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Oct 26, 2008 17:02 |  #1

It looks like I can get up to $300 off on ebay right now so screw it, I'm buying a lens today. Help me choose!

  • Canon 24-105 f/4L IS
  • Canon 24-70 f/2.8L
  • Tamron 70-200 f/2.8
  • Canon 70-200 f/2.8L (non IS)
I'm keeping my Tamron and 55-250 but my wife likes to use the 55-250 so I need more reach than 50mm. I can still use the 55-250 whenever I want but wouldn't mind passing it off to her. I shoot family, outdoor sports, landscapes, and wildlife/zoos. I really would like something that stays on my camera 75% of the time. I do love narrow DOF so I'm hesitant on an f/4 lens but IS and the focal range of the 24-105 is great for me. The Tamron sounds excellent except for AF, and I don't know if I'll regret no IS on a 200mm lens. I don't have nearly enough to go for the Canon 7-2 2.8 IS.

I think I'm tied between the 24-105 and Tamron 70-200 right now. I know these are pretty different lenses but let's hear some opinions. Thanks!

Oh yeah and I have used the 24-105 and Canon 70-200 firsthand.

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Oct 26, 2008 20:48 |  #2

24-105L, as you can still use the 55-250.

Ideal portrait zoom on a 30D.

Of course, you could also get an 85 F/1.8 and a 135L :D.

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Oct 26, 2008 20:59 |  #3

Another vote for the 24-105 on your 30D. It's my standard one-lens kit...versatile, not really heavy, and sharp!

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Oct 26, 2008 21:01 |  #4

I use my 24-105 on my camera 90% of the time.
The 24-70 is too heavy, and not long enough for me.
I would go with the 70-200 is f4.0 before the 2.8 non is
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Oct 26, 2008 21:02 |  #5

It's only 10% now? It was 25% on Friday and 30% last week. (Got a Zeiss 85 Planar for $300. :) )


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Oct 26, 2008 21:41 |  #6

What happens if you sell something for $5000 and your friend buys it? Does he get 10% off for $4500 and your account gets credited with $5000? If so that would be a quick way of making money. I'll list something for $100000 and get my friend to buy it and i've already made $10000.


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Oct 26, 2008 21:43 |  #7

Jman13 wrote in post #6566317 (external link)
It's only 10% now? It was 25% on Friday and 30% last week. (Got a Zeiss 85 Planar for $300. :) )

i may be wrong...but i believe it's a 10% off coupon in addition to the 25% cashback...


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Oct 26, 2008 21:45 |  #8

Nice...


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Oct 26, 2008 21:47 |  #9

rc13k wrote in post #6566527 (external link)
What happens if you sell something for $5000 and your friend buys it? Does he get 10% off for $4500 and your account gets credited with $5000? If so that would be a quick way of making money. I'll list something for $100000 and get my friend to buy it and i've already made $10000.


it maxs out at 200 bucks...also what you'd want to do is against the terms and conditions...not saying you couldn't do it...but if they find out...you don't get paid, but have to pay ebay fees...and it does take 75 days or so to get the money...so i'm sure they've got plenty of time to check into shady auctions


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Oct 26, 2008 23:43 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #10

I went back through my 24-105 pics from a weekend I had with one and they don't look so hot. Hmm. I think I'll rent one again before diving in on it.

Yeah, trying to use MS Live 25% plus 10% eBay coupon. We'll see...
After coming back to reality, I'm scrapping the L lenses for now based on zero budget. I'm kicking myself and yet relieved that I talked to my wife first. haha I hate being in grad school. :mad:

I will however get a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 for $225 after discounts. :D It looks to be a stellar lens and $225 is practically free. right? lol


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Oct 27, 2008 02:04 |  #11

if you're eligible should the coupon show up in your ebay inbox?

i didn't get one in my email inbox.


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Oct 27, 2008 09:34 as a reply to  @ Sfordphoto's post |  #12

Buy some primes ... 35, 85 or 135. You don't have to rent those to see if they are good. ;)


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Oct 27, 2008 11:31 |  #13

I doubt the 10% paypal coupon will work. It didn't work for me. You had to have received it and they know if you did or not. Try it out on something that requires immediate paypal payment first.




  
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Oct 27, 2008 11:46 |  #14

Yeah, the 10% didn't work for me, but I picked up a Tamron 28-75 for $220 anyway with the Live.com cashback. :)


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Oct 27, 2008 12:02 |  #15

I received an 10% PP coupon but also when I login via the home page I see the coupon there every time. I believe mine expires on 10/31 so that might be something, of which to be aware.

BTW, for the MS Live program, good luck if you find a seller with the lens you want that uses the eBay checkout system. That is a requirement of the MS Live discount/rebate thing. I am also finding that many sellers have increased prices somewhat to reflect this rebate system, even those who do not qualify for the program.

I needed a new tripod and got a better deal on Amazon, the 055xpro, for $165ish with overnight shipping. But that deal is gone now...I could not find any eBay seller with the tripod AND qualified for the program...so, I gave up.


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