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can't afford 24-70, what's the next best zoom?

 
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May 23, 2010 22:34 |  #1

I'd love the 24-70.....but what in the meantime while i'm saving uP?? I love wide angles. And what I see from my KIT zoom lens from my Rebel, i shoot a lot in 18 thru low 20's mm.


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May 23, 2010 22:40 |  #2
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Try Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8. I got mine a year ago, and it worked well on XSi, now shines on 7D.


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May 23, 2010 22:43 as a reply to  @ aboss3's post |  #3

The Tamron 17-50 is one of the most recommended lens on the board for anyone that wants a sharp affordable wide/standard range lens for a crop camera.


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May 23, 2010 22:49 |  #4

Not much cheaper but I believe it's a better lens than the 24-70 for a crop body. The 17-55IS is $300 less, optically at least equal and possible better than the 24-70, very fast focus, and IS. This lens has it all.


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May 24, 2010 00:11 |  #5

The Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM is a really good zoom lenses. I tried my friends and the autofocus was fast and quiet and the IQ was excellent. The Canon 10-22 would be a really good UWA zoom lenses


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May 24, 2010 00:14 |  #6

AllisonFaith wrote in post #10234075 (external link)
I'd love the 24-70.....but what in the meantime while i'm saving uP?? I love wide angles. And what I see from my KIT zoom lens from my Rebel, i shoot a lot in 18 thru low 20's mm.

So why would you want a 24-70 even if you could afford one? You'd be missing 18-23mm. 24mm is not all that wide on a 50D.


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May 24, 2010 00:16 |  #7

17-55 2.8 IS.. better than 24-70L.


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May 24, 2010 00:18 |  #8

nonick wrote in post #10234455 (external link)
17-55 2.8 IS.. better than 24-70L.

Yet not really cheaper which was the main issue.


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May 24, 2010 00:26 |  #9

If money will not be an issue I will say the same Canon 17-55mm, if you are looking for cheaper solution definitly Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. I am an user of this Tamron and honestly I can say it's a great piece of glass, you will not be dissapointed




  
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May 24, 2010 00:56 as a reply to  @ argar's post |  #10

I think you will love the canon 15-85 IS USM. The wide is great and fast plus canon just put a $100 rebate on the lens. At $630 this lens is a steal of a walk around lens!


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May 24, 2010 03:25 |  #11

I bought a Canon 17-55 a year ago after owning the 10-22 first. The 17-55 with the IS is the much more useful lens, but they both are expensive.

I considered the Tamron 28-75 but that is not IS and 28 is not that wide especially with my experience with the 28-135 indoors. The Tamron 17-50 is supposed to be a good lens and the VC version not so hot. I heard that the Tamrons are cool in color if I remember corretly, but I have never owned either lens.

Today you do have the 15-85mm option, but I dont' think it is USM. For landscapes, that shouldn't matter.




  
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May 24, 2010 05:03 |  #12

ocjohn wrote in post #10234980 (external link)
Today you do have the 15-85mm option, but I dont' think it is USM. For landscapes, that shouldn't matter.

The 15-85 is USM and has a better image stabilizer/build than the 17-55.


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May 24, 2010 05:30 |  #13

24-105. it's a little bit cheaper, has more reach and is very light. I like that lens very much on my crop camera!


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May 24, 2010 05:32 |  #14

I vouch for either the 17-55 or the 15-85, I'm on a 50D myself and use the 17-55 and am very happy with it!




  
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May 24, 2010 05:35 |  #15

argar wrote in post #10234499 (external link)
If money will not be an issue I will say the same Canon 17-55mm, if you are looking for cheaper solution definitly Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. I am an user of this Tamron and honestly I can say it's a great piece of glass, you will not be dissapointed

same here, if you want tack sharp images at f2.8 then the Tamron 17-50 2.8 non-vc is for you




  
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