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First "L" Lens: 24-70L 2.8 II

 
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Sep 19, 2012 11:40 |  #16

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Right. Just out of curiosity, did the fella who recommended this lens actually have one that he'd used? If not, what was he basing his recommendation on?

IMO, although this lens looks pretty promising at this point, it's still something of an unknown quantity, and I'm waiting for some more review before I decide whether it's really worth $2,300.

She has the version 1 of the lens. And with reviews of the II being promising, I went for it...or thought I did.


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Sep 19, 2012 12:09 as a reply to  @ post 15014173 |  #17

If you're not planning to go full frame, I recommend you reconsider spending $2300 on a 24-70L II. IMO, if you want a f/2.8 standard zoom for a crop, you really can't do much better than the EF-S 17-55. No, it's not an L, but it will give you L image quality. And it also has IS (something the 24-70L II lacks). And, IMO, it has a more useful zoom range on a crop. And it costs around $1,300 less.

Just my two cents.




  
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Sep 19, 2012 12:35 |  #18

The problem with that is its an EF-S lens. I will be upgrading to FF later.


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Sep 19, 2012 12:42 |  #19

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The problem with that is its an EF-S lens. I will be upgrading to FF later.

you have 4 EF-S, and two crop cameras now...what do you plan on doing with those?


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Sep 19, 2012 12:45 |  #20

I will gradually upgrade my lenses to EF and sell the EF-S lenses. Then I will move to FF.


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Sep 19, 2012 13:59 |  #21

I went through the same process as you are going through now going from crop to FF. To my surprise, it was a pleasant process as I lost very little money on my EF-S lens on the used market, and got great deals on my L glasses.

If my 24-105 wasn't such a work horse, I'd totally order the 24-70mk2 already.. still very tempted though, but going to wait for more example pics and reviews from here before making final decision.


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Sep 19, 2012 14:02 |  #22

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If you're not planning to go full frame, I recommend you reconsider spending $2300 on a 24-70L II. IMO, if you want a f/2.8 standard zoom for a crop, you really can't do much better than the EF-S 17-55. No, it's not an L, but it will give you L image quality. And it also has IS (something the 24-70L II lacks). And, IMO, it has a more useful zoom range on a crop. And it costs around $1,300 less.

Just my two cents.

Reconsidering the above.


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Sep 19, 2012 16:24 |  #23

BHollis wrote in post #15014318 (external link)
If you're not planning to go full frame, I recommend you reconsider spending $2300 on a 24-70L II. IMO, if you want a f/2.8 standard zoom for a crop, you really can't do much better than the EF-S 17-55. No, it's not an L, but it will give you L image quality. And it also has IS (something the 24-70L II lacks). And, IMO, it has a more useful zoom range on a crop. And it costs around $1,300 less.

Just my two cents.

I agree. And with the savings over the 24-70L II, you could buy a 70-200 f/4 L IS to give you a quality telephoto, as was suggested by someone else in this thread.

The EFS 17-55 f/2.8 will lose little value if you eventually go full frame. I owned one for six years, and sold it used for about $150 less than I bought it new. That's not bad for six years of use and depreciation.


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Sep 19, 2012 17:05 |  #24

Bought the 17-55 f2.8. DONE!!!!


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Sep 19, 2012 18:46 |  #25

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Bought the 17-55 f2.8. DONE!!!!

Wow. That was quick. :)


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Sep 19, 2012 18:49 |  #26

xinvisionx wrote in post #15015825 (external link)
Bought the 17-55 f2.8. DONE!!!!

well you're certainly easy to convince :)


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Sep 19, 2012 18:52 |  #27

I read the reviews. Researched. Done.


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Sep 19, 2012 18:59 |  #28

xinvisionx wrote in post #15016219 (external link)
I read the reviews. Researched. Done.

Good for you! it's a great lens, and I also agree with you that buying a lens isn't rocket science it could be done very quickly especially a lens that has been around for awhile and is proven great as the 17-55 has... although 3 hours is quick even by my standarts :)


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Sep 19, 2012 19:01 |  #29

xinvisionx wrote in post #15014098 (external link)
You boys are going to love this. I ordered the overpriced original version.
Refund issued in full. What a snafu...

I lol'd at this!!

Congrats on the 17-55 purchase!


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Sep 19, 2012 20:18 |  #30

eyalha wrote in post #15016255 (external link)
Good for you! it's a great lens, and I also agree with you that buying a lens isn't rocket science it could be done very quickly especially a lens that has been around for awhile and is proven great as the 17-55 has... although 3 hours is quick even by my standarts :)

Given I had $2K+ poised to spend on a lens, settling for a 17-55 2.8 with reviews and individuals raving about the sharpness and overall quality of the lens and less than half of what I intended to spend, it made it a no brainer after getting over the EF-S aspect.

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I lol'd at this!!

Congrats on the 17-55 purchase!

I'm glad you enjoyed my fubar!


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