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-JAY-
Posts: 6,277
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Mine changes on occasion... but at the moment (and on a regular basis) is the EF 100mm f/2.0

Played around today shooting INTO an 86" PLM... love the soft wraparound look. But damn, I love this lens right now, even wide open.

http://www.jayleavitt.com/links/celese_1.jpg

http://www.jayleavitt.com/links/celese_eye_close.jpg
Jan 21 13 01:22 am  Link  Quote 
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alystai
Posts: 1
London, England, United Kingdom


I agree, but a close second is the 85mm. Great resolution, pin sharp
Jan 21 13 01:26 am  Link  Quote 
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photosbydmp
Posts: 3,808
Shepparton-Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia


my favourite is a 170-500mm but i do not shoot models with it however.
Jan 21 13 01:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Neil Snape
Posts: 9,442
Paris, Île-de-France, France


For me it doesn't change, the 100mm macro non IS Canon.
Jan 21 13 01:31 am  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
Posts: 6,277
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Neil Snape wrote:
For me it doesn't change, the 100mm macro non IS Canon.

I debated that vs the 2.0 (both about the same price) - like the OOF of the 2.0 better, but still a nice sharp lens. Might pick up the macro at some point to play around with legit macro, though.

Jan 21 13 01:33 am  Link  Quote 
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fullmetalphotographer
Posts: 2,679
Fresno, California, US


One my favorite lens that I shoot a lot is the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED. I  really like it for EP work.

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The next favorite that i don't use enough is my AT-X 300 AF PRO -TOKINA 300mm f/2.8

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Jan 21 13 01:34 am  Link  Quote 
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FBY1K
Posts: 897
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


Of my five lenses the Olympus 14-54 gets the most use closely followed by the 40-150.

Starkey
Jan 21 13 02:11 am  Link  Quote 
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VecPict
Posts: 27
Bulkeley, Saint George, Barbados


Nikon 50mm * melts*
Jan 21 13 02:16 am  Link  Quote 
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R Michael Walker
Posts: 11,960
Costa Mesa, California, US


Nikkor 16-35mm F/4 VR on my D800 is my current favorite. Then the 85mm F/1.8 Nikkor. My favorite lens of all time was the 50mm Distagon on both my Rollie and my Hasselblad back in my film days. I'd say 2/3rds of my negatives were shot with one of the versions of that lens. THen there was a 240 Goertz Dagor I loved on my 8x10.
Jan 21 13 02:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Brandon L Ingram
Posts: 40
Eugene, Oregon, US


Canon 35mm 1.4 most of the time. When I don't, it's the 50mm 1.4, or the 100 macro.
Jan 21 13 02:57 am  Link  Quote 
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CapePhotographicStudio
Posts: 45
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Canon 70-200mm 2.8 V2. Pin sharp wide open
Jan 21 13 03:03 am  Link  Quote 
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Photos by Lorrin
Posts: 6,912
Eugene, Oregon, US


70-200 vrI Nikon -

If I had the 24-120 f4 - it would be my favorite
Jan 21 13 03:21 am  Link  Quote 
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Eric Jackson
Posts: 1,289
Dayton, Ohio, US


My 85mm 1.2L.  It's my work horse lens.
Jan 21 13 03:25 am  Link  Quote 
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sgnr photo
Posts: 254
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Don't own one but have used it a few times,  the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8.

In my bag now would be my 50mm 1.8.
Jan 21 13 04:06 am  Link  Quote 
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Atelier H
Posts: 146
Boston, Massachusetts, US


The Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR2 is my longtime workhorse; I love this lens.  But my favorite lens, when I'm able to use it, is the 200 f2 - it's heavy but the images from this lens are truly stunning.
Jan 21 13 04:16 am  Link  Quote 
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Thomas Art Studio
Posts: 85
Carthage, Tennessee, US


For me the lens is either the EF-100mm f/2.8L Macro or the EF-85 f/1.8 on the 5D and the EF-28-135mm on the 50D
Jan 21 13 04:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Michael Monty
Posts: 5
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


For the type of work that I do (fashion/beauty shots at several different locations, most of which I've never visited before) I love my Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D which I use to do 80% of my shots. More than 50mm is usually "too close" to my subject. With my Nikon D800 I can easily crop down to get the look of a longer lens if I want.
Jan 21 13 05:01 am  Link  Quote 
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Robb Mann
Posts: 10,006
Baltimore, Maryland, US


My 'desert island' lenses would be my Nikkor 14-24 f2.8, and micro 105 f2.8 VR.
Jan 21 13 05:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,356
Upland, California, US


Lorin Edmonds wrote:
70-200 vrI Nikon -

If I had the 24-120 f4 - it would be my favorite

Got that one... definitely one of my faves... borat... got too many favorite Nikon lenses... very hard to decide... hmm

Jan 21 13 05:46 am  Link  Quote 
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Phil Drinkwater
Posts: 4,714
Manchester, England, United Kingdom


Right now it's the new Canon 24-70 f2.8 V2.

It's a game changer in terms of shooting at f2.8 - which I do a lot. My lens is as sharp in the centre at f2.8 as f8 and the corners are pretty amazing too! The focussing is bang on with the incredible 5d3. Just exceptional engineering.

Canon have a right to feel very proud.
Jan 21 13 06:23 am  Link  Quote 
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Caveman Creations
Posts: 580
Fort Worth, Texas, US


85mm 1.8! I am in love, wait, no, maybe in LUST with this lens! Being as I used to be a welder, I may just weld this to my 5D MKII! big_smile
Jan 21 13 07:30 am  Link  Quote 
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John David Studio
Posts: 1,719
Fort Myers, Florida, US


I use my Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS the majority of the time.  My Tokina 50-135 f2.8 is a strong second.
Jan 21 13 07:37 am  Link  Quote 
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GER Photography
Posts: 7,536
Imperial, California, US


My Pentax FA 50, 1.4, a close second would be my Pentax DA 18-250, that thing is amazingly sharp, throughout it's range!!
Jan 21 13 07:41 am  Link  Quote 
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Image Works Photography
Posts: 2,890
Orlando, Florida, US


nikon 85mm 1.4d cream machine
Jan 21 13 07:44 am  Link  Quote 
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L A U B E N H E I M E R
Posts: 8,373
Seattle, Washington, US


always the 85mm prime

Masha, August 7, 2012
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Jan 21 13 07:50 am  Link  Quote 
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Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,752
New York, New York, US


My favorite since I bought it about three weeks ago is the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens. I don't take it off my 5D. I shoot indoors mostly now since it's freezing so I haven't used anything else.  It is a great lens from what I can see. It isn't weather sealed but so what...for 900 bucks it's a fucking steal!.....
Jan 21 13 07:59 am  Link  Quote 
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Cool Hand Mike
Posts: 581
Boca Raton, Florida, US


-JAY- wrote:
Mine changes on occasion... but at the moment (and on a regular basis) is the EF 100mm f/2.0...damn, I love this lens right now, even wide open.

I currently shoot Nikon and have a 105/2.5 AIS but am quite envious of the Canon 100/f2...really wish Nikon would would match that lens feature for feature dollar for dollar.

Jan 21 13 08:16 am  Link  Quote 
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Henry The Artist
Posts: 293
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom


Arax 80mm f2.8 smile
Jan 21 13 02:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Harold Rose
Posts: 2,925
Calhoun, Georgia, US


-JAY- wrote:
Mine changes on occasion... but at the moment (and on a regular basis) is the EF 100mm f/2.0

Played around today shooting INTO an 86" PLM... love the soft wraparound look. But damn, I love this lens right now, even wide open.

http://www.jayleavitt.com/links/celese_1.jpg

http://www.jayleavitt.com/links/celese_eye_close.jpg

I shoot with the lens needed for the job...

Jan 21 13 02:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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MichaelClements
Posts: 1,727
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Minolta 50mm 1.4 on Sony A850.
Jan 21 13 02:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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The Private Collection
Posts: 33
Beverly Hills, California, US


50mm Pathé
Panavisions b-series anamorphics (re-housed for the last film) - 1960s glass soft and lower contrast, slight pastel look.
Jan 21 13 02:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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R_Marquez
Posts: 4,608
San Francisco, California, US


I don't use it as much as I'd like, but the Canon 100mm f/2.8L has been my favorite since I bought it.
Jan 21 13 03:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Michael Clancey
Posts: 68
Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


Its a hard choice between the Nikon 135 f/2 DC and the 7-200 f/2.8 VR2... I'm going with the 135, today. smile
Jan 21 13 03:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rudy Joggerst
Posts: 389
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


On my old crop sensor body I shot most of the time with a Canon 50/1.4, sometimes Canon 35/2. Couple of months ago bought a full frame body, now it's a mix of 50/1.4 and 85/1.8.
Jan 21 13 03:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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Model Starr Photography
Posts: 519
Madison, Alabama, US


Don't laugh, but my favorite lens right now is my Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 for models.
Jan 21 13 03:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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James Ogilvie
Posts: 6,640
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I'm pretty sure it will continue to be my Zeiss AF 135 1.8.

But I love my other AF Zeiss primes a lot just as well.  The 135 is kinda the king.
Jan 21 13 03:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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sammyspade
Posts: 98
Portland, Oregon, US


Tamron F2.8 28-75 for people and indoors
Sony 18-250 F3.5-6.3 for a super walk-around lens.
Jan 21 13 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ascendant Imaging
Posts: 598
Greenville, South Carolina, US


Rokinon 85mm f1.4, SMC Pentax 50mm f1.7, Sigma 28mm f2.8 on a crop sensor Pentax K-X. They're all my favorite.
Jan 21 13 03:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kevin Fair
Posts: 2,481
Palm Coast, Florida, US


Nikon 17-55 f/2.8
Jan 21 13 03:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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tenrocK photo
Posts: 5,408
New York, New York, US


Currently the Nikkor 105 DC f2
Jan 21 13 03:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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