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Jul 29, 2011 11:20 |  #1

So I am pondering a lens switch up as follows...

-sell my 10-22 and buy (or trade for) a 17-40mm

-Sell my sigma 50mm, not really using it

-sell both the 50mm and 10-22 and buy a 35L

now that I have the 5D Im using that more than the 40D and want both a new wide for landscape and a new fast prime.

What do you think?


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Jul 29, 2011 11:24 |  #2

35L sounds pretty awesome to me. but a 17-40 wouldnt be to shabby either i bet. depends on how much more you like primes over zooms i would think in that situation. im not sure though. i would also imagine a 16-35 would be good for landscapes but i have never used one before




  
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Jul 29, 2011 11:33 |  #3

I sold my Sigma 10-20 when I moved to FF and bought the 17-40L to replace it. I then sold my Canon 50 1.4 and 17-40L after about 3 months to fund the 35L and have no regrets whatsoever. Perfect FOV imho for everything from landscapes to portraits. If you need anymore influence check out some of my shots below with the 35L

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Jul 29, 2011 13:34 |  #4

Looks like you have yourself a nice collection of lenses. Is the 24mm of your 24-70 not wide enough for landscape on your 5DC?

The 17-40 will be significantly wider than the 24-70, but if 24mm is wide enough for you I would then suggest getting the 35L. Either way, you'll be happy with your decision.

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Jul 29, 2011 14:03 |  #5

That is what I was thinking, I would still want an ultra wide for the effect at some point, but right now I could use the low light and better quality of the 35 then the 10-22 ultrawide and 50mm


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Jul 29, 2011 15:42 |  #6

24L

Wide on 5D, normal on 40D.


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Jul 29, 2011 18:12 |  #7

Im not sure if I want that wide though. I like the idea of having a general FL fast lens, and think the 24 might be too wide


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Aug 15, 2011 14:43 |  #8

Well think Im going to go for the 35L and put the 50 and 10/22 up for sale/trade
I still want a fast lens for the bokeh, and still want a wide I can use on my 5d which is getting more use than the 40D.
Any other comments?


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Aug 15, 2011 14:45 |  #9

I love the 17-40 on my 5D. I find 35 to be an odd focal length on a full frame camera.




  
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Aug 15, 2011 14:51 |  #10

^ i agree, i went with the 17-40, for my shooting style a 50mm works better than 35mm


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Aug 15, 2011 14:53 |  #11

I push a vote for the 24L




  
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Aug 15, 2011 15:05 |  #12

brit84 wrote in post #12940021 (external link)
Any other comments?

Just that, personally, I'm not a fan of 35mm focal length on crop. Love it on FF, just not on crop where it's sort of a "long normal" which I've never liked.

You might feel differently and could test for yourself. Just put your 24-70 on your 40D and tape the zoom to the 35mm setting for a day, shoot with it and see what you think. You could do the same on your 5D. That should tell you if you like the focal length.


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Aug 15, 2011 15:15 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #13

I traded my EF 10-22 for the 17-40 and havent looked back.


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Aug 15, 2011 15:38 |  #14

The Sigma 50mm is nice on a 5d...I recommend keeping it a while to make sure it doesn't satisfy you more on a full-frame.


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Aug 15, 2011 15:41 |  #15

Guess Im going for the 17-40, I like the idea that is matches the 24-70 FL (for the 40D as backup) on the crop camera and uses the same filter sizes. as my other lenses.


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