If you could only use one lens on your camera, which one would it be?

We all tend to have our favorite lenses. Anyone that has read the exif data on my images can easily spot that my “go-to” lens is the Canon 24-105 f/4L IS. For my style of shooting, the range of focal length on this lens is ideal (especially on my full-frame 5D). I have wondered if a 24-70 f/2.8 would be equally as good for me though.

I’m curious which lens other photographers would choose. Would it be one with some reach like a 75-300? Or maybe something that can get really wide like a 17-40? Or are you a ‘Prime’ shooter like Thomas Hawk and want to stick with a 135mm?

Is the focal length more important to you or the speed? Do you stick with your camera manufacturers models or go third party?

Let’s hear what you have to say…

Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens – 1/50 second, f/1.8, ISO 800