems i'm trying to combine your first 2 with a new tamron 18-270mm that has IS, looking up that 55 micro now

nice shot Nik, really
my friends are telling me to get a 50mm 1.4 as a primary lens and to learn with it
pitty the 50mm 1.2 is too expensive (about +1200eur)

i have decided to buy 2 lenzes as an entry into the field
ill be looking to get the ones with bet low light performance and image stabilizers
a good portait lens and a do-it-all zoom/macro with IS

my wishlist changes constantly though
- tamron 18-270mm f4-6.3 (IS) my current pick
- tamron 28-300mm f4-6.3 (IS)
- sigma 50mm f1.4 current pick
- canon 50mm f1.8 also interesting
- sigma 50-500 (no IS)
- sigma 24-70 f2.8 (no IS)
- fisheye

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1/8/2009 6:56:10 AM (last edit: 1/8/2009 7:14:44 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
- Nikkor Zoom lens AF-S DX VR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G: it serves it's purpose. Not amazing but the range means I don't have to switch lenses on walking trips. It's actually quite good for such a rediculous range.

- Sigma 10-20: I don't use it much but for landscapes it's absolutely beautiful. Always take it with me on vacation.

- Nikkor 50mm 1.8: nice portrait lens

have a bunch of other lenses that I bought before I settled on these 3. I don't use them anymore with the exception of the 18-70mm kit lens, which is still a very nice lens.

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1/8/2009 7:09:24 AM (last edit: 1/8/2009 7:09:24 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
interesting Seth

do you think the tamron 18-270 or 28-300 lenses are any good ?

this looks like a great 10-20 alternative
at 500eur quite pricey though

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1/8/2009 7:19:05 AM (last edit: 1/8/2009 7:21:52 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
anyone on my tamron dilemma ?

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1/9/2009 1:41:43 PM (last edit: 1/9/2009 1:41:43 PM)
show user profile  VKotek
are you looking at the socket they are?

LOL I just read one of the reviews, and moved on normally... and then I came back to it and saw its in german! :D
Vojtech Kotek

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1/9/2009 2:03:51 PM (last edit: 1/9/2009 4:26:02 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
lol vkotek, i don't follow, they have a canon socket i suppose, and who's in germany ?

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1/9/2009 3:58:34 PM (last edit: 1/9/2009 3:58:34 PM)
show user profile  VKotek
sorry meant to say in german.

and sorry thats my fault, I translated that wrongly, in English you use the mount type.
Vojtech Kotek

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1/9/2009 4:29:47 PM (last edit: 1/9/2009 4:29:47 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
nono, i was wondering if that new tamron 18-270 is any good as an allround zoomlens or should i go for the 28-300mm tamron, can't really decide
although that 18mm wide seems cool to shoot video with
i also don't know how good these will be for video, and zooming while shooting vid or in low light conditions (they have IS)

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1/9/2009 5:04:34 PM (last edit: 1/9/2009 5:04:34 PM)
show user profile  Dub.
stay away from superzooms.

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1/10/2009 2:57:41 AM (last edit: 1/10/2009 2:57:41 AM)
show user profile  nm8r

Are those lenses fixed (constant) or variable maximum aperture zooms? I typically get f/2.8 fixed maximum aperture lenses which are better built lenses but tend to be more expensive as well. You usually get what you pay for but there are some exceptions to the rule. I like using 85mm f/1.8 or 100mm f/1.8 for portraits. For night shots, no flash, handheld, a Leica Noctilux is great.
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1/10/2009 3:09:45 AM (last edit: 1/10/2009 3:13:26 AM)
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