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Mar 22, 2011 19:18 |  #16

Yeah, the 24-70 was on my wish list for several months, and was convinced of buying a copy. Then I learned about the crop body and useful ranges, and learned the 17-50 is fairly equivalent to the 24-70 on a full frame. I was told over and over from experience photograpers that 24-70 isn't the right choice for a crop body. Well, I listened to the advice, and am glad I did. The 17-50mm range is great, choice, and it didn't kill the bank.


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Mar 22, 2011 20:09 |  #17

Traded 50 F1,4 For 24-70. However 12-24 FL is also iimportant for me.


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Mar 22, 2011 20:15 |  #18

tacomadm18 wrote in post #12071341 (external link)
P.S - how about the sigma 24-70,,, it is lighter, not sure of the IQ,,,,

The Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 HSM is better than the Canon in the center, while the Canon is better in the corners and to a lesser degree the edges. The Sigma is more compact and weighs 700g vs. 950g for the Canon. The Canon also has better flare control by virtue of its hood and is weather-sealed. Focus speed is about the same. The trick with the Sigma is getting one that doesn't have front/back focus problems. Mine went to CRIS for an adjustment and is spot-on. The only cost was $22 in UPS shipping.


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Mar 22, 2011 21:31 as a reply to  @ Tony-S's post |  #19

I thought 24-70 was too heavy and not matched with my 1d4 but it turns out to be great.

There is a few reports that 17-55 IS is soft on 7d. However, it was not my case.


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Mar 22, 2011 22:43 as a reply to  @ post 12072393 |  #20

I am on a crop and just got it. Love it. I have not taken my 50mm 1.4 Sigma out of the bag since owning it.


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Mar 22, 2011 22:50 |  #21

Why do people say the 24-70 is such a bad lens for crop?

On crop: better longer end, crappy wide angle.
On full frame: better wide angle, crappy long end.

Just dont see it. As a walk around I think this lens would be great lens. However, you have to decide whether you want more reach or more wide angle. Personally, I would go for the 24-70 over the 17-55 because of build quality and usability on full frame for me in the future.


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Mar 22, 2011 22:57 |  #22

I just got this lens recently as well for my 7D. Absolutely love it!! I have zero issues with weight, (in fact I love the solid build and feel of the lens, and I carry it with me wherever I go). I also was worried about no IS (especially since I am fairly new to photography) but this lens doesn't need it and my pictures have been fantastic. I can't wait till I really get a feel for the lens. I also have no issues with the range. Amazing lens!!!!!!!


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Mar 24, 2011 02:56 |  #23

Tony_Stark wrote in post #12073903 (external link)
Why do people say the 24-70 is such a bad lens for crop?

Lens isn't bad on a crop, don't get us wrong.
You're just limited with a 24-70 on a crop because you miss all the wide angle part of the lens. The beautiful thing with a 24-70 on FF is that you get fairly decent wide angle @ 24mmn and 35-50mm for more casual shots and even 70 for some portraits if you want.

With the crop, you miss all the utility of the lens. The only way to have this nice useful feeling on a crop is to get the 17-55 and forget it hasn't the red stripe of the L lens !


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Mar 24, 2011 07:37 |  #24

Just got the 24 70 on my 7d. Great lens.


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Mar 24, 2011 08:35 |  #25

I can't imagine life without this lens, I use it on a 1.3 crop MKIII and think that on a 1.6 crop that it would be a perfect people lens.


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Mar 24, 2011 08:42 |  #26

alainvd wrote in post #12070502 (external link)
Nope you shouldn't. Get the 17-55 instead.

Agree :D


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Mar 24, 2011 08:44 |  #27

Jannie wrote in post #12082566 (external link)
I can't imagine life without this lens, I use it on a 1.3 crop MKIII and think that on a 1.6 crop that it would be a perfect people lens.

Jannie,

I have both lenses (24-70 & 17-55) and on my 30D the 17-55 is far superior in all respects. Now on the 5D the 24-70 is awesome :)


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Mar 24, 2011 10:34 |  #28

Nope, those primes are good. Get a tamron 28-75, sharpness-wise its on par with the L lens.




  
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Mar 24, 2011 10:38 |  #29

If you can rent it for a week,always best to try before you buy.
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Mar 24, 2011 10:42 |  #30

allanmotol wrote in post #12082346 (external link)
Just got the 24 70 on my 7d. Great lens.

I've just hired one for my 7D & I love it. The range is perfect for my shooting. If I want wide then I have my Sigma 10-20 to play with.


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