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Which of these 3 on a 50D?

 
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Oct 12, 2011 18:33 |  #1

Hey guys, I am looking for a new lens to go on my Canon 50D and need suggestions/opinions on the following 3 lenses. Canon 10-22mm f3.5-4.5, Canon17-40L f4, and Canon 15-85 f3.5-5.6. Any insight and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.




  
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Oct 12, 2011 18:34 |  #2

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Hey guys, I am looking for a new lens to go on my Canon 50D and need suggestions/opinions on the following 3 lenses. Canon 10-22mm f3.5-4.5, Canon17-40L f4, and Canon 15-85 f3.5-5.6. Any insight and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Of those 3, the 3rd one.




  
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Oct 12, 2011 18:35 |  #3

What will you be shooting, Mr. Rmdavis?

10-22 is a wide and wider for crop cameras (like your 50D), so it's great for landscapes.
17-40L is an almost wide and wider for full frame cameras (like a 5D), not so great for your camera as it's barely wide and slow at f4.
15-85 is a general purpose lens for crop cameras. Can do some wide, and some telephoto.

And, if we can add MORE suggestions, would you be willing to look at 3rd party glass? Primes?


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Oct 12, 2011 18:38 |  #4

+1 Paolo. Asking for advice without saying what you will use the lens for is asking to throw out money. The first and third choices are almost non-overlapping: what one is good for the other can't even do. So what would you most like to shoot that you can't shoot with whatever you now have?


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Oct 12, 2011 18:38 |  #5

15-85 for me if I have no lens is the one to get from the 3 options


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Oct 12, 2011 18:39 |  #6

Will this be your only lens? If so the 15-85 for sure from that list.


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Oct 12, 2011 18:54 as a reply to  @ FEChariot's post |  #7

Sorry guys for the lack of info in the post, I am looking for something for some landscapes/city scapes, but maybe also useful for some portraits if that make sense.. I currently have the 50 1.8 and the 70-200 2.8L IS that I use.

I hadn't thought about any of the third party lenses but open to any suggestions, I just need to keep it around the $800-900 range right now.




  
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Oct 12, 2011 19:00 |  #8

some landscapes/city scapes, but maybe also useful for some portraits if that make sense.

the 15-85 is a superb lens, and it is fine for landscapes other than very wide angle. I have a 50D too, and I use the 15-85 and a 70-200 for landscapes. (I rarely want to go wider than 15mm anyway.) It's a good focal length range for portraits but on the slow side for that use--you might want faster for lower light and for narrower DOF.


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Oct 12, 2011 19:01 |  #9

A do it all lens really does not exist, but the 15-85 is pretty close
Is wide enough for many landscapes, is 85mm , so long enough for portraits allowing you to blur the background, The IS system is top notch and is super sharp, compact and light.
It really is one of the best walk around lens Canon offers for crop sensor cameras
I would choose the 15-85 as my swiss army lens


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Oct 12, 2011 19:37 |  #10

For third party, there's a lot of people here that recommend the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 HSM OS. It's also cheaper than the 15-85!

I would say that I'd rather the 15mm on the Canon, but 17mm is "normal wide". As in, about the same FOV as 24mm on a full frame/35mm camera.


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Oct 12, 2011 19:51 |  #11

i've got those, if i had to pick one to keep for a crop body it would be the 15-85




  
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Oct 12, 2011 19:51 |  #12

+1 for Sigma 17-50 OS. And sell your 50mm f1.8.


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Oct 12, 2011 21:01 |  #13
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Of the 3, the third. There are better options, however.


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Oct 12, 2011 21:16 |  #14

10-22 is amazing. my fav ef-s lens




  
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Oct 12, 2011 21:53 |  #15

rmdavis wrote in post #13242338 (external link)
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I hadn't thought about any of the third party lenses but open to any suggestions, I just need to keep it around the $800-900 range right now.

I would look at the Tamron or Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 lenses. Constant f/2.8 aperture is a great feature to have.

If it is the focal range you are undecided on, take a look at the lens samples link in my signature. I've got plenty of 10-20 & 17-55 shots in there that were taken on a 50D.


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