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I just bought my first L lens!

 
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Dec 20, 2012 22:24 |  #31

Thinking of L glass (and my son is in college, no one would want him...:( ),

is IS super important? big price difference in the IS vs non-is. I have a Sigma 17-200 and the canon 55-250 which I always use withISs on, just wondering if I could do without it in order to afford L glass.


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Dec 20, 2012 22:32 |  #32

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The 17-40, while not my first choice on crop, could be good for double duty; wide angle on the 5d, ”normal” zoom on the cropper (though a tad short).

That's why I suggested it. It it was just a crop, I think the 17-55 f/2.8 may be a very good choice too.


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Dec 21, 2012 01:28 as a reply to  @ Scrumhalf's post |  #33

Congrats! my first L too :)


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Dec 21, 2012 03:47 |  #34

Oh no. now you will get L fever and it will never stop no matter what you do.


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Dec 21, 2012 09:51 |  #35

dansmail26 wrote in post #15392008 (external link)
Thinking of L glass (and my son is in college, no one would want him...:( ),

is IS super important? big price difference in the IS vs non-is. I have a Sigma 17-200 and the canon 55-250 which I always use withISs on, just wondering if I could do without it in order to afford L glass.

Try your lens without IS and see how you do.
There will be differences but we need to know which lens you want. I'm going to assume 70-200f4L with or without IS, it's faster but with the 18-200 and 55-250 without IS will give you some idea of how it would be without IS.


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Dec 21, 2012 10:24 |  #36

RHChan84 wrote in post #15393225 (external link)
Try your lens without IS and see how you do.
There will be differences but we need to know which lens you want. I'm going to assume 70-200f4L with or without IS, it's faster but with the 18-200 and 55-250 without IS will give you some idea of how it would be without IS.

duh, I should have thought of that! And yes I was thinking of the 70-200 f4l.


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Dec 21, 2012 10:55 |  #37
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Dec 21, 2012 11:04 |  #38

That's how they get you. They give you a little hit of the 70-200 4L and the next thing you know your raiding your baby's college fund ti buy more.


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Dec 21, 2012 11:31 |  #39

lgunnz wrote in post #15388818 (external link)
My first L too, then followed the 135L, and in a couple months either the 35L or 24-70L I. Still can't decide between the two.

Go with the 35L. Just got it and love it. (had the 24-70 as well but sold it to fund 5DIII)

I want the 135l next. Not even sure what I need it for, but after seeing all the pics, I gotta have it. Lol


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Dec 21, 2012 21:40 as a reply to  @ Buylongterm's post |  #40

Congrats!

I just got my first "L" lens today. ;)

I went for the 135 f/2


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Dec 22, 2012 09:44 |  #41

Reminding me to the first time i got my L, i was so impressed that time too, it is a feeling can't be forgotten, congrats on your L-purchase.


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Dec 22, 2012 11:57 |  #42

Like so many others, this was also my first L. I am on my second copy of the lens because I was stupid and sold my first one when I thought I didnt use it enough. Well long story short, I missed it and bought another!! Great lens for a great price!


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Dec 22, 2012 16:24 as a reply to  @ TheycallmeLamy's post |  #43

I have owned many L lenses - sadly, for various reasons I couldn't keep them all. My husband's SWAT team recently had some budget available for camera equipment - they bought a T3i w/kit lens, and the 70-200 f/4 non IS. He was the keeper of the equipment for a night and brought it in to let me try the lens on my 7D. I fell in love, and while I know I'm not getting one for Christmas, my birthday is next month, so I'm putting it on my wish list, however much of a pipe dream it is - I fell in love, and one of my former lenses was the drainpipe!

But in the meantime, I did cave and repurchase the 200 f/2.8L - brand spankin' new this time. But shhhhhh.... ;)


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Dec 22, 2012 19:16 as a reply to  @ aggieastrosfan's post |  #44

You will love that lens. I have the same one and it was my first L lens also. Have thought about going to the IS version but haven't found the extra cash to do it. Still happy with what I have.

Larry


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