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Aug 25, 2015 16:40 |  #31

Best question to ask yourself:

"What is something I can't use with my current lenses?"

This had led myself from my T4i (650D) and my 18-55 kit
To the 55-250mm zoom, the 10-22mm UWA, the 50mm f1.4 and the 100mm macro.
Last, the 24L II for a thin dof and wider FOV than my 50 1.4, then upgraded the 50 and 100 to L

Each lens opened up a new 'kind' of photography that I learned from.
I bought each lens used 9except the 24LII) and sold them for almost what I paid less shipping.
Not a bad deal for a 4-7 month 'rental'

I say try the 10-18 lens, the 24mm stm, and the 100mm USM macro.
Who knows, you may just fall in love with one of them.


Best of luck to you.


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Aug 25, 2015 17:41 |  #32

InfiniteDivide wrote in post #17682798 (external link)
Best question to ask yourself:

"What is something I can't use with my current lenses?"

This had led myself from my T4i (650D) and my 18-55 kit
To the 55-250mm zoom, the 10-22mm UWA, the 50mm f1.4 and the 100mm macro.
Last, the 24L II for a thin dof and wider FOV than my 50 1.4, then upgraded the 50 and 100 to L

Each lens opened up a new 'kind' of photography that I learned from.
I bought each lens used 9except the 24LII) and sold them for almost what I paid less shipping.
Not a bad deal for a 4-7 month 'rental'

I say try the 10-18 lens, the 24mm stm, and the 100mm USM macro.
Who knows, you may just fall in love with one of them.


Best of luck to you.

Something I can't do with current lenses is get the range I want when I'm out on the streets!
I always shoot on the longer end of my 18-55, I'm not going to bother with anything like the 10-18 because I know I won't be taking shots that need to be that wide.


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Aug 25, 2015 17:52 |  #33
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MAGICAL ESKIMO wrote in post #17682869 (external link)
Something I can't do with current lenses is get the range I want when I'm out on the streets!
I always shoot on the longer end of my 18-55, I'm not going to bother with anything like the 10-18 because I know I won't be taking shots that need to be that wide.

I always thought the same thing, then I tried a 10-22. Whoa! When I moved to full-frame, I naturally sold the 10-22 for a 17-40. First time on a real shoot with the 17-40, I found the 17mm end too long. I NEED WIDER!! Since then, I have acquired a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 UMC. Nice. Next was a Σ15mm f/2.8 FishEye. Nicer, except I don't get AF on that lens. Now I have my eye on a Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye. I wish I could afford an EF 11-24L. Wide is addicting.


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Aug 25, 2015 18:19 |  #34

GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17682886 (external link)
I always thought the same thing, then I tried a 10-22. Whoa! When I moved to full-frame, I naturally sold the 10-22 for a 17-40. First time on a real shoot with the 17-40, I found the 17mm end too long. I NEED WIDER!! Since then, I have acquired a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 UMC. Nice. Next was a Σ15mm f/2.8 FishEye. Nicer, except I don't get AF on that lens. Now I have my eye on a Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye. I wish I could afford an EF 11-24L. Wide is addicting.

how is the 14mm? im looking into getting one. i need a wide angle. i always shot my 10-22 and 17-40 at the wide end.


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Aug 25, 2015 18:36 |  #35

The new 16-35 F4 was calling my name before my Europe trip and I regret not getting it before my trip.
Now that I am back, I can continue using my 24LII, (repeated as needed to safeguard my finances)


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Aug 26, 2015 08:04 |  #36

InfiniteDivide wrote in post #17682929 (external link)
The new 16-35 F4 was calling my name before my Europe trip and I regret not getting it before my trip.
Not that I am back, I can continue using my 24LII, (repeated as needed to safeguard my finances)

Don't leave home without it! Europe is screaming for wide, Ultra wide... If you can't buy it, rent it!...


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Sep 01, 2015 15:28 |  #37

I went to Jessops to try some lenses and the only one they had that was similar to what I might want was the 24-70 f4L IS USM
So all I managed to ascertain was that 24mm is still quite wide on a crop body.

I did try out the 70-200 f4L USM while I was there anyway, turns out IS isn't all that important, I was always scared to ever consider a non IS lens but actually I might now as it would mean quite a saving on cost.


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Sep 01, 2015 15:52 |  #38

MAGICAL ESKIMO wrote in post #17691508 (external link)
I went to Jessops to try some lenses and the only one they had that was similar to what I might want was the 24-70 f4L IS USM
So all I managed to ascertain was that 24mm is still quite wide on a crop body.

I did try out the 70-200 f4L USM while I was there anyway, turns out IS isn't all that important, I was always scared to ever consider a non IS lens but actually I might now as it would mean quite a saving on cost.

The is variant of the 70-200 f4 is far more than just adding IS to the older lens. The IS version is a total optical upgrade over the older lens. Considerably sharper.




  
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Sep 01, 2015 15:59 |  #39

MAGICAL ESKIMO wrote in post #17691508 (external link)
I went to Jessops to try some lenses and the only one they had that was similar to what I might want was the 24-70 f4L IS USM
So all I managed to ascertain was that 24mm is still quite wide on a crop body.

I did try out the 70-200 f4L USM while I was there anyway, turns out IS isn't all that important, I was always scared to ever consider a non IS lens but actually I might now as it would mean quite a saving on cost.

Again, bear in mind that your results (IQ) with the 24-105 f/4 IS or the 24-70 f/4 IS will be very similar to what an 18-55 STM would provide for a fraction of the cost. I just don't see the point of either of those lenses on a crop body such as the 70D (OK, maybe the color and contrast might be better....big deal).

I have not bothered to try the L series 70-200 zooms on my SL1 on a side by side comparison to the perfectly fine 55-250 STM. While I do very much prefer the results I get with the 70-200 L on the 5D3 and I have witnessed that it spanks the 55-250 STM on a Rebel or 60D, that's not relevant to your situation. And, I should get better results with the 5D3/70-200 combo since the cost is about 9 or ten times what the Rebel/55-250 IS STM would be.

All that being said, I'd suggest a 55-250 IS STM for your long lens on the 70D. If you are not happy with it, sell it and lose little money in the process.

IS is important for many of us, btw.




  
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Sep 02, 2015 08:32 |  #40

MAGICAL ESKIMO wrote in post #17680931 (external link)
I should specify, using a lens with minimum of 24mm focal length on a crop body.

I'm certain 24mm is wide enough, but I will only know for sure if I will miss that extra 6mm of length on the wide end or not until I try it out.

Edit: the EF-S 15-85 IS USM looks appealing. Will hopefully check this one out.

My wife and I both like our 15-85 lenses. I know others are pushing the new STM lenses instead, but we really like the range and in our case, the lenses perform very well.


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Sep 07, 2015 02:53 |  #41

If you find motor sports wind up being your thing look at the Sigma 150 - 600 lenses in either Contemporary (cheaper varient) or Sports version. Also bit surprised no one mentioned a super zoom like a Tamron 16 - 300. Albeit super zooms are bleh in low light.


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Sep 07, 2015 04:42 |  #42

Phoenixkh wrote in post #17692305 (external link)
My wife and I both like our 15-85 lenses. I know others are pushing the new STM lenses instead, but we really like the range and in our case, the lenses perform very well.

+1 on the 15-85. I also have the 18-135 STM but prefer the 15-85 on my 70D. The overall results with it just seem more pleasing to my eye than the 18-135.


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Sep 16, 2015 09:59 |  #43

I just ordered the 55-250 STM from Amazon! It's arriving tomorrow, I can't wait! Thanks everyone for all your input.


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