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Whch General Purpose Lens for 7D

 
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Dec 21, 2009 07:09 |  #1

Hi

I'm planning to buy a travel lens for my 7D and have shortlisted following :

Canon :

  • 18-135 (Approx. INR14K)
  • 18-200 (Approx. INR 26K)
  • 24-105/F4 (Approx. 50K)
Tokina
  • 16-50/2.8 (Approx. 35K)
  • 50-135/2.8(Approx. 35K)
Please advise me which one is best out of above 4 in terms of image quality, sharpness, color richness, faster and most accurate to focus, silent, good for indoor, outdoor, portraits, landscape etc.

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Dec 21, 2009 07:10 |  #2

I am getting a 7D soon, but out of your list, I'd have to consider the L since the quality if wonderful. But the new EF-S lenses are highly rated. Depends how wide you need it. For landscapes, you'll need the wider choices.


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Dec 21, 2009 07:42 |  #3

I was also thinking about getting the 7d, but even if I were going to keep the T1i I was probably gonna look at picking up the efs 17-55 f/2.8...


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Dec 21, 2009 07:50 as a reply to  @ TheBigDog's post |  #4

Hi Suzy

Before upgrading to 7D, I used to use 40D and Sigma 17-70 and got sharper images but I found 17-70 on 7D is producing softer images and I disposed it of.

Now after going thru difference Lens Sample Archives, I shortlisted these considering all the aspects. Though very less no. of peoples are using Tokine but I found that images are sharper, cripser and color product is much better but still I want other's opinion.


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Dec 21, 2009 07:51 |  #5

Did you try microadjusting your sig 17-70?


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Dec 21, 2009 07:54 as a reply to  @ e02937's post |  #6

Merlin

I did not attempted because before I thought of doing so, my friend bought my 40D and Sigma 17-70.

Now I don't have any Travel/walkaround lens for my 7D.


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Dec 21, 2009 07:58 |  #7

Have you considered the 17-40?


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Dec 21, 2009 08:08 |  #8

rakesh wrote in post #9237722 (external link)
Hi

I'm planning to buy a travel lens for my 7D and have shortlisted following :


Canon :
  • 18-135
  • 18-200
  • 24-105/F4
Tokina
  • 16-50/2.8
  • 50-135/2.8
Please advise me which one is best out of above 4 in terms of image quality, sharpness, color richness, faster and most accurate to focus, silent, good for indoor, outdoor, portraits, landscape etc.

I look forward to your suggestions and if possible then with one or two Real life samples as well.

Where is the new EF-S 15-85 in your list? That is the travel lens I would get for a 1.6X body. Having that range all the way down to 15mm would be great (this is like 24mm on FF, one of the main reasons I love the 24-105L on a FF camera for travel).


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Dec 21, 2009 08:09 as a reply to  @ SuzyView's post |  #9

Suzy

Earlier I thought of but 17-40, 17-55, 16-35 all these are more than INR 100K in India and beyond my budget.

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As of now 15-85 is not available in India as standalone pc.


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Dec 21, 2009 08:18 |  #10

I checked your gear list but it links to another persons gear, so I'm not sure what lenses you already have. I would recommend the 24-105, however its only drawback is that its not wide enough on the crop body, which means you will soon want another lens to cover below 24mm....unless you already have a lens in this range. Have fun doing your research!


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Dec 21, 2009 09:12 as a reply to  @ sugarzebra's post |  #11

Sorry, sugarzebra, there was some mistake in the link.

I've corrected it and also my gears list link is given below :

https://photography-on-the.net …?p=5004393&post​count=1042


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Dec 21, 2009 09:26 as a reply to  @ rakesh's post |  #12

if u have big budget, go for 24-105L, rakesh. :D
u wont regret with L quality.
(if have more more budget, go for 2470L instead of 24105L).
or:
~ 24105L + 1740L
~ 1740L + 70200L (f/stop and IS : depend on your choice).
& or 85 1.8 / 50 1.4.
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Dec 21, 2009 10:02 |  #13

zshaft

I dont want to have multiple lenses as carrying all a bit difficult. Hence want to decide on any one of these. Further my budget is limited.


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Dec 21, 2009 10:06 |  #14

rakesh wrote in post #9238491 (external link)
zshaft

I dont want to have multiple lenses as carrying all a bit difficult. Hence want to decide on any one of these. Further my budget is limited.

ok,i get it now.
so, go for 24105L as in your list.
2nd choice will be 18-135mm from canon.


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Dec 21, 2009 10:08 |  #15

I am from Bangalore too..saw ur ad in bangalorephotographycl​ub

u can get 17-55mm here:
http://orders.ebay.in …tem&itemid=3502​95346129mm (external link)

it will be delivered without custom hassles, i find it expensive, hence trying to source it for a cheaper rate from US itself.

if u try , ull be able to get it in 50k but u need patience. don't worry about warranty. canon India honors international warranty. Got it confirmed from them.




  
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