|22nd of July 2006 (Sat)||#1|
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17-55 EF-S f/2.8 IS "Flies" at the Air & Space Annex
I took my 17-55MM EF-S f/2.8 IS to the Air & Space Annex at Dulles Airport near Washington DC yesterday.
This was my third trip and I had previously used my 50MM f/1.4 Prime and my 10-22MM EF-S f/3.5-4.5 to take shots there. The 50MM made great shots but I could never frame the shot I wanted correctly. The 10-22MM also made great shots...but I had to use my flash for most shots. The sheer size of the building requires a zoom in order to frame shots correctly.
Of my three trips this one with the 17-55MM EF-S IS lens was the clear winner in my mind. I never used flash at all. I got sharp close ups and sharp DoF shots. The flexibility of this lens continues to amaze me.
Here is a couple of samples:
The Enola Gay: 1/15th, f/2.8, 33MM, ISO 400
The Pan Am: 1/50th, f/3.5, 17MM, ISO 800
Jim -- I keep the G11 in the Glove Box just in case!
5D, 30D, 7D, G11, 10-22MM EF-S, 50MM f/1.4 EF, 24-70MM f/2.8 EF L, 70-200MM f/2.8 L IS MKII, 17-55MM f/2.8 EF-S IS, 100MM f/2.8 EF Macro, Sigma 30MM f/1.4, 135MM EF f/2 L, 24-105MM f/4 EF L IS, 17-40MM f/4 EF L, 85MM f/1.2 EFL, 15MM f/2.8 EF Fisheye
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