The Nikkor 70-2002.8
The original lens in my bag is an ancient Nikkor 70-210 5.6mm that I came to own around the same time I bought my first DSLR. It had a noisy motor but took incredible images at a massive focal range. This lens is a bit more of an investment. She retails on Amazon for more than $2500 but it is so versatile (especially if you are a wedding photographer!).
I recently took this bad boy out on a trip with me to photograph the Yukon River Quest – the longest paddling race in the world (740kms!) .I was able to create some great images of the racers leaving the start line and of the very last paddler as he carefully made his way to the finish line. All amazing moments made possible by this seriously badass lens.
Do you use this lens? I find it super heavy but it does take incredible images!! I want to hear from those of you who use it and what you think of it.