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Hi everyone.this is my first topic in the great site..

I am considering a walkabout lens for my 40d and I have two options in mind.One of them is 24-135L and the other one is 135mm L.Though I am not sure if 135mm would be wide enough on a cropped body,

I currently have tamron 17-50 this is a good lens but I need more reach and want to carry one lens for street photograpy.Please advice me if 135 is wide enough or your other advices.

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The 24-135L you speak of is probably really the EF 25-105 f/4 USM L lens.

If it is for general use and you don't want to change lenses, then you may find 24mm not wide enough on your 40D. 135mm is a pretty narrow angle of view. It will really depend on what you want to take pictures of if you will be happy with it.

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If you want to go for cheap glass, buy the Canon 18-200 3.5-5.6. Good walk around lens and I have heard good reviews.

If you want a long term, solid glass, go for 24-105L, which in my opinion is a must have. Lot of people consider the 10-22 wide angle as a walk around lens, esp when they're traveling, so you can check out some of its reviews too.

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Street photography is a very broad term ^^
I think the 24-105 is a very good option for a crop camera; it almost comes into the range of a 70-200 on full frame, but 24mm on a 40D isn't very wide.

If I look at your DeviantArt page, I see some of the shots you might be talking about, and most of them seem to be shot with the 50mm 1.8?
If you want more reach out of that, go for the 24-105 or the 70-200 F4 IS, though the latter is not as "stealthy" for street photography.
Another option could be a Tokina 50-135 or Sigma 50-150. Both are constant 2.8 and seem to be a very nice addition to the tamron 17-50.

As a one lens solution, IF you can give up the wide end, a 24-105 would be my choice.

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macroimage wrote in post #8507710external link
The 24-135L you speak of is probably really the EF 25-105 f/4 USM L lens.

If it is for general use and you don't want to change lenses, then you may find 24mm not wide enough on your 40D. 135mm is a pretty narrow angle of view. It will really depend on what you want to take pictures of if you will be happy with it.

Oh thats silly of me and my typo.I meant 24-105 vs 135mmL prime.
I take street portraits and details like bokehs of flowers or little things like that at most.Actually 17-50 is good but I just want more tele on my walkaround.

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Vineet666 wrote in post #8507728external link
If you want to go for cheap glass, buy the Canon 18-200 3.5-5.6. Good walk around lens and I have heard good reviews.

If you want a long term, solid glass, go for 24-105L, which in my opinion is a must have. Lot of people consider the 10-22 wide angle as a walk around lens, esp when they're traveling, so you can check out some of its reviews too.

Actually I want a long term glass and after reading the photozone.de review of 18-200mm I think I will not consider to get it.because optical quality was 1.5 stars.

And 10 22 is for landcapes and I think 24-105mm sounds like the best options for portraits and not very wide landscape pictures to me..

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Street photography is a very broad term ^^
I think the 24-105 is a very good option for a crop camera; it almost comes into the range of a 70-200 on full frame, but 24mm on a 40D isn't very wide.

If I look at your DeviantArt page, I see some of the shots you might be talking about, and most of them seem to be shot with the 50mm 1.8?
If you want more reach out of that, go for the 24-105 or the 70-200 F4 IS, though the latter is not as "stealthy" for street photography.
Another option could be a Tokina 50-135 or Sigma 50-150. Both are constant 2.8 and seem to be a very nice addition to the tamron 17-50.

As a one lens solution, IF you can give up the wide end, a 24-105 would be my choice.

I took most of the works with my tamron and a few of them was taken with 50mm 1.8 canon.

Now I am also considering to add 70-200f4L without is because I can only affort 600usd.that means I can give my 17-50mm tamron and get 24-105 with 600usd.or I can add some more and get 70-200mm f4L without is.

Would IS be a must on 200mm end always?

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either the 24-105 or a working copy of the 24-70 will be good choices the 135 mm L is a phenomenal lens, but might not be flexible enough to be a walk around.

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either the 24-105 or a working copy of the 24-70 will be good choices the 135 mm L is a phenomenal lens, but might not be flexible enough to be a walk around.

Thank you very much for your responce.I think I Decided to buy 24-105 over the other options.I also went to the store but couldnt find.Hopefully on saturday I will get one for myself.

Thanks a lot for the replies.they helped a lot indeed!

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Really depends on your shooting style.
While I have a 28-135 and 70-200... I typically walkaround with my 10-22 and 17-55 combo.

The 70-200 is used for stalker style pics. =P

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onurrus wrote in post #8514230external link
Thank you very much for your responce.I think I Decided to buy 24-105 over the other options.I also went to the store but couldnt find.Hopefully on saturday I will get one for myself.

Thanks a lot for the replies.they helped a lot indeed!

Good choice Onurrus.
My most used lens on my 40D is definitely 24-105 L.
Not as wide as the 17-55, but certainly much more reach on the long end.
I hope you enjoy yours.

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The 24-105L is one of the best general purpose zooms you could use on your 40D. Mine never ceases to impress me.

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I am glad you are all happy with your 24-105 on your 40ds.

@Nick I dont usually use 17mm on my tamron 17-50 and I thought I need more reach and once I tried 24-105 on my cropped body I thought its enough for general purposes for me.maybe in future I need a wide angle like 10 22..

@617bones I must say your nickname is a good one first of all :)
I tried 28-135 but it looked too narrow to me and when ı tried 24-105 right after that I thought that would be my baby :)and IS doesnt work as well as 24-105 on 28-135 In my opinion..OF course 70-200 would be great but its too expensive for me right now.I am a sucker for stalker portraits at all.Its the way to go in future :)

@itmfl You encouraged me with your impressed comment,Thank you all!!!

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If it is not too late, consider the Tamron 18-270mm as well. I have this for holidays, which is an excellent one-for-all lens and you don't really have to change the lens.

Obviously the IQ is not as sharp as 24-105mm L, but it is only half the price :D

Post #14, Aug 25, 2009 02:13:25 as a reply to onurrus's post 4 minutes earlier.


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djvkool wrote in post #8518617external link
If it is not too late, consider the Tamron 18-270mm as well. I have this for holidays, which is an excellent one-for-all lens and you don't really have to change the lens.

Obviously the IQ is not as sharp as 24-105mm L, but it is only half the price :D

Oh thank you for your suggestion as tamron 18-270.It looks tempting but when I saw photozone.de review with 2 star optical quality I am a bit of scared to try this.

Also a friend of me said a few minutes ago to consider to keep my tamron 17-50 and get a 70-200 f4l without IS because they are teh same price when I trade with my tamron.
But I am thinking would it let me to take good photos handhold without IS?

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