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Old 03-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Choose One Lens

You have to choose one lens and get rid of the rest of them. Which one do you choose?
Personally I would keep my 50mm 1.4. A strong second would be my 35 or my 24.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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definitely my 20mm 2.8. Love that thing to death. a close second is my fully manual nikkor 50mm 1.8, got it for $50 and it takes better pics than my nikkor 50mm 1.4
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if I had to keep one lens it would be the 35mm 1.8 because it can be used for pretty much anything, second up would be the 14mm fisheye and 3rd up would be 70-300mm 4th would be the 50mm.

I am sure this would be easy question to answer if I didn't already have an *** ton of lenses :P
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Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD

Yeah, it's kind of a cheat, but it really is an amazingly versatile lens.
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Would be a huge tossup between my 8-16 and my 30/1.4. 30 mm being practical, the 8-16 being just so much damn fun to shoot...
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The ones I have now, it would be my 24mm 1.8. (crop system)

In any system I would choose a 35mm equivalent prime with at least f2

I have 4 lenses now and rarely I shoot anything else than the 24.
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Canon 70-200 2.8L IS II - It's big, long, heavy, and white (I've heard that one before ), but the photos made from this lens are spectacular.
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Nikon Micro Nikkor 55mm AF f2.8. Nikon's first AF lens. Looks heinous and sounds like a 1980's plastic toy. However, it is based on the original 55mm Micro and is, as far as I can tell, Nikon's sharpest lens. Lens shows next to no falloff and ZERO distortion. Totally flat field. And unlike the 60mm Micro, it's performance at infinity is as good as up close. If just one, that would be it.
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Canon 70-200 2.8L IS II - It's big, long, heavy, and white (I've heard that one before ), but the photos made from this lens are spectacular.
Ditto. I ADORE my 70-200 f2.8 IS II. The images are stunning.
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35mm f2 Summicron. Small, sharp, fast-ish, and I'm a sucker for 35mm on full frame.

Although if I only got to have one lens, I'd probably switch to the 1.4.
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