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Recommend me a great all around lens for Canon 60D

 
dunkman23
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Nov 27, 2011 02:09 |  #1

Alright guys and gals,

Im in the market for a all around lens for my 60d. Currently in my lens rotation is a Sigma 10-20mm; Canon 50mm 1.8, and a Canon 55-250is lens.

Im stuck on what to get. I want an all around lens to pretty much finish off my collection of lens.. (hopefully, but u guys know how that goes. :) lol).

what would u guys recommend as an all around lens, say to shoot around if i go on vacation, or just going to a family party.

Thanks!


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Nov 27, 2011 02:46 |  #2

70-200 2.8 IS.....


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Nov 27, 2011 02:49 |  #3

I'm very happy with my sigma 17-70 OS for those purposes. Great range (17-50 is too short IMO), good aperture values (the 3.5-5.6 of the 15-85 is too slow for me), not too expensive, great IQ.


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Nov 27, 2011 03:17 |  #4

thanks i will look into those lens.


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Nov 27, 2011 03:23 |  #5

With your lens line up I would consider the Sigma 17-50 OS it is sharp,quick and quiet and a nice solid build and a constant 2.8 and os works a treat.


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Nov 27, 2011 04:58 |  #6

The 18-135 works well =)


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Nov 27, 2011 05:27 |  #7

Donot forget Tamron 17-50 Non VC which razer sharp and very well reviewed by all website and users .


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Nov 27, 2011 11:59 |  #8

Sirrith wrote in post #13456605 (external link)
I'm very happy with my sigma 17-70 OS for those purposes. Great range (17-50 is too short IMO), good aperture values (the 3.5-5.6 of the 15-85 is too slow for me), not too expensive, great IQ.

+1. No regrets with the 17-70. f/4 is not a large "penalty" on the long end and I like the increased zoom range over the 17-50/55 variants.


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Nov 27, 2011 12:40 as a reply to  @ Veemac's post |  #9

thanks for the feedback guys.

i will def look at all these choices.


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Nov 27, 2011 12:55 |  #10

The Canon 15-85 IS is an outstanding lens, and I use it for about 90% of my photos with my 60D. It is very sharp and covers the range from wide angle to moderate telephoto very effectively.


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Nov 27, 2011 12:56 |  #11

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. Great lens...covers most of what I shoot on a daily basis.


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Nov 27, 2011 13:03 |  #12

canon 15-85 for me to... an extremly good lens.

... great WW
... great portrait range 50-85.
... great makro
.... the best IS
... great sharpnes and IQ

The only thing 17-50 has to compete is f2.8.
But for that need you have youre prime.


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Nov 27, 2011 13:48 |  #13

Another vote for the EF-S 15-85 which is what is on my 60D the majority of the time. It would compliment your 10-20 and 55-250 lenses very nicely.


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Nov 27, 2011 14:20 |  #14

While not an all around lens. How about considering the 100mm 2.8 non L Macro.
Very fun lens and opens up a whole bunch of cool stuff you can't do with the other ones you have.




  
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Nov 27, 2011 15:21 |  #15

sandeepsaman wrote in post #13456826 (external link)
Donot forget Tamron 17-50 Non VC which razer sharp and very well reviewed by all website and users .

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