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Mar 16, 2011 13:55 |  #16

You want an L lens just because its an L lens and that just leads to broken hearts and broken promises.

Don't be so dramatic.. broken hearts, broken promises??

You been lied too and dumped by an L lens before?


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Mar 16, 2011 14:02 as a reply to  @ *Jayrou's post |  #17

I can see the 24-70 and 70-200 for studio, portraits and other relative close work. But if you are into wildlife/landscape needing some serious reach, the 24-105 plus a 100-400 might be a better combo.

So much depends on what you want to shoot.




  
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Mar 17, 2011 12:43 |  #18

*Jayrou wrote in post #12032284 (external link)
Don't be so dramatic.. broken hearts, broken promises??

You been lied too and dumped by an L lens before?

Jay, lighten up. I was being sarcastic.




  
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Mar 17, 2011 13:03 |  #19

Here's another perspective on L lenses...

The best L lens will always be the one you don't have yet.

:)


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Mar 17, 2011 18:26 |  #20

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I use my 70-200 for everything. I got it initially for soccer and football captures but it's now stuck on my camera. It's my only lens besides the kit so i can't compare it to any other 'good' lens.

I can compare my 70-200mm f/4L IS lens with a large number of lenses I have used and owned and can positively say that this is the sharpest and best lens I have ever used.

Being a telephoto zoom, it is not an all-around lens but I cannot fault it for any other reason. O.K. maybe its expensive, but its darn well worth it to me!


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Mar 17, 2011 18:35 |  #21

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Jay, lighten up. I was being sarcastic.


Hold my hands up then, sincere apologies.


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Mar 17, 2011 20:28 |  #22

For an all around lens on a crop, the 70-200 is too long, imo.

It's a toss up between the 17-55IS or the 24-70 if you are looking at Canon lenses only. Personally I prefer the 24-70 range on a crop but I am generally in the minority. It's highly dependent on your style of shooting which one to pick.


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Mar 18, 2011 05:35 |  #23

I think you should start with 600mm f/4L IS II USM. Not bad for an "L" lens... :D
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Mar 18, 2011 07:09 |  #24

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Hi all

Im looking into purchasing a L series zoom lens. Which one would be best or ideal for daily life, wedding, automobiles pretty much for a all things/ all day use?

:D

Since you have crop and looking into the stuff that you've mention, I'd actually go for a 24-70mm. If you want anything wider, then 17-55 should be a great candidate.


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Mar 18, 2011 07:19 |  #25

You want L's? For your type of shooting, I'd recommend canon 16-35 f/2.8L II USM.


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Mar 18, 2011 07:20 |  #26

70-200 f/2.8L IS II

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Mar 18, 2011 08:44 |  #27

Mantaray wrote in post #12038573 (external link)
Here's another perspective on L lenses...

The best L lens will always be the one you don't have yet.

:)

And if you have all the L lenses, then the best L lens will be the one that Canon has not made yet :D :D.

The 70-200 f/4 IS has served me well.


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Mar 18, 2011 08:48 |  #28

Never ask about the "best" of anything, especially about "L" lenses!


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Mar 18, 2011 09:03 |  #29
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wouldnt recommend buying it until your skill surpasses the justification in buying an L lens. A lot of time, that would just take the fun out the process.

There are many people who own L lenses on here, yet take bad pictures, and then have less a tendency to strive to be better simply because they already own great equipment.

so try to notice how many crappy pictures are taken with L lens, then reconsider. not saying you are a bad photographer by any means.


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Mar 18, 2011 09:19 |  #30

I suggest the 17-55L IS lens as well, I tried to go back to the 24-70L on my 7D, and my daughter gave me this look. I kept the 17-55L.

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:) Yes I know it's not an L, but it rivals the IQ I have received from 3 other L lenses, so if you take build quality and the EFS mount out of the equation, it would have to be considered as good as just about any L in the sub $900 price range.

But if you had to have an L, either the 17-40L or the 70-200 f4 non-IS would be the first two choices I think you should consider. Also add the 100-400L into that list... ;)

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