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Sep 02, 2012 17:07 |  #1

I have a 50d and my current main lenses are 70-200f4 and the kit 17-85. What would be the best lens to replace the 17-85. Don't use wide angle much and I have about $1000.00 to spend.




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Sep 02, 2012 17:10 |  #2

What is the 17-85 not doing for you, that you feel you need to replace it?


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Sep 02, 2012 17:16 |  #3

Just a little frustrated with the amount of ca at wider end. Seem to wind up with more pleasing photos from the 70-200.




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Sep 02, 2012 17:29 |  #4

A wide Sigma or Tamron then


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Sep 02, 2012 17:31 |  #5

24-105


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Sep 02, 2012 17:46 |  #6

The best choice on a crop camera is always the 17-55 2.8 IS. Then get the 10-22 when you can afford it. That is a stunning line up for your camera.


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Sep 02, 2012 18:15 |  #7

I guess if someone could tell me i'd be as happy with the 24-105 as i am with my 70-200 that would be the one i'd go for. But from the reviews it looks like the 24-105 has some ca as well and that concerns me.




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Sep 02, 2012 18:44 |  #8

I like the 24-105mm. Good walk around on FF


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Sep 02, 2012 19:27 as a reply to  @ sonofjesse's post |  #9

Ok, i'm confused. You aren't happy with the CA at the wide end, but you're willing to get a zoom with a narrower wide end.. because you don't use the wide end much.

Sounds like a non-issue to me.


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Sep 02, 2012 19:59 |  #10

The biggest thing is I feel I get better image quality from the one "L" lens I have.




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Sep 02, 2012 20:06 |  #11

I'd get the 17-55 2.8 without question. I was hesitant to spend L money for a non L, but it performs very well.
Regarding the better image quality from a L lens. There are plenty of lenses without the L designation that are capable of excellent images.




  
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Sep 02, 2012 20:12 |  #12

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The biggest thing is I feel I get better image quality from the one "L" lens I have.

Well, yes.. the 70-200L is definitely a better lens. Many are suggesting the 24-105, which is a great lens, but the ef-s 15-85 IS is just as good..IQ-wise (although a stop slower). Of course, if you don't care for the wide end, then maybe the 24-105 would be better.

The ef-s 17-55/2.8 IS is also a great lens, though costly, but a little short on the long end. Having the fast f/2.8 plus IS is a good combination though, and the gap from 55-70 is minor. If you want a cheaper version, the Tamron 17-50/2.8 non-VC is a good lens, as well as the Sigma 17-50/2.8 OS.


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Sep 02, 2012 20:19 |  #13

FREEZE wrote in post #14939242 (external link)
I have a 50d and my current main lenses are 70-200f4 and the kit 17-85. What would be the best lens to replace the 17-85. Don't use wide angle much and I have about $1000.00 to spend.

What is more important to you? Range or Aperture? If range then the 15-85 is a big improvement over the 17-85. If aperture then the Sigma 17-50 and Canon 17-55 are great. If you use the long end of your 17-85 much more than the short end, then the 24-105 or the latest 24-70 variants (Canon, Sigma, and Tamron) are all good.

Check out the photozone.de reviews to get CA performance as I am not up to date on how each of the above perform on that scale.


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Sep 02, 2012 21:17 |  #14

To me, the biggest downside to the 24-105 on a cropper is that it isn't always wide enough when you have to shoot indoors at most of the family type get togethers. And the 2.8 is sooo nice to have.


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Sep 02, 2012 21:24 |  #15

FREEZE wrote in post #14939473 (external link)
I guess if someone could tell me i'd be as happy with the 24-105 as i am with my 70-200 that would be the one i'd go for. But from the reviews it looks like the 24-105 has some ca as well and that concerns me.

I will tell you that you will be at least as happy ith it as you are with your 70-200. Keep the 17-85 in the event you need wider than 24.


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