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Question of the week: if you could pick one lens, and only one, what would it be?

Every week, we ask newsletter subscribers a question about gear, creativity or life. We recently asked readers: If you could only pick one lens for the rest of your life (yes, only one), what would it be and why?

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We got some insightful, unusual and snarky responses to the prompt. The idea of having a single lens for everything you’d ever want to do is challenging, but that’s also what makes it a fun debate.

Here are three of our favorite responses:

1. Nikon 16-80mm F2.8-4.0

A reader wrote: “Nikon 16-80mm F2.8 for everyday shooting: people, scenery, nature, sports. It sits on my Nikon D500. It’s fast, sharp and adaptable … in my opinion, an underrated Nikon lens and is not expensive to purchase.”

2. Fujifilm 150-600 F8

A reader wrote: “I have been a keen photographer for over 50 years and after a lifetime of using Nikon, Canon and Hasselblad cameras, I have now settled on Fuji cameras … My favorite lens is currently the Fujifilm 150-600 F8. (It is) both light and optically excellent, enabling me to carry the lens further and use it hand-held in most situations.”

3. Kit lenses for the win?

A reader wrote: “My favorite lens is actually two kit lenses that came with my Nikon Z30. The Z DX 16-50mm 3.5 and the Z DX 50-250mm 4.5 are all I could ask for right now … Both lenses, paired with my Z30, produce photos that astound me every day. I hope to get a 2X extender for wildlife close-ups.”

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