Nikon 14-24mm f2.8G ED AF-S
This lens is destined to become a legend. An extreme wide-angle zoom lens that is crisp from edge to edge, with minimal chromatic abberation, and mild optical distortion. For any Nikon shooter who wants an excellent wide-angle lens, this is the dream lens.
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED AF-S
The original 28-70mm f2.8 AF-S lens was the best zoom lens I have ever owned … until the 24-70mm f2.8G somehow managed to surpass it.
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED AF-S VR II
With this specific range and the fast aperture, this is one of those indispensible lenses that will inevitably find its way into any serious Nikon shooter’s bag.
|Nikon 24mm f/1.4G||Nikon 35mm f/1.4G|
|Nikon 50mm f/1.4G||Nikon 105mm f2.8G VR|
|Nikon 85mm f1.4G||Nikon 85mm f/1.8|
The Nikon 85mm f1.4G is a highly regarded for good reason – its outstanding optical performance, even wide open. For a more limited budget though, and for someone who wants an alternative that also gives excellent results, the Nikon 85mm f1.8 is available too.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
The 24-105mm is a very versatile range, and this lens is crisply sharp. The stabilization is an added bonus.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
The 70-200mm is an indispensable range. The stabilisation just makes it an even easier decision to own this lens. It is heavy, but nothing else comes close. The f4 optic might be a good choice too, especially if your budget is limited, but in the end, the faster optic is what I need for my work.
|Canon EF 24mm f1.4L II||Canon EF 35mm f1.4L|
|Canon EF 50mm f1.4||Canon EF 50mm f1.2L|
|Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II||Canon EF 85mm f/1.8|
The Canon 85mm f1.2 L II is one of those flagship lenses that many photographers aspire to own one day. Is it really that good? I’d say yes. For a more limited budget though, and for someone who wants a fast-focusing 85mm that also gives excellent results, the 85mm f1.8 will do the trick.