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Apr 04, 2014 12:48 |  #1

So I still have my EFS 18-55mm Kit Lens on my T3i and I'm trying to figure out which upgrade to go with. Ive narrowed it down to 4. I want basically an all in one lens kind of like what the Kit Lens is for.

EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM (external link) (Not fond of the higher F stop but its price its good)
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (external link) (Pricy but a low F stop. Better for lower lighting. Better upgrade imo)
EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM (external link) (Very reasonable price but collects dust inside the lens after x amount of months)
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM (external link) (Nice wide angle w/ low F stop but not much zoom)

I cant figure out which pros over rule the cons! Will I even notice the f/4L going from 3.5? Idk I need some opinions and some help!
Or if there are other lenses that I didn't list please feel free to mention them!




  
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Apr 04, 2014 12:50 |  #2

Tamron 17-50/2.8 (non-VC.)


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Apr 04, 2014 13:07 |  #3

If you stay with a crop body I'd recommend the 17-55 but f you plan on going FF then I'd say 24-70.


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Apr 04, 2014 13:07 |  #4

EF-S 17-35 for a crop camera. The dust is a non-issue. Great lens.


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Apr 04, 2014 13:15 |  #5

Well... If you can afford the 24-70 at full retail then I suggest taking the money and grabbing the 16-35 and a 24-105.


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Apr 04, 2014 13:17 |  #6

KeenanRIVALS wrote in post #16809800 (external link)
Well... If you can afford the 24-70 at full retail then I suggest taking the money and grabbing the 16-35 and a 24-105.

This. If you can only afford or only want one walkabout lens, it has to be the 17-55. The 24-70 alone is too restrictive on a crop and you'd be wanting a wide to go with it.


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Apr 04, 2014 13:19 |  #7

You really need to decide on a focal range, the 17-55 is pretty practical however I owened the 24-70 along with the 7d and I loved the combo. I had a tokina 11-16 for wide shots. You will hear a lot of folks tell you that the 24-70 is for full frame but that is just internet hogwash.


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Apr 04, 2014 13:34 |  #8

ErgoSpacePig wrote in post #16809817 (external link)
You really need to decide on a focal range, the 17-55 is pretty practical however I owened the 24-70 along with the 7d and I loved the combo. I had a tokina 11-16 for wide shots. You will hear a lot of folks tell you that the 24-70 is for full frame but that is just internet hogwash.

Wouldn't say its internet hogwash, I would say its pretty spot on. We're not saying you couldn't use it, but if it was your only lens you'd feel like you were missing something. If you have a tokina then great you filled the gap, but OP may not, a 24-70 on a crop sensor is 38-112 which is awesome but wouldn't get you any wide shots, as oppose to a 17-55 which would get you closer to a natural 24-70 as the focal length as it comes in at 27-88. much more particle.


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Apr 04, 2014 15:40 |  #9

Heya,

The 17-50 F2.8 varations (tamron, sigma, canon) would be my suggestion if you want to stay on a crop.

EF 24-105 F4L would be my suggestion otherwise.

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Apr 04, 2014 15:44 |  #10

ErgoSpacePig wrote in post #16809817 (external link)
You really need to decide on a focal range, the 17-55 is pretty practical however I owened the 24-70 along with the 7d and I loved the combo. I had a tokina 11-16 for wide shots. You will hear a lot of folks tell you that the 24-70 is for full frame but that is just internet hogwash.

Its fits on a crop, but its hardly an ideal focal range. Its not that wide, and its not that long. There are better solutions for a crop camera including but not limited to the 17-55 2.8 IS.




  
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Apr 04, 2014 16:14 |  #11

The new Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 Contemporary is worth a look, I think




  
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Apr 04, 2014 16:26 |  #12

I have a 17-55 that I purchased new in 2009 or 2010. Put a UV filter on it right away. Getting ready to sell it, and I checked for dust last night. Not one spec of dust to be found. Granted, I really haven't used it in hazardous environments, but I really believe that given the right care and handling, and the use of a filter, this dust issue is totally overblown. The 17-55 Canon is hands down the best lens of it's type for a Canon crop sensor camera....IMHO.


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Apr 04, 2014 16:39 |  #13

I have the 24-105mm and I'm really happy with it. First on my 450d and now on my 70d. Images are waaaay sharper than the 28-135 that I was using.


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Apr 04, 2014 17:44 |  #14

jake13 wrote in post #16810250 (external link)
I have a 17-55 that I purchased new in 2009 or 2010. Put a UV filter on it right away. Getting ready to sell it, and I checked for dust last night. Not one spec of dust to be found. Granted, I really haven't used it in hazardous environments, but I really believe that given the right care and handling, and the use of a filter, this dust issue is totally overblown. The 17-55 Canon is hands down the best lens of it's type for a Canon crop sensor camera....IMHO.

haha thanks man! Thats what I wanted to hear! Is the filter size 77mm?




  
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Apr 04, 2014 18:54 |  #15

slookx24 wrote in post #16810228 (external link)
The new Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 Contemporary is worth a look, I think

I agree. I had the predecessor version, it was very good. The new one is even better. You get the best of both worlds: faster aperture than the 15-85, and more reach than the 17-5x's.


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