Photography-What is your favorite lens?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by tazcat70, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I have a Canon Xsi and I like the stock lens that came with it, 18-55, but I find I really like to use my 35-135mm lens more. On my list of lens to buy are a 50mm 1.8 (I would love the 1.4) and a nice macro.

    I like the 35-135 because it give me a nice range of zoom, I guess it is my best all around lens.

    What is your favorite lens? Why do you like it?
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    I've got a Canon Ti1 15.1mp SLR with a couple lenses. The kit lens is a EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Macro and a EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom. Slow shutter speeds, but eh, I can't see spending that much to get the enviable 1.4 [​IMG] I'm just too cheap.

    The kit macro lens works great for photographing events and close-ups like insects. It's my go-to lens. Even for landscapes. The TZ is more suited for distance shots, but starts to blur a little at about 200MM+. I got it to photograph birds while camping, but it doesn't produce a sharp enough image for my taste.
  3. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I am too cheap too...I have a 100-300mm canon lens as well, but I just don't seem to use it. I am thinking about trading it in.
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have a canon 28-135mm lens that came with my kit and a 70-300mm lens I bought separately. I use both quite a bit and can't rally say I have a favorite. I usually bring both with me if I can. Otherwise, I carry the 28-135mm. That's a great walk around lens. The telephoto lens I use for animl shots and close ups of flowers. I don't have an actual macro lens so I use that to get my close ups. Works pretty well surprisingly! I also want to get the 50mm 1.8.

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