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Old Jun 12, 2018, 3:50 PM   #1
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Which lens do you seem to have on your camera the most often?

Obviously, certain lenses work best in certain situations, depending blah, blah, blah. But forget all that for a moment.

Which lens seems to be your most commonly used lens?

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Old Jun 13, 2018, 1:57 AM   #2
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If photography were the only thing requiring my cash, I would have some fine lenses. As it is, however, I have to make concessions and compromises, buying lenses that serve dual and triple purpose. I shoot with a Sony Alpha A-58, and for 90% of my outdoor shooting, I use the SAL 18-135 zoom. For indoor shooting of my granddaughter's dance recitals and school plays, I use a Tamron SP 28-75 f 2.8, and jack up the ISO. Believe it or not, the best video I have taken of her on the stage has been with my Canon SX40HS super-zoom. It does video indoors very nicely.

Off topic, but have you ever taken only one lens and made it work for everything you shoot for a day? Like, a 50mm? It's an interesting experiment, and will yield some surprising results, and open your mind for what can be possible.
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Old Jun 13, 2018, 12:46 PM   #3
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Without a doubt, I use my Tokina 100-300/4 more than every other lens. It lives on my Nikon D7200, ready at a moment's notice for any sports/action/wildlife photo op.

But my favorite lens is the unstabilized Tamron 17-50/2.8 on my stabilized Sony A77 II. It's an excellent lens with a modest price tag. It covers the same zoom range as a 24-70/2.8 on a 'Full Frame' body, but provides better image quality than any of them. And the constant f/2.8 maximum aperture satisfies my passion for available light.
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Old Jun 13, 2018, 1:02 PM   #4
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I have a Sigma 24-135/2.8-4.5 which covers about 95% of what I shoot. It is seldom off my Pentax K3. Sometimes I wish it were a bit lighter.
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