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Jan 15, 2013 15:08 |  #1

I know this is probably a difficult question, but I want a great lens at a somewhat affordable price. Is that possible? :D


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Jan 15, 2013 15:11 |  #2

What focal length are you looking for? You don't need a L lens to get great quality photos.
Look at the 10-22, 15-85, 55-250, none of those are L glass but produce great photos.
But the cheapest L Glass is the 17-40 and 70-200 F4L non-IS.


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Jan 15, 2013 15:12 |  #3

Yes! Get the 17-40 L f4 or the 135 L f2




  
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Jan 15, 2013 15:14 |  #4

RHChan84 wrote in post #15492648 (external link)
But the cheapest L Glass is the 17-40 and 70-200 F4L non-IS.

These are the two "starter" L lenses that many people start with. They are relatively affordable for high quality glass. Another option is the 24-205L but its not the most exciting focal range on a crop body camera.




  
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Jan 15, 2013 15:18 |  #5

Define what you mean by "great lens" and "affordable".


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Jan 15, 2013 15:22 |  #6

broncofanxl wrote in post #15492639 (external link)
I know this is probably a difficult question, but I want a great lens at a somewhat affordable price. Is that possible? :D

"Affordable" is subjective. (edit. Neil beat me to it)

Price range?


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Jan 15, 2013 15:39 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #7

I shoot mostly portrait, landscape, and architectural.I want L glass! I want to spend no more than 1000.


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Jan 15, 2013 15:41 |  #8

broncofanxl wrote in post #15492780 (external link)
I shoot mostly portrait, landscape, and architectural.I want L glass! I want to spend no more than 1000.

I guess the 24-105 or 24-70 would be the way to go then. 24-105 used under $1,000 is no problem. 24-70 Mk I under $1,000 might take some patience and luck.


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Jan 15, 2013 15:47 as a reply to  @ BrandonSi's post |  #9

17-55 f2.8 IS

it's an aps-c lens, which means if you have a rebel, 60d, 7d...etc...it will fit your EF-S mount. it is not useable on a 5d, 6d, 1d...etc...

probably your best bet honestly. if you want to save some cash (a good chunk at that), look at sigmas 17-50 OS...tried it on this weekend and it was MINT.

if you absolutely have to have L glass, either a 70-200 f4L IS (used), or a 24-105.




  
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Jan 15, 2013 15:50 |  #10

200 f2.8
100 f2.8 macro
135 f2
17-40 f4
70-200 f4

All great. All under $1K new.


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Jan 15, 2013 15:58 |  #11

135L.


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Jan 15, 2013 16:00 |  #12

broncofanxl wrote in post #15492780 (external link)
I shoot mostly portrait, landscape, and architectural.I want L glass! I want to spend no more than 1000.

what body are you on?


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Jan 15, 2013 16:08 |  #13

L only means 'hefty price tag', especially if there is a non-L offering something similar. Take the 50mm options. the 50/1.2 L is less sharp at the same aperture as the super-cheap 50/1.8 - of course it can go to F1.2 but it is not exactly optically perfect when it does :-)

So for most people getting the 50/1.2 makes no sense.

The same argument can be made for the 85/1.8 and the 85/1.2L - the latter focuses slower, weighs a ton and costs a vast amount while the 8.5/1.8 does most of the same work just as well.


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Jan 15, 2013 16:10 |  #14

Yes it exists !

17-40 and 70-200/4 are the best affordable lenses. Really worth the upgrade !


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Jan 15, 2013 16:12 |  #15

Whats best for portrait? Indoor and outdoor. 17-40l or 24-70l or 24-105l??


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