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Apr 07, 2008 07:35 |  #1

if i wanted a lens that day to day i never needed/wanted to be taken off what would you say id be best for going for ?

what do i shoot? anything and everything ! if i wanted something special like uwa id of course change the lens.

or isnt there a ultra competent all rounder ? keep in mind i live in northern england so we dont do sunny bright days that often :(

it would be mounted on a 400d

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Apr 07, 2008 07:41 |  #2

The 17-85mm IS should do nicely.




  
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Apr 07, 2008 07:41 |  #3

Sigma/Canon 24-70 2.8 or Canon 24-105 f4L IS I would say.

I would go for the Sigma/Canon 24-70 or the Sigma 24-60 2.8 for everyday use.


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Apr 07, 2008 07:56 |  #4

17-55 f2.8 i.s maybe ?


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Apr 07, 2008 08:02 |  #5

i just got a sigma 17-70, which is very sharp and for me the range is perfect. If i need the extra reach which I don't use too too often the 70-200 goes on.


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Apr 07, 2008 08:05 |  #6

I love my 17-55 F2.8 (both of them), it's my general purpose walkaround lens. RE 24-105mm I think it's too wide on a crop body as a general purpose lens. I've used two 17-85 lenses, both sucked for sharpness. When I go on holiday I sometimes just take the 12-24, though I want something longer for people.


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Apr 07, 2008 08:24 |  #7

Based on your budget I'd recommend the Tamron 17-50 2.8 (~$450 USD) or the 17-55 2.8 IS (~$1000 USD).
Both will be good indoors and outdoors.
There's also the Sigma 18-200 OS (~$500 USD). It's primarily an outdoor lens that covers a lot of ground.


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Apr 07, 2008 08:44 |  #8

Not sure what you're budget is, but I have a Canon 17-85 IS that I'd recommend, but if you could stretch the budget more, the Canon 17-55 IS is a really sweet lens. :)


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Apr 07, 2008 08:46 |  #9

i had been looking at the 70-200 f2.8L south of that would be good but i will be in hong kong in june so will most probably buy there


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Apr 07, 2008 08:46 |  #10

Another vote for the Canon 17-55. If you shoot everything, I think that a wide-mid range zoom will be more versatile than a tele-zoom. The 17-55 will cover landscape to portrait


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Apr 07, 2008 08:48 |  #11

Currently i am using my 28-138mm USM IS but i plan on getting a 24-70L


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Apr 07, 2008 09:05 |  #12

THE TROOPER wrote in post #5277024 (external link)
17-55 f2.8 i.s maybe ?

Definitely.


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Apr 07, 2008 09:38 |  #13

elysium wrote in post #5276998 (external link)
Canon 24-70 2.8 or Canon 24-105 f4L IS I would say.


Those are very nice lenses. On my 5D i'm very happy with the 24-105mm, the f/4 kinda bothers me because I tend to shoot inside pictures and late afternoon shots. But I can throw my flash on and stop it down to f/8 and super tack sharp shots!!!!!! and still be shooting at a 1/20 of a second and with IS on that isn't a problem. I haven't had any experience with the 24-70, but I suspect is would be a very good investment too!!

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Apr 07, 2008 09:49 |  #14

MadCow wrote in post #5277450 (external link)
Those are very nice lenses. On my 5D i'm very happy with the 24-105mm, the f/4 kinda bothers me because I tend to shoot inside pictures and late afternoon shots. But I can throw my flash on and stop it down to f/8 and super tack sharp shots!!!!!! and still be shooting at a 1/20 of a second and with IS on that isn't a problem. I haven't had any experience with the 24-70, but I suspect is would be a very good investment too!!

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I adore my 24-70 since the 2.8 is such a bonus if you do not have the feature of IS. If you cannot afford the Canon, the Sigma is just as great, just waiting on a friend to bring his Canon ver to compare against my Sigma.

Sigma ver does have a large filter size which makes it bit of a downer but if you can live without the extra 10mm of reach, think about the Sigma 24-60 2.8 which is just as optically strong.


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Apr 07, 2008 09:53 |  #15

in the order of tight budget to sky's the limit - it would be either an 18-55mm IS, 17-85mm IS and 17-55mm IS.


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