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Dec 30, 2009 13:49 |  #1

I need a walkabout lens but was looking at the canon 24-105mm IS, but im on a budget of about £500 if possible?


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Dec 30, 2009 14:33 |  #2

24-105 is nice but have you also considered the 17-55 2.8 IS. I think this would be perfect for your 7D.


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Dec 30, 2009 14:34 |  #3

The Canon 15-85 on your 7D is equal to the 24-105 on a Full Frame camera, and in my book, makes a much better walkaround than the 17-55 which is a bit limited range-wise :)

if you were looking at the 24-105, Give the 15-85 a shot because it is also quite a bit cheaper [Not sure how much it is in pounds, but in dollars its about $700...so im thinking thats around 500 pounds or less]

Optically, the 24-105 is equal to the 15-85 in every way..even on a crop camera the two of them are very VERY close in terms of color and sharpness..


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Dec 30, 2009 14:37 |  #4

KenjiS wrote in post #9291099 (external link)
The Canon 15-85 on your 7D is equal to the 24-105 on a Full Frame camera, and in my book, makes a much better walkaround than the 17-55 which is a bit limited range-wise :)

if you were looking at the 24-105, Give the 15-85 a shot because it is also quite a bit cheaper [Not sure how much it is in pounds, but in dollars its about $700...so im thinking thats around 500 pounds or less]

Optically, the 24-105 is equal to the 15-85 in every way..even on a crop camera the two of them are very VERY close in terms of color and sharpness..

How do you know he has a 15-85? I don't see one in his sig.


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Dec 30, 2009 14:39 |  #5

jeromego wrote in post #9291114 (external link)
How do you know he has a 15-85? I don't see one in his sig.

??? I was recommending it, i never stated he had one?


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Dec 30, 2009 15:45 |  #6

tamron 17-50 f/2.8 or canon 17-40L or 17-55IS


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Dec 30, 2009 15:49 |  #7

Cheers for the recommendations guys, iv been looking at the 15-85mm, does seem very close, still not sure though lol


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Dec 30, 2009 15:51 |  #8

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Cheers for the recommendations guys, iv been looking at the 15-85mm, does seem very close, still not sure though lol

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Dec 30, 2009 15:53 |  #9

Sigma 17-70 is not too shabby. THere is a new one with IS (OS) too.


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Dec 30, 2009 16:04 |  #10

Extremely helpful, loving the snow pics too... really nice examples! Thanks


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Dec 30, 2009 17:21 |  #11

kingbob734 wrote in post #9291598 (external link)
Extremely helpful, loving the snow pics too... really nice examples! Thanks

No prob, Have a couple more, I love this lens to death and look foreward very much to using it on a 7D ;)

I was inches from the dog's face with this, its out of focus, but i just happen to love it ;)

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Wont win awards for "best sharpness EVAR" in those conditions, but it can handle it, Fact is even if it was an f/2.8 lens i still woulda been at 1/4, Which without IS means I'd go home instead of getting a pic of a FedEx plane ;) Also with a 17-55 or some similar lens it would not be as "tight" and I didnt really have the option to get closer because getting closer would have gotten the fence more in the picture :)

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Dec 30, 2009 18:20 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #12

If you're on a budget and can accept a "slower" lens, I think it's pretty hard to beat the Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-5.6 VC. The only reason I'm finally looking to replace mine is that I want larger apertures; I just don't get the chance to shoot much in well lit conditions

Aside from that, the Tammy's lived on my 40D for nearly a year and half now. The VC on mine appears to work way better than the IS on my 100-400L, and it's a nice, compact and light lens for general shooting. Plus, the "full" 18-270 range (28-432 35mm equivalent) is just SUPER nice.

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And this lens goes for right around $500 these days; so the price is definitely right.

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Dec 30, 2009 18:38 |  #13

umm...i think the obvious choice here is the 28-135mm...

you said you wanted the 24-105mm...getting a 15/17-50/85 doesn't seem like it'd give you the same range as the lens you were looking at...

the 28-135mm can be picked up for dirt cheap too because of all the lenses from the kits


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elader wrote in post #9291487 (external link)
tamron 17-50 f/2.8 or canon 17-40L or 17-55IS

I second the Tamron 17-50 2.8 or 28-75 2.8 (used for about $350)




  
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Dec 31, 2009 07:41 |  #15

Persoally im still looking at the 15-85mm, but i would prefer the 24-105mm L

The tamron by the way does look like a really nice lens, and the contrast in the lens is extremely sharp.


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