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Purchased New Canon 7D & Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II

 
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May 17, 2012 21:59 |  #1

Well,
I broke the bank and purchased the 7D and 70-200f2.8 IS II.
I knew we could use the 70-200f2.8 for years to come as my 6yr old loves to play baseball and was just selected to the All-Stars team. My 13yr old daughter is a dancer and her recitals are very low-light and they do not allow flash. I kept going back and forth between the 700-200 f4 and 70-200 f2.8 but i figured the 2.8 lense would be more beneficial with the sports and the dance recitals. Now I need to choose a good walk around lens. Please give me some recommendations for a good walk around lens. I have seen good reviews on the 17-55 f2.8 IS. I would like to keep both of the lenses in 2.8 if at all possible.


Canon 7D | Canon 24-105 f4L IS| Canon 70-200 f4L IS

  
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May 17, 2012 22:01 |  #2

17-55 2.8 IS, perfect fit...


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May 17, 2012 22:08 |  #3

JVolz wrote in post #14448548 (external link)
17-55 2.8 IS, perfect fit...

What He said! +1 I love mine.:)




  
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May 17, 2012 22:08 |  #4

I also like a 17-55 on my 7D, you cannot go wrong with it.
Alternatively get yourself a fast prime shorter than 70mm when lights are really low, or just for fun.
Shooting primes is a different experience.
Pick one like the 30/1.4, 50/1.4 , 35/1.4 or 24/1.4, for me it was the 30/1.4 with minor MA (+3) it is nearly perfect.




  
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May 18, 2012 02:15 |  #5

Yep, the 17-55 is an outstanding lens for the 7D. It is one of my most often used lenses.

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May 18, 2012 02:20 |  #6

JVolz wrote in post #14448548 (external link)
17-55 2.8 IS, perfect fit...

I would give you the same advice. Both got the same filter size as well.
Maybe an EF 85mm f/1.8 to add later? Might be interesting for those very low-light recitals...?


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May 18, 2012 04:11 as a reply to  @ Fotocyco's post |  #7

24 - 105 F4 IS L is what I have with my 5Dc and 30D togheter with
the 70 - 200 F2.8 IS L. Almost never needed anything else.

Good luck.




  
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May 18, 2012 05:22 |  #8

Congrats on the killer combo!
I'd concur with the 17-5x f/2.8 (of various brands) as your walkaround.

My additional recommendations are (when funds permit)
1) a 2X EXT III extender (the latest one is killer) to turn your 70-200 into a supertelephoto
2) an UWA such as the EF-S 10-22
3) a flash
4) a large aperture walkaround prime such as the 35L or Sigma 30mm f/1.4

Voila, I just spent >$2k of your money!
You're welcome! :D


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May 18, 2012 05:48 |  #9

nice set up. love my new 70-200 II on my 7d and you will too!


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May 18, 2012 09:16 |  #10

Sigma 17-50 - outstanding performance and value.


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May 18, 2012 09:18 |  #11

That lens almost never leaves my 7D, if you want a constant 2.8 then the 17-55 is your best bet in a Canon lens. I also hear good things about the Tamrom 17-50 2.8 if you want to go 3rd party.


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May 18, 2012 10:05 |  #12

I also think that the Canon EF-s 17-55 IS is the best lens you can get in that focal length. I really miss mine, since I went from 7D to 1D... it's a pitty Canon hasn't plans to release anything similar to the 17-55 IS for FF cameras.


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May 18, 2012 10:36 |  #13

I feel like I pretty much have my dream setup with my 7D. 10-22, 17-55, 70-200 f/4L IS and a recently acquired 35L. Trouble is, the 17-55 seems to be welded to the camera. Can't imagine a more appropriate lens for a crop body. Keep trying to find reasons to use the 35L, but zoom is so handy, the 17-55 remains king on my setup. Get it, you'll never regret it.


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May 18, 2012 12:12 |  #14

Thanks everyone. I am debating on the 17-55 and 24-105L. I know the L does not have the same 2.8 but I am a little worried about the coverage.
I gotta say that the 7D is a tank. I love it. It feels perfect in my hand.
The 70-200L 2.8 ----Good Lord. LOL
Please keep the recommendations coming.


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May 18, 2012 13:19 as a reply to  @ Glockfan's post |  #15

Here's another vote for the Canon EF-S 17-55 mm f/2.8. It stays on my 7D 90% of the time. Don't worry about the limited range compared to the 24-105. The 'gap' between 55 mm and 70 mm is inconsequential.

I find the f/2.8 aperture very useful for indoor shooting, and the limited range results in excellent IQ! Everyone praises the IQ and sharpness of the 17-55! I seem to have missed the similar praises for the 24-105 on a crop. Get the 17-55! I guarantee that you won't regret it!


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