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EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM vs EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM on a crop frame??

 
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Dec 01, 2011 14:55 |  #1

EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM vs EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM on a crop frame??
The reason i ask is that i have a 17-55mm for my 60D.
But i will be also getting a 5D mark2 next year so maybe i can use the 17-40mm on both cameras ?? so the 17-40mm would replace my 17-55mm


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Dec 01, 2011 15:02 |  #2

Are you planning on keeping both cameras?


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Dec 01, 2011 15:03 |  #3

Keep the 17-55mm on the 60D and pick up a 16-35 L II for the 5Dmkii. You can definitely keep the 17-40 for both cameras, but the 16-35 L would be my choice.


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Dec 01, 2011 15:07 |  #4

The 17-55 is sharper, faster and has IS.
The 17-40 is less expensive, is weather sealed and works on full frame.

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Dec 01, 2011 15:08 |  #5

sicarius82 wrote in post #13480840 (external link)
An EF-S mount will not work on a full frame body (5Dmkii).

There is nothing in the first post about using 17-55 on full frame.


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Dec 01, 2011 15:11 as a reply to  @ krb's post |  #6

Capeachy wrote in post #13480828 (external link)
Are you planning on keeping both cameras?

Oh yes.. Deffo :-)

I think i am gonna have to keep both lenses..


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Dec 01, 2011 15:14 |  #7

Get a 17-40L, then sell the 17-55 for a 24-70 :)


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Dec 01, 2011 16:40 |  #8

Get the 17-40L for 5D2, then unload the 60D and 17-55 IS to fund for the 70-200 2.8 IS II. :)


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Dec 01, 2011 16:43 |  #9

Until you have the full frame camera, get the 17-55 2.8 IS. When you get the full frame camera, sell it to get a 24-105L. Which will roughly duplicate the function you are getting the 17-55 for. Then add the 17-40 for the full frame when the budget allows.




  
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