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May 22, 2014 21:51 |  #1

I am looking for some L lens and would like to know which ones nothing Higher than the 70-200 and one that can go wide angle like the 17-85




  
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May 22, 2014 22:21 |  #2

There is a new 16-35mm coming out soon that appears to be the sharpest of the whole lot of UWA's.
There are many 70-200mm options f4.0 vs f2.8 and IS vs (non-IS)
There is also a 100-400 option of you are seek a bit more reach.
And you could alway buy a 1.4x or 2.0x converter for the white lenses.


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May 22, 2014 22:27 |  #3

86project wrote in post #16923660 (external link)
I am looking for some L lens and would like to know which ones nothing Higher than the 70-200 and one that can go wide angle like the 17-85

What you plan to shoot with them, what lenses you have now, and which body(s)..would be helpful. Oh.. budget, too.


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May 22, 2014 22:59 |  #4

I have three L lenses. My best lens is the Tammy 70-200. I have the 17-40L which I use the heck out of. I am going to sell the 100L as it great but not worth the both of switching out from the Tammy.


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May 22, 2014 23:05 |  #5

I think your first step is deciding if you want a prime or a zoom lens.
Primes often offer thinner DOF and greater low-light ability.
However I would assume by your suggestions your seeking a zoom lens.
The 24-105L is the go to general purpose lens, you can buy on in 'like new' or new condition off here.
If you are seeking a smaller aperture the 24-70L mk I and mk II f2.8 lenses are highly regarded but no IS


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May 22, 2014 23:17 |  #6

Forget the L. Just get whatever lens best suits your needs.


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May 22, 2014 23:48 |  #7

86project wrote in post #16923660 (external link)
I am looking for some L lens and would like to know which ones nothing Higher than the 70-200 and one that can go wide angle like the 17-85

Well, your 17-85 is, if I'm correct, an EF-S lens, which means that (at least at present) you are shooting with a "crop" body, and so for "wide" you do want something with a similar wide focal length. If you do want zooms, there are three L "zooms" in that range, the 17-40 and then the two 16-35 offering -- the "original" f/2.8 and then the new f/4 (which is significantly less expensive than the f/2.8 version).

And then if you want to go wider still, there's the 8-15mm f/4 "Fisheye". Note that the Fisheye is, well, a "fisheye" -- visually fun, but not so good for "wide" landscape-type stuff!

As was said, there is a good assortment of primes, so check 'em out, and then there is a good assortment of telephoto "zooms", including as you noted the 70-200. On the wider end both the 24-105 and the 24-70 are quite good and quite popular.


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May 22, 2014 23:51 |  #8

I should say, though, that unless you are making short-term plans for moving to a full-frame Canon body, getting a good lineup of some EF-S lenses will give you a good, versatile range, and not break the bank. Of course, primes are another option, I've had (and used) a few, but I do find the versatility of a good zoom quite satisfying!


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May 23, 2014 21:06 |  #9

Thanks For the comments helps me out




  
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May 23, 2014 22:20 |  #10

"Forget the L. Just get whatever lens best suits your needs."

And pocketbook!




  
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May 24, 2014 02:50 |  #11

I am a huge advocate of the L lens, but to look for a lens because it's an L is kind of silly. If you have a need, or want, such as a focal length or aperture, fill that need or want, if that involves an L lens great, if not, it's still fine, you've filled your need.


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May 24, 2014 04:26 |  #12

"L" lenses do have advantages, in that they are engineered and built to high quality standards, not something to be ignored, but still if you stick to crop bodies you can get a "ton" from EF-S lenses, and then there are the third-party lenses, although I myself haven't explored the Sigma/Tamron options!


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May 24, 2014 07:16 |  #13

Sirrith wrote in post #16923827 (external link)
Forget the L. Just get whatever lens best suits your needs.

This is great advice. It's usually newbie photographers who post threads asking which "L lens" they should buy.




  
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