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Kind of a off-shoot of Terry's "What brand camera do you use" thread. For those of you using DSLR or SLR's, what lenses are in your bag? Which do you like the best for macro? Which is your best 'all-around' general lens?
 

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I currently have an 18-135 "stock" lens that came with the camera. I also have a 50mm F1.8-22.

Most my macro stuff is on the 18-135, but some is with the 50 when I want really good DOF.

I'm also looking to add a true macro, either a 60, 105 or 150mm. Not sure yet - any inputs????

I'm also looking to add a high zoom, probably a 70-300mm VR or something like that... I'd love a 400mm if I can find one for a reasonable price..
 

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Currently, I have the following:

Canon 24-70mm L (The Brick)
Canon 70-200mm L (The Grail)
Canon 85mm (The Razor)
Sigma 17-70mm
Sigma 50-500mm

There's one more lens to add; the Sigma 10-20mm.

I use the 24-70mm and the 70-200mm for my concert photography. The 17-70mm is what I use for my macro stuff. The 85mm is great for portraits, and the 50-500mm is great for wildlife photography.

For an all-around "walk about" lens, the Sigma 17-70mm usually gets the nod...
 

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50-500mm?!?!? Man, I'd love one of those. But think it would cost me a watch or two... :wink: :biggrin:
 

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I use these:

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L
Canon 24-105mm f/4 L
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L
Canon 20mm f/2.8
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Canon 100mm macro f/2.8

-Ben
 

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Too many to list. But for SLRs, I have more Canon EF (and independent brand lenses for EF) than any other, and they include prime lenses from 17 to 24 to 28 to 35 to 50, 50 macro, 100, 135 with Soft Focus, 200 f2.8 L, plus zooms, including 100-300L, 75-300IS, 17-70 (for digital) 11-18 (for digital) 20-35, 28-105, 28-135IS, and there might be a couple or three I've overlooked. And a bunch of Carl Zeiss for Contax, some Rollei and Carl Zeiss for Rolleiflex SL35 and SL35E, several for Exakta and Pentax. Probably others gathering dust in various cases and drawers.
 

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50-500mm?!?!? Man, I'd love one of those. But think it would cost me a watch or two... :wink: :biggrin:
It retails for about a grand.

When I got mine, the guy was also selling a 20D, and was willing to take $1,400.00 for th whole shebang. It was too good a deal to pass up, so I jumped on it.

I don't use the lens all too often but, man, when I need it, it's hard to beat...
 

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I've been considering this line up....

18-55mm kit f/3.5-5.6
50mm f/1.8
60 or 105mm Macro f/2.8
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

that should cover about anything that arises,

you think?

diver88:):)
 

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I've been considering this line up....

18-55mm kit f/3.5-5.6
50mm f/1.8
60 or 105mm Macro f/2.8
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

that should cover about anything that arises,

you think?

diver88:):)
Consider the 50mm f/1.4. It's quite a bit more than the f/1.8, but it's a far better build quality, and it has USM focusing...
 

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I've been considering this line up....

18-55mm kit f/3.5-5.6
50mm f/1.8
60 or 105mm Macro f/2.8
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

that should cover about anything that arises,

you think?

diver88:):)
No too different from my set up really. The only thing you MIGHT consider is re-thinking the 70-300.

Thanks to the sensor crop factor, I rarely find myself needing more than my 70-200L F2.8 in terms of zoom power. I could have spent more money and gotten a more powerful zoom (which is always nice) but not as light sensitive, like the 70-300 you're considering. I'm glad I didn't though. My lens is MUCH more versatile indoors. :thumbup:
 

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:):)

I've been considering this line up....

18-55mm kit f/3.5-5.6
50mm f/1.8
60 or 105mm Macro f/2.8
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

that should cover about anything that arises,

you think?

diver88:):)
Not bad choices. I have the 18-55mm EFS kit, the the 75-300, and the 50mm. I am currently looking at a Sigma, I think it is 18mm-200mm with optical stabilization as my everyday carry around.
 

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As for what I usually carry around...

Canon
10-22
24-105L
70-300

and maybe the 50 1.4

The 100mm macro usually stays at home
 

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No too different from my set up really. The only thing you MIGHT consider is re-thinking the 70-300.

Thanks to the sensor crop factor, I rarely find myself needing more than my 70-200L F2.8 in terms of zoom power. I could have spent more money and gotten a more powerful zoom (which is always nice) but not as light sensitive, like the 70-300 you're considering. I'm glad I didn't though. My lens is MUCH more versatile indoors. :thumbup:
I don't know... I certainly can't argue with the 2.8 of that 70-200 and its a great sports and indoor lens, but the thing is huge and heavy and about $1000 more expensive than the 70-300IS. The 70-200 2.8IS is 56 oz/1590 gm while the 70-300IS is 22.2 ounces/630 grams. I think the 70-300 makes a better travel lens with its longer reach and the fact that its 1/3 the weight and 1/3 the price.
 
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