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Did make a mistake in selling my brick?

 
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Jun 07, 2011 10:20 |  #1

I recently sold my 24-70 2.8 L, and "downgraded" to the 17-55 2.8 IS primarily for the wider focal length & IS. I haven't noticed any problems with the pictures I'm getting... they look fine, but I'm struggling with this mental barrier that they'll never look as good as the 24-70. Someone help me out here & tell me I'm nuts.


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Jun 07, 2011 10:24 |  #2

17-55 is a fantastic lens and one of the best for a crop body. If I shot a crop still, I'd have one. The 24-70L is nice too but I think it's more mental than anything else.


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Jun 07, 2011 10:25 |  #3

You are probably nuts. Obviously without seeing comparative shots we cant say, but both are optically very good lenses so its probably all in your head.




  
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Jun 07, 2011 10:29 |  #4

It's definitely mental. 17-55 could even be better in low light situation as it has IS... I sold my brick long time ago and I still miss it once in a while ...




  
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Jun 07, 2011 10:42 |  #5

17-55 > 24-70
dont worry about it unless u go FF


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Jun 07, 2011 11:26 |  #6

Keep it clean at all times, it's prone to get dust inside. Your only nuts if you're planning on switching to FF other than that enjoy.




  
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Jun 07, 2011 11:28 as a reply to  @ ChuckingFluff's post |  #7

No, you didn't make a mistake. You can always buy another one, it's not like you had the only one on the planet.




  
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Jun 07, 2011 11:40 |  #8

Optically, the 17-55 is just as good as the brick and it has the addition of IS.

I can't imagine ever selling my brick though as my primary cam is a 5D. Such a wonderfully solid lens and produces consistent results. If my primary were a cropper, I'd probably consider the 17-55 though.


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Jun 07, 2011 11:40 |  #9

Yes you made a mistake. The 17-55 will never be as good as the 24-70 because the latter is an L lens, and everyone knows L lenses have special pixie dust inside that makes them great and they cannot be beaten in any respect by mere crop-only lenses.


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Jun 07, 2011 15:35 |  #10

When you sold that lens 10 kittens were sacrificed!


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Jun 07, 2011 16:32 |  #11

Poor kittens.


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Jun 07, 2011 18:47 |  #12

add the red ring into the 17-55 and u will go pass your mental


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Jun 07, 2011 19:54 |  #13

Don't worry about it. The 24-70 isn't blisteringly sharp to begin with (not to say that it's not sharp).
Think positive- you now have a wider lens.


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