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Thread started 23 May 2009 (Saturday) 16:49
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POLL: "Which lens for weddings and general walkaround use on a crop body?"
17-40mm f/4 L
28
10.7%
24-105mm f/4 L IS
37
14.2%
17-55mm f/2.8 IS
134
51.3%
24-70mm f/2.8 L
62
23.8%

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17-40mm f/4L vs 24-105mm f/4 L IS vs 17-55mm f/2.8 IS vs Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L

 
coffeeguy415
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May 27, 2009 03:31 |  #16

vadim_c wrote in post #7993874 (external link)
You don't do weddings with a crop body.

What are the reasons that weddings cannot be done w/ 1.6x cropped body?


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May 27, 2009 06:38 |  #17

Gotta be the 17-55. f/2.8 + IS + sharp.


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May 27, 2009 10:27 |  #18

on FF i would have said the 24-105, although on a crop the 17-55 2.8 IS must be a dream to use


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May 27, 2009 11:13 |  #19

vadim_c wrote in post #7993874 (external link)
You don't do weddings with a crop body.

^^^^Nice contribution, posts like this are completely a waste of page space.^^^:rolleyes::(


Most of the venues I've shot in,(and I'm no wedding photog) I'm usually shooting at the long end of the lens, in my case, 24-70 on my 1.3 crop. But I always felt that I was long also on my 1.6 crop, so I'd be inclined to go with a 24-70 or 24-105. Plus there always seems to be plenty of room to zoom out with your legs as well at those venues too. Good luck with your search.


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May 27, 2009 12:30 |  #20

jacobsen1 wrote in post #7994191 (external link)
IMHO the 17-40 is a waste on a cropper. It's just the 17-55 is an amazing lens a lot of people pass on because it's missing a red ring which is very unfortunate.

Exactly how I feel!


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May 27, 2009 12:54 |  #21

When I had a crop body, I started with a Tamron 17-50 2.8 but lusted for the 17-55... by the time I got one however, I found myself using the 10-22, and the 70-200 f4 IS much more when walking around. I just never found it to be particularly wide enough or long enough for my tastes.

But then again the 17-55 was FAST!. That being said so was my Tamron 17-50 2.8IS which was also very sharp, and less than half the price at the time. In retrospect I believe I would have been just as happy had I kept the Tamron.

But this is just my preference, its worth noting that when i moved up to full frame, i picked up the 24-70 at first but had the same feelings (somewhat wide enough, but not long enough). I sold it here on the forum and picked up a 24-105 and havent regretted it since as a walkaround lens.

If you are shooting weddings, you definitly want the speed, but depending on which DSLR you have, noise may be less of an issue at higher ISO settings. While I would not reccomend as a reason to get an f/4 lens, i would say you should consider not relying on IS.

IS will help you to take shots at lower than normal shutter speed without motion blur, but it will not help stop action. Sure weddings tend to include many posed shots where your subject is still, but you may find that if you rely on IS too often, you may miss an important shot due to subject blur when you could have upped the iso to compensate with a higher shutter speed instead.

All that said, having owned the 17-40 I do agree with the above poster in that i found it to be unuseful for my needs and ended up re-purchasing the 16-35 that I was origionally trying to downgrade from and save money.

My final reccomendation for you is, if you feel you cannot live without IS (AKA you would HAVE to shoot below 1/55th of a second) and have a super motionless subject... get the Canon 17-55. If for any reason you can live without the IS... check out the tamron 17-50 (external link). Its less than half the price of the Canon 17-55 and dare i say you will be hard pressed to distinguish the 2 in terms of image quality.


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May 27, 2009 13:19 |  #22

I chose the 24-70 based on an FF assumption. I'd go 17-55 on a 1.6x.

edit: Now I see the question says crop body. I'm changing my vote to 17-55.


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May 27, 2009 13:28 |  #23

I guess I will go against the majority here. I prefer the 24-70 on my 40D for weddings. I originally started with the tamron 17-50 but found that the 50mm end was just not long enough for the ceremonies. I was not getting tight enough for the ring shots and the vows without getting right up to the couple. The 70mm end of the 24-70L works great for me. I keep the 17-50 in the bag in case I need wider but in the past 4 weddings since I picked up the 24-70 I have not had the need to go wider.
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Jun 03, 2009 17:29 |  #24
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wizard13 wrote in post #7998746 (external link)
I guess I will go against the majority here. I prefer the 24-70 on my 40D for weddings. I originally started with the tamron 17-50 but found that the 50mm end was just not long enough for the ceremonies. I was not getting tight enough for the ring shots and the vows without getting right up to the couple. The 70mm end of the 24-70L works great for me. I keep the 17-50 in the bag in case I need wider but in the past 4 weddings since I picked up the 24-70 I have not had the need to go wider.
Just my two cents.

It is pretty tough at a table with guests.


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May 30, 2011 21:32 as a reply to  @ post 7994296 |  #25

The Only one I own is the 17-40mm f/4L so I vote for that solely on it being the only lens I have experience with.


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May 31, 2011 11:02 |  #26

Of your choices, the 17-55. But ... since you may be using a flash ... and might like more range ... try a 15-85. My decision would be between those two.


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jcho
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May 31, 2011 11:14 |  #27

I think 24 would be too long on a crop body, so I'd say 17-55 or 17-40 without owning either of the lenses.




  
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