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40D with 17-85 Kit lens or not?

 
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Sep 03, 2007 01:55 |  #1

hello,


I am going to order the EOS 40D but I'm wondering if I should order the Kit with the 17-85 IS or if I'd better buy just the body and go for another lens? in my signature you can see what lenses I already have, so who can make a suggestion for the best choice?


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Sep 03, 2007 02:01 |  #2

pass on the lens...if you dont think youll use the 17-27mm that often.


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Sep 03, 2007 02:19 |  #3

If you want the lens, get the kit it's Way cheaper than buying separately I think.


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Sep 03, 2007 02:26 |  #4

You can always buy the kit, and then if it doesnt work for you, sell the lens alone. It goes for right about the difference in price when you get the Kit anyway. I am grabbing the lens kit - Reason: It will sit hooked up the to 400D as a back up =)


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Sep 03, 2007 11:19 |  #5

I depends where you want to end up with your lens collection. If the 17-85 fits in, get it. If you want to end up with 17-55 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8 I might skip the 17-85. However, if I didn't have any other lenses, the 17-85 would be a good starter lens and could be a good general purpose walk around lens when you do not need a larger aperture.




  
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Sep 03, 2007 12:08 |  #6

Wouldn't waste a dime on the 17-85, 17-30mm is almost unusable unless you love CA and serious softness...


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Sep 03, 2007 12:10 |  #7

I thought it was the 28-135mm IS?


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Sep 03, 2007 12:32 as a reply to  @ ACDCROCKS's post |  #8

2 kits available - i prob end up in the 17-85mm


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Sep 03, 2007 12:49 |  #9

I'd be lost without a wide angle lens - the 28-80 just goes down to "normal" and your 24 is just a bit wide angle.

I'd definitely want the 17-85 or something else in that range.

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Sep 03, 2007 13:44 as a reply to  @ number six's post |  #10

I'd bail on the kit lens and go for the 24-70mm f/2.8 L. Of course, it depends almost entirely on what you want to shoot. For me, the 24-70 does most of what I need.


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Sep 03, 2007 13:59 as a reply to  @ Randy1213's post |  #11

I would say buy it, try it out (see if you like IS) , and sell it if don't like it.

I bought a new 30D as a kit last year b/c it ended up being cheaper than the body only after I sold off the kit lens.




  
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Sep 03, 2007 14:09 as a reply to  @ nicksan's post |  #12

My usless opinion is to pass on the kit lens.


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Sep 03, 2007 14:19 |  #13

I would say get it, you will noticed the difference in the wide end. I miss my real 28mm :(



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Sep 03, 2007 14:24 |  #14

Kit lenses are kit lenses,
There not great but they do make great knock around lenses.
Go for it!


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Sep 04, 2007 01:42 |  #15

17-85 IS is already seen as a decent lens in Canon's line up. It is a bit more than just a standard 'kit lens'


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