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Feb 20, 2012 08:17 |  #1

I have a t3i with the 18 to 55 kit and the nifty 50

I'm new to the camera GM and really been thinking of stepping my game up and getting a L lens I was looking at 24 to 105 but everybody on here is trying to sell they copy so i really dont know i dont want to spend over 1000$ and not be happy with my lens...if u guys can point me in the right direction for a L lens I appreciate or even a really good 3party lens like tokina or sigma tamron


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Feb 20, 2012 08:20 |  #2

post some of your shots taken with the lenses you have. Buying a new lens isn't always the best thing to do.


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Feb 20, 2012 08:35 |  #3

It could be they are selling the 24-105 because they want to upgrade to the new 24-70 that is coming out and the price of it is so high. I know I got the 24-105 instead because of the image stabilization (which if you're doing video you won't use IS during videos anyhow; it creates more noise). The new 24-70 has been announced but doesn't include IS. So they might be selling off to get the old one since it is cheaper or to make it more easy to afford the new one. I know a lot of people who love the 24-105. I do. It isn't as sharp as the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, but it's still a very nice lens with a great focal length.

I agree though on the what are you shooting and what are your image complaints now before a recommendation... will be interested to see what is suggested here as the thread grows. :)


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Feb 20, 2012 10:19 |  #4

None in my opinion. There isn't an L lens made that has what I would consider a "general purpose" focal range on a crop sensor.


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Feb 20, 2012 10:20 |  #5

24-105 according to digital rev tv and that is almost the only lens for them to make their videos


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Feb 20, 2012 10:31 |  #6

I like 17-40 on our Rebel.


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Feb 20, 2012 10:37 |  #7

IS is a big help during handheld video. Just get an external mic so you don't get and camera noise. 24-105 is a good range, but on crop it's not very wide.


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Feb 20, 2012 10:40 |  #8

You might find on a crop that the 17-55 2.8 IS is better for that body.


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Feb 20, 2012 11:10 |  #9

Thanks guys keep the feedback coming


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Feb 20, 2012 11:25 |  #10

av8r wrote in post #13928709 (external link)
post some of your shots taken with the lenses you have. Buying a new lens isn't always the best thing to do.

Great help... I'm sorry but there are way to many judges on these boards who think that users must somehow justify through skill or need to upgrade to better glass. Let's face it the kit lens is s**t and anybody who has tried a 17-55 2.8 in comparison will tell you so.

Sorry for the rant...

OP, I second mtimber's suggestion about the 17-55. Pretty fast, has IS which really helps for video and constant manual focus which can be a big help also.


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Feb 20, 2012 11:47 |  #11

Another vote for the 17-55 2.8. If you can get over the fact that it doesn't have a red ring on it, I think it is the best general purpose lens for crop bodies. I love the 24-105 on my 5D, but for me, 24mm would not be wide enough on a crop body. 17-40 is a good lens, but you'll really appreciate 2.8 and IS when you want to take photos in less than ideal lighting and don't have a tripod with you.


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Feb 20, 2012 11:53 |  #12

I got a 24-105 rental this weekend and have been playing around with it. For my use, this maybe the lens for me. I'm doing some long panning shots with a little zoom, the constant aperture is making life alot easier over my 60D kit lens. I got a Steadicam Smoothee and modified it for my camera and a DIY follow focus for hand held shots. IS is a must it's the difference between camera phone type quality shakey video and smooth pro stuff.


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Feb 20, 2012 11:53 |  #13

pkilla wrote in post #13928690 (external link)
thinking of stepping my game up and getting a L lens I was looking at 24 to 105 but everybody on here is trying to sell they copy so i really dont know i dont want to spend over 1000$ and not be happy with my lens...

The 24-105 comes with the 5D2 kit, and a lot of people buy the kit with the intent of selling the lens to offset the cost of the 5D2.

It's a great lens, and many pros say if they were forced to only own one lens, it would be there choice.

So don't let the sales sway you.


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Feb 20, 2012 11:54 |  #14

Good glass isn't as important for video as it is for stills. I love my 17-55 but for roughly the same price you can get a Sigma 17-50 and the Tokina 11-16 which I would go with if I did more video than photography. I can say this for certain since I actually owned this setup at one time. Both these lenses are built really well too if its an L-like build quality you desire. You'll also want something with a constant aperture when doing video which is a reason to upgrade from your kit lens.


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Feb 20, 2012 12:04 |  #15

With a crop camera I like my 15 to 85mm IS. Canon 40D




  
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