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FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 30 Mar 2007 (Friday) 07:28
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POLL: "What is the best walkaround lens?"
Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5
136
2.3%
Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 L
151
2.5%
Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L
325
5.4%
Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS
695
11.6%
Canon EF-S 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS
237
4%
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 “Kit”
107
1.8%
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L
726
12.1%
Canon EF 24-105 f/4 L IS
1152
19.3%
Canon EF 28-105 f/3.5-4.5
77
1.3%
Canon EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS
282
4.7%
Canon EF 24 f/2.8
17
0.3%
Canon EF 28 f/1.8
36
0.6%
Canon EF 28 f/2.8
13
0.2%
Canon EF 35 f/1.4 L
179
3%
Canon EF 35 f/2
37
0.6%
Canon EF 50 f/1.2 L
95
1.6%
Canon EF 50 f/1.4
162
2.7%
Canon EF 50 f/1.8
130
2.2%
Canon EF 85 f/1.2 L
61
1%
Canon EF 85 f/1.8
49
0.8%
Canon EF 100 f/2
21
0.4%
Canon EF 135 f/2 L
58
1%
Canon EF 135 f/2.8 Soft Focus
6
0.1%
Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 EX DC
41
0.7%
Sigma 15-30 f/3.5-4.5
6
0.1%
Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC
203
3.4%
Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC
56
0.9%
Sigma 18-125 f/3.5-5.6 DC
17
0.3%
Sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DC
55
0.9%
Sigma 28 f/1.8 EX
5
0.1%
Sigma 30 f/1.4 EX DC
65
1.1%
Tamron 17-35 f/2.8-4 Di
11
0.2%
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 XR Di II
316
5.3%
Tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II
39
0.7%
Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 XR Di
152
2.5%
Tokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX
24
0.4%
Other
148
2.5%
SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG
76
1.3%
Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 Di VC USD
3
0.1%
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM
1
0%
Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS
0
0%
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO
0
0%
Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
0
0%
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
8
0.1%

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Apr 30, 2012 20:51 |  #181

I voted for other. I'd love to walkaround with a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L I.S. lens.

Is hand holdable.

Would be great for non intrusive candid photos from a bit of a distance.

Would deliver sweet bokeh to separate the subject from the background.

Could possibly be a very nice ice breaker if a cute, female who is interested in photography might just happen to be in the neighborhood.

Looks so freakin' cool, and awesome!

Is different than anyone else would likely be using.

Of course it would be attached to a 1 series body!


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Jul 17, 2012 00:57 |  #182

This list is sorely missing one great walk around lens

The Canon EF-S 15-85mm zoom
Lightweight, 4 stops IS, great quality images and great range from wide to tele




  
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Jul 17, 2012 01:46 |  #183

salsaguy wrote in post #14727661 (external link)
This list is sorely missing one great walk around lens

The Canon EF-S 15-85mm zoom
Lightweight, 4 stops IS, great quality images and great range from wide to tele

That's because the poll was started before the 15-85 was released.


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Dec 08, 2013 12:24 |  #184

Are there any new lenses on the block to replace some of the models first listed ?

Anything that has the quality of a 17-40 L lens but in a more usable 24 - 200 L range :) Ta




  
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Dec 08, 2013 23:12 |  #185

Trumper wrote in post #16511046 (external link)
Are there any new lenses on the block to replace some of the models first listed ?

Anything that has the quality of a 17-40 L lens but in a more usable 24 - 200 L range :) Ta

24-70 F4 L IS Macro.


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Dec 09, 2013 04:25 as a reply to  @ tat3406's post |  #186

:) Ta.Is there anything with more reach i am not too bothered by the Macro ,if it's an option as well as that's fine but i would sacrifice that for a longer reach. :)
Maybe a 3rd party lens if the quality is good enough.




  
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Dec 09, 2013 20:40 |  #187

Trumper wrote in post #16512828 (external link)
:) Ta.Is there anything with more reach i am not too bothered by the Macro ,if it's an option as well as that's fine but i would sacrifice that for a longer reach. :)
Maybe a 3rd party lens if the quality is good enough.


24-200 is 8x zoom, there will many compromise for that huge zoom range.


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Dec 10, 2013 04:19 |  #188

Yes ,such a shame .Any ideas on a 4 x zoom up to about 100 mm, 24x 100 for example then you could overlap with the 70- 200 or the newer 70- 300 L IS.




  
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Dec 10, 2013 04:30 |  #189

Trumper wrote in post #16515651 (external link)
Yes ,such a shame .Any ideas on a 4 x zoom up to about 100 mm, 24x 100 for example then you could overlap with the 70- 200 or the newer 70- 300 L IS.

Concerning new lenses, Sigma recently launched a 24-105mm f/4 OS. (maybe could be attractive when Canon would stop the 24-105mm f/4 IS.. ?)

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Dec 10, 2013 14:39 |  #190

Tamron 18-270
canon 28-135 I love


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Dec 11, 2013 03:22 as a reply to  @ kcrunchone's post |  #191

holiday walkabout = 24L


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Dec 12, 2013 15:32 |  #192

The Tamron 18-270 is a great compromise fora walk around lens, it covers almost the entire range of lenses in common use. However it's range does pose limits.


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Aug 11, 2014 09:57 as a reply to  @ WMS's post |  #193

I'm can't decide if I need a new lens for our trip to Europe next spring. I know....I probably do ;) I have the Canon 70D. A week ago I got the 24-105 f/4 and I love it....although it is quite a bit heavier than the kit lens. I purchased the Sigma 10-20mm to cover the wide angle but I just don't find myself using it.....

My dilemma is while in europe I will be in and out of poorly lit museums and churches where flash photography is not allowed. I don't want to bring my entire camera bag. I will bring the 24-105 and wonder if I should get a faster wide angle zoom......like the new sigma 17-35 f/1.8? I don't want to continuously have to swap out lenses.


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Aug 16, 2014 04:04 |  #194

Week trip to Lisbon and Portugal have made me change my mind. Pancake lens is brilliant for this, the focal length is spot on (FF user), it's light and very compact and great for street work. Really happy to have taken this and only this for the week.


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Aug 16, 2014 09:32 |  #195

How is the EF-S 15-85 not on this list?

Scratch that, just noticed a couple posts above



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