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Feb 03, 2013 10:52 |  #1

Ok, the other day I asked about selling some lens to get the EF 70-200 f/4 L, I went ahead and got the lens without selling my others . I have a 28-135 IS USM and 70-300 IS USM non L lens. I acquired a 70-200 F4L and now I am wondering if I should get rid of the 70-300(+ maybe the 28-135) in favor of a 24-70L or a 24-105L as my walk around lens. If you have a suggestion for a better walk around lens I would appreciate your thoughts. I have decided to go ahead and spend the extra cash in the event that I might upgrade to FF later on. All suggestions and advice are welcome. Thanks for your time!


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Feb 03, 2013 10:58 |  #2

Definitely get rid of that 70-300.

Have you looked into the 17-40L f/4?

24-105 is a great walk-around as the 24-70.


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Feb 03, 2013 11:10 |  #3

I love my 24-105, as my general, walkaround lens for my 40D and now my 7D; it pairs up really nicely with the 70-200 without requiring a lot of swapping.

Another option you might check into is the 15-85 IS; it would give a good bit of range for general uses and let you get pretty moderately wide without needing a third lens.


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Feb 03, 2013 11:31 |  #4

I forgot to add I also have a nifty fifty as well. I have not looked @ the 17-40, I will have to look into it. Thanks for the advice.


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Feb 03, 2013 11:43 |  #5

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I forgot to add I also have a nifty fifty as well. I have not looked @ the 17-40, I will have to look into it. Thanks for the advice.

To be completely honest the 17-40 isn't amazing on a crop camera but will BLOW people away on FF




  
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Feb 03, 2013 11:53 |  #6

I'd get the Tamron 17-50 non vs for your walkaround lens, and definitely sell the two lenses you mentioned selling. I took the main pic on the front page of my site with the Tamron 17-50 and a 50D. Great lens.


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Feb 03, 2013 11:54 |  #7

I like the IQ I get with the 28-135 so far, I do think having the 70-300 and the 70-200l is sort of redundant. I guess if I need the extra reach I can get the 1.4x for the 70-200. I have really been leaning toward the 24-105 over the 24-70. The 70 is a stop faster but I get 35mm more reach, and if the need a rises that I need a faster lens I guess I will just have to find a way to cope with that at the time. Thanks.


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Feb 03, 2013 11:59 |  #8

I haven't tried a Tamron, but I have only had bad experiences with the couple sigma I have used. I have tried to stay away from 3rd party lens, I will have to check one out. Thanks!


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Feb 03, 2013 12:04 |  #9

I really like the 24-105 on my 50d and recommend that to partner with your new 70-200. You can always add a fast prime or two to get you the faster glass if you need it. I would also add a flash to you kit now and you would be all set.


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Feb 03, 2013 12:19 |  #10

I have a speedlight 420ex already and in search of a couple more! Thanks for the advice.


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Feb 03, 2013 13:12 |  #11

Don't feel like you have to overlap or not have 'gaps' in your range.

I sold my 24-105L as I hardly used it & bought a 17-40L for UE & landscape/coastals. My 'walkaround' is 50/1.4 & late last year I added a Sigma 70-200/2.8 but that see's 98% of use on the 450D for track days.......

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Feb 03, 2013 13:40 as a reply to  @ LeeRatters's post |  #12

i'd get the 17-50 OS sigma. even though it's a crop mount lens, you can sell it down the road when/if you get a ff body. right now though, i'd get the best lens for your current setup. you will miss the wide end below 24mm, i use 18-24mm all the time on my rebel. 17-40 is a decent option, but 40 is kind of short. i guess if you dont need 50mm that much, or you have a nifty fifty...personally i hate changing lenses on the go, i'd rather just have one lens to shoot with, especially if im walking around a city or something. a 17-50 2.8 sigma is sharp as a tac (the copy i used), fast focusing, great color and contrast, and a great value IMO. good luck with your decision.




  
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Feb 03, 2013 13:55 as a reply to  @ t3ichef's post |  #13

I was looking at wider lenses recently and was thinking of either the 16-35L or 17-40 L. In the end I got neither.

The logic I came to that decision with was my 15-85 is pretty decent for my landscapes on the crop body, so a 24-70 will do the same job on a FF when I upgrade later in the year. I think that is the next upgrade I should look at and then look at a UWA once I have gone FF.

If I was buying a walkaround lens now for a crop sensor I would buy the 17-55 2.8. I went for the 15-85 for the wider end when I was buying that lens - and now I am shooting more people I am finding the limitations of f5 when at 50mm!



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Feb 03, 2013 15:39 |  #14

I think I'm going to go ahead and put the 70-300 up for sale and keep researching for another lens. Thanks for all your advice! Any other suggestions still welcome.


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Feb 05, 2013 00:21 |  #15

I've never had a good copy of the tamron 17-50..


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