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Sep 24, 2014 13:50 |  #1

I have a 7D MKII ordered and decided I need another lens to go with it. The only short range lens I have is a 50 1.4 so I am wanting a zoom. I have several on my list but thinking I would like to have a 2.8. Don't want to pay the money for the Canon 17-55 IS so my other choices are the Canon 24-105 IS, Canon 18-135 stm but I think I would be giving up IQ. Also thinking the 15-85 IS anyone have any ideas which way to go?

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Sep 24, 2014 14:05 |  #2

For me if your not going 17-55, I would go with the Sigma 17-50 or the Canon 15-85. The 24-105 is just not wide enough at least for me on a crop. I admit I'm not all that familiar with the 18-135 stm. So between the Sigma and the Canon you would have to chose what is more important to you, the speed and constant aperture of the Sigma or the range of the 15-85. Both should give you very good IQ.




  
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Sep 24, 2014 14:09 |  #3

I just found a used Canon 17-55 IS for not much more money than the new Sigma




  
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Sep 24, 2014 14:36 |  #4

The sigma is an excellent performer. Used they have dropped to the 375-400 mark. I had paid 525 for mine right before they started dropping again so sold mine for 420.


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Sep 24, 2014 15:17 |  #5

Guess now I must decided to buy a used 17-55 or get a brand new lens for almost a $100 less




  
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Sep 24, 2014 15:41 |  #6

Tanglefoot47 wrote in post #17175542 (external link)
Guess now I must decided to buy a used 17-55 or get a brand new lens for almost a $100 less

Or, just throwing it out there, get the sigma 18-35mm f1.8 :)




  
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Sep 24, 2014 15:45 |  #7

gremlin75 wrote in post #17175578 (external link)
Or, just throwing it out there, get the sigma 18-35mm f1.8 :)

As much as I like my 17-50, if I were doing it now, I would go with the 18-35. It was t around when I bought my 17-50. What other lenses do you have (OP)?


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Sep 24, 2014 15:52 |  #8

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As much as I like my 17-50, if I were doing it now, I would go with the 18-35. It was t around when I bought my 17-50. What other lenses do you have (OP)?

Have the Sig 70-200 2.8 OS, Canon 100-400 and Canon 50 1.4 this is why I would like to get the 17-50 or 55

That 18-35 looks awesome but not out yet and a little more money than I want to spend




  
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Sep 24, 2014 16:13 |  #9

The 18-35 is out and it is not cheap.

That said look for a used 17-50 OS sigma. I've seen them under 400 lately.


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I have recently upgraded from the Sigma 17-50 to the Canon 17-55. The Canon is somewhat sharper and has better autofocus, but I miss the smaller size and liked the image stabilizer better on the Sigma. The build quality of the Canon disappoints me, but it is mostly better than the Sigma's. Also, with the Canon you can enable peripheral illumination, which gets rid of vignetting on your camera.

I would greatly recommend either lenses.


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Sep 24, 2014 16:34 |  #11

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I have recently upgraded from the Sigma 17-50 to the Canon 17-55. The Canon is somewhat sharper and has better autofocus, but I miss the smaller size and liked the image stabilizer better on the Sigma. The build quality of the Canon disappoints me, but it is mostly better than the Sigma's. Also, with the Canon you can enable peripheral illumination, which gets rid of vignetting on your camera.

I would greatly recommend either lenses.

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Sep 24, 2014 19:04 |  #12

Sigma refurb at $499...http://www.sigmaphoto.​com …-ex-dc-os-hsm-refurbished (external link)




  
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Sep 24, 2014 20:00 |  #13

Made my choice can't afford to buy a new 17-55 found a good used one for $600 but 5 or more years old! So I ordered a new Sigma and saved some money now I hope I get a good one




  
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Sep 24, 2014 20:45 |  #14

I recently picked up a Sig 17-50 used for well under $400 (I think it was $385), for use with my 70D. I love it. At that price I don't know of another lens that performs as well. There is really only 1 gripe I have- the focusing ring turns during AF. But I can live with this, based on it's price and performance. I highly recommend it.

With all that said, I've actually heard some great things about the new 18-135 STM...


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Sep 28, 2014 16:28 |  #15

Get the Sigma. If your not going full frame, this lens will not dissapoint. Just go to my flickr and see examples. It is tack sharp at 2.8. I sold my 17-70 2.8-4 for it and have not regretted it ever!


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