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    Default Most popular lenses

    Digital Photography School published the most popular lenses amongst their members.

    Nikon:
    1 - 35 mm F 1.8 prime
    2 - 50 mm F 1.8 prime
    3 - 55 - 300 mm F 4.5 - 5.6 zoom
    4 - 55 - 200 mm F 4 - 5.6 zoom
    5 - 24 - 70 mm F 2.8 wide angle zoom

    Canon:
    1 - 50 mm F 1.8 prime
    2 - 55 - 250 mm F 4 - 5.6 zoom
    3 - 50 mm F 1.4 prime
    4 - 70 - 200 mm F 2.8 zoom
    5 - 75 - 300 mm F 4 - 5.6 zoom

    Interesting to not that in both user groups prime lenses are more popular.

    With which lens attached is your camera normally stored? Me - 50 mm F1.4
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    I only have two lenses 15-85 and 70-200f2.8. Not practical to store the 70-200 on the camera
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    also happens to be the cheapest lens that is the most popular ...

    AND many people are encourage to learn the trade with this, zoom with your feet and concentrate on the art/skill of photography.

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    Nothing like a prime for close shots!

    And yes, if you have only one lens to learn the trade, you need to learn creativity.
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    24-105, always ready for action.

    But I bought a second body earlier in the year, so now I am ready for action from 24mm up to 400mm!

    I do not use my 50mm nearly enough, that is one of my plans, to stick it on the camera and keep it on, so far I have mostly used it for studio type work.

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    I have the F2.8 70 to 200 cannon, brilliant lens. Saving for the F5.6 600 prime
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    At home the 15-85mm.
    In the bush, 70-300L.

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