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paulmoceyhanton
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Aug 22, 2011 20:19 |  #16

the 17-55 IS will be the only lens you need.




  
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Aug 22, 2011 20:55 as a reply to  @ paulmoceyhanton's post |  #17

I shoot mostly sports, but I wanted to mess with wide stuff, so I got a 10-22, and I have to say, it is SUPER sharp, much better than I expected. And being new to wide, it's pretty fun to mess with.

A cheap way to pick a lens might be to rent it for a weekend or week, to see how it is. I actually did that with the 24-70, and loved it, so I bought it. I had also rented the 100-400, but didn't like it.


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Aug 22, 2011 21:05 |  #18

All this is kind of silly...

It's not a "collection"... It's a tool kit.

Get the tools you need, when you need them.

If you don't know what you'll be shooting, how could you possibly know what to buy?

You already have some good lenses. Unless you can point to something specific that you've tried to do, but haven't been able to do with the lenses you already have, then you really don't need any more lenses right now!

Take a photography class, join a photography club, attend some seminars, read some books, learn more about what you like to shoot, go shoot with what you've got. After you do these things, you'll have a better idea what you actually need, rather than just trying to buy a "collection" of lenses that cover every imaginable focal length!


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Aug 22, 2011 21:17 |  #19

How much do you find yourself using the 100-400? This is the curious one in my opinion as you have the excellent 70-200 f4IS as well. I can see potentially more use from the 400mm prime unless you need the zoom for some specific reason. I guess I'm coming from a position where I'd really like a longer tele, but really I don't need one, so have never got one. Also, if you are in the exploration phase, the 100mm macro as someone else suggested is really fun to use and supper sharp.


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Aug 22, 2011 22:40 |  #20

I usually use both of my bodies. The 70-200 f/2.8 II is on the 7D full time, and the 15-85mm on the 550D. Almost never have to swap lens for car show, air show, picnic/festival events.

Occasionally I will use the 10-22mm for Car shows instead of 15-85, and 150-500 for the Zoo instead of 70-200. So it sounds like you're doing similar type of shooting, so your lens choices should cover you nicely.


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Aug 22, 2011 23:44 |  #21

basically everything in my sig, plus a macro/UWA depending on whether you want to take landscape or little things.


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Aug 23, 2011 01:08 |  #22

I suggest 10-22 3.5, 50 1.4 and 70-200L 2.8 II with 2X extender.


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Aug 23, 2011 01:22 |  #23

I've got basically almost what you want.

I really like the 15-85mm as my walkaround lens on my 7D. The range is so useful and it almost never comes off my camera. If I need anything faster, I just pull out the sigma 50mm 1.4. The 10-22 is another awesome lens, especially for that special case where you just need more wide. It's also one of my favorites for crop.




  
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Aug 23, 2011 07:05 |  #24

As you get wider get faster because you'll probably be indoors and when no flash is warranted faster helps.




  
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Aug 23, 2011 07:15 |  #25

lawdog2k wrote in post #12714736 (external link)
I have the 10-22 EFS, 17-55 EFS and 70-200 2.8 IS MKII.

That's my holy trinity, right there...

Got the 17-55, the 10-22 is coming imminently, but the 70-200 might take, erm, a little while longer...



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Aug 23, 2011 09:12 |  #26

Thanks for the feedback guys. I used the 100-400 at an airshow and a zoo shot but not much for anything else. Maybe I should sell the 100-400 and buy the 17-55. The Sigma 17-70 is OK, but given this is the focal length I use the most, I should consider upgrading that versus keeping the 100-400.


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Aug 23, 2011 10:10 |  #27

If you're used the range of 17-70mm, the 17-55mm will feel short.. At least that's my personal experience when I borrowed my friends 17-55 f/2.8 (was trying to decide if I was going to sell the 15-85 for the f/2.8).. love the speed, but I actually ended up putting my 15-85mm back on simply because I'm already used to the range. The IQ was very on par between the 2 lens for outdoor, so I decided to just stick with what I have, and get a couple fast primes and a real flash for indoor situations.


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Aug 23, 2011 10:29 |  #28

pdx_btk78 wrote in post #12984432 (external link)
If you're used the range of 17-70mm, the 17-55mm will feel short.. At least that's my personal experience when I borrowed my friends 17-55 f/2.8 (was trying to decide if I was going to sell the 15-85 for the f/2.8).. love the speed, but I actually ended up putting my 15-85mm back on simply because I'm already used to the range. The IQ was very on par between the 2 lens for outdoor, so I decided to just stick with what I have, and get a couple fast primes and a real flash for indoor situations.

Thanks for the info. Makes good sense and lines up well with the 70-200.


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