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Trying to fill a gap between lenses, advise appreciated...

 
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Dec 02, 2012 17:24 |  #1

I have a canon 10-22 wide angle and then go straight to 70-200is 2.8. Most of my photos are landscape although I have two kids and enjoy taking pictures of them as they grow up.Would I be better off with a 16-35 f2.8 or a 28-70f2.8L? I have used the 16-35 and loved it but I have heard good things about the 28-70. Any suggestions?


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Dec 02, 2012 17:27 |  #2

How about the 17-55 2.8 IS? It's supposed to be one of the best for crop, and it'd fill your "lens gap" perfectly. Maybe not a good idea if you are thinking about upgrading to full frame anytime soon though.




  
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Dec 02, 2012 17:28 |  #3

If those are the only two lenses you're considering, I'd recommend the 24-70. The 16-35, while a very nice lens, won't do as much to achieve your stated purpose to "fill a gap between lenses."


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Dec 02, 2012 17:44 |  #4

I'm definitely open to other suggestions, the two I listed are just two that I have heard good things about. I will check out the 17-55.


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Dec 02, 2012 18:08 as a reply to  @ elijahallen's post |  #5

I would go with the 17-55 as well(well..a 3rd party would be cheaper.. such as the Sigma 17-50/2.8 OS). The gap from 55-70 will be miniscule, but having 17mm on..this makes a great walkaround/do everything lens.


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Dec 02, 2012 20:07 |  #6

If you have thoughts about full frame- 24-70 or 24-105.
I'd also consider the Sigma 17-50 OS or the Canon 17-55... Both are supposedly quite similar. I like my Sigma.
Personally, I think the 24-105 might be better for kids if you are looking at a better lens in that range.. I keep a 18-135 IS STM - for a single lens solution;; your signature shows a 28-135 as well- I assume you no longer have this.. Friends at work have also found that the 18-135 fits the bill for chasing after kids, walkabout, etc... With your lens selection a 24-105 or 18-135 would both, I think, fill the need in between- yet provide you with some overlap and ability to use a single lens most of the time. Reality is that I could live with the 24-105 but the 18-135 IS STM is a unique lens - for what I keep it for.. My 24-105 lives almost exclusively on the 5D III.

In your case though- I'd suggest that the 24-105L might be the best overall solution considering what you've stated so far. It'd be a nice lens and range for working with kids- less lens swapping- less missed opportunities due to lens swapping...


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Dec 02, 2012 20:37 |  #7

wayne.robbins wrote in post #15317937 (external link)
If you have thoughts about full frame- 24-70 or 24-105.
I'd also consider the Sigma 17-50 OS or the Canon 17-55... Both are supposedly quite similar. I like my Sigma.
Personally, I think the 24-105 might be better for kids if you are looking at a better lens in that range.. I keep a 18-135 IS STM - for a single lens solution;; your signature shows a 28-135 as well- I assume you no longer have this.. Friends at work have also found that the 18-135 fits the bill for chasing after kids, walkabout, etc... With your lens selection a 24-105 or 18-135 would both, I think, fill the need in between- yet provide you with some overlap and ability to use a single lens most of the time. Reality is that I could live with the 24-105 but the 18-135 IS STM is a unique lens - for what I keep it for.. My 24-105 lives almost exclusively on the 5D III.

In your case though- I'd suggest that the 24-105L might be the best overall solution considering what you've stated so far. It'd be a nice lens and range for working with kids- less lens swapping- less missed opportunities due to lens swapping...

i don't own a 24-105 but it's what came to mind when i started reading this thread. it seems like the perfect lens for chasing kids around.




  
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Dec 02, 2012 21:36 |  #8

rwhardy wrote in post #15318098 (external link)
i don't own a 24-105 but it's what came to mind when i started reading this thread. it seems like the perfect lens for chasing kids around.

I do own a 24-105mm lens. It is my lens of choice when photographing our kids inside (with a flash.) I also use it in the yard. The 70-200mm f/2.8 IS (ver. 1) is great for photographing kids at play when there is adequate space for a lens of that focal length.

I must use a flash even when using a lens at f/1.8 in my house. The decision to get a 24-105mm f/4 lens over a shorter f/2.8 lens like the 24-70 or 17-55 was made solely on the longer focal length of the 24-105mm lens. Great decision for MY needs.

Having lenses of 10-22mm, 24-105mm and 70-200mm would be a great combination. The overlap in focal length of the 24-105mm and 70-200mm is really nice.

The 70-200mm f/2.8 IS lens is my favorite but I would keep the 24-105mm f/4 lens if I could have only one lens.


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Dec 03, 2012 08:42 |  #9

EFS 17-55 f2.8 is a perfect fit for your kit.A superb lens which will suit your 7d perfectly.You won't loose anything between 55 and 70mm.
A bit expensive but image quality is top notch.




  
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Dec 03, 2012 10:13 |  #10

It doesn't matter whether or not you ever "go full frame"....

Either the EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS or the EF 24-70/2.8L (orig. or Mk II) will do a great job filling your need. I use the 24-70/2.8 and find it even more useful as a portrait lens on a crop camera, than on full frame. The 17-55 is an excellent alternative at a lower cost, obviously with a somewhat different range of focal lengths.

Both of these are f2.8 zooms, which would normally be my choice over any f4 zoom in this range of focal lengths.

When I know I'm going to be shooting only in good light and want to lighten up my kit (such as when hiking or biking), I use a 28-135 IS that I picked up used for $250. It takes the place of both of my larger zooms: 24-70/2.8 and 70-200/2.8 IS. IQ of the 28-135 is way better than it's pricing would indicate. Plus it's got fast, accurate USM focus, is an EF lens that will work fine on either crop or full frame, is close focusing, and has reasonably effective IS. It's just not as well built or sealed as the L series alternatives... but costs a whole lot less, is smaller and weighs quite a bit less.


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Dec 03, 2012 10:30 |  #11
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Definitely speed over range. I'd say 24-70 (mkI or mkII, Tamron).

Goes nicely with your existing lenses.


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Dec 03, 2012 10:37 |  #12

24-70, if you're like me you'll find it hard to take off your camera.




  
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Dec 03, 2012 10:49 |  #13

amfoto1 wrote in post #15320139 (external link)
It doesn't matter whether or not you ever "go full frame"....

Either the EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS or the EF 24-70/2.8L (orig. or Mk II) will do a great job filling your need. I use the 24-70/2.8 and find it even more useful as a portrait lens on a crop camera, than on full frame. The 17-55 is an excellent alternative at a lower cost, obviously with a somewhat different range of focal lengths.

Both of these are f2.8 zooms, which would normally be my choice over any f4 zoom in this range of focal lengths.

^this

24-105 is a great lens (even on a crop sensor contrary to what some say) but 2.8 will be more useful for what you need. 24-70 fills the gap perfectly.


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Dec 03, 2012 11:55 |  #14

Thank you for all of your feedback, I usually buy my lenses used so I will see what is out there and make my decision soon.


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Dec 03, 2012 13:42 |  #15

Another vote for the 17-55, unless you are planning on going to full frame in the near future.


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