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Thread started 20 Mar 2007 (Tuesday) 03:35
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POLL: "Portrait/Wedding Lens - Which one?"
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS EFS
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Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM
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Portrai/Wedding Lens, which one?

 
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Mar 20, 2007 03:35 |  #1

I'm in the market for a new lens. I do a lot of portraits (home studio environment) but have also been asked by a family member to do their wedding (I know you're gonna say don't do it but it's me or nothing as they can't afford a wedding photog).

So my question is, do I get the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS EFS or the Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM.

I currently have:
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (will sell this)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
Canon 50mm f/1.8 MK II (Nifty Fifty).

So which one would you guys get?

Thanks in advance.

PS. I have a 30D body. :)


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Mar 20, 2007 04:32 |  #2

17-55 for the 30D any day!


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Mar 20, 2007 06:37 |  #3

I vote for the 17-55 because I believe you'd be better able to deal with the gap between 55 and 70mm FL than the loss of 7mm FL on the wide end. In addition, the IS could come in handy in low light portrait situations.


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Mar 20, 2007 06:39 |  #4
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I already have the older, but still good 28-70L and have just ordered the 17-55IS. With a crop camera, the 17-55 is probably the perfect focal range for most wedding shots.



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Mar 20, 2007 06:55 as a reply to  @ liza's post |  #5

What about another body?


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Mar 20, 2007 07:24 |  #6

Borderfox wrote in post #2900252 (external link)
What about another body?

Ah well...I may well be in the market for a 2nd hand 20D too. But don't tell my missus. ;) We've got our 2nd baby due in June so she keeps telling me to stop buying camera gear and start on the nursery...:rolleyes:


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Mar 20, 2007 09:14 |  #7

Between those lens I would choose the 17-55.


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Mar 20, 2007 10:32 as a reply to  @ darktiger's post |  #8

For crop camera 17-55




  
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Mar 20, 2007 14:14 as a reply to  @ remo's post |  #9

I voted for 24-70L because i have large sized-sensor bodies [1series&5D].


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Mar 20, 2007 14:18 as a reply to  @ Tareq's post |  #10

Thanks for the replies thus far. The 24-70 is ahead now, but only one reply as to why they've voted for that lens....:confused: Cheers Tareq.

BTW Tareq...that's a pretty impressive gear list you have there my son. :)


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Mar 20, 2007 14:18 |  #11

I voted 17-55. It's sharper than the 24-70L wide open, and for weddings, it's color reproduction is much more natural looking.



  
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Mar 20, 2007 14:30 |  #12

Mr O wrote in post #2902119 (external link)
Thanks for the replies thus far. The 24-70 is ahead now, but only one reply as to why they've voted for that lens....:confused: Cheers Tareq.

BTW Tareq...that's a pretty impressive gear list you have there my son. :)

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Mar 25, 2007 17:47 as a reply to  @ Tareq's post |  #13

Eventually went for the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS.

Thanks to all who voted/replied. :)


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