What is Your Favorite Lens for Photography

Nikon 28-300 mm

90% of LFP readers use DSLR. With majority of readers using DSLR, it will be interesting to find what are some of the popular lenses amongst food photography lovers.

So, lets get to the question. What is your favorite lens for photography? If you had to pick just one lens what would it be? Is it your kit lens? Or is it the 50mm? May be 70-300m zoom lens? Tell us in the comments below.

My favorite lens is a Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR Any guesses how much it costs? Find out here. This is a versatile lens and the range fits well for most kind of photography.

What lens do you love? Share your favorite lens in the comments below. Don’t forget to tell us aperture an focal length details.

  • I’ve wanted a macro lens for the longest time and finally got my Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens a couple months ago and I love it so much! I’ve always wanted to get up close and personal with my subject and now I finally can, but it’s still really versatile and takes great portraits.

  • Canon 70-200 f/4L (non IS). I use it on a full frame 5D2 body. It’s lighter and more compact than it’s big brother, the f/2.8L version. I use a tripod extensively and have no need for IS.

    I also have a 24-105 f/4L IS but I don’t like the wider angle view for food photos.

  • My favorite lens for food shots is my Sigma 50mm macro f/2.8. Love it!!!

  • Current favorite is my Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 but will soon be dabbling with a 35mm f/1.4 and some day the proud owner of a 24-70 f/2.8. Some day.

    • randiemac

      Tabitha I totally agree with you. I own the 50mm 1.8 as well and it is permanently attache to my d90. Except of course when I am able to get my hands on the 24-70mm 2.8. I am very fortunate in that I can borrow it from time to time and it is the best lens EVER!!!

  • Canon 100mm 2.8 macro IS USM, absolutely stunning!
    for wider shots I use the classic: Canon 50mm 1.4

  • Ed

    Favorites lenses for food photography are my 50mm f/1.4 and my 35mm f/1.8 Nikkor lenses.

  • Nikon 60mm macro 2.8 and 85mm 1.4 for food. I also carry around a Nikon 24-70 that I use for shooting the restaurant if the owner/manager requires it too.

  • I love my 28-135 Canon. I can get great depth of field from this lens.

  • I have 2 lenses I use depending on the situation. If I’m on location at a restaurant doing a planned shoot, I’ll use my Sigma 105mm f/2.8 so I can fill the frame with my subject. I use my Nikon 50mm f/1.4 when I’m shooting to include more of a scene. Both are fast lenses with great DOF.

  • I LOVE my Hasselblad 120mm f/4 Makro CFi! Much sharper and with better color contrast than my Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 that I use on occasion.

  • Nikon 105mm 2.8 G . I use this lens for everything. Its almost too sharp.

  • For food I use my 90 TS-E Canon and sometimes Sigma 105 and 50 Macro. If I need a top view I take the Canon 35 1.4 L.

  • For food shots I always using Nikon 60 mm f/2.8D AF micro

  • Used to work mostly with Canon 50mm 1.4 but now use Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM. Great fun!

  • I’m partial to my 105mm macro (what can I say, I love compression and bokeh!), but use my “thrifty fifty” for wider shots…

  • I love working with my old Nikkor 35mm 1.2. Fast glass is key.

  • I have been using my Canon 50mm f/1.8 but I just got a Canon Macro 60mm f/2.8 that is crying to be played with.

  • 100mm f1.8 I just started working with this lens, but I really like it so far.

  • at the moment Nikkor 50 mm 1.4/f. But am eyeing the Nikkor24-70 2.8/f

  • Am always on a budget, so my lenses reflect that. 🙂 Have to say my favourite is my 50mm f/1.8 but I recently got the 100mm f/2.8 Macro and I’m falling in love with it.

  • Jadawin

    I love my old russian Tair 11a, if I don’t have enough space i use the old Minolta 50/1.7 🙂

  • My favorite it my 120mm Schneider Super Angulon 5.6, on my Arca Swiss 6×9, with a Phase One P45+ back

  • Robert

    My 105mm was my favorite until I bought the Nikon 17-55mm, my new go-to lens.

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