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Stephen T.
11-26-2006, 06:15 AM
Well here is my first time caller, long time listener post. Seeing all the pics that get submitted daily, it got me wondering. What lens do a majority of the photog's use and what camera?

Myself, canon xt(350d) with most shots using a sigma 24-135 f/2.8-4.5. I've sold this lense so i really have no walk around lens. I do use a tokina 12-24 when the shot permits or a sigma 70-200 f/2.8. That lens i dont use often as it weighs a ton.

But on the soon-to-order list will be a canon 24-105 f/4 L

Save The Wave
11-26-2006, 10:05 AM
I have only two lenses right now, a Tamron 24-75 XR Di and Canon 70-200 2.8L. I often use a Canon 2X extender with the 70-200.
Shooting with a 20D and DR.

JRMDC
11-26-2006, 09:16 PM
I use a Sigma 17-70 and a 70-200 /4L; for image quality reasons the former replaced the kit 18-55 and the latter replaced a 75-300. Recently upgraded to a 20d from a 300d.

Personally, I can't see having nothing wider than 24 on a crop body, I like to have the ability to get surroundings in. Tastes differ!

WembYard
11-27-2006, 04:21 PM
My 350D has a Canon 24-85mm USM. I decided against the 18-55 kit lens as reports suggested that it was not of a very good quality and I wanted something with a longer focal length.
Some time in the future I will probably get something in the 70-200 range, but this will have to wait for the moment as Mr WembYard needs a new camera and lens first.

Bill
11-27-2006, 06:32 PM
I call my Sigma 80-400 with IS my "train" lens. Most of my night shots are done with the 18-55mm kit lens or a 50mm prime lens.

Rod Williams
12-15-2006, 11:35 AM
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Well here is my first time caller, long time listener post. Seeing all the pics that get submitted daily, it got me wondering. What lens do a majority of the photog's use and what camera?"

I guess if you at at the pics on this site you will find a strong leaning towards the telephoto end.
Personally I found going digital difficult due to losing the option of going wide with a walk around lens.
But now that full frame DSLR's are starting to come on the market at reasonable prices that problem has been solved. I got myself a 5D with the 24-105L. Kept my old 20D to leave the 70-200 on. Got it all covered with no more dust problems or missed shots changing lenses.
As to what the majority of people use, I guess that depends entirely on their budget. I think most of us buy the best equipment we can afford to.

alan-crotty
12-15-2006, 01:07 PM
Hi,

Canon EOS 1Dmk2, Canon 24-70 f2.8L, Canon 70-200 f4L.

Few other bits n bobs but that's what I carry most.

Alan

Mark Rosnick
12-16-2006, 04:50 AM
Camera Nikon D70, and Nikkor 17-70 for most shots, then 70-300 for the rest. I want to upgrade to an 80-200 f/2.8 because as a former newspaper photog, I got spoiled by fast lenses

Northern Limits
12-16-2006, 05:23 AM
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As to what the majority of people use, I guess that depends entirely on their budget. I think most of us buy the best equipment we can afford to.

So there you have it. That is why I use a film SLR with a stock EOS 35-85mm lens. Getting a better quality EOS 24-75mm for Xmas. Also carry a 70-300mm for distance options.
I do have a Sony DSC 5.1mp. for testing locations and shots, and sometimes catch a keeper like [photoid=162905]

Joe the Photog
12-27-2006, 04:51 PM
Canon 10-22mm Super Wide Angle
Canon 70-20mm F4L
Canon 50mm F1.8
Canon 18-55mm kit lens

The latter will be replaced, but I'm itching to replace my 300D with a 30D soon. I have a fear the 300D will just stop working leaving me cameraless.


Joe