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kevinmcdade
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Jun 25, 2008 23:23 |  #1

I never thought I would be posting a thread like this but here I am.

I shoot anything and everything but prefer sports. I take my camera EVERYWHERE. I have a budget of $1200 or so. My current Setup:

Canon 40D
Tokina 12-24 f/4
Sigma 17-70 variable aperature
Sigma 24/60 f/2.8
Sigma 70-200 f/2.8

I will be selling my Sigma 17-70 and 24-60 for sure. I want constant aperature when needed in the 17-50 range. My 24-60 is great but I find myself looking for that 17-24 range with this lens and don't use this lens much. I also want to add a lightweight zoom for times when I don't want to or need to take my Sigma 70-200. The zoom that I want to add does not have to be super fast; I'm more concerned with the IQ, size and weight. I'm not concerned with overlap in the 70mm+ range because each lens will have it's own designated duties.

Option 1:
Buy a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 ($430) and Tokina 50-135 f/2.8 ($650)

Option 2:
Buy a Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS ($960) and Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS ($300)

Option 3:
Save money and get the Tamron 17-50 ($430) and the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS ($300).

All options fit my criteria by giving me 2.8 in the 17-50 range plus a smaller, lighter weight zoom for the times when I want to travel a bit lighter. I'm just confused as to which route to go. I'm also open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance!!!


-KMc-
Canon 7D | Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS | Sigma 10-20 | Canon 70-200L f/4

  
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swjim
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Jun 25, 2008 23:48 |  #2

I think I would go with a variation of option 2, I would get the 17-55, but choose the 85 f/1.8 instead of the 55-250. If you really want the extra reach you have the 70-200, but the 85 would give you a fast prime for when the light gets lower or you really want some great sharpness.


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kevinmcdade
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Jun 25, 2008 23:57 |  #3

swjim wrote in post #5793869 (external link)
I think I would go with a variation of option 2, I would get the 17-55, but choose the 85 f/1.8 instead of the 55-250. If you really want the extra reach you have the 70-200, but the 85 would give you a fast prime for when the light gets lower or you really want some great sharpness.

GREAT suggestion!!! I didn't even think about that!


-KMc-
Canon 7D | Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS | Sigma 10-20 | Canon 70-200L f/4

  
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Jun 26, 2008 00:04 |  #4

I'm glad that you think it's worth considering. I don't own the 17-55, but I do own the 24-70 and 70-200 as well as the 85 1.8. The 85 1.8 really comes in handy when the light gets low, especially for my kids' indoor sporting events. It's a nice option to have.


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kahren
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Jun 26, 2008 00:17 |  #5

sigma 18-50 macro + canon 55-250 IS



  
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