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What lens have you regretted buying?

 
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Jan 02, 2013 16:47 |  #286

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That sucks. I was already to buy an UWA, but now the 6D is out and the 5D2 prices are pretty low too, so I am holding off for now. I still have my 17-50, 30 and 60 and kit lenses though, but I will keep both of the crops.

I would have loved to keep my 7D (which reminds me, I have to change my signature!), but the wife found out how much the 5D cost and, well...you know how it goes. I'm literally just getting started in terms of going out and doing some jobs for pay, so she'll gradually calm down once I give her some money. :)

As for wide lenses now, all I've got is the 17-40. I'm thinking of selling that and my 70-200mm f/4 L (non-IS) and getting a 16-35L down the line, but, for now, the 17-40 makes for a good landscape lens.


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Jan 02, 2013 19:06 |  #287

jamesfreilly wrote in post #15436321 (external link)
I would have loved to keep my 7D (which reminds me, I have to change my signature!), but the wife found out how much the 5D cost and, well...you know how it goes. I'm literally just getting started in terms of going out and doing some jobs for pay, so she'll gradually calm down once I give her some money. :)

As for wide lenses now, all I've got is the 17-40. I'm thinking of selling that and my 70-200mm f/4 L (non-IS) and getting a 16-35L down the line, but, for now, the 17-40 makes for a good landscape lens.

You could sell the 8-16 and get a 24IS, or 28IS, or 35IS, or a 24-105


Canon 7D/350D, Σ17-50/2.8 OS, 18-55IS, 24-105/4 L IS, Σ30/1.4 EX, 50/1.8, C50/1.4, 55-250IS, 60/2.8, 70-200/4 L IS, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 IS L, 135/2 L 580EX II, 430EX II * 2, 270EX II.

  
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Jan 02, 2013 19:24 |  #288

For me it was the 55-250 and 70-300. Both were great lenses but how I went about getting them was not good. Impulse buy and I got a great deal on both but I should of just picked up the 70-200F4L IS instead. 55-250 was good but got a great deal on the 70-300 which was neat but IQ was close to the 55-250 and after 250 on the 70-300, it was slightly soft. But my 70-200F4L cropped, IQ is still sharp.


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Jan 02, 2013 19:36 |  #289

Sigma 24-70
This thing was much softer than the Canon version. The only way to get sharp pics was to stop down. Kinda defeats the purpose of the f2.8


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Jan 02, 2013 19:47 |  #290

zane73 wrote in post #15436925 (external link)
Sigma 24-70
This thing was much softer than the Canon version. The only way to get sharp pics was to stop down. Kinda defeats the purpose of the f2.8

Is this the later HSM version or older one?


Canon 7D/350D, Σ17-50/2.8 OS, 18-55IS, 24-105/4 L IS, Σ30/1.4 EX, 50/1.8, C50/1.4, 55-250IS, 60/2.8, 70-200/4 L IS, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 IS L, 135/2 L 580EX II, 430EX II * 2, 270EX II.

  
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Jan 02, 2013 19:54 |  #291

so far none !


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Jan 02, 2013 19:57 |  #292

Canon 70-200L F4

Worst lens ever for me. Wasn't sharp, and needed IS big time. It's no wonder it's one of Canon's cheapest L lens.




  
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Jan 02, 2013 20:02 |  #293

FEChariot wrote in post #15436820 (external link)
You could sell the 8-16 and get a 24IS, or 28IS, or 35IS, or a 24-105

I have the 8-16 up on Craiglist (along with my Sigma 50 1.4 as I like my 85 1.8 better on the full frame body!). I'd like to get something wider than my 17-40, hence the 16-35, but the 14 f/2.8L looks pretty damned nice, too. Too bad it's twice what I'll get for the Sigmas!! :lol:


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E.J. ­ Peiker
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Jan 03, 2013 10:01 |  #294

28-135 back in the day - cheaply made lens, marginal optical performance
24-105 - poor wide end performance. Really should have been a 28-105
100-400 - versatility yes! optical performance above 300mm no. 400/5.6 blows it away and that's even after Canon reseated optical elements and even replaced inner barrel on the 100-400.




  
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Jan 03, 2013 12:48 |  #295
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ef 70-300 is usm
Not fast, or sharp, enough 300mm f/5.6.
100-400L is much better.


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Jan 03, 2013 14:36 |  #296

->My first camera was T1i with 18-55mm

->Switched to T2i
bought the 55-250mm (no regret),
Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro (no regret, not useful, but i experienced macro),

->Switched to 60D
Canon 18-135mm (Nothing special, but no regret),
Tamron 17-50 f2.8 no VC (Great Lens),
Canon 50mm f1.4 (no regret, awesome lens btw),
Canon 70-200 F4L Non IS (No regret, awesome lens for the price,also my first L lens),
Sigma 50mm (No regret, even it had front focusing problem, sold it later),
Canon 24-70L (No regret, decent lens on the 60D),
Sigma 30mm f1.4 (No regret, great lens on the 60D)

-> Switched to 5D Mark II
Now i only have the siggy 30mm and, the 24-70L is shining, works like a cham.. just need to trade my 30mm for sigma 50mm f1.4 and i'm set


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Jan 03, 2013 14:44 |  #297

Canon 28, 1.8 never really use it.


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Jan 03, 2013 14:53 as a reply to  @ Voaky999's post |  #298

Worst lens in my current set was a Tamron 17-50 VC, now gone and replaced with Canon 17-55 2.8.....wow:D.


Cameras & Lens all due to my kind wife :D

  
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Jan 03, 2013 18:13 as a reply to  @ cmosman's post |  #299

I regret buying 550d brand new with kit lenses.. Paid way to much for
it due to my lack of knowledge about photography.

Sigma 17-50 - great lens but upgraded to FF soon after I got it. Plus I dropped it and now it's nothing more than a paper weight.


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Jan 03, 2013 18:53 |  #300

100L Macro. Not as fun to use as I had thought it would be.




  
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