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Jun 15, 2011 10:14 |  #16

bpark42 wrote in post #12597524 (external link)
Rent the 15-85 then.

If you want to stick with something you already have go with the 17-50.

This is what I would do too.


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Jun 15, 2011 10:19 |  #17

ShotByTom wrote in post #12597540 (external link)
This is what I would do too.

Having recently sold my 17-55IS to get a 15-85IS i agree its definitely a great travel zoom.
The extra 2mm really makes a difference.


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Jun 15, 2011 10:44 |  #18

Just to answer the question. Beyond a shadow of a doubt. 17-50mm. If you can swing a fisheye, it comes in real handy at the coliseum. The small one is from the 16-35 at 16mm on a 5D, which is similar to 10-22 on a crop camera. The larger is the fisheye view from a different spot.


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Jun 15, 2011 15:04 |  #19

If you only want one lens ... rent , buy, or steal a 15-85. I bought mine used for just over $600.

If that is out of the question, an 18-135 is a decent travel lens. If you are only taking one lens it covers a great range.


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Jun 15, 2011 15:59 |  #20

+20 on the 17-50. I just returned from a vacation in Italy and mostly used my 17-40. There are tons of architecture and landscapes that you are going to want to take pictures of. Having the wide end helps a bunch.


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Jun 15, 2011 16:32 |  #21

+1 on 17-50..... you want the constant 2.8 when shooting inside the many cathedrals, halls of collisseum, etc


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Jun 15, 2011 17:27 |  #22

Thank you all soooooooo much, I really appreciate all the input. I haven't exactly tallied up the votes but 17-50 has the majority (especially taking into account that +20 :P). That being said, I will also take a look at the 15-85 before I make a purchase. As far as renting is concerned, I wanted something to replace my stock lens for the long run, so I am looking to buy. Again a big thanks to everybody, and If anyone wants to give more input that would be great.


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Jun 15, 2011 17:49 |  #23

The 18-135 mentioned by wilerty is also a viable contender for a one lens venture, at a price a little lower than the 15-85. I'd probably rank it alongside the Tamron 17-50 VC for this purpose, although the Tamron would be the better lens for the long term as a replacement for your 18-55.




  
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Jun 15, 2011 23:37 |  #24

ekinnyc wrote in post #12599668 (external link)
+1 on 17-50..... you want the constant 2.8 when shooting inside the many cathedrals, halls of collisseum, etc

Assuming we are talking about the non-VC 17-50, the IS on 15-85 should more than make up for the max f-stop difference for that type of shooting.




  
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Jun 16, 2011 00:12 |  #25

get the 17-50, always easier to crop in than wish you had more width.


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Jun 16, 2011 11:05 |  #26

bpark42 wrote in post #12601815 (external link)
Assuming we are talking about the non-VC 17-50, the IS on 15-85 should more than make up for the max f-stop difference for that type of shooting.

personally, i would take constant 2.8 over IS.


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Jun 16, 2011 11:46 |  #27

Wider is better for euro trip, as there are lots of nice architecture that require a wider lens to capture the whole scene. so 17-50mm


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Jun 16, 2011 11:54 |  #28

Agent Ninja wrote in post #12599488 (external link)
+20 on the 17-50. I just returned from a vacation in Italy and mostly used my 17-40. There are tons of architecture and landscapes that you are going to want to take pictures of. Having the wide end helps a bunch.

This says it all !!!

I'll times it by 20


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Jun 16, 2011 17:44 |  #29

Jeez, well 20x20 is just too large to argue with :P. I've decided to buy the 17-50 ASAP, thanks again to everybody.


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