What lenses are you using?
I'm wondering what kind of lenses you're using. This is my lens set:
Tamron 28 - 75mm F2.8 (Not rock solid, but very sharp!)
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 (Love it)
Canon 70-200mm F4 (Prefer F2.8, but it's very good!)
I use these lenses on my Canon EOS 40D.
So, what are you using? :-)
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Nikon 28 1.8G4 July 2012
Nikon 50 1.8G
Nikon 85 1.8G
Nikon 85 1.8D (for sunstars)
Nikon 180 2.8D
Sigma 8mm 3.5
Nikon 105 2.8G
Nikon 135 2.0DC
Nikon 35mm f21 July 2012
Nikon 50mm f1.4
Nikon 85mm f1.4
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-f4
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-f6.3
On a Nikon D700 and D300.
My fav : 50mm and 85mm and the 70-200mm.
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 - tend to use it alot at 17 to 25mm.30 June 2012
Canon 70-200mm F4 - love this lens for color, DOF, and sharpness.
Canon 50mm F1.8 - hardly use it now.
Using it on my Canon XT (17,000 shots so far). I need upgrades soon this year.
I am currently wanting to buy a wide. Looking at the Sigma's.
@hajagosb The Sigma 24 f/1.8 is an old lens and absolutely nowhere near the standard of their latest range of 1.4's - it's a real shame that the 30mm isn't full frame. If you're looking to go ultra-wide then the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 might be worth considering; The obvious choice for a fast 24 would be the Nikon 24m f/1.4 but it has a hefty price tag (as does Canon's, although they also do f/2 for a more realistic price)26 February 2012
However, why are you asking for full frame when you're existing Tamron & Sigma lenses are for APS-C sensors? ... unless you are definitely changing to full frame you should check out the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 which is an excellent lens; if you are upgrading though be sure to account that your existing 50mm on a full frame will be almost equivalent to 30mm on APS-C
Tamron 17-50 2.826 February 2012
Nikon 50 1.8D
Nikon 85 1.8D
Sigma 50-150 2.8 (until it broke a few month ago)
The next will be a Nikon 180 2.8 to replace my broken tele. Any suggestion for a full frame wide angle prime? Also I'm thinking about the Sigma 24 1.8...
At this point I am using my kit lens on a canon 600D 18-55mm and a 55-250mm I like them both. I just ordered a sigma 10-20mm wide angel.25 February 2012
My next one I'm saving up for is a sigma 50-500mm
28mm f/2.8 SIGMA from old analoge minolta camera + reverse ring = macro24 February 2012
This setup costs 10+4 euro, instead of 700+euros.
At the moment, I'm using 24-105 f4 L and 50mm 1/821 February 2012
I've been using a Canon 55-250mm and a Tokina 35mm Macro lens. Rather like both of them. I used to have a kit zoom and the 50 f/1.8 but never found the focal lengths particularly useful.18 February 2012
I pretty much have gotten my system down to using 2 lenses: I use the 17-40 4.0, and the 70-200 4.0. I like the idea of the 70-200 2.8, but I do travel work, and its just too heavy for me to want to lug everywhere. I shoot on a 5D, and I find that my 17-40 is just right. The 16-35 is nice, but I really like having the extra 5mm for portraits.18 February 2012
@fredclarkphotography re: the 7D, I have 5 particular -ve's about it, but only 1 of them affects image quality:17 February 2012
- electronic level is only available until you start focusing yet the only time it's actually useful is immediately before taking the actual picture
- the set of functions available for custom buttons is restricted on a per button basis leaving me with some useless buttons yet there are functions I want to map to them!
- image sharpness at 100% is never brilliant
- AEB restricted to 3 shots
- evaluative exposure metering is regularly terrible
... I could add AF issues to that list, but they are only since I dropped it onto solid rock and had it rebuilt by Canon, I guess they didn't realign something, but mostly it's great.
@CraigHarris your right was thinking about the 1.8, not 1.4. I really enjoy the nifty 50 for the money spent. My kit 18-55 must be a small percent of good ones, had this for years and still strong, took allot of abuse, sure lacks features and build of L quality glass, but its every bit as sharp as my L glass and I don't have issues with it. Its like the 7d some hate it,tons of issues, some are great?16 February 2012
@fredclarkphotography - I think you're mistaken, the 50mm f/1.4 is significantly more expensive than the f/1.8 II and uses a focus system (Micro USM) which Canon don't use on any other lens - it's poorly made of plastic (including the mechanism which wears away quickly) and even manual focus is a nightmare and AF is useless on it - I really wished I'd saved the money and got the cheaper version.16 February 2012
Have you tried better lenses like the 17-55 in comparison to the kit lens? - IMO, they are worlds apart; even the Sigma 18-125 I had in-between was massively better than the kit lens in all respects. The kit lens isn't particularly sharp (though a small % apparently are), the front element rotates, there's tonnes of looseness in it, aperture is slow, AF is very slow, ergonomics are atrocious and no full-time manual override ... I hear that the latest Mk II IS version is better, but it's still not a proper lens IMO and thus I have no intention of trying it.
All my lenses are micro adjusted on each body I own - the only issue I currently have with such is the 17-55 ideally needs a different adjustment at wide end to the long end.
@CraigHarris you did not like your Canon 18-55mm kit lens (awful)? I find mine very sharp, close focus distance, I would not get rid of it.16 February 2012
Canon 50mm f/1.4 (The worst lens I own, it's sharp but awful at focusing and very poorly built) Again I really find this a great lens, for the money - under $100 - it cant be beat, mine is tack sharp and focus fast as any other
Is this on your 7D? ever tried a focus test for each lens and micro adjust?
Current lenses:15 February 2012
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 (like it, but prone to flare and doesn't focus sharply to infinity)
Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM (my most used lens, but it's developed notably "play" now it's taken 25000 shots)
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX HSM (excellent sharpness, nice handling, fast, great saturation)
Canon 50mm f/1.4 (The worst lens I own, it's sharp but awful at focusing and very poorly built)
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM (one of the best lenses I've ever used, unbeatable for most sport and also portraits and telephoto landscapes)
Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO (excellent lens, but heavy and the lack of IS/OS diminishes it's usefulness)
1.4x & 2x Sigma Teleconverters (useful, but image quality suffers)
Sigma 4.5mm circular fisheye (turned out to not be particularly useful in the real world)
Canon 18-55mm kit lens (awful)
Sigma 18-125mm (a great budget lens)
Sigma 50-500mm OS
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 or Canon 85mm f/1.8 or f/1.2
Canon 135mm f/2L
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro OS
Canon 400mm f2.8L II IS
Canon 600mm f/4L II IS
Bodies are Canon 7D & 40D
I just received my nikkor 24-70 f2.8 last week. I do not want to put it down. Other than that, I use a nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 and a tokina 12-24 f4 for my zooms. Primes are nikkor 35mm f1.8, 50 f1.4 and rokinon 85 f1.4.14 February 2012
I have a 200-400 f5.6 tamron, 35-70 f3.3-5.2, and a tokina 100mm f2.8 macro that I hardly use.
I use a D7000, but want a second body that is FF, thinking of the D800 a few months after the release
Using canon and sigma glass on a canon 7D and 450D. The 7D handles high ISO well so I get away with some slower lenses, be nice to have the fast glass however17 August 2011
Canon 18-85 - good sharp glass
Canon 70-200f4 L - awesome
Sigma 10-20 UWA - awesome
Canon 70-300 USM - soft lense- cheap
cokin filter system
What I want is some longer focal lengths, 100-400, with a 1.4x TC would be nice
I really like my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8. I didn't spend the extra money on the IS because my main use for it is on a tripod panning to shoot my daughter figure skating. And the 2.8 is fast enough that I haven't missed the IS. I've rented the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 and was happy with it, but didn't quite figure it out before my vacation was over. My kit 18-55mm f/3.5-5 has been ok. I'm thinking of getting a decent 50mm prime next, possibly the 1.4 to get a fast lens but without breaking the bank. All on a T2i.17 August 2011
ive decided not to buy one in addition to my 15-85mm30 July 2011
I use the following on my Canon EOS 60D29 July 2011
Canon 50mm f/1.8 (also use this with extension tubes for some close up work).
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (This is my goto lens)
Tamron 18-270 f/3.6-6.3 (Decent walk around lens for when I don't feel like carrying the entire camera bag with me).
Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 18-55 (Kit lens, rarely use this one at all)
I have Canon 28-135mm IS USM, Canon 100-300mm USM and Sigma 10-20mm EX DC HSM Wide Angle lenses. I am using a Canon EOS 40D with a Canon EOS D60, (yes a D60), as a back-up. GB D!11 July 2011
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1.35-56 on a Nikon D300010 July 2011
Tokina 100-400mm 4.5-22 & Tamron 200-500mm 5-32 on a Nikon D50
Sigma 8mm 3.5 Fisheye on a Nikon D5000 (for 360º Panoramas)