Lens suggestions for those who like the 100 f2

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Lens suggestions for those who like the 100 f2
Sep 14, 2008

Of my lenses, my favourite is the 100 f2. Besides the ones listed in my signature, I've owned (and sold) the Canon 70-300 IS and the Tamron 24-135.

I like the Sigma 18-200 OS for its convenience; it's not bad, but it has its limitations. I always grab the 100 f2 when I want good pictures and don't necessarily need a zoom.

I'm not sure I really care for the 50 1.8. AF is too slow, and it's soft below 2.8.

Which other lenses (prime and zoom) would you consider (in the 10 to 200 mm range) to be on par or better than the 100 f2? In case it's not clear, I like the IQ, AF speed, and aperture of the 100 f2. I'd guess that the obvious candidates would be 135 f2, 200 f2.8, 70-200 f4 IS and 70-200 f2.8 IS even though I've not used any of them. What else would you add to the list?

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Rebel XT, Canon 100 f2, Canon 100-400 IS, Canon 50 1.8, Sigma 18-200 OS, kit lens

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