Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 22 Nov 2010 (Monday) 15:28
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Upgrading to the cheapo L lenses.

 
Bang ­ Bang ­ Boy
Goldmember
Avatar
1,347 posts
Joined Nov 2010
Location: South Africa
     
Nov 22, 2010 15:28 |  #1

I am currently using a EF-S 18-200mm f/ 3,5-5,6 kit lens and a 28mm f/2.8 prime lens.

Realising that I bought theese lenses just because I was inpatient enough to save up. They served me well but didn't really fit my shooting style. Especially the 28mm was an impuls buy considering it only works as a wide on a FF and not on my 50d.

Lately I have been saving since I got a new job, top that of with a couple of camera gigs and my budget has risen considerably.

This thursday I am picking up the 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM (no IS) and a Speedlite 430 EX II.
I was wondering if I should sell my 28 and 18-200 and buy a 17-40mm L? Would it be a sound choice?
How much can I get for a 18-200 and a 28mm in almost mint condition. UV filter on both since the day I got them and hardly used.


Lots of old stuff but hey I am a student
Photojournalist in Johannesburg.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
gasrocks
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
13,432 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Mar 2005
Location: Portage, Wisconsin USA
     
Nov 22, 2010 15:34 |  #2

Why doesn't your 28 work on your 50D? What will you be shooting? Budget?


GEAR LIST
_______________

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bang ­ Bang ­ Boy
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,347 posts
Joined Nov 2010
Location: South Africa
     
Nov 22, 2010 15:38 |  #3

Basically cause I already have the focal range covered and it isn't wide enough to do landscape. It just doesn't cut it.

Budget is around 1000 this month and another 1000 in a month. Probably gonna blow 750 euros (give or take) on the 70-200mm and 430. I shoot alot of different things, havent really found my niche. I earn money shooting fashion and products for companys. I enjoy shooting landscape with friends but when alone I usually shoot demonstrations and football hooligans. I really need a versatile and cheap setup.


Lots of old stuff but hey I am a student
Photojournalist in Johannesburg.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hieu1004
Goldmember
Avatar
3,579 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Jul 2010
Location: Seattle
     
Nov 22, 2010 15:39 |  #4

For a crop, a better lens would be a 17-55mm - unless you were thinking of going FF pretty soon. The only reason I got a 17-40 was because I was going to upgrade soon and I wanted the weather sealing with my 7D.

The 17-55 and 70-200 are a great combo for a crop.


-Hieu
Gear | Blog (external link) | flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bang ­ Bang ­ Boy
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,347 posts
Joined Nov 2010
Location: South Africa
     
Nov 22, 2010 15:46 |  #5

Forgot to mention that I want to use the lens on my EOS 1v aswell as I do enjoy shooting film. Thats another reason why I want to get rid of the 18-200.


Lots of old stuff but hey I am a student
Photojournalist in Johannesburg.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ChasWG
Goldmember
Avatar
3,640 posts
Likes: 12
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Aurora, CO
     
Nov 22, 2010 15:57 |  #6

I'd say really save your money and get the 16-35 f2.8 L. f4 lenses are just fine under day light conditions, but something tells me that football hooligan's don't do a whole lot of hooligan like acts in daytime hours. Fast lenses are just so freakin' great! I'd say get the 24-70L, but some might say that it's not wide enough at times on a crop body and they would be right. Still, I love mine and it's a really great lens.


Chas Gordon
7D Gripped/40D Gripped/10-24/EF24-70 f2.8L/EF70-200 f4L/EF50 f1.8 Mk I/EF85 f1.8
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/chaswg/ (external link)
http://vimeo.com/user9​461302/videos (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bang ­ Bang ­ Boy
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,347 posts
Joined Nov 2010
Location: South Africa
     
Nov 22, 2010 16:05 |  #7

ChasWG wrote in post #11328225 (external link)
I'd say really save your money and get the 16-35 f2.8 L.

I had completely missed this one. And looking at the price it might be within my grasp.

f2.8 is nice. I have mostly used my prime and then either cropping or wishing it was wider. This could be a nice solution. Haven't even bought my 70-200 yet and I am already planning what to spend my next paycheck on. :lol:


Lots of old stuff but hey I am a student
Photojournalist in Johannesburg.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,569 views & 0 likes for this thread
Upgrading to the cheapo L lenses.
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Aphotographer21!
994 guests, 178 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.