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Dec 12, 2009 06:48 |  #16

newworld666 wrote in post #9181709 (external link)
Basically more than 80% of pictures are taken at both ends of the zooms .. (It's very easy with windows to see this on your harddisk)...20% can be a good way to move your feet .. and subject is "walk"around .. :D ..

I would have to agree with you, though my percentages may vary. the one thing i notice though, is this tends to happen maybe even more with the longer teles (used my 100-400 so much at 400.) with shorter focal points i find myself zooming a bit more, but still use 17 and 55 a lot on my 17-55.


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Dec 12, 2009 07:22 |  #17

tim wrote in post #9182340 (external link)
Check my blog (external link) for some Sigma 30 shots, all the cemetery ones - though they had off camera lighting and reasonably extensive processing - at least two minutes each. No exif on there sorry, keeping file size small.

Not wide enough IMHO

I couldn't find your cemetery ones.


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Dec 12, 2009 07:38 |  #18

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I couldn't find your cemetery ones.

Photo #8 on the blog right now, or this thread for more detail.


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Dec 12, 2009 10:17 |  #19

I use the 24-105 on my 40D all the time as a walk about and am very happy with it. I had the 17-55 f/2.8 IS and sent it back as it really had what I can only describe as lack luster color. Perhaps it was the copy I got, but it went back. I do have a 17-40 for those times when I need to go wider, but 80+% I am using the 24-105.


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Mar 14, 2010 21:36 |  #20

Canon 17-55 IS - hands down.

Ill be getting one soon to as a backup to my 24-70.. and for my 7D


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Mar 14, 2010 22:50 |  #21

I have both the 17-55 and the 24-105. My go to walk around is the 24-105L, as I like having the more extra reach more than the slightly wider that that the 17 provides.


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Mar 15, 2010 07:24 |  #22

15-85 for general walkaround, or 24-105 depending on how wide you need/use or if you use the telephoto end more.

The 17-55 is good as well, but the range is limited... And I never find 2.8 fast enough anyway...


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Mar 15, 2010 07:58 |  #23

24-105L because of the telephoto range provided.


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Mar 15, 2010 08:13 |  #24

Plenty of good suggestions guys, but this thread is 3 months old, there's been at least a dozen threads on this subject since then and the person who started the thread does not seem to have been back since.


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Mar 15, 2010 08:23 |  #25

do people really go to the bother to register, post once and then not read replies/post again? how odd.


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Mar 15, 2010 08:24 |  #26

mrklaw wrote in post #9799313 (external link)
do people really go to the bother to register, post once and then not read replies/post again?

Looks that way. Could be that they jsut read the responses without logging in again but it's still an odd thing. Not even a "thanks for the suggestions."


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Mar 15, 2010 08:26 |  #27

Craign wrote in post #9799210 (external link)
24-105L because of the telephoto range provided.

and the IS. It's my most use lens on FF and crop.


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Mar 15, 2010 08:28 |  #28

I use Tamron 17-50mm as my walk about lens, images are razor sharp. :) Although I sometimes wish it have a bit more top end. Something like a 17-80 would be nice.

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Mar 15, 2010 08:49 |  #29

Stitching programs (for panoramic photography) have become so good at blending each frame that any lens could be great for walking around, honestly. Unless you fret over perspective differences based on subject distance and all that. I could honestly live with just a 50mm lens.


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Mar 15, 2010 09:00 as a reply to  @ BlueTsunami's post |  #30

I primary shoot outside so 24-105 make more sense than 17-55. 55mm is to short for outside walk around. I have two primary lens 11-16 Tokina and 24-105.


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