Your go-to Lens on field?

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by NomDeTrout, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    I try not to carry an arsenal of lens when I'm out on the field. Even though it would be nice to carry an assortment of camera gear, with all the gear I'm already carrying, I try to stick with 1 lens.

    What is your go-to lens?

    I have a Nikon D300 and carry a 35mm 1.4 for my all purpose lens. Not the best "scenery" shots but creates a beautiful bokeh effect and comes out nice and clean
  2. jergensCsquad Joe's brother

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    Canon 17-40 F4L
  3. KerryS Ignored Member

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    My walk around lens is a Nikon 18-200 VR.
  4. hookedonthefly Active Member

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    The 70-200 afs vr is by far my favorite lens hands down.

    I use a Dana Bombpack that makes carrying extra gear a lot less of a hassle.
  5. jergensCsquad Joe's brother

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    As far as what I carry in the field. I tend to bring everything with me. When fishing I carry it all in a Pelican case. When skiing I usually leave the flash out and put everything else in a minnitrekker AW.

    everything: 50mm F1.4, 70-200 F2.8, 17-40 F4L, and 580EX.
  6. yuhina Tropical member

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    Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f2.8

    compact, light and outstanding performance, my all time favorite.
  7. NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    very nice. i've heard alot of great things about Carl Zeiss lens's.
  8. ChrisC Member

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    Nikon 16-85mm DX to go with my D300
  9. longstick Member

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    I use the same one on my D80 and love it. I am looking for a 10-24 or something in that range for the boat. The 18-200 is a great all around lens.
  10. NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    i too own the 18-200. got it with my D300 a couple years ago. Great all around lens.

    flywaterguides - I had the 12-24mm Nikon for awhile, as well as the Sigma 10-20mm. both great lens's but I'd say with the lower price of the Sigma, I'd go with the Sigma. Also take a look at the Tokina 12-24, heard alot of great things about that lens.

    I too am looking for a nice ultra wide lens but several expensive hobbies drains me :[