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emu248mafia
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Jul 24, 2012 11:58 |  #1

well im upgrading my equipment, moving from the 300d to hopefully a t3i.
Along with that i wanna get a new lens for mainly walk around

i have a 55-250 IS that does well for the closer zoomed shots

im debating to either do the

17-55 f2.8 IS USM or
24-105 F4 L IS USM

and the clarity on both is just i dunno which to go with lol


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Jul 24, 2012 12:28 |  #2

The 17-55 will only work on a crop sensor whereas the 24-105 will work on both. I opted for the 17-55 and love it. On a crop the 24 just isn't wide enough for me, the 17-55 is an amazing lens.


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Jul 24, 2012 12:52 |  #3

The 24 is not wide enough for a crop, it will really limit how far out you can go indoors and such, also the 2.8 is a full stop faster.

If you should move to full frame some day you can sell a 17-55 in good condition for a minimal loss.


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Jul 24, 2012 13:38 |  #4

+1 for 17-55.. sell + get 24-105 if upgrading to FF.




  
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Jul 24, 2012 14:59 |  #5

Or get a Canon 15-85 the perfect walkaround lens for a crop camera in my opinion, IQ is pretty decent as well.


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Jul 24, 2012 15:26 |  #6

Oakland County mafia at Eastern Michigan?


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Jul 24, 2012 15:27 |  #7

strcmp wrote in post #14763039 (external link)
+1 for 17-55.. sell + get 24-105 if upgrading to FF.

+2 for the 17-55


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Jul 24, 2012 15:35 |  #8

Keyan wrote in post #14762837 (external link)
The 24 is not wide enough for a crop, it will really limit how far out you can go indoors and such, also the 2.8 is a full stop faster.

If you should move to full frame some day you can sell a 17-55 in good condition for a minimal loss.

This is the word. I couldn't get by on 24mm on a crop. 17-55 f2.8 is arguably Canon's best non "L" lens.


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Jul 24, 2012 16:42 |  #9

runninmann wrote in post #14763616 (external link)
Oakland County mafia at Eastern Michigan?

Spot on.


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Jul 24, 2012 16:44 |  #10

I've always wanted a L series lens but with all these replies i must say that my decision is being pushed towards the 17-55


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Jul 24, 2012 16:47 |  #11

strcmp wrote in post #14763039 (external link)
+1 for 17-55.. sell + get 24-105 if upgrading to FF.

emu248mafia wrote in post #14763983 (external link)
I've always wanted a L series lens but with all these replies i must say that my decision is being pushed towards the 17-55

Canon 17-55 is better than any L lens on a crop for this focal range. The closest L would be 16-35 II


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Jul 24, 2012 16:52 |  #12

welp im taking that thought out of my head and im gonna look for a 17-55 than.


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Jul 25, 2012 19:54 |  #13

emu, if you want to try the 24-70, let me know.


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Jul 25, 2012 20:08 |  #14

I tried the 17-55 for a couple weeks but ended up going with the 15-85. The 17-55 was a great lens and was awesome in low light but for a walk around, I liked the range of the 15-85 more than the constant f/2.8. It's 12% wider and 36% longer but then again, I do 95% of my shooting outside so my needs may be a little different than yours. From an IQ standpoint, I honestly don't see much of a difference between the two. I sold my 24-105 about 8 months ago strictly because the 24mm just wasn't wide enough.




  
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Jul 25, 2012 21:38 |  #15

have 17-55 and 15-85 mounted on 2 40d
really can't tell the difference until it gerts darker or i want longer, eithr will serve you well but i do like the f2.8 indoors more


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