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17-40 or 24-105 ?

 
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May 29, 2013 23:45 |  #1

Guys, im on this decision that i can't do with out your help. Im using T3i and i will use this for family party and to my kids school event. Now please help me pick one. 17-40L or 24-105L?


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May 29, 2013 23:47 |  #2

for what its worth, i dont think 24mm on a crop is wide enough so that might be an issue when working in small spaces.

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May 29, 2013 23:53 |  #3

I have and love both lenses but don't find either work for me as well on a crop camera like yours (they're both great on full frame or 1.3). Why not the 17-55 2.8 IS?


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May 29, 2013 23:57 |  #4

I use the 17-40L on both crop and FF camera's, and I love it. Tried the 24-105L, loved the extra reach but found it not wide enough, between the 2 go 17-40L.




  
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May 30, 2013 00:08 |  #5

EFS 15-85 may work for you.


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May 30, 2013 00:47 |  #6

Tamron 17-50 non-VC or Sigma 17-50 OS. You'll be thankful for the better range and faster aperture on your camera for those intended uses.


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May 30, 2013 00:56 |  #7

the tamron is sharp and the 2.8 aperature is nice, but its loud and it's AF is not that great. i've read the sigma is great though.

the 17-40 seems to capture amazing colors but it only ranges from 17-40 and is at f4. the 24-105 has IS, which is great, but imo it's not that sharp for a L lens.

if I were you, and if funds allowed me to do so, i'd get the canon efs 17-55 2.8 or the efs 15-85. if the funds were a little more limited i'd go for the sigma 17-50 over tamron's copy.


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May 30, 2013 01:06 |  #8

Go to the lens sample page and check out
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May 30, 2013 02:34 |  #9

only you can decide what you need more, Wide or Reach :)


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May 30, 2013 07:07 |  #10

if you are shooting school events and parties, i would get the 24-105 over the 17-40.

that being said, I would get a tamron 17-50 nonVC over the 24-105


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May 30, 2013 07:15 as a reply to  @ pdrober2's post |  #11

Bianchi wrote in post #15981593 (external link)
Go to the lens sample page and check out
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17-55

Sigma and Tamaron 17-50

This, but *Tamron.

In my opinion a 17-40 is a waste of money on crop when there are so many awesome alternatives...heck, a friend of mine just picked up a Tamron 17-35 2.8-4 for dirt cheap...roughly the same FL, but you gain a stop on the wide end for about half the cost of the 17-40L.


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May 30, 2013 08:33 |  #12

Oh man, this is really hard to decide. what a close fight. the thing about the 24-105 is a kit lense. kit lense?


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May 30, 2013 09:57 |  #13

You want the Canon 15-85mm IS lens.




  
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May 30, 2013 10:05 |  #14

lightfighter6 wrote in post #15982162 (external link)
Oh man, this is really hard to decide. what a close fight. the thing about the 24-105 is a kit lense. kit lense?

What does that have to do with anything? It comes as a kit with some of the very high end stuff...doesn't mean it's a bad lens.


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May 30, 2013 10:09 |  #15

There really isnt much reason to buy a 17-40 for a crop camera. There are better options for the crop in a similar price range like the 17-55 2.8 IS.




  
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