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best lens on a budget for 30 - 100mm

 
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Nov 02, 2014 14:10 |  #16

Heya,

Used 18-135 STM. Sell the 17-50 unless you are absolutely in need of the F2.8.

Down the road, add a fast small inexpensive prime if you need wide aperture for creative depth of field or low light shots. F2.8 isn't that fast anyways. A cheap 50 F1.8 or something will cover that.

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Nov 02, 2014 14:18 |  #17

aggieoutlaw wrote in post #17247961 (external link)
.... The 18-135 is an outstanding almost-super-zoom. Remarkably, the IQ rivals, perhaps even beats, the 24-105. But the 24-105 gives you an extra stop of light at the long end, it has better bokeh (IMO), and you can use it on a full frame if you upgrade....

If you have to get rid of a lens to fund a new acquisition, and you can't lose any focal range, Ralph's recommendation is correct. Sell the 17-50 and get the 18-135. But recognize that you'll lose 1-2 stops of light.

I agree. It really comes down to whether (1) 24mm will be wide enough for the OP and (2) whether he can get by without a fixed/faster aperture. If he can, then the 18-135mm STM will serve him well. He could always pic up a cheap nifty fifty for portrait and low light situations if necessary. These are all affordable options....

BTW, I love my 24-105mm L and prefer the constant aperture. It actually serves "me" well as a general walk around lens.

Good luck to the OP in his decision and hoped we offered some insight.

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P.S. MalveauX beat me to it. Anyhow, just what he said....


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Nov 02, 2014 15:04 |  #18

Mega help. Thanks guys. Pls keep the ideas coming.


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Nov 02, 2014 18:05 |  #19

get a 18-135mm STM and throw a 40mm f2.8 in the pack for when you need a little more aperture. (or 35mm f2 or Sigma 30mm f1.4 depending on budget)


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Nov 03, 2014 08:39 |  #20

MalVeauX wrote in post #17248005 (external link)
Heya,

Used 18-135 STM. Sell the 17-50 unless you are absolutely in need of the F2.8.

Down the road, add a fast small inexpensive prime if you need wide aperture for creative depth of field or low light shots. F2.8 isn't that fast anyways. A cheap 50 F1.8 or something will cover that.

Very best,

^^This. A slower, general purpose zoom combined with a fast prime can be a great combination. I have built my full frame kit around this concept, and it works quite well.


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