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Sep 23, 2013 23:08 |  #31

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I have been in this boat way to many times which helps boost your confidence but now you gotta get in there and prove yourself, I have no doubt you have more knowledge and more experience than most others but those others are somehow collecting a paycheck, get out there and do the same!! Ive actually been poking around on CL and Ebay trying to find a good deal I can forward you.

Well I appreciate it! Ive been leaning toward the 17-40 f4L as a wide angle? As an experienced NL photog what do you think of this lens?


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Sep 23, 2013 23:12 |  #32

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Well I appreciate it! Ive been leaning toward the 17-40 f4L as a wide angle? As an experienced NL photog what do you think of this lens?

not a really good option on a crop sensor...there are so many other options that offer you more

get a 17-55f2.8 IS instead

although i wonder how wide you really need to go...i would think you'd want wider than 17mm


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Sep 23, 2013 23:14 |  #33

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worst lens you could buy on a crop sensor...there are so many other options that offer you more

get a 17-55f2.8 IS instead

reasons? Never been a huge fan of ef-s just due to possible ff future.


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Sep 23, 2013 23:16 |  #34

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reasons? Never been a huge fan of ef-s just due to possible ff future.

you can get f2.8, more range, and image stabilization...

there's not a single shot that you could take with a 17-40L that you couldn't do with a 17-55IS...the same can't be said the other way around though...

buy used if you're worried about having to sell later on

either way the 17-40L will behave like an entirely different lens, so who's to say that you wouldn't have to sell it IF you were to ever go to a FF camera


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Sep 23, 2013 23:22 |  #35

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you can get f2.8, more range, and image stabilization...

there's not a single shot that you could take with a 17-40L that you couldn't do with a 17-55IS...the same can't be said the other way around though...

buy used if you're worried about having to sell later on

either way the 17-40L will behave like an entirely different lens, so who's to say that you wouldn't have to sell it IF you were to ever go to a FF camera

Thanks for the info. I may need wider than 17mm. Seems Im back to square one.


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Sep 23, 2013 23:43 |  #36

Getting a bit old now, but the tokina 11-16mm is nice on cropped bodies, and it's good value!




  
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Sep 24, 2013 00:05 |  #37

I looked at that tokina and at the ef-s 10-22 mm


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Sep 24, 2013 03:49 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #38

the 17-40 would be a great lens to start with whether that the f/4 or 2.8.. The typically ranges your going to fall in will probably be between 4.0-5.6 anyways.

Now if your want a more versatile lens that you can use outside of nightlife yes the 2.8 would give you a greater range... in low light nightclub situations, not so much especially if your going for the look you have linked, you wont ever be at 2.8.


you can learn a bundle here in the forums, youtube, others people work but you wont get it til your out there. Now get your arse out that and do it, buy any of the lens that you or others in this thread have mentioned, any of them will provide you with what you need. bw!


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Sep 26, 2013 18:58 |  #39

Dunno why no one mentioned it..

Tokina 12-24 f4. amazing lens, can be had used for 350-400ish, new mid 450. It really is terrific WA. On crop, it literally makes a perfect walk around lens.


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Sep 26, 2013 20:05 |  #40

Thanks everyone for their input so far. I found a good quality ef-s 17-85 for what seems to be a good price. Any complaints with this glass?


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Sep 26, 2013 20:15 |  #41

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Dunno why no one mentioned it..

Tokina 12-24 f4. amazing lens, can be had used for 350-400ish, new mid 450. It really is terrific WA. On crop, it literally makes a perfect walk around lens.

What's the difference between this and the 12-28? This can work on ff and 12-28 is only for crop?


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Sep 27, 2013 10:24 |  #42

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What's the difference between this and the 12-28? This can work on ff and 12-28 is only for crop?

The 12-24 is DX, meaning crop only. The 12-24 is also f/4 whereas the newer 28mm one is f/2.8 I believe and also 500+ dollars.

The 12-24 still resolves modern sensor MP's just fine. It is worth a look. And as far as your question about the 17-85. I have never personally used it, but I have heard many many reviews claiming soft image quality, and it is overall a fairly "slow" lens with a smaller aperture.


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Sep 27, 2013 10:34 |  #43

the 12-28mm is for crops only...and it's f4 as well


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Sep 27, 2013 15:42 |  #44

14mm f/2.8 Samyang


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Sep 27, 2013 21:36 |  #45

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Thanks everyone for their input so far. I found a good quality ef-s 17-85 for what seems to be a good price. Any complaints with this glass?

It isn't a favorite on the forums, but it was the "kit lens" my 40D came with -- bought it new when the 30D was still available -- and just upgraded to the 70D -- the 17-85 went with the 40D. It has distortion at the wide end, is soft in the corners, and it is variable aperture, but I produced a LOT of great pictures with that lens -- some of my favorites of all time. The IS is an older type, and you can have lens creep as it ages -- but despite all of this, if price is a main concern, it can produce some dynamite shots.

Just beware of a reliability issue -- the cable inside the lens can become frayed and need repair, but I used mine for 5+ years with no issues and the new owner is doing fine with it now. Right now it's main attraction is it is cheap if you can live with some of the limitations above.




  
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