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Whats your favorite lense to use under $700?

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Jul 06, 2008 14:59 |  #16

If you can get the 10-22 for that price, snag it. It's a great lens, and an awesome vacation lens.

My favorite sub $700 lenses have been the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and the Canon 70-200 f/4 L

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Jul 06, 2008 15:07 |  #17

I love my Sigma 10-20, if you can get the canon for under 500, do it, you wont regret it

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Jul 06, 2008 15:08 |  #18

The 100/2.8 macro, but I wouldn't take this lens to Europe.

If you're worried that your present kit is not wide enough, than the Canon 10-22 would be good. If you're worried that your kit does not have good enough IQ, you could replace the Tamron with the Canon 55-250 IS. A kit made up of all or partly of the canon 10-22, 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS would be a versatile and light travel kit with decent IQ.

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Jul 06, 2008 15:16 |  #19

My Tokina 12-24. Only one I have under $700. I am thinking seriously of a 50-135/2.8 tho...

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Jul 06, 2008 15:18 |  #20

Canon EF100 f2.8 Macro :)

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Jul 06, 2008 15:26 |  #21

I've got the 10-22 and it stays on my camera 90-95% of the time. Its a great lens for nearly all around use.

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Jul 06, 2008 15:29 as a reply to  @ T.Hogan's post |  #22

my 100 macro. then 200 L and 17-40 L are tied for second. lastly my 12-24 tokina

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Jul 06, 2008 16:17 |  #23

Napalm_fire wrote in post #5859689 (external link)
I just got back from europe and I can not stress how much I used my 10-22mm. It was on my camera 90% of the time, my 30mm F/1.4 was second in line for low light shots in cathedrals, and my 70-200mm I used on about 30 shots total out of 1539 that I shot. It was fantastic for everything that was thrown at it! If you can afford the extra cash for this lens, you really need to get it.


I have found that in Europe, particularly in the older cities, one frequently needs an ultra-wide because the streets and buildings are much more narrow than in the U.S.

I would also mightily recommend a fast prime like the 30 f/1.4 or the 28 f/1.8 for interior shots at cathedrals, museums, and a host of other low-light ops. Flash and tripod usage is often prohibited where antiquities are involved or there is much visitor traffic.

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Jul 06, 2008 16:21 |  #24

10-22 is my default travel lens. LOVE it.

Sigma 30 1.4 gets the night time people shots.

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