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Dec 04, 2011 09:09 |  #31

kf095 wrote in post #13492518 (external link)
I don't think of Ken R as reputable source.
Those are http://www.photozone.d​e/canon-eos (external link)
Check review for both zooms on this site.

Agree on both accounts.

Just don't let photozone reviews get you thinking that most lenses aren't good. They are very tough on their reviews and very few lenses get the top ratings. But I'd assume it should be that way - every lens cannot be perfect!


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Dec 04, 2011 10:27 |  #32

I recommend you optimize for the body you have. I had a 50d before I moved up to FF and had the 10-22 canon and the 24-105L. When I moved to the 5D MkII I sold the 10-22 at a profit and replaced it with the 17-40mm. I also realized how much more i liked the 24-105L as a walk arround on the FF because of wide end. I then bought a 7D as a backup and realized that the glass, optimized for FF was always a little off. I bought the 15-85 which is a little slower but has a great focal range of 24-136 FF equivalent. Now I used that on the 7D and it a ultra flexible backup unless I need a telephoto.

Another great combo to consider is the Tokina 11-16 and 16-50 both at f/2.8 for about $1300. It's a great alternative to the 10-22 & 17-55 combo at $1750.

What ever you also make sure you consider used glass because you get some very good deals.


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Dec 10, 2011 13:50 as a reply to  @ post 13490676 |  #33

Thank to everyone for the input and for telling me not to discount the EF-S lenses. I ended up buying the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and couldn't be more happy.


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Dec 10, 2011 13:55 |  #34

Congrats....it is a great lens and the only one I miss from when I had my lens line up built around my crop camera. Happy shooting :)


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Dec 10, 2011 14:17 |  #35

Mudhog79 wrote in post #13523462 (external link)
Thank to everyone for the input and for telling me not to discount the EF-S lenses. I ended up buying the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and couldn't be more happy.

Music to my ears, great choice for crop Mr Mud !!! :cool::cool::cool:


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Dec 10, 2011 19:34 |  #36

Mudhog, there are many good suggestions here, and I see you arrived at an excellent decision, but I wanted to give you my late 2cents anyways. =)

For me, when I first started, I was continuously referred to the 50mm 1.8 or 1.4. I loved the shots I saw with this lens, and purchased it. Although I eventually got good at it (by my own pathetic standards), it was obvious that 50mm on my crop body was the WRONG choice. Interestingly enough, there are plenty of examples of full frame experienced users who love their 85L, but think it is an awkward and specialized focal length--and those SAME users refer newbies the 50mm on their crop bodies. ????

My next lens, because I continuously found myself wanting something wider (or longer) was the 10-22mm. I purchased it, and it was a fantastic lens, but honestly it was TOO wide for me, and although I got a couple great shots from it, we never got along.

Several lenses later I ended up with a 24-70 f2.8L, and I couldn't be happier. I normally stopped my 50mm 1.4 down to 2.0-2.8 anyways because I didn't like the softness wide open (I had a good copy btw) and the excessively thin DoF, and 24mm was PLENTY wide enough for indoor and full body shots. Yes, people are correct when they say 24mm is not "wide" on a crop body....but it is plenty wide for ME.

Although I could have been happy with the 24-105L, the 24-70 paired exceptionally well with my ultra-sharp copy of the 70-200 f4L non-IS. I absolutely adore this combo, and I can't see me trading these lenses unless my birding habits get me into deep debt. =P

Anyways, the moral of this story is that I wish I went with the 24-70L from the beginning--yes it is DANG expensive, but it is a truly excellent lens and honestly I would have saved money by just buying it right off the bat. Canon has a rebate going on right now that will last through January, then it will probably go back up to 1400 from 1200.




  
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Dec 11, 2011 05:30 |  #37

Mudhog79 wrote in post #13523462 (external link)
Thank to everyone for the input and for telling me not to discount the EF-S lenses. I ended up buying the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and couldn't be more happy.

Congrats! You truly have a very sharp and quite versatile lens. Enjoy it! I know I did... definitely miss it!


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Dec 11, 2011 06:33 |  #38

Congrats on your excellent choice.

Mudhog79 wrote in post #13523462 (external link)
Thank to everyone for the input and for telling me not to discount the EF-S lenses. I ended up buying the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and couldn't be more happy.


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Dec 11, 2011 10:06 |  #39

Mudhog79 wrote in post #13523462 (external link)
Thank to everyone for the input and for telling me not to discount the EF-S lenses. I ended up buying the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and couldn't be more happy.

Great decision. I think you'd have been unhappy being restricted to the 24mm wide end of the other lens. On a crop body that barely qualifies as a wide angle. Take care of the 17-55 and you will get great photos, and if you ever upgrade to a full frame, you'll be able to sell the lens for very little loss.

Enjoy your new tool, and post some examples in the EF-S 17-55 thread in the archives. :)


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Dec 11, 2011 10:12 |  #40

great pickup, one of the best lens available for crop.

now look at a 70-200 :P



  
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