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Which of these 3 on a 50D?

 
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Oct 12, 2011 21:55 |  #16

Without a doubt, the 15-85mm as it fills in the gap for the missing ranges you have. The 15mm is more than enough for landscape for me, you'll have to experiment with that yourself to see if it is enough.


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Oct 12, 2011 23:43 |  #17

The 15-85 might be the most versatile, but I don't know how satisfied you would be using it for portraits.


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Oct 13, 2011 06:22 |  #18

I have a 50D, and a number of lenses, my fav by far is the 15-85


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Oct 13, 2011 07:21 |  #19

i would either invest in a good tamron or sigma 17-50 2.8 (unless you want to fork out money for their 18-55 2.8) or go with the canon 10-22. the 17mm works ok for most of the landscape city scape shots i take on my crop.



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Oct 13, 2011 07:23 |  #20

As you are lacking a standard zoom.. i'd pick the 15-85.


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Oct 13, 2011 07:52 |  #21

danny819 wrote in post #13243756 (external link)
The 15-85 might be the most versatile, but I don't know how satisfied you would be using it for portraits.

Why do you think the 15-85 is not good for portraits?

My wife always complains it is too sharp because it shows every wrinkle or imperfection. ;)


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Oct 13, 2011 11:29 |  #22

msowsun wrote in post #13244685 (external link)
Why do you think the 15-85 is not good for portraits?

Conditioning from this forum leads people to believe that portraits = shallow DOF.


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Oct 13, 2011 22:08 |  #23

Mark-B wrote in post #13245589 (external link)
Conditioning from this forum leads people to believe that portraits = shallow DOF.

Well it depends on the background for me. If I can put up a background then I don't need thin. But if the background is busy then that is a different story. The problem with a 5.6 lens on crop is you don't really have the option unless you shoot really long and frame really tight.


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