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May 09, 2010 03:22 |  #1

I've been using a 17-85mm with my XTi for years... Now that I'll be getting the T2i I'd like to get something different.

I'd like to get something fast such as 17-55mm f2.8 ?? or maybe some Sigma? I don't know, I need some suggestions, thanks!

I recently purcashed a 50mm and 70-200 F4 IS.... I'm looking to spend around $400 for this everyday use lens.

Also forgot to mention, I would like some zoom to go along with it, 17-55 range seems to be pretty decent.


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May 09, 2010 03:26 |  #2

MLphoto wrote in post #10147711 (external link)
I've been using a 17-85mm with my XTi for years... Now that I'll be getting the T2i I'd like to get something different.

I'd like to get something fast such as 17-55mm f2.8 ?? or maybe some Sigma? I don't know, I need some suggestions, thanks!

I recently purcashed a 50mm and 70-200 F4 IS.... I'm looking to spend around $400 for this everyday use lens.

Also forgot to mention, I would like some zoom to go along with it, 17-55 range seems to be pretty decent.

Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 XR (non-VC).

Constant f/2.8, very sharp, great colors, versatile zoom range.

End of story.


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May 09, 2010 03:30 |  #3

Can't you sell the 17-85 and add the 400$ and buy a Canon 17-55 or is it still to expensive?


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May 09, 2010 03:45 |  #4

Used Tamron 17-50 2.8 non-vc by itself for two months, but had the following issues with it
- needed flash for low light
- found myself really wishing for more reach.

Not sure what you shoot, but if you often find yourself shooting wide, the 17-50 is nice.


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May 09, 2010 03:47 as a reply to  @ asamimasa's post |  #5

Any interest in primes? A few good options for that price.


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May 09, 2010 13:51 |  #6

theCOkid wrote in post #10147745 (external link)
Any interest in primes? A few good options for that price.

Also good idea. If you're lucky you may be able to pull off a 85mm 1.8 + 50mm 1.8, but that leaves you a bit lacking at the wide end.

You could most certainly afford a 35mm 2.0 and a 50mm 1.8, which is what I would do.


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May 09, 2010 21:02 |  #7

In hindsight I would rather reccomend a 35mm canon or 30mm sigma prime instead of a 50mm for a crop camera if you have to choose.
50mm is great but it's not wide and fairly useless indoors


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May 10, 2010 00:20 |  #8

Darkwand wrote in post #10147721 (external link)
Can't you sell the 17-85 and add the 400$ and buy a Canon 17-55 or is it still to expensive?


ditto


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May 10, 2010 03:27 |  #9

Darkwand wrote in post #10147721 (external link)
Can't you sell the 17-85 and add the 400$ and buy a Canon 17-55 or is it still to expensive?

x2 I would go that route.

It would be a big overlap. Plus the 70-200 could cover the long end.


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May 10, 2010 03:41 |  #10

Thx for the suggestions . But Im looking something that's more wide angle. I already sold my previous 17-85 for 350 and used that towards my 70-200. I recieved my t2i today and am really impressed with both the 50mm and 70-200... I'll take a look at the tamron... And yes I can roughly spend around 400, this is an expensive hobby :

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