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What is your PRIMARY walk around lens??

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Donzo98, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. 17-55mm F2.8

  2. 28-70mm f2.8

  3. 18-200mm F3.5 -5.6

  4. Prime 50mm or under

  5. Other

  1. Donzo98


    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    Simple question... eager to hear as I am looking to add a lens to my stable.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 23, 2007
  2. Uhm, I have several, depending on where I'm walking.

    Sometimes it's the 35/f1.4.
    Sometimes it's the 18-200VR, especially when wandering around a city I don't know.
    Sometimes it's the 35-70/f2.8, particularly when I'm wandering around a national park.
    If I'm walking around a botanical garden, it's the 200/f4 Micro!
  3. lisantica


    Jul 4, 2006
    So. Calif.
    If I'm going out with a DSLR and only want to have one lens, it's usually my 18-135mm lens. Very light-weight and decent reach and has decent wide-angle.

  4. 18-70 kit lens for me.
  5. 18-70 for me too.
  6. stephen99


    Nov 22, 2006
    Holland, Ohio
    One of three: 18-70, 35 f2 or 180 f2.8
  7. randyr5


    Jan 14, 2006
  8. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    12-24 on D70, and 80-200 on D200. Just one lens, 24-85D.
  9. Most used is probably the 18-70 followed by the 35 f/2.

  10. Dennyd80

    Dennyd80 Guest

    If I'm going to be walking around outdoors I have the 18-135 mounted on the D80. If I'm going to be doing a lot of indoor shots then I put the 35 f/2 AIS on the D80 or the D2H.

    Sometimes I carry both cameras to avoid changing lenses. The two camera walkaround kit is great if you're doing city-scape work and going in and out of buildings.
  11. richinnj

    richinnj Guest

    In film days, it was always the 50mm. I learned to see everything I needed through it.
    Now it's the 85mm.
  12. SP77


    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    My 35f2 stays parked on my D80.
  13. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    Wow. That's a complicated question. Primary, eh ? Well, if that means one lens sitting on the camera for a long time, I guess I can answer...

    In cities, it's often the 24-120mm AFS/VR to walk around, except if it's night when it could be the 28mm f/1.4 or the 58mm f/1.2 "Noct".

    In the wilderness where the critters are, it's often the 200-400mm AFS/VR (and ask Ron Reznick's class from last weekend if I don't shoot it hand-held) or if the critters are close and big, maybe the 70-200mm AFS/VR.

    But if it's grand and large and beautiful country, it's likely the 12-24mm.

    Now, doesn't that clarify matters beautifully ? :eek:  :wink:

    John P.
  14. tommyc


    May 2, 2006
    28-105 at first, then the 18-70
  15. either the 28-70 on my D200 or 28-300mm Tamron on my D70
  16. 50mm f1.4
  17. Depends....

    If I'm walking around the little lake here at home, I'll often put on a zoom, 70-200mm VR or 70-300mm VR. If I'm going downtown in DC to an event or to do the tourist thing, it'll be the Beast, with another couple lenses tucked in the camera bag, too. If I'm traveling (especially by air) to another place, and if the event is not really photo-related, the lens of choice will be the 18-200mm VR.

    Trick question, Sir!
  18. Donzo98


    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    Wow... the Beast, 17-55 and 18-200 are neck and neck at this point. :smile:
  19. The 17-55mm and the 18-200mm VR are both terrific lenses, but by gum, there is something about the Beast which makes me reach for it time and time again.....
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