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Initial post: Nov 6, 2012 5:57:48 AM PST
Just curious and there is probably already a topic on here for it but oh well. List your top 3-5 favorite lenses, it doesn't matter what they are actually used for, I'm doing this for a survey for a class.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 6:40:35 AM PST
Gatorowl says:
70-300mm L
17-40mm L
35mm 1.4L
85mm 1.8
70-200mm f4 IS L (I don't use this much since getting the 70-300mm L)

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 8:14:19 AM PST
T. Campbell says:
These are the three I use the most:
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
EF 135mm f/2L

Then I've got some lenses that are a bit more specialized so it's hard to say I favor one over another:
EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L <-- I really like this lens
EF 14mm f/2.8L
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:19:55 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 9:20:58 AM PST
Favorite? or Convenient?

My favorites are probably (note: I don't own any "pro" lenses):

Tamron 28-75 f2.8 (reasonable portrait zoom on APS-C sensor, but no wide-angle)
EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro (overlaps with the preceding, but does have 1:1 macro)
Tokina 12-24 f4.0 (a tad slow, but reasonable super-wide to wide -- almost closes the gap to the Tamron).

Oh, and a LensBaby Composer with some of the extra optics...

Convenience: Well, both my EOS bodies default to 18-200mm lenses as grab&go (EOS 20D <> Tamron 18-200 f3.5-6.3 -- slow focusing at the longer end in daylight, seeks in darkness; EOS 50D <> EF-S 18-200 f3.5-5.6 IS -- the "kit lens" when I bought that body, I'd have preferred the 18-135 but that only came out a few months later)

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 3:23:31 PM PST
brad-man says:
Tamron SP24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC
Canon EF17-40mm f/4L
Canon EF70-200 f/4L IS
Canon EF100-400 f/3.5-5.6L IS
Canon EF100mm f/2.8L IS
These lenses are so good, I rarely shoot with my primes any more-though I would make an exception for Mr Campbell's tilt-shift...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 5:03:45 PM PST
Neo Lee says:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM for portrait.
Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 for landscape.
Canon EF-S 55-250 with Raynox DCR-250 for macro.
Canon EF-S 17-50 f/2.8 IS USM for everything else. (Used to own for a couple months).

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 1:42:14 AM PST
Michael C says:
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM - Near prime quality performance for 70-200mm all the way down to f/2.8. The best lens I've ever owned.
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM - Excellent image quality. Great walk around lens. Reputation for tolerating rough handling very well.
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM - Best price/quality ratio among the 50mm primes. F/1.4 lets in a lot of light!
EF 17-40mm f/4L - When you need to go wide, but not often enough to justify spending twice as much for the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L
Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 for Canon EF mount. I've never actually seen one of these, but one can dream!

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 7:07:10 AM PST
Amol Kolhe says:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
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