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Should I let the 17-55 2.8 Go?

 
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Feb 18, 2013 00:10 |  #16

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If i were in your shoes, my question to myself world be whether the 17-55 will be put to good use or just sit in the bag or storage. If it will see minimal use, I'd rather let it go and get another lens.

The 24-105 is a nice lens. With the 6D, the f4 won't hold you back much unless in very low light situations and you got more range as well. Very nice walkaround lens.

I got myself a 70-200 f4 IS and planning on a 17-40 (i see that you want to get a 16-35). That UWA is verrrrrrry wide on FF. One would need to take a different approach to composition.

Edit: You may also consider fast primes like 50 1.4 or 35 1.4 or 85 1.8. The Sigma 35 1.4 looks like a very nice glass. But for the same price you can get the 50 1.4 and 85 1.8. All depends on what you want to shoot mostly.

I was thinking of the 16-35 2.8 because the range isn't much different than the 17-40 but is faster. I'll be walking around Japan in a few weeks and thought I'd need something wide. The 17-40 would be easier to obtain price wise but I thought the 16-35mm 2.8 would help the T1i in low light situations since I'm giving up the 17-55. I'm basically replacing the 17-55 which only works on the T1i with the 16-35 which works on both the 6D and the T1i. Not sure what to do now. Maybe get the 17-40 and 85mm 1.8?




  
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Feb 18, 2013 08:59 |  #17

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I was thinking of the 16-35 2.8 because the range isn't much different than the 17-40 but is faster. I'll be walking around Japan in a few weeks and thought I'd need something wide. The 17-40 would be easier to obtain price wise but I thought the 16-35mm 2.8 would help the T1i in low light situations since I'm giving up the 17-55. I'm basically replacing the 17-55 which only works on the T1i with the 16-35 which works on both the 6D and the T1i. Not sure what to do now. Maybe get the 17-40 and 85mm 1.8?

I would spend the money on more lens than just one expensive wide angle. A tripod is an option. I used a 10-22 on full frame and it works great and is just as sharp as the 16-35. You need to be careful not to go below 12mm on Fullframe because the mirror will hit the lens below 12. 17mm and up their is no vinetting .
To use on full frame, zoom lens to 22. Put your index finger inside the back shroud cap ( its the top black piece at the rear of the lens) and pull it off. Then it fits onto the full frame and crop. Then get a 28 1.8 and 85 1.8 for low light.
Or keep the 17-55 and buy more lens . Sell the 17-55 after Japan.


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Feb 18, 2013 09:05 |  #18

Forgot to mention that that the tamron 24-70is is very good. So a 10-22 and the Tammy and your covered for both crop and ff for low light and urban street shooting.


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Feb 18, 2013 09:27 |  #19

Man, I am in nearly the same situation. Wife mostly uses the T2i, is fine with the kit 18-55. I had the 17-55, but couldn't use it on my 1D3. So I sold the 17-55 and have just bought a 24-105 that should be here this week.

It's a no-brainer for me. I'd rather have the new Tamron 24-70, but I don't want to throw any more money into the glass right now. Same with the Canon 24-70 mark2. I don't consider the mark 1 24-70 to be a good value because of varying IQ, and the "sharp" copies don't look that sharp compared to the 17-55, tamron 24-70, or the 24-105.

I also looked at the kind of shooting I do with the 17-55, and I don't really need f/2.8 for that focal length. I'll get similar bokeh at 100-105 and f/4 as I did at 55 at 2.8, so it will still be an effective subject isolation lens when needed.

Having a 1D, I also like the idea of having a fully weatherproof L lens on there (as my 70-200 is not weatherproof).


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Feb 18, 2013 10:00 |  #20

ranmasu wrote in post #15622274 (external link)
I was thinking of the 16-35 2.8 because the range isn't much different than the 17-40 but is faster. I'll be walking around Japan in a few weeks and thought I'd need something wide. The 17-40 would be easier to obtain price wise but I thought the 16-35mm 2.8 would help the T1i in low light situations since I'm giving up the 17-55. I'm basically replacing the 17-55 which only works on the T1i with the 16-35 which works on both the 6D and the T1i. Not sure what to do now. Maybe get the 17-40 and 85mm 1.8?

I did the same when I went Full frame (I have 7D and 5D2). Sold 17-55; now use 16-35.

That, along with 28-300, was what I used for New Zealand; swopping lenses between cameras as required.

Love the 16-35!


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Feb 18, 2013 10:08 |  #21

Thanks Snake and Waterrockets and everybody for all the good advice. I'm now leaning towards 17-40 and 85mm 1.8. Will probably change my mind again.
Waterrockets, if you don't mind me asking, how much did you get for your 17-55?




  
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Feb 18, 2013 10:19 |  #22

I sold it to a friend for $700. I was planning to sell for about $750 if he didn't buy. I paid $800 18 months ago.

I bought a 24-105 for $680 from a POTN member...


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Feb 18, 2013 10:34 |  #23

waterrockets wrote in post #15623275 (external link)
I sold it to a friend for $700. I was planning to sell for about $750 if he didn't buy. I paid $800 18 months ago.

I bought a 24-105 for $680 from a POTN member...

Thanks, I paid $900 for mine about 13 months ago. I guess I can hope for at least $700.




  
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Feb 18, 2013 10:43 |  #24

ranmasu wrote in post #15623321 (external link)
Thanks, I paid $900 for mine about 13 months ago. I guess I can hope for at least $700.

If you're patient, I'll bet you can get $800 locally.

I am not always patient... but I think $750 will be reasonable if it's in good condition.


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Feb 18, 2013 10:55 |  #25

With the 6D, you can shoot ISO 6400. The T1i is good for ISO 1600, maybe 3200 if you shoot to the right in uniform light. So she may miss the 17-55 dearly. If you can, sell it after the trip. Flash is always good to carry around too. A tripod if your the mule. The good side is with the 85 1.8, she can shoot telephoto in low light. A 28IS is nice and light and a very useful focal range for a crop.


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