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View Poll Results: What is the best walkaround lens?
Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 133 3.16%
Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 L 149 3.53%
Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L 322 7.64%
Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS 686 16.28%
Canon EF-S 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS 234 5.55%
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 “Kit” 106 2.51%
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L 710 16.84%
Canon EF 24-105 f/4 L IS 1118 26.52%
Canon EF 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 76 1.80%
Canon EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS 278 6.60%
Canon EF 24 f/2.8 13 0.31%
Canon EF 28 f/1.8 36 0.85%
Canon EF 28 f/2.8 13 0.31%
Canon EF 35 f/1.4 L 178 4.22%
Canon EF 35 f/2 36 0.85%
Canon EF 50 f/1.2 L 93 2.21%
Canon EF 50 f/1.4 162 3.84%
Canon EF 50 f/1.8 127 3.01%
Canon EF 85 f/1.2 L 60 1.42%
Canon EF 85 f/1.8 48 1.14%
Canon EF 100 f/2 21 0.50%
Canon EF 135 f/2 L 58 1.38%
Canon EF 135 f/2.8 Soft Focus 6 0.14%
Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 EX DC 41 0.97%
Sigma 15-30 f/3.5-4.5 6 0.14%
Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC 199 4.72%
Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC 56 1.33%
Sigma 18-125 f/3.5-5.6 DC 17 0.40%
Sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DC 55 1.30%
Sigma 28 f/1.8 EX 5 0.12%
Sigma 30 f/1.4 EX DC 65 1.54%
Tamron 17-35 f/2.8-4 Di 11 0.26%
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 XR Di II 311 7.38%
Tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II 39 0.93%
Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 XR Di 150 3.56%
Tokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX 23 0.55%
Other 147 3.49%
SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG 75 1.78%
Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 Di VC USD 1 0.02%
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM 1 0.02%
Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS 0 0%
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO 0 0%
Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM 0 0%
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM 2 0.05%
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Old 30th of December 2010 (Thu)   #151
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Default Re: -=Top 10=- Recommended Walkaround Lenses

As I've currently got a crop camera I've gone for the Tamron 17-50, I did have gear lust for the Canon 17-55 f2.8 but after using my brothers Christmas day I was a tad underwhelmed. It's a nice lens but not that much better at all than the Tamron.

If I was still on the 1D3 I would've gone for the Canon 24-70L, lovely lens that was.
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Old 30th of December 2010 (Thu)   #152
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I've been getting fantastic results with the EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens. It's tempting to keep shopping around for something faster, but then I remember it has IS and that awesome focal range.
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Old 13th of October 2011 (Thu)   #153
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What about the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX OS HSM?
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Old 14th of October 2011 (Fri)   #154
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Wow I remember this thread when I first did some research on gear....
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Old 16th of December 2011 (Fri)   #155
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16-35L for crop and 24-70L for Full frame
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Old 18th of December 2011 (Sun)   #156
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I agree with above
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Old 18th of December 2011 (Sun)   #157
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On my Crop, the 17 55

On my FF THE 24 105

Sold the 24 70
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Old 18th of December 2011 (Sun)   #158
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28mm f1.8 for crop, 24-70L on FF
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Old 18th of December 2011 (Sun)   #159
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Walk round: 24-105
indoors and night shot: Sigma 17-50
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Old 18th of December 2011 (Sun)   #160
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I have a crop sensor camera and really like the Sigma 30mm f/1.4
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Old 6th of January 2012 (Fri)   #161
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I'm missing the Sigma 300-800.

When you need both reach and versatility, there are not many that are better

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Old 25th of March 2012 (Sun)   #162
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Heh! Let's just say that I recently sold my 24-70 but have kept my 24-105, and with my 5DC it is my favorite walk-around combo!
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Old 25th of March 2012 (Sun)   #163
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24-105 for me. I've also sold my 24-70 about 1 year or so ago.
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Old 20th of April 2012 (Fri)   #164
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Default Re: -=Top 10=- Recommended Walkaround Lenses

thanks guys this is an awesome thread. BUT this thread and poll is really old. Maybe it's time to update it with the latest available lenses? Can the awesome people on here please help novice's like me? Im starting out have a T2i which i have now learned is a small rat known as a crop camera.. I purchased a Canon 70-200 2.8 IS mk1. Now looking for wide angle/ landscape , and/ or a best walk around lens. All your kind help is appreciated.thank you.
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Old 24th of April 2012 (Tue)   #165
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Hellooooo.. Anyone? also.. is the 17-55 THAT much better than the kit lens 18-55 for the $700+ diff in price??

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