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Thread started 07 Dec 2009 (Monday) 10:50
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POLL: "17-40 4L + 50 1.4 or 17-55 2.8 IS"
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Should I trade a 17-40 4.0L and a 50 1.4 for a 17-55 2.8?

 
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Dec 07, 2009 10:50 |  #1

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Dec 07, 2009 10:54 |  #2

I wouldn't.....the two lenses you have are wonderful lenses, even for a crop body.


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Dec 07, 2009 11:00 |  #3

No way man!


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Dec 07, 2009 11:04 |  #4

I think it will be a wash. F2.8 is often too slow indoors without a flash, and so is f4. No gain.

Why don't you like your 50?


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Dec 07, 2009 11:30 |  #5

If you do mainly landscape on tripod, then you don't need IS, so why get rid of the 17-40? If you need a walk-around lens, then the IS will help. 50/1.4 should be better for portraits than the 55/2.8 of the 17-55. Do you use the 50 a lot?

If you find you are using neither lens much, then try the trade. The 50/1.4 and the 17-40 are easily obtained in reasonable copies, so if you are looking to try something new, then go for it.


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Dec 07, 2009 11:37 as a reply to  @ WT21's post |  #6

I'd sell both lenses you have and get a 10-22 and a 85 f/1.8. Or keep what you have but I wouldn't trade for a 17-55 either way.


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Dec 07, 2009 12:29 |  #7

hqbach wrote in post #9151135 (external link)
Well, I do have an 580EX II

By that logic, f4 is plenty fast already, right? That was my point. I have a longer f2.8 zoom, and I used to own a wider f2.8 prime and zoom, and I still was always using flash unless there was good sunlight peeking in the windows.


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Dec 07, 2009 12:31 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #8

This thread will be interesting..

I'm wanting to go Full frame next year (March / April) and want to replace my 17-55 but dont know if a 24-70 will be enough or 17-40 / 50mm 1.4...


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Dec 07, 2009 12:34 |  #9

Martin.D wrote in post #9151334 (external link)
This thread will be interesting..

I'm wanting to go Full frame next year (March / April) and want to replace my 17-55 but dont know if a 24-70 will be enough or 17-40 / 50mm 1.4...

If you are going full frame, 17-40 is an ultrawide since you lose the 1.6x factor. If you want what you had with your 17-55, you'll want something starting in the 24-28mm range. THe 17-55 is about 28-90mm in FF terms.


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Dec 07, 2009 12:54 |  #10

1.4 vs 2.8 is a huge difference visually. If you do lots of landscapes you don't gain that much going to 55. For the few portraits you do the 50 1.4 will be really quite sufficient.


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Dec 07, 2009 14:52 |  #11

I am actually selling my 17-40 and 85 1.8 for 17-55 IS at the moment. I found that the 17-40 a fantastic lens for outside, but not such a good performer in the portraits and the 85 was just too long for me.
I think you can't really go wrong with the 17-55.


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Dec 08, 2009 00:11 as a reply to  @ crosseyed's post |  #12

I did that trade, 17-55 is much more convenient when shooting indoors, people or event. However, I kind of miss the color/contrast from 17-40, the colors from 17-55 (while sharper) just looks different and I prefer the image from 17-40L.




  
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Dec 08, 2009 00:42 |  #13

i'd trade 17-40 but not 50mm 1.4.


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Dec 08, 2009 01:14 |  #14

Trade them for the 17-55mm. Then get the canon 28 f/1.8 or the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 later.

edit: Or buy a used 17-55mm and Canon 28mm/Sigma 30mm now




  
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Dec 08, 2009 02:11 |  #15

i voted for the 17-55 because the 17-55 is a very sharp lens, is f2.8 and has IS. i used to have this lens until i sold it. if i didnt upgrade to FF, then this would never leave my hands even if it did suck dust like a vac.


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