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Oct 15, 2010 04:52 |  #1

Looking for a little bit of advice , I currently have a 50D (my first DSLR) which I got several months ago along with the kit lens a 18-200mm , I also recently purchased lightroom 3 plus a book by Scott Kelby on how to use the program.

My delema is that I want to upgrade in the lens department but I keep on changing my mind on which way to go ,I have a limited amount of time to decided and buy the lenses ( approx 2 months ) because once Christmas arrives there will be no more funds available for any more purchases for another 12 months .:cry:

I will be getting the 70-200 F4 IS and then selling the 18-200mm but after that I am stuck on which way to go next .:confused:

My thoughts are to either get the EFS 17-55 f2.8 IS or the EFS 10-22 wide angle plus a fast prime for indoors ,there is also the new EFS 15-85 :confused:, main use will be for general walk around / streetscape lens plus some indoor party shots .

I am not too concerned about any missing FL between the lenses , main concern is sharpness and colour / contrast .

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Oct 15, 2010 05:01 |  #2

most people will recommend the 17-55, but for a walk around all in one travel etc lens I dont think you can go past the 15-85mm, I played with one recently and would consider replacing my 24-105L with this lens and a another fast prime (30 1.4)


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Oct 15, 2010 05:32 as a reply to  @ aero.nz's post |  #3

Thanks for the fast reply , I have had a little play with both the 17-55 and the 15-85 in a camera store , the 17-55 was a larger lens and the zoom action was not very smooth but that could have been just the stores copy , I did like the sample pics I took with the lens though .

The 15-85 was very smooth and I liked the 15mm end but the couple of pictures I took in the small amount of time I had with lens did not seem very sharp , again that could just be the stores copy or me trying to take pics in a crowded store enviroment .

Do you think the 10-22 would be a good walkaround lens along with a fast prime such as the 30 1.4 or a 50 mm , it would be mainly for street shots .

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Oct 15, 2010 10:32 |  #4

I'm not quite sure what "street shots" entails, but for a "walkaround" lens you might find 10-22mm too wide. The 15-85 certainly gives a very good focal length coverage and would be a more conventional choice for walkaround, but if you do want to shoot mostly wide then the 10-22 is a very good lens.


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Oct 15, 2010 10:56 |  #5

Spend a few minutes and look at your EXIF data on the pictures that you take when you're in "walk arround" mode. You might find that your typical FL is 35 or 50mm.

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Oct 15, 2010 17:24 |  #6

I own all three of these lenses. The 15-85mm IS USM is an excellent travel lens with its useful range, the EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS has become my goto low-light lens of choice and the EF-S 10-22mm is the least used but I often use it for capturing rooms and venues full of people.




  
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Oct 15, 2010 20:54 as a reply to  @ JackProton's post |  #7

'm not quite sure what "street shots" entails, but for a "walkaround" lens you might find 10-22mm too wide

Sorry I should have said street scenes , I fine that I like to include as much detail as possable into my shots when walking around the city ,but if I was taking shots of people I don't like getting too close and tend to use the long end of the lens .

Thats why I am getting the 70-200 F4 IS but I can't decide on the wider end.

Spend a few minutes and look at your EXIF data on the pictures that you take when you're in "walk arround" mode. You might find that your typical FL is 35 or 50mm.

Wow it looks like I use the 22-50 on the wide end most of the time , so 17mm should be plenty wide enough for me , the 17-55 looks like the winner at the moment.

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Oct 16, 2010 06:51 |  #8

I use the 24-70 f2.8 as my walk around lens.


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Oct 16, 2010 07:13 as a reply to  @ NeutronBoy's post |  #9

Outdoors as a walkaround lens, the 15-85 has just about no equal. I pair mine with a fast prime and I have a great setup. There is only one problem... it makes me understand how much I would absolutely love the 24-105 on a full frame:mad:


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