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Thread started 28 Feb 2011 (Monday) 02:10
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POLL: "Which Option Would You Choose"
Canon 10-22 3.5-4.5 | Canon 24-105 4L | Sigma 30 1.4 | Canon 85 1.8
Tokina 11-16 2.8 | Canon 17-55 2.8 | Sigma 30 1.4 | Canon 85 1.8

128 voters, 128 votes given (1 choice only choices can be voted per member)). VOTING IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
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POLL: which option would you choose...

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Feb 28, 2011 11:39 |  #16

TheRisingArms wrote in post #11927745 (external link)
If you go with option 1, you get the complete range from 10-105mm.
One of the few reasons to not go with a 24-105 on a crop body is that 24 isn't particularly wide. You've solved that problem with a Canon 10-22.

The problem is, if you tend to shoot more on the wide side, you will end up changing lenses a lot more often with this combo than with a 17-55mm "walkaround" zoom.

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Feb 28, 2011 11:41 |  #17

nikmar08 wrote in post #11927761 (external link)
Edit: Focal length shortage on the longer end can always be made up for by foot-zooming forwards.

not always...

i voted option you plenty of range, and then the fast primes can be used when you want low-light

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Feb 28, 2011 12:05 |  #18

I like option 1 better for the longer focal length.

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Feb 28, 2011 12:15 |  #19

Option #3... "None of the above".

For candid photos, street photography, travel, family shots with a crop camera I'd get:

Tokina 12-24/4 ($500)
Canon 28-135 IS (buy used, they are going for under $250 on my local Craigslist)

Two zooms, well under $1000.... a simple, lightweight travel and general purpose kit. It's not a big deal to change lenses.

Sure, I could combine an 11-16 with a 17-55, but what about the useful range from 56mm to 135mm? And is f2.8 all that important on an UWA lens that's nearly always going to be stopped down? Canon 10-22 is another option, but the last I looked it's selling for $850 (by the time you get the lens hood, too).

But I also like to use primes... especially for street shooting, candids and portraits... and would want:

28/1.8, 50/1.4 and 85/1.8.

Those three lenses can be bought for $400 to $450 apiece, or might be found used for possibly $1000 for all three.

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Feb 28, 2011 13:42 |  #20

DreDaze wrote in post #11929712 (external link)
not always...

i voted option you plenty of range, and then the fast primes can be used when you want low-light

True, not always. I should have stated the context to be the difference between 85mm and 105mm.

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Feb 28, 2011 14:15 |  #21

Voted option 1, just because I had one part of this kit with 10-22 + 24-105 + 85. I loved 10-22 + 24-105, very versatile.

However, sometimes I'm always dreaming about the one lens set-up : an APS-C + 17-55. IS + 2.8 + ideal range + IQ : what else !?

The 24-105 give me a big part of this dream on FF, just missing the 2.8 ?!

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Feb 28, 2011 14:16 |  #22

option 1 is my pick

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Feb 28, 2011 14:17 |  #23

For general hobby photography (much like myself) when strating of with lenses I have gone my way..... getting 2 zooms that cover pretty wide to a decent zoom length for a bit of close up when out and about. So my suggestion for your crop 60D is the brilliant 17-55 and a version of the 70-200 is - either f4is or f2.8is. When you have this versility of focal lengths, you can then decide if you want an UWA or what fast prime you'd like.

Unless you are sure on the lens lineup you want, getting all that at once risks having 1 or 2 lenses you hardly use..... Anyhow, if you do go with one of your packages it will be a fun day when the package arrives!

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Feb 28, 2011 14:27 |  #24

The 17-55 IS is probably the #1 recommended lens for a crop body. That said, I really feel limited in that focal length. I have a 17-55 and recently bought a 24-105 which I LOVE! It stays on my camera most of the time, except when I want something longer.

For one thing, it would be the only lens in your line-up that is weather sealed to complement the weather sealing on the 60D. That might not be a deal breaker but it's nice to have. Another thing is that if you have the 85 and 30 fast lenses you really have a decent range for wide apertures.

Consider the Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 for the wide end. It's a great lens as well and a lot less than the Canon. The savings can be used to pick up a flash.

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Feb 28, 2011 14:53 |  #25

Option 2; big fan of the Tokina and all those lenses have fast apertures.

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Feb 28, 2011 17:16 |  #26

1st choice, because the FL, you do need that longer FL for some close candid shots, and for travelling I used to have a good light, so aperture is not really necessary, at least for me. My ususal setting is at f/11 1/250-500 ISO100, and I change it only if I want to gain special effect.

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Feb 28, 2011 17:34 as a reply to  @ KVN Photo's post |  #27

voted for #2 as 24mm is too narrow for a general walkaround lens in my opinion.

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Feb 28, 2011 20:12 |  #28

How about the Sigma 8-16, Sigma 17-50 OS,Sigma 30 1.4 and Canon 85 1.8

Or with close to the same budget

Sigma 10-20, Sigma 17-50 OS, Sigma 30 1.4, Canon 85 1.8 and 430 EX II

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Mar 02, 2011 10:33 |  #29

I chose #2 for its apertures and the fact that the 17-55 is the best lens for a crop body; I know, it was my favorite (still missing it) lens before going FF. The 17-55 is plenty enough in terms of walk-around use since it equates to 27mm-88mm on your 60D. The 24-105mm is a great lens, but you’ll find that the wide end won’t be wide enough as most members have already alluded to – about 38mm on a crop. You’ll be switching lenses often if you need a wider shot. Good luck!

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Mar 02, 2011 11:50 as a reply to  @ Photo_Rebel's post |  #30

Option # 2. It opens up new possibilities for you to shoot in low light.

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