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OK, it's obvious I DON'T own a good 'walk-around' lens. Suggestions?

 
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Jul 08, 2010 16:53 |  #16

I think the 17-50mm F/2.8 Tamron would be a good choice.


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Jul 08, 2010 17:23 |  #17

KenjiS wrote in post #10501263 (external link)
Indeed....

Though in my book the 17-40 is the worst walkaround for a cropper..No IS, and f/4...You have no hope in low light period

Anyways...Since you want something that plays nice on both i guess get the 24-105, but which body do you use more for walkaround? Because I'd dedicate either the 7D or 5D for a walkaround camera and just get a good lens for that

For a budget walkaround, it may be an EF-S lens but the 15-85 is fantastic, and actually slightly better on a cropper than the 24-105 on a full frame in some ways (Lower distortion for one...)

+1 to that.

I think if you try to make one lens fit both bodies and the different fields of view, you will regret trying to make the compromise to make one lens do it all. jmho


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Jul 08, 2010 18:03 as a reply to  @ dan_bgblue's post |  #18

Save some money... Buy a 17-55 IS. And be very happy.

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Jul 08, 2010 18:07 |  #19

The 50 f/1.4 or 85 f/1.8 that you already own could be walk-around lenses. I used my 50 f/1.4 for several months as a walk-around and liked it; then I made my way to a 24-105 f/4 :p


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Jul 08, 2010 18:15 as a reply to  @ post 10500839 |  #20

My 40D came with the 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS. I figured since it was a "kit lens" it wouldn't be all that great, and I'd replace it.

Instead, it's my walk-around lens and works very well, and I've bought my other lenses to go around it.


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Jul 08, 2010 18:22 |  #21

I'd also suggest the 24-105. It's an awesome lens and if I'm not trying to capture an image with a shallow DoF, it stays on my camera. I'm sure once I grab the 35L next week things may change..heh


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Jul 08, 2010 21:36 |  #22

tamron 28-75 f2.8




  
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