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Best all around lens for crop body?

 
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Jul 27, 2013 12:10 |  #31

Dexinthecity wrote in post #16158219 (external link)
thanks for all the replies guys, lets switch up and say primes. What would you guys recommend for prime?

btw I'm still leaning towards the sigma 18-35mm

with this sentence from your first post in mind:

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She/we need a good all-in-one lens for our travels. We'll be shooting everything from portraits, landscape, animals, etc.

there is no prime lens that will allow you to do all...

if you really want a do it all lens, from portraits to animals...you'll need one of the superzooms with more reach...like the tamron 18-270VC recommended earlier

an 18-35mm would be good for some landscapes, and general walk around...the range would work for environmental portraits...but it's a little wide for half body/head shots


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Jul 27, 2013 13:43 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #32

Go with the Sigma triple play

17-50 f/2.8
50-150 f/2.8
120-300 f/2.8


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Jul 27, 2013 13:44 |  #33

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #16158535 (external link)
Go with the Sigma triple play

17-50 f/2.8
50-150 f/2.8
120-300 f/2.8

for travel?


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Jul 28, 2013 22:45 |  #34

If you absolutely must get one prime that can do the most for you, get a 28, 30, or 35mm. Those focal lengths will give you wide enough field of view for some landscapes and group shots and it is closest to the naked eye's field of view. If you shoot tighter, you can get some decent portraits, though that's subjective to what's in your background and the depth of field (not as thin as longer primes).


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Jul 31, 2013 10:07 |  #35

DC Fan wrote in post #16152524 (external link)
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The lens went on a camera and the shutter button was pushed. That's all it took.

I have to agree with DC FAN. I bought the Canon 18-200 a little while ago, and I still smile when I take a photo, because the IQ is so good.




  
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Jul 31, 2013 10:20 |  #36

Dexinthecity wrote in post #16149551 (external link)
She/we need a good all-in-one lens for our travels. We'll be shooting everything from portraits, landscape, animals, etc.

Given this, I personally would find the 18-35 range extremely limiting. It'd be ok for landscapes, but not so much for portraits and far from ideal for animals. Also, for travel, thin DOF may not be what you're looking for, in many cases.

On my 7D, I travel mostly with the 24-105/70-200 f4 IS combo. In some cases I replace the 70-200 with my 12-24, depending on the destination. But I would hate to think that my longest focal length was 35 mm. I'd say that more than 90% of my shots are beyond 35 mm. But then, that's just me. Your style is certainly different, if you're contemplating the 18-35.

For a one-lens solution, something like the 15-85 or 24-105 would probably cover the vast majority of your needs.


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Jul 31, 2013 10:23 |  #37

If I was only going to carry one prime as my full time shooter, I would go with my Sigma 30 1.4. It is not going to do a lot for you on distance shots, but anything close is gonna be great.
I am with one other responder though, if you keep the 18-55, get a 70-200 in addition to that lens and you have most of the range covered in those two lenses. My 70-200 is always on my T3i and only comes off for Macro and close range shots. It has been the most versatile lens in my bag by far.


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Jul 31, 2013 12:20 as a reply to  @ sirquack's post |  #38

To throw my 2cents into this discussion, I would suggest the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS. :)


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Jul 31, 2013 13:17 |  #39

phoomanchew wrote in post #16169961 (external link)
To throw my 2cents into this discussion, I would suggest the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS. :)

I just bought mine yesterday on FM. Can't wait to get it!


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Jul 31, 2013 13:35 |  #40

iadubber wrote in post #16170105 (external link)
I just bought mine yesterday on FM. Can't wait to get it!

Congrats! I hope you love it as much as I do... It is a fantastic lens...


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Jul 31, 2013 15:45 |  #41

phoomanchew wrote in post #16170157 (external link)
Congrats! I hope you love it as much as I do... It is a fantastic lens...

+1 for the 17-55. Really fast focusing and shoots great in low light! Hardly ever use my flash for indoor shots.


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Jul 31, 2013 16:52 |  #42

24-105 f4L IS answers both questions.




  
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Jul 31, 2013 21:19 |  #43

neil@domino.org wrote in post #16170698 (external link)
24-105 f4L IS answers both questions.

I just wanted to find out how the 24-105 would perform indoor and outdoor from your point of view? I heard about outdoor it is excellent. But how about indoor? Did you have to use it with flash only? How's the AF & IQ? Like if the kids r running (indoors), would we get better pictures? I am using T4i and wondering if changing the kit lens 18-55mm to 24-105 would make a big difference like "WOW" factor.


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Jul 31, 2013 21:25 |  #44

archer1960 wrote in post #16149811 (external link)
Tamron 18-270.


This.




  
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Jul 31, 2013 22:28 |  #45

All- around prime for crop? Hard to beat the Sigma 30 1.4.

Took it with me to Sea World and Magic Kingdom as my lone lens and it was a winner.


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