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    Most used lens in 2011

    I was looking over some of my photos for 2011 in LR and decided to have a look through what lens I had used the most. The result is more of how my style had changed in 2011 rather than a conscious decision to use one lens over another.

    The results were

    1. 24-70 f2.8 38.95%
    2. 85 f1.2 26.4%
    3. 70-200 f2.8 22.18%


    In 2011 I spent 3.5 months in Africa but did not take my camera with me so my 24-105 did not get used at all. In 2012 I plan to use both my 50mm and 135mm and lot more to compliment my 85mm in the style of work I now do.

    I would be interested to know what is the most used lens amongst other people out there?
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    1Dx, 5DsR, 200-400 f4L Ext, 100-400 f4.5-5.6L II, 70-300 f4-5.6L IS, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, 24-70 f2.8L II, 16-35 f4 IS, 11-24 f4L, 85 f1.2L II, 500 f4L IS, 300 f2.8 IS, ∑50 f1.4 A


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    i used my 120-400 most of the time
    with 24-70 second and macro 90mm third
    and very little use out of 10-20 wide angle
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    Mine was my Nikon 17-35 f2.8
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    An interesting exercise and Lightroom makes it easy.
    100mm Macro L 2.8 46%
    17-55mm 2.8 29%
    70-300mm 18%
    11-16mm 2.8 6%

    So.... a very strong preference for Macro shots in 2011. I think this might change in 2012 as a Vietnam/Cambodia trip is coming up and I think that the wide angles might get more use.
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    Mine was my 16-35/2.8L II.

    Looking at my images shot in 2011, that lens featured prominently in the architecture, cityscape, landscape and seascape images I shot last year.

    Unusually, my 180/3.5L Macro made a few appearances throughout the year. I rarely do macro work, but found a few opportunities.

    I haven't published any of the very few images captured with my 70-200/2.8L IS and 135/2L. They weren't used much.

    My 85/1.2L II also didn't see much use, as I didn't shoot any model portraits this year; it only got used for a still-life image of all things.

    My 35/1.4L was used for a few opportunistic portraits and a still-life image.

    My 300/2.8L IS went unused until last week when I shot some pelicans (I've not published any of the images at this stage).

    So, all of my lenses did get used, but most of them got little use.

    I also used a couple of lenses I don't own: TS-E 17/4L (hoping to add that to my rig maybe this year) and 400/5.6L.

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    Sigma 16.6mm/4.
    CC, Image editing OK.

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    Mine would have to be the 10-20mm, it just don't wanna be separated from the body lol

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    was a Canon 100mm f2 until halfway through 2011, then it was replaced by a Sigma 85mm f1.4

    with the Canon 35L following closely behind

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    18-250/3.5-6.3 but then it is the only lens I have at the moment.
    Looking to get a 50mm in the near future.

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    Just taking a peek at my usage for this year:

    I favoured the 1DMkIV body over the 5DII by about a 2:1 ratio.

    Most used lens: 70-200/2.8L IS (MkI)
    2nd: 400/5.6L
    3rd: 17-40/4L
    4th: 85/1.2L II
    5th: 35/1.4L
    6th: 17/4L TSE
    7th: 100/2.8 Macro USM (by a long way, very little usage)

    Plus some borrowed lenses in small quantities.
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    In order.
    I shoot motorsport mostly hence the use of long glass.
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    sigma 120 300 f2.8
    Tokina16 28 f2.8
    Sigma 24 70 2.8
    Canon 70 200 2.8 L
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    Thanks Steve
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    And two canon kit Lenses.

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    Mine;

    Nikkor 400/2.8VR
    Nikkor 70-200/2.8VR
    Nikkor 24-70/2.8
    Nikon 50/1.4
    Nikkor 85/1.4D

    Then my new Nikkor AF200/4 Micro.
    In 2011 my Nikkor 17-35/2.8D, which I used quite a bit in 2010 didn't even get put on a body let alone used in 2011, and I thin acquiring the 24-70/2.8 is the reason as that lens covers the focal lengths for most landscapes I do, which was only a handful of images in 2011.

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    (Thought. Hmm! "Most used lens" sounds singular.)OOoo

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    Most. 17-40/4L
    Next. 24-105/4L
    Least. 50/1.8

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    24-70mm/2.8, 50mm/1.4, 70-200mm/2.8, 10-20mm/5.6, bt soon I will have my 85mm/1.4 and then things will change. Happy New Year everybody
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    My most used lens was my Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro (IS version) - by a large margin. It's practically welded to my camera.
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    Canon 24-105L
    Sigma 150mm macro
    Canon 100-400L
    Canon EF-S 60mm macro (mainly in the studio)
    Tokina 11-16mm
    Canon 28mm F2.8

    I guess your most used lens depends on what you like to shoot, so for some, the tele lenses get the most use, where if you like flowers and bugs, your macro lens gets a good workout.

    I don't do a lot of landscapes, so my Tokina isn't used anywhere as much as I would like it to, but I did do a lot of product shots, hence the heavy use of my 24-104 and 60mm macro when I needed to get close in my little studio and the Sigma 150 macro (with OS) for my own fun with flowers and bugs.
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    I am surprised the 24-105mm has not featured more in this thread. I think those that have chipped in are more specialists, and therefore we are seeing very specific lenses being used. It is easy to get these figures if you have LR3 (but I am sure you can find them in other software also).

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    For me, it would be close between the 150-500 Sigma (Birds, Wildlife and some Motorsport) and the 18-250 Sigma (Motorsport & general purpose) with the 10-20 Sigma in 3rd. The 50 1.8 Canon & the 90 Tamron also got a fair bit of use.
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    Most used lens

    Hi there,i am just starting out i just received a Nikon 50mm lens for Xmas and went out the other night and took a few pics and was quite happy with the results considering i don't really know what i am doing, so i can see this being one off my favorite lens.

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