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Apr 01, 2011 19:04 |  #16

If the 24-105 doesn't do it for you, I suspect you'd be happiest with the 17-55.


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Apr 01, 2011 19:13 |  #17

The 24-70mm isn't a great buy for a crop camera unless you want weather sealing and full frame compatibility, both of which seem to be negligible. The main reason here is that there are alternatives for crop cameras which have image quality that are on par, and have the added benefit of image stabilization.

Really I think your best options are the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS (Sigma's image stabilization) is a good one, on par for sharpness with the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8. It's about half the price of the Canon, the only downside is that it doesn't have Full Time Manual focus (but the switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus is still there) and it's 5mm less. The possible front/back focusing issues that people may mention about Sigma lenses are negligible because you can always Micro-Adjust with your 7D. The Canon also seems to have an IS motor which is more likely to fail than other Canon lenses and the Sigma carries a 4 year warranty versus Canon's 1 year. Which lens out of these two that you may choose comes down to if that extra 5mm and FTM focusing are worth $500 more to you.




  
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Apr 01, 2011 19:19 |  #18

frankly, u don't NEED to fill that void. Getting every focal length covered is so overrated. But if i were you, I might grab a cheap fast 50mm.


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Apr 01, 2011 19:19 |  #19

I have a 24-70 for sale if youd like pm me


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Apr 01, 2011 19:22 |  #20

shoenberg3 wrote in post #12140954 (external link)
frankly, u don't NEED to fill that void. Getting every focal length covered is so overrated.

This is true. Just because you have a gap in focal length doesn't mean you need to fill it unless you're missing shots because of it.




  
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Apr 02, 2011 04:35 |  #21

OK, flipping my question around a bit - you know what i shoot - what lens would you suggest i buy to compliment my lens line-up. rather than me just looking to buy a lens which helps fill the current focal void - what might actually be a better/versatile lens for me?

thanks for all the replies thus far.


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Apr 02, 2011 04:43 |  #22

Definitely a prime of some sort. Either 35L or one of many 50mm available.
If you are interested in wide angle, samyang 14mm.


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Apr 02, 2011 04:56 |  #23

A prime lens between 24-50mm would be an interesting mix. Since you do interior shots I'd recommend something between 24-35mm on a crop, I think you'd get more use out of that range. Even if it's a little closer to the 22mm of what you already have, the shallow depth of focus and lower light capability would bring something new to your repertoire.

Recommended options in this range are:
Canon 24mm f/1.4L
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Canon 35mm f/1.4L
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
Canon 50mm f/1.2L

The Canon Ls are all over 1k, the Sigmas are closer to $500. Prices aside, the main difference between the Sigma 30 and the Canon 35L are that the Canon has better corner sharpness, the Sigma's center sharpness is slightly better. I've read that the Sigma has somewhat less CA but I'm blanking on any visual comparisons (I'm finally drifting off to sleep at this point). The Sigma 50mm has a better bokeh overall but the 50L is 1/3 of a stop wider.




  
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Apr 02, 2011 05:15 |  #24

shoenberg3 wrote in post #12140954 (external link)
frankly, u don't NEED to fill that void. Getting every focal length covered is so overrated. But if i were you, I might grab a cheap fast 50mm.

agree totally, i will cover that focal gap just due to convenience sake however, the suggestions regarding primes interests me as i was also thinking along those lines. i do have a 50mm f1.8 which i am getting use to but would like to go for better bokeh.


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Apr 02, 2011 09:08 |  #25

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hi everyone

i currently own a 10-22 and 70-200mk2 f2.8 and i would like to get a lens to sit between my current two lenses. i mostly take pics of cars that i work on plus pics of people in venues (not clubs etc.) a fair amount of my pics will be taken in sometimes low light conditions however, i do prefer to have faster lenses.

what i have been considering thus far was either the 17-55f2.8 and the 24-70f2.8. the 24-105 dosen't really appeal to me have heard about a new mk2 24-70 but when this will be released is anyones guess.

the camera body i have is a 7d.

anyone have any other recommendations?


If it where me and I had the 10-22 and 70-200 the in between lens would be a fast 35 or 50 prime.


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Apr 02, 2011 11:04 |  #26

Honestly, I'd just get a 17-55. It's an amazing lens. If funds allow, then I'd add either a 50 1.4 or sigma 30 1.4. But I'd probably want a 17-55 first. Just my opinion.


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Apr 02, 2011 11:08 |  #27

You don't have a fast prime. Your really need two more lenses - a fast prime and a general purpose "normal" zoom, say 17-55 or 17-50, preferably with IS.
I have the 35f2, but if you have the cash, I'd go with the 35f1.4.




  
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Apr 02, 2011 15:07 |  #28

You may need a prime but I seriously don't think you need something liek a 17-55mm. Completely irrelevant (and possibly even detrimental) to making strong images


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Apr 03, 2011 07:49 as a reply to  @ shoenberg3's post |  #29

Yeah for prime i would say a 30/35 f/1.4.. would bring you to the magical 50mm mark on a crop.


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Apr 03, 2011 07:55 |  #30

shoenberg3 wrote in post #12144883 (external link)
You may need a prime but I seriously don't think you need something liek a 17-55mm. Completely irrelevant (and possibly even detrimental) to making strong images

could you elaborate further?


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