Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 17 Nov 2010 (Wednesday) 00:28
Search threadPrev/next
POLL: "Which vacation lens?"
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
96
34.4%
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
15
5.4%
EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
122
43.7%
Other?
46
16.5%

279 voters, 279 votes given (1 choice only choices can be voted per member)). VOTING IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
BROWSE ALL POLLS
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Walk around lens?

 
roywsmith
Junior Member
24 posts
Joined Aug 2009
     
Nov 17, 2010 17:45 |  #16

For a walk around lens , if no switch to a FF body is planned, then I would recommend the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8. This has top IQ, speed, and a decent wide angle.
:cool: Roy




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
JeffreyG
"my bits and pieces are all hard"
Avatar
15,340 posts
Gallery: 39 photos
Likes: 452
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Detroit, MI
     
Nov 17, 2010 18:04 |  #17

I would take just the 15-85 or the 10-22 with the 24-105.

Between the two choices, I'd probably do just the 15-85 because my own vacation camera is a 5D with just a 24-105.


My personal stuff:http://www.flickr.com/​photos/jngirbach/sets/ (external link)
I use a Canon 5DIII and a Sony A7rIII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Staszek
Goldmember
Avatar
3,594 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Mar 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
     
Nov 17, 2010 18:17 |  #18

InsanelyMarc wrote in post #11302597 (external link)
I find the kit 18-55mm limiting in terms of focal lengths most times so I end up taking that and my 70-200 around most times. but I hate lugging gear around and swapping lenses in recreational scenarios.

If that is the case, just get a G12. Not even joking.


SOSKIphoto (external link) | Blog (external link) | Facebook (external link)| Instagram (external link)
5D3's | EF 24L II | EF 35L | EF 50L | EF 100L Macro | EF 135L | EF 70-200L II | EF 300 f/2.8 IS | 600EX-RT's | Quadras

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Lone ­ Rider
Goldmember
Avatar
1,349 posts
Joined Jun 2010
Location: Mount Isa, North West Qld
     
Nov 17, 2010 20:22 |  #19

Wheres the option for the 24-70L....???


Trevor
_______________
Canon 5D3 24-70L 70-300 DO IS 18-55 Sigma 10-20 430EXII BACKUP: 550D

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
InsanelyMarc
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
193 posts
Joined Jul 2009
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
     
Nov 17, 2010 21:48 |  #20

roywsmith wrote in post #11302831 (external link)
For a walk around lens , if no switch to a FF body is planned, then I would recommend the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8. This has top IQ, speed, and a decent wide angle.
:cool: Roy

as I mentioned before, 55mm is just not enough reach for me. for that I keep the 18-55 I already have because for what I'm shooting the IQ is ok. If i'm going to switch lenses, i'd weight the focal length range over the IQ... but only by a little.

JeffreyG wrote in post #11302931 (external link)
I would take just the 15-85 or the 10-22 with the 24-105.

Between the two choices, I'd probably do just the 15-85 because my own vacation camera is a 5D with just a 24-105.

Yeah that's why I threw it in the poll but for the price of a 15-85mm, I think i'd rather spend the extra $ to get the build quality and reach of the 24-105mm at least that's what I'm thinking so far lol

Staszek wrote in post #11302985 (external link)
If that is the case, just get a G12. Not even joking.

not an option for me. I don't want/need another camera.

Sportidi wrote in post #11303678 (external link)
Wheres the option for the 24-70L....???

too expensive.


Marc
Gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
wombatHorror
Goldmember
1,937 posts
Joined Sep 2010
Location: NJ
     
Nov 18, 2010 00:57 |  #21

InsanelyMarc wrote in post #11298704 (external link)
Which of these would you pick if you had to take one or one + a UWA (10-2*mm range) on vacation. This is on crop body.

15-85 IS, better than the 24-105 and costs less (light and more compact too) (both my tamron 17-50 and 28-75 were sharper than both 24-105 I have tried and the 17-50, although not the 28-75, has as good color/contrast; I also find 22mm 24mm a nasty cross over point, since when I want wide on APS-C I usually want around 15-17mm and yet I also shot a fair amount at 50mm or so range so i would go insane having to constantly swap back to the 10-22)

tamron 17-50 2.8 is awesome too, but i'd also want to take a 70-200/300 type lens along too (even with the 15-85 or even 24-105 i would too though) and personally i would sooner do:

tamron 17-50 2.8 (or canon 15-85 IS) + 70-200 f/4 IS (or such)

than

canon 10-22 + canon 15-85 IS

i would never, ever do the 24-105 for APS-C myself




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sth_
Senior Member
Avatar
811 posts
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Europe
     
Nov 18, 2010 01:03 |  #22

InsanelyMarc wrote in post #11298704 (external link)
Which of these would you pick if you had to take one or one + a UWA (10-2*mm range) on vacation. This is on crop body.

If you have to switch lenses for every wide angle shot, it's not really a "walkaround lens".

+1 for 15-85mm on a crop body

It doesn't have the constant aperture or rock solid build quality of the 24-105L, but it has an extremely versatile focal range and the image quality is great.


Flickr (external link) :: Gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Amfamora
Senior Member
Avatar
692 posts
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia
     
Nov 18, 2010 02:21 |  #23

+1 for the 15-85mm im biased tho :)


7D Gripped - 15-85mm IS - 70-200mm f4 L IS - Sigma 30mm f1.4 - Wigma 10-20mm - YN465 & YN560 Speedlites x2 - BX500Ri

My Gallery (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
InsanelyMarc
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
193 posts
Joined Jul 2009
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
     
Nov 18, 2010 05:45 |  #24

you guys make a good point about that 15-85 because I'm sure I'd lose my mind having to swap just to cut down to the 18mm range. 85mm might be long enough... def better than 55mm. I may have to give it some more consideration.


Marc
Gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
namasste
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,848 posts
Likes: 53
Joined Jul 2007
Location: NE Ohio
     
Nov 18, 2010 10:02 |  #25

Staszek wrote in post #11302985 (external link)
If that is the case, just get a G12. Not even joking.

this actually is a pretty good call!


Scott Evans Photography (external link)
SportsShooterProfile (external link) l MaxPreps Profile (external link)
Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
NeutronBoy
Goldmember
2,049 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2007
Location: LI, NY
     
Nov 18, 2010 11:20 |  #26

I solved this same problem a little over a year ago and for me, the answer was the 24-70L. Bought and haven't looked back - it's a superb performer.


5D Mark II, 40D, 350d
Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II L | Canon 100-400 IS L [COLOR=black]| Canon 24-70 L | Canon 100mm Macro f2.8 | Canon 50 f1.4| Canon 10-22 | Canon MP-E 65 | Rokinon 14mm f2.8 | Sigma 17 - 70 macro
MT-24 & 430 flashes | other junk

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dulaney22
Member
66 posts
Joined Nov 2010
     
Nov 18, 2010 11:40 |  #27

hieu1004 wrote in post #11299977 (external link)
If it were ME, I'd take two primes instead. Perhaps a Sigma 30mm and Canon 85mm - but then I am a prime addict...

This. I have the 10-22 Canon on my 7D and am taking it and the 30 Sigma to Disney next month. That gives me 35mm or so on the long end of the zoom and about 50 on my prime for general shots and low light. If I had an 85 1.8, I'd probably take it too. Instead, I have a 135 L that will probably stay home due to it's size/weight.


Canon 5D | Fuji X100 | ∑ 50 1.4 | 135L | Canon 70-200L f/2.8 | Canon 430EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
evanger371
Senior Member
Avatar
301 posts
Joined Feb 2010
Location: Central New Jersey
     
Nov 18, 2010 12:30 |  #28

I'm with Staszek on this ... 24-105L + Tokina 11-16.


1DS, 1DmkII, 7D gripped | EF/1.8- 28|50|85 | 17-55/2.8IS | TS-E 24 f3.5L | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 IS f2.8L | 100-400L | Tk 11-16 f2.8
the rest

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
pxchoi
Goldmember
1,146 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Aug 2009
     
Nov 18, 2010 13:45 |  #29

I would go Canon 17-55mm

If you're on a budget, Tamron 17-50


Patrick Choi
Portfolio (external link) | Flickr (external link) | Facebook (external link)
EOS 7D | 580EX II | 10-22mm f3.5-f4.5 | 17-55mm f/2.8 IS |70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
For Sale: 17-55mm f/2.8 IS | 10-22mm f3.5-f4.5

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Howzit
Member
59 posts
Joined Nov 2010
     
Nov 18, 2010 13:55 |  #30

pxchoi wrote in post #11307598 (external link)
I would go Canon 17-55mm

If you're on a budget, Tamron 17-50

It would be interesting to add the Tamron 17-50/Canon 17-55 f2.8's to the poll. (rather than other).




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

6,797 views & 0 likes for this thread
Walk around lens?
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.0forum software
version 2.0 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is mason.snipes
677 guests, 429 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.