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which lenses for 60D?

 
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Jun 06, 2011 12:03 |  #1

Sorry to jump in with a question right away: I want to switch to DSLR (from a Canon Powershot G5) and there are some special offers I want to take advantage of. So here goes.

I'm planning on a 60D, mainly for the swivel screen/live view and the possibility of an IR remote control. Its other features look alright to me too. What I'm not entirely sure of is which lenses to buy for a start (and for keeps :) )

I'm looking for a lenses in the region of €500 each. As I hope to do some concert photography, I'm looking for a f2.8 for at least one of them. - Other interests are fairly widespread: architecture, landscape, animals and plants, persons in the studio and outdoors.

For the wide angle / standard range I'm looking at the Sigma 17-50mm / 2,8 EX DC OS HSM
+ continuous f2.8
- "only" up to 50mm, a bit more would be nice for a "standard" lens
o Is the quality of the Sigma HSM comparable to Canon's USM?

For the tele range I'm undecided between
(a) the Canon EF 70-200/4,0 L USM
+ continuous f4.0
+ reputedly good IQ
- no stabilizer
- up to 300mm would be nice


and
(b) Canon EF 70-300 / 4,5-5,6 IS USM
+ comes with stabilizer
+ 300 mm
o how does it comare in quality to (a)?

What do you guys think? Have you got experience with these lenses? Can you recommend a different combination of lenses to cover the spectrum within budget?

Many thanks for reading!
scriveyn


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Jun 06, 2011 12:08 |  #2
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I'd suggest Sigma 30mm f/1.4 for everyday low-light lens. It's great on a crop sensor.
For telephoto, instead of 70-300, i'd go for 70-200 f/4L non-IS. You can have it for $100 more than the f/4.5-5.6 lens you're thinking about.
And finally, for general zoom - 17-50 Tammy is great. Make sure u get the non-VR version


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Jun 06, 2011 13:12 as a reply to aboss3's post |  #3

you might want to read up on the canon 15-85mm for a general lens for that body.

70-200 f4 is a very good lens.

wide angle canon 10-22mm would be my choice.




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Jun 06, 2011 13:44 as a reply to rick_reno's post |  #4

@aboss3: I hadn't noticed the 30mm, f1.4 was "within price range". I'll keep that lined up for inspection.

@rick: the 15-85mm would be fine, if it wasn't for the f3.5-5.6 range - too dark for my purposes. The 10-22mm would be nice to have as extra wide (I used to shoot with a 20mm on a 35mm film camera), but for now it would mean at least three lenses. So I'll keep that for later.


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Jun 06, 2011 13:49 |  #5

I have a Canon 18-135 and 10-22. The 10-22 I use a lot for wide angle and the 18-135 for my everyday walk around lens. The telephoto range is pretty good. I would suggest going to a camera shop and checking out the lenses so you can get a good impression of how each lens feels and what focal lengths you like.


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