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Suggestions for gap in lens coverage?

 
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Apr 17, 2008 14:54 |  #1

I am getting a 40D next week with the 28-135 lens kit. After spending hours on various forums my short range plan would be to spend some time getting to know the camera and then to sell the lens kit since they seem fetch around $300 and apply it towards a Canon 17-55 2.8 IS and the 70-200 f/4L IS with a 1.4x extender. Any suggestions for the gap? This is kind of maxing my lens budget so don't suggest another L lens to fill the gap. How critical is this gap? Thanks.




  
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Apr 17, 2008 14:57 |  #2

In my experience the gap's not very critical at all - if I have the 17-55 I can step forwards and with the 70-200 I can step back a little.

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Apr 17, 2008 15:20 |  #3

That's not a gap worth worrying over a lot.


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Apr 17, 2008 15:43 |  #4

Seriously, I don't know anyone who shoots with the 17-55 and 70-200 combo that is bothered by the gap.


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Apr 17, 2008 15:45 |  #5

Gaps in general aren't a big deal until you find yourself missing shots. I go from 17mm to 35mm to 85mm to 180mm to 500mm with nothing in between those focal lengths and I get by just fine. Use your stuff, figure out what you use the most and stick with that.


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Apr 17, 2008 15:48 |  #6

^ Good advice.

Gaps really aren't a big deal unless you feel you're missing something because of the gap. Use the lenses you have and think about the focal lengths you're shooting at - and go from there.


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Apr 17, 2008 15:48 |  #7

That gap is less than it is for those who shoot with primes. Doubt it will be an issue. Just take a few steps forward or backward.

I've got a bigger gap between my 17-55 and 100-400 and it really isn't an issue.


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Apr 17, 2008 15:51 as a reply to  @ troypiggo's post |  #8

The gap is definitely not an issue. But the EF-S 60 is a nice prime lens for macro and portrait.  :p


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Apr 17, 2008 16:00 |  #9

As said above, don't worry about the gap. I have this gap and never notice it. In those rare cases when the 17-55 is on and you need some reach just use your foot zoom. Heck, I have mine listed in my gear list.


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Apr 17, 2008 17:14 as a reply to  @ Familiaphoto's post |  #10

I go...
17-50
24-70
70-200
100-400

Almost never use the 17-50; not real sure where it is come to think of it :confused:


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Apr 17, 2008 17:26 |  #11

pgiancola wrote in post #5350196 (external link)
In those rare cases when the 17-55 is on and you need some reach just use your foot zoom. Heck, I have mine listed in my gear list.

LOL you do too. Good one! :lol:


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