Jun 24, 2016

What's your go-to lens?

What is that lens you can't live without?

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Samyang 135mm F/2.0
Tamron B016 16-300 F/3.5-6.3 - I do a mix of close up family event shooting and longer range church/school event shooting (often from church balcony) and it does it all well.
Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM
A perfect universal lens you can use for almost everything...

Additionally a EF 50 f/1.8 STM is always a no-brainer, nothing quite as nice you can get for that price
Zeiss 35mm 1.5 superspeed. Love it
Sony 17-35 Ultra Wide. I do MUCH weather photography,(Certified Skywarn Spotter here), and it's absolutely my fave for getting the WHOLE thing in a single shot. It's fast enough, CLEAR depth, and is also a very nice way to shoot in the video mode at night for catching ever-unpredictable lightning across a very wide night-sky storm!
I almost NEVER change it for anything else, it stays on the a9 pretty permanently.
Nikon 18-105, the only issue it has is it zooms out when I'm walking because it doesn't have a zoom lock and is several years old now.
I love my 70-200 2.8 lens.

Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX

Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8. Absolutely amazing lens.
Leica 50mm f1.4 Summilux. Love the feel and the size.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon 50mm 1.8
As a portrait shooter I couldn't live without my 70-200 2.8 IS.
Mine would be the 24-70 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8.
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Goodness, that is such a good combo.
Of course; specifically the Tamrons in each length!
Cheapie Nikon 17-70mm. Beater lens I use on D2X that I got with D70! One lens to shoot 85% of what I need.
If I could justify it, I'd love to own the Nikon 18-35mm. Have rented it several times and it is so sharp and useful.
12-24mm would be a fun one too...I always want to capture more of the scene, share more of the experience.
(I'm a Nikon digital guy because I was Nikon film camera user. Lots of interchangeable gear.)
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Where were these taken?
The first one is from the Grand Canyon. And the second one is from Bixby Creek Bridge along California State Route 1 (HWY1).