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Oct 08, 2011 21:52 |  #1

I am going to be purchasing a 7D and have been spending countless hours looking at lenses. What are a couple lenses that I need to make sure I have? I really like to do landscapes,real estate photos (for my job), macro, and action. So a pretty broad range of things.

I have been thinking 15-85mm and possibly one other lens??

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Oct 08, 2011 21:58 |  #2

Need budget. Zooms or primes?


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Oct 08, 2011 21:59 |  #3

What's your budget?


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Oct 08, 2011 21:59 |  #4
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For landscape and real estate photos, you cannot go pass 10-22. Too expensive? try sigma 10-20 f4-5.6.

For 1:1 macro work, 100L is perfect. Too expensive? try 100 macro non-L/ef-s 60.

Action depends on fl, try one of the 70-200.

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Oct 08, 2011 22:08 |  #5

Not ready to invest in the L Series lenses yet.


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Oct 08, 2011 22:16 |  #6

Canon 17-55, Sigma 17-50 OS, or Tamron 17-50 non-VC if you're looking at standard focal length.
Sigma 30 1.4, Canon 50 1.4, are Canon 50 1.8 II are good primes in the standard/medium telephoto category.
Canon 15-85 and 24-105L (yes, I know you're not ready for an L) are popular and excellent for a larger zoom range.
Canon 70-200 (any of them) are like the holy grail of zooms, but those are L's.

You are being just a bit vague. But I understand your confusion.


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Oct 08, 2011 22:49 |  #7

Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM, not a L-series lens and expensive, but it's worth the price, great IQ, sharp and has a stabilization, helps a lot in low light situation, for the telephoto 70-200mm f/4, if you have more money f/2.8. If you need something wider Sigma 10-20mm it's a great lens, it;s perform pretty close as Canon but it's almost twice cheaper.




  
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Oct 09, 2011 00:28 as a reply to  @ falagrim's post |  #8

So I am thinking the 7d with the 18-135 that comes with it, the 15-85 and the 85mm

Should that cover me at least to start out...?


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Oct 09, 2011 00:33 |  #9
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demari17 wrote in post #13223757 (external link)
So I am thinking the 7d with the 18-135 that comes with it, the 15-85 and the 85mm

Should that cover me at least to start out...?

no point to keep both 18-135 and 15-85 if you ask me.

Sell the 18-135 and get a used 55-250 for more reach.

85 prime is quite long on a 7D, not too sure what you really want to do with it.

Get a nifty fifty to start with.


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Oct 09, 2011 00:41 |  #10

buy just 7D body. get the 18-55 and a 50 1.8




  
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Oct 09, 2011 03:58 |  #11

kin2son wrote in post #13223308 (external link)
For landscape and real estate photos, you cannot go pass 10-22. Too expensive? try sigma 10-20 f4-5.6.

For 1:1 macro work, 100L is perfect. Too expensive? try 100 macro non-L/ef-s 60.

Action depends on fl, try one of the 70-200.

Good luck

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Oct 09, 2011 04:05 |  #12

falagrim wrote in post #13223456 (external link)
Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM, not a L-series lens and expensive, but it's worth the price, great IQ, sharp and has a stabilization, helps a lot in low light situation, for the telephoto 70-200mm f/4, if you have more money f/2.8. If you need something wider Sigma 10-20mm it's a great lens, it;s perform pretty close as Canon but it's almost twice cheaper.

If you're going to recommend the sigma 10-20 over the canon 10-22, you might as well recommend the sigma 17-50 over the 17-55 as well. The sigma 10-20 doesn't perform as good as the canon 10-22, but the sigma 17-50 performs just as good as, or better, than the canon 17-55, which IMO is not worth the price.

demari17 wrote in post #13223757 (external link)
So I am thinking the 7d with the 18-135 that comes with it, the 15-85 and the 85mm

Should that cover me at least to start out...?

Why would you want both the 18-135 and the 15-85? If you're going to keep the 18-135, then you just want something wider, and something faster, so go for a sigma 10-20 for the estate and landscape photos, and either a 100mm 2.8 for macro, or a 30 1.4 for low light indoors.


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Oct 09, 2011 08:32 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #13

When I bought my first DSLR (a 350D) I also bought a cheap 18-55mm kit lens and a 70-300mm Tamron (also cheap). It wasn't until I bought a 70-200mm f2.8 that I suddenly discovered a whole new world of possibility. I later added a 17-55mm f2.8 and again my images suddenly had much more 'Wow' factor. It worked out well for me in that I learnt to use the camera reasonably well with the cheap slow lenses and then progressed to the faster and more expensive replacement glass. I am a average photographer at best, but having great lenses doesn't half help me get more keepers and occasionally one or two images that look quite good :) I have read a couple of reviews praising the 15-85mm and claiming it is a big improvement over the 17-85mm predecessor,

I guess what I am saying is that if I could see a huge difference between cheaper slow lenses and the subsequent lenses I bought for my 350D, you will notice and even bigger jump in quality with the 7D. Buy the best you can afford. I think the lenses in my sig are pretty close to a great set of glass for a 7D and is a combination I believe to be surprisingly common on here (give or take the odd component)


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Oct 09, 2011 11:33 |  #14

I like the 15-85 on mine, I went out to shoot some pictures yesterday and had the 10-22 on it and right away went back to the 15-85. 70-200 is a good choice too, either f4 or f2.8, and for macro/portraits either the 100 or 60mm macros work well.




  
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Oct 09, 2011 21:34 |  #15

Alright, how about 70-200 f/4L, 24-105 f/4L, 100 f/2.8 Macro...is that a better combo? It was a little more than I was originally hoping to spend but it is sounding like that is the way to go.


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