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Feb 08, 2010 16:04 |  #46

I have had a 24-105 for a number or years now and it is my favorite walk around lens.

I had the 17-55 f/2.8 IS Canon and sent it back as it produced lack luster colors and and had a quite consumer feel to it. Very, very expensive for what you get.


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Feb 10, 2010 12:37 |  #47

I just purchased the 15-85. I have an XTi and I can't believe how sharp the pictures are. This is my new walkaround lens.


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Feb 10, 2010 12:50 as a reply to  @ MStig's post |  #48
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Feb 10, 2010 13:00 |  #49

I find that canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L a good walkaround lens. The price is a bit more compared to the canon 28-135mm but you are paying for an L glass. The clarity on that is great, very fast focusing, and a decent range. I'm pretty happy with it.


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Feb 10, 2010 13:20 |  #50

Actually, after careful deliberation and long looks at lens threads, I have ordered the Tamron 18-270 VC. It'll be here on Tuesday, can't wait!

I like how it covers a lot of FL with a pretty decent IQ, and I hear the VC is better than its competitors (a must-have for a notable hand-shaker like myself). Still agonizing whether I should get a CPL for it or not.

My next lens, and likely last for a while, will be a Sigma 10-20 UWA. Still looking around for one of those.


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Feb 10, 2010 13:22 |  #51

You will like the 18-270, good choice! I am very happy with mine, love not changing lenses.


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Feb 10, 2010 13:53 |  #52

congrats, thats the lens I was thinking of getting as well. I ended up going with the Tamron 17-50 and just recently got a 70-200 yesterday in the mail. I have a friend that has the older version 18-250 and he loves it. have fun waiting, it sucks lol


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Feb 10, 2010 13:56 |  #53

Haha yeah, the waiting part sucks. The price was right and I couldn't hold out. ;) Will post some pics once I get it.


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Feb 10, 2010 14:37 |  #54

rishu_pepper wrote in post #9582783 (external link)
Haha yeah, the waiting part sucks. The price was right and I couldn't hold out. ;) Will post some pics once I get it.

Hope you enjoy the lens ! :p

Below is the best deal on the 72mm Hoya HD CPL if your inclined:

http://maxsaver.net …izing-Digital-Filter.aspx (external link)

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Feb 10, 2010 15:22 |  #55

Silverfox1 wrote in post #9583064 (external link)
Below is the best deal on the 72mm Hoya HD CPL if your inclined:

http://maxsaver.net …izing-Digital-Filter.aspx (external link)

+1 on the filter. If you're going for a 1-lens solution, you want to make sure that lens will survive every trip. Carrying multiple lenses (and the necessary switching of lenses) means that you still have some options if something happens to one rather than no options if you just have the one lens in your bag.


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Feb 10, 2010 16:08 |  #56

I looked at a thread about CPL's and it seems like the Marumi is the way to go (best price/performance ratio).

I may get a 77mm with a 72-77mm step up ring for the Tamron, because I'm pretty set to buy a Sigma 10-20mm and that takes a 77mm.


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Feb 10, 2010 16:21 |  #57

rishu_pepper wrote in post #9583599 (external link)
I looked at a thread about CPL's and it seems like the Marumi is the way to go (best price/performance ratio).

I may get a 77mm with a 72-77mm step up ring for the Tamron, because I'm pretty set to buy a Sigma 10-20mm and that takes a 77mm.

Personally i cant comment on the Marumi CPL but the below link from a reputable vendor sells them and the Marumi 72mm CPL is more expensive then the Genuine Hoya HD i linked you to:

http://www.2filter.com …marumisuperdigi​talHG.html (external link)

http://maxsaver.net …izing-Digital-Filter.aspx (external link)

Glance at this video if you havent seen it:

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=cT6wBQR7iqE (external link)

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Feb 10, 2010 16:33 |  #58

I did watch that video, and while I don't plan to put that much punishment on my filter/lens, it is a nice piece of mind to have.

I was thinking of the "non-Super" Marumi CPL. Saw them on ebay for $45, seems like a decent enough deal.

Does it make sense to do the step-up thing, or should I just bite the bullet and get two separate CPL's?


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Feb 10, 2010 16:49 as a reply to  @ rishu_pepper's post |  #59

Living in Texas i get plenty of bright sunny days and figured i could justify the use of quality CPL`s, so i purchased 2 of the Hoya HD CPL`s and do use them on occasion.

I also have the Hoya HD Clear protective filters but only use them outdoors in undesirable environments. Never use them indoors.

The step-up ring should work just fine without any vignetting and save you some money.  :p

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Feb 10, 2010 17:26 |  #60

I live in the beautiful wet coast of British Columbia, so we don't get as much sunshine as you guys do. ;)

Regardless, I'm definitely leaning towards getting a CPL for those nice days we have when it's not raining cats and dogs.


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