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Dec 17, 2007 12:53 |  #16

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get a good lens youll use ALL the time like the 24-70 L and then RENT the 100-400 IS for a week or two for the trip.. (or just buy it instead of the 24-70..) the Bigma is also a great choice..50-500MM cant go wrong with that range..as is the siggie 80-400 OS.. stabelized and all!!!

No rentals in Dubai :p:evil::p:evil::p

Anyway, im thinking of filling the gap with a cheaper 17-40 L and a Sigma 50 1.8 and alot of accesories (memory cards+filters and so on)


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Dec 17, 2007 13:04 |  #17

If you're going to Switzerland from Dubai I'm going to suggest using your new found funds for a very warm parka and gloves!


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Dec 17, 2007 13:23 |  #18

lol guess i should have checked your whereabouts...lol sorry to hear that, maybe it would be a good business to start then... (hint hint!)


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Dec 17, 2007 13:25 |  #19

Nobody has mentioned the Canon 17-55 2.8 IS, so I will put this out -- this lens will serve as both the best walk-around lens for your camera as well as get you shots in less-than-ideal lighting that you otherwise would miss, and is a sharp, capable lens for moderately wide landscapes. You have ultra-wide, and you have the 70-200, but you need something in the wide-normal range, and the 17-55 is the best.


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Dec 17, 2007 13:30 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #20

I agree with "tonylong" go for the canon 17-55mm f2.8, it's well within your budget is a better walkaround lens on a cropped body, known I have the 24-105mm f4 (great lens, but for FF camera's) and should have got the 17-55mm, this will meet all your requirements for a walkaround and landscape lens, then enough money left to get a 1.4x TC

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Dec 17, 2007 13:39 |  #21

But why Not go with the 17-40+ 50 1.8 + tc xD? i can afford them you know =), and the parka and gloves might not be that needed since i dont know the tempratures in the summer :p


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Dec 17, 2007 13:46 |  #22

I'd say that if you are concerned about rugged conditions, the 17-40L is made for such considerations. But for a crop camera, the 17-55 is simply the best and most versatile in terms of usefulness as well as great IQ. To me, the question is what will give me the best results overall, and I believe the 17-55 combines several qualities that will do that.


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Dec 17, 2007 14:02 |  #23

You state several true facts but i think ill go for the More Well constructed 17-40 since im not just touring switzerland ;D the mountains will give this lens a workout =)


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Dec 17, 2007 14:35 |  #24

Adamora wrote in post #4522165 (external link)
You state several true facts but i think ill go for the More Well constructed 17-40 since im not just touring switzerland ;D the mountains will give this lens a workout =)

really you want to see something from switzerland?
i remember that i uploaded something about switzerland here but that xxxx webhost was suck, my photos lost and i have to reupload again to another webhost, but i am not good in tempting people by photos, alot here did better job shooting in switzerland than me to show you and teasing you ;)


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Dec 17, 2007 14:38 |  #25

Adamora wrote in post #4522165 (external link)
You state several true facts but i think ill go for the More Well constructed 17-40 since im not just touring switzerland ;D the mountains will give this lens a workout =)

Well, go for it, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!


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Dec 17, 2007 18:37 as a reply to  @ post 4521415 |  #26

How about 17-55 2.8 IS - for all your "scenery" needs..?


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Dec 17, 2007 23:00 |  #27

They just suggested that 3 times :D


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Dec 19, 2007 07:47 |  #28

Where will you be going in Switzerland? Because depending on where you are, the needs might quite differ...


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Dec 19, 2007 09:11 |  #29

Every where :p, Also im Pleased to add, Im Going To Scotland After Switzerland :D!!!!


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Dec 19, 2007 09:18 |  #30

You'll definitely need something wider for the sceneries. Depending on your interests and what you'll do, 200 may or may not been long enough

BTW, if your going in 3-4 months, the temperature could still be relatively cold (compared to Dubai). Even if you're going in summer, it can be pretty cold in the mountains ;-)a


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