Some bit of equipment fun here.
A lot of lenses have nicknames in the photography world. Here’s a bunch that I compiled:
50mm 1.8 (for Canon, not sure if Nikon version is made of plastic as well), name given for the bang-for-buck level of this lens: for P4,000 it’s very sharp, opens wide and is relatively cheap.
I’ve seen a handful of Nikon lenses given this nickname, but seems that this mainly refers to the 28-70mm f/2.8. Any Nikonian care to clarify?
Canon’s EF 24-70 f/2.8L. Good for bashing zombies, and gives good image quality too!
The Nikon Trinity (from clubsnap.org):
AFS 70-200mm F2.8 Vr… the (holy) angel and the Virgin Mary
AFS 28-70mm F2.8 ….. the father
AFS 17-35mm F2.8 ….. the son
The Canon Holy Trinity (from Photography-on-the.net):
EF 35mm f/1.4L
EF 85mm f/1.2L
EF 135mm f/2L
Chosen because of “Nearly legendary image quality in the right hands” according to the site.
The Four Riders of the Apocalypse (also from POTN):
EF 200mm f/1.8L
EF 300mm f/2.8L
EF 400mm f/2.8L
EF 600mm f/4L
Also known as the white bazooka/nuclear missile prime lenses of Canon.
The Wide Sigma. A 10-22 ultra wide lens. A good choice for cropped bodies.
The Big Sigma. 50-500mm lens. Enough said.