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Dec 01, 2011 17:31 |  #1

I really hate these threads as well but I am torn and need some opinions from people who have actually owned these lenses. My thoughts have been either

1- 17-40l + 70-200l f/4

2- sigma 24-70 hsm + sigma 70-200 f/2.8 non os

I will still be using my rokkor x 58 1.2. I shoot alot of portraits mainly but enjoy the landscape and family events. 1st option would cost less and I think my 58 1.2 will go good foe in-between the two. 2nd option would give me f/2.8 from 24-200mm which would be nice. Just don't know which ones to get. I like 24mm but sometimes wish I had wider for certain shots. Please don't shoot me for this thred :-) lol



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Dec 01, 2011 17:32 |  #2

I like option 1. :o


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Dec 01, 2011 17:35 |  #3

I'd like to shoot you for using all caps (shouting) in the thread title. :D


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Dec 01, 2011 17:37 |  #4

Option 1. Get the f/4 IS. I have both the lenses, the 17-40L and the 70-200 f/4L IS and love them both. I lucked into the 17-40 at Best buy as an open box buy. It had been bought online and returned to the store, all still wrapped in the plastic inside the box and spotless. I got it for $625 including tax. I figured if I didn't like it I could return it. It is becoming my favorite lens.

The 70-200 F/4L IS is one of Canon's best lenses every in my opinion, it is incredibly sharp even wide open. I have never regretted buying it for a second. It is simply amazing.




  
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Dec 01, 2011 23:31 |  #5

John_T wrote in post #13481461 (external link)
I'd like to shoot you for using all caps (shouting) in the thread title. :D

lol got your attention though didnt i?

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Option 1. Get the f/4 IS. I have both the lenses, the 17-40L and the 70-200 f/4L IS and love them both. I lucked into the 17-40 at Best buy as an open box buy. It had been bought online and returned to the store, all still wrapped in the plastic inside the box and spotless. I got it for $625 including tax. I figured if I didn't like it I could return it. It is becoming my favorite lens.

The 70-200 F/4L IS is one of Canon's best lenses every in my opinion, it is incredibly sharp even wide open. I have never regretted buying it for a second. It is simply amazing.

I used to own the 70-200 l f/4 IS but never got the chance to use it on a FF body. I used to use it on my 50d and the FL was just too long. I think I would like it more on FF body. Sharp? Extremely! Not sure if the IS version will break my budget. around 1k used and 17-40 around 600 used may just be over.



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Dec 01, 2011 23:47 |  #6

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Dec 01, 2011 23:50 |  #7

option 1


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Dec 01, 2011 23:53 |  #8

Seems like option 1- 17-40L + 70-200L f/4 are pretty popular. Reasons why? For you and from what I have told about what I shoot me as well.



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Dec 02, 2011 03:50 |  #9

Option 1. Sigma 24-70 is really not a good lens :/


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Dec 02, 2011 04:23 |  #10

Would have chosen for option 1 as well.


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Dec 02, 2011 10:10 |  #11

alainvd wrote in post #13483420 (external link)
Option 1. Sigma 24-70 is really not a good lens :/

24-70 HSM not a good lens? You must be thinking of the older one cause I have read really good things about the new hsm model. Said to be just as good if not better than the 24-70l.



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Dec 02, 2011 10:51 |  #12

1.
I have it on 5Dc and they works for family events and landscapes.
70-200 is not long on FF. It is good lens for outdoor events.
131mm F4

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100mm F4
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15-40F4 is good portrait, family events lens as well.
19mm hand held F8
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17mm F11
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36mm F4
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Huge convenience of 17-40F4 - nothing rotates, extends and it is ultra fast to focus even under bad light.

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Dec 02, 2011 11:36 |  #13

guyzer09 wrote in post #13482876 (external link)
lol got your attention though didnt i?

I used to own the 70-200 l f/4 IS but never got the chance to use it on a FF body. I used to use it on my 50d and the FL was just too long. I think I would like it more on FF body. Sharp? Extremely! Not sure if the IS version will break my budget. around 1k used and 17-40 around 600 used may just be over.

If you can stretch the budget a bit you won't regret it. Over the years of use the different in cost is minimal and well worth it.




  
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Dec 02, 2011 11:59 |  #14

kf095- thank you for the photos kinda what I needed to help make a decision. Really like that last one!



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