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03-06-2013, 09:21 AM   #31
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My most useful lenses are far from my best - my 18-55 kit lens, or my cheapy Sigma/Quantaray 28-90. When I need to grab some quick outdoor shots or family-outing stuff, those are my go-to's.

03-06-2013, 09:27 AM   #32
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Most used lens

For the last 2 years my most used lens were DA*16-50 F2.8 and FA 35 F2.
03-06-2013, 09:28 AM   #33
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Carl Zeiss Planer 1,4/50 and Distagon 2,8/28.
03-06-2013, 09:39 AM   #34
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Most used and most useful by far is the DA 18-135.
Coming in distant but necessary second/third is the Sigma 10-20 and DAL 55-300.
For fun and for specific purposes are the Tamron 90, Pentax F 35-70, and Pentax A 50 1.7.

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When I first read the question, I thought I'd be stumped (I've got a bunch of lenses) but after a minute of thought I knew it had to be the Sigma 100-300/4. It gets me portraits and (with a TC) birds and all the zany stuff in between. I wouldn't say it's my favorite but, thankfully, that's not the question.
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For me, it's my DA 35mm Macro Limited since I bought it. Maybe because it's so versatile, maybe because of the build quality or maybe just because it`s the lens with the best IQ I own .
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F 35-70 ... have been using it a lot lately
03-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #38
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Pentax 18-250,2nd lens 16-45

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My Tamron 70-200. Everything from portraits to macros to landscapes.
03-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #40
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The OP asked about our most useful lens, which may or may not equate to the most used lens.

My most useful lens is probably my F 35-70. Fast focusing, sharp, has a 'macro' (I prefer to call it closer focus) mode. However, my most used lens is probably the kit DA L 18-55.

However much I want to be a 'serious' photographer, I still take my share of typical family snapshots to record life's events for the photo album as opposed to hanging on a gallery wall. I find the 18-55 - especially in the sub-30mm range works well for this kind of use.
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According to Aperture my most used lens is the infamous "Unknown Lens". Thankfully I've being slowly migrating my portfolio to Lightroom, which tells me it's actually the Sigma 17-70 DC Macro.
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Tamron 17-50/2.8, then Sigma 8-16.
03-06-2013, 02:48 PM   #43
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All primes equally.
All zooms: DA*, Adaptall-2 70-150/2.8 soft
Most useful: the one mounting on the camera at that moment...
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Pentax DA 12-24mm closely followed by the DA* 300mm. Ultra-wide or Telephoto for me!
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Lately I've been using my Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 the most.

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