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Thread started 07 Oct 2011 (Friday) 15:07
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POLL: "Perfect Walkaround Lens"
Canon 17-55 2.8
72
23.2%
Canon 24-105 L
88
28.3%
Canon 15-85 IS
70
22.5%
Tamron 17-50
8
2.6%
Tamron 28-75
6
1.9%
Prime ?
26
8.4%
Other ?
41
13.2%

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iamatrix
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Oct 07, 2011 15:07 |  #1

I just got a bonus at work which means I can buy a new lens for my XSI. Even though I have the money it doesn't mean I want to spend it all. So, giving the choice of the lenses in the Poll, which one would be the best quality walk-around lens for indoor and outdoor use that could capture my kids.

I am including Primes because for the price of the 17-55 or 24-105, I could also get a couple primes: 50 1.4 + 85 1.8, etc.




  
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Oct 07, 2011 15:10 |  #2

I voted other -- if you're considering the 17-55, go for the Sigma 17-50 instead. ~$300 cheaper brand new. Sounds like it'd be great for what you want to use it for.


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Oct 07, 2011 15:15 |  #3

Mistabernie wrote in post #13218550 (external link)
I voted other -- if you're considering the 17-55, go for the Sigma 17-50 instead. ~$300 cheaper brand new. Sounds like it'd be great for what you want to use it for.

+1. I did and have not looked back. Luv my Siggy.




  
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Oct 07, 2011 15:23 |  #4

I voted other because I like the 17-70 OS as a walkaround. Good compromise between range and aperture.


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Oct 07, 2011 15:24 |  #5

Sigma 17-50


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Oct 07, 2011 15:32 |  #6

Sigma 17-50 OS HSM

The IQ of the Canon without the absurd price and with better build quality, a longer warranty, and smaller size.




  
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Oct 07, 2011 15:34 |  #7

I know it's heavy like a brick but I like the variety of focal lengths you get with the 24-105. I also have a 28-135 IS on loan I'm hoping to get back soon from my friend.


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Oct 07, 2011 15:42 |  #8

i voted for the 15-85, it's hard to beat for a walk around lens on a crop body.




  
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Oct 07, 2011 15:48 |  #9

If you want reach, 15-85. Great lens.

If you need mostly indoor/lower light, or aren't as concerned with reach, Sigma 17-50.


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Oct 07, 2011 15:48 |  #10

For a crop body? IMO the 17-55 hands down. Though I have never owned the Sigma 17-50, so I cant comment there.


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Oct 07, 2011 16:02 |  #11

I find most of my "walking around" is in daylight, 15-85 has been perfect for my style and like having the longer end.


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Oct 07, 2011 16:54 |  #12

17-55mm all the way for a cropped body. You would want the 17mm end for a walkaround lens.




  
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Oct 07, 2011 18:01 |  #13

iamatrix wrote in post #13218533 (external link)
I just got a bonus at work which means I can buy a new lens for my XSI. Even though I have the money it doesn't mean I want to spend it all. So, giving the choice of the lenses in the Poll, which one would be the best quality walk-around lens for indoor and outdoor use that could capture my kids.

I think it comes down to whether you want the range of the 15-85 IS or the constant f2.8 of the 17-55 IS.

You'd actually do well to snag both the Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS and the Sigma 30 f1.4 (for the same price as the 17-55 f2.8 IS alone).

Enjoy whatever you end up with.




  
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Oct 07, 2011 20:08 |  #14

I voted 15-85
Own it and want to see it win the poll!


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Oct 07, 2011 20:09 |  #15

LightRules wrote in post #13219083 (external link)
You'd actually do well to snag both the Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS and the Sigma 30 f1.4 (for the same price as the 17-55 f2.8 IS alone).


That right there is a fantastic idea.


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