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For anyone who uses a dSLR, what is your favourite lens?

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I think wideangle lenses create quite a nice effect (when used tastefully and appropriately, that is - don't go shooting everything with a wideangle lens!) but I don't have one. I do have some lenses from mom's older camera though and on a 1.6x crop sensor I find that 70mm and 90mm give quite a nice telephoto effect.

I once used the 300mm zoom but it was really out of practicality rather than choice, meaning that there was simply no other way to get the subject large enough - I would never specifically choose to use such a long lens if I had another option, you have to be really careful with composition to stop everything from looking flat and at longer focal lengths depth of field starts becoming a problem as well (I was in evening light as well so having to step up from f/8.0 to f/11.0 just made things worse).

The two lenses I would buy would be a wideangle and a 50mm prime. Wideangle because I like the effect and sometimes I want to go wider than the 18mm kit lens and 50mm prime because I like the narrow depth of field from the larger aperture.

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