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Sep 25, 2012 16:44 |  #16

I had the 28-135 on crop and felt on the long end it was good but wasn't wide enough at times. I also had the tamron 17-50 and felt that 17 was good enough but I was always buried at 50mm. I've made my decision to buy a 24-105 for my 7D. It's constant F4 but sharp with no stopping down needed (for what I hear at least) but the focal length for a walk around for me is perfect. It has IS which is a plus, biggest reason for me selling my 17-50, I like to have IS.


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Sep 25, 2012 16:51 |  #17

Talley wrote in post #15041942 (external link)
I had the 28-135 on crop and felt on the long end it was good but wasn't wide enough at times. I also had the tamron 17-50 and felt that 17 was good enough but I was always buried at 50mm. I've made my decision to buy a 24-105 for my 7D. It's constant F4 but sharp with no stopping down needed (for what I hear at least) but the focal length for a walk around for me is perfect. It has IS which is a plus, biggest reason for me selling my 17-50, I like to have IS.

But isn't that the 3 stop IS? the 15-85 has 4 stop IS.


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Sep 25, 2012 16:59 |  #18

there is no sollid answer to that question.

Some people like to have a tele as walk around lens.

If you need f2.8, buy 17-55

If you need bether macro, bether IS, more wideangle, and more tele buy 15-85.

Image quality from both is very equal, if you like to use youre pictures as wall paper and walk around with a magnifying glass to explore all details, well then 17-55 is probably bether.

My perfect combination is, to have 15-85 for its advantages, combined with a Prime for bad light and bether image quality than 17-55. You can get that for the same price as 17-55.


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Sep 25, 2012 17:23 |  #19

I have both the 17-55 and the 15-85. Both are very solid performers. I'd have a very hard time giving either up.




  
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Sep 25, 2012 17:25 |  #20

Hot damn! I just got a 17-55mm f/2.8 last week! Took it over the weekend and bam! Amazingly sharp images! If you decide to get that lens, you shouldn't regret it at all.


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Sep 25, 2012 20:35 |  #21

Seapup wrote in post #15040139 (external link)
Another vote for the 17-55 f/2.8 IS. If you don't need the wide end and can live without IS, 24-70mm f/2.8L.

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Sep 25, 2012 22:01 |  #22

I made they same leap earlier this year (30D to the 7D). I bought mine with the Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS and I have to say, it is my main lens. I did however have to micro adjust mine for back focus.
Hope this helps, and congrats!


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Sep 26, 2012 22:22 |  #23

Check this link out over at The Digital Picture.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)

It's an interactive lens comparison.
They've helped me decide on several lenses. I have shot with the 15-85 on the 7D and
I love this lens and the images it produces.

I, however, went with the 24-105 as I really
wanted weather seal and knew that eventually I'd add the 5DII to my arsenal.
Most people discount the 24-105 on an APC, but I found that for the most part it worked
extremely well and I really liked the long end. Plus, you really get the prime "cut" of the
lens on the 7D.

Good luck and enjoy no matter what you decide. Hey you can always rent them for a trial.
Best Buy has a 30 day return policy. I know they can be costly, but they will let you return and exchange until you're happy and so will Amazon.


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