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post #11 of 20
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LOL, I walk around with a 60D + Grip and 18-200is all the time
18-200 isn't very large or heavy. The 24-70L isn't called "The Brick" for nothing.


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and on my back is:
Why carry so much gear all the time? I don't carry more than a couple of lenses unless I'm slinging both bodies.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by mikeseth View Post
LOL, I walk around with a 60D + Grip and 18-200is all the time and on my back is:



Yes, I am in the OCN Camera Club.
Hate to say it, but it's pointless to carry around every piece of gear you own at all times. Get different sized bags and come up with different kits for particular outings.

And as sub said, I don't think you have a good idea of just how heavy the 24-70 is. It's heavier than a 70-200 f/4L IS.
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post #13 of 20
24-70L is light . I'd get a bunch of primes but don't listen to me, I'm insane.
post #14 of 20
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24-70L is light . I'd get a bunch of primes but don't listen to me, I'm insane.
No argument here.
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post #15 of 20
17-55mm if you have the money. If not, go for the Tamrom 17-50 non-VC (apparently it's sharper than the VC version, go figure) - you can find it for around $300 and it offers image quality almost on par with the 17-55 xD
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post #16 of 20
Sadly... we sometimes have to sacrifice versatility with image quality and aperture sizes. I would definitely recommend the Canon EF-S 17-55mm as i have it myself mounted to a 600D and it takes wonderful pictures, reasonably sharp at f/2.8 and very sharp when stopped down to around f/4 and more.

Then as the telephoto, i would recommend the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS II USM (Tried my uncles.. its amazing).

If you cant afford it, then the SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro (Tamron) is a good lens to buy on a budget.
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post #17 of 20
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If you cant afford it, then the SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro (Tamron) is a good lens to buy on a budget.
The Sigma variant, or even Canon's own non-IS 70-200/2.8 are much better choices than the Tamron.
post #18 of 20
+1 for 17-55mm. Got it for 3 years, no regrets. I would say the 24-70 will be a lot better on full frame cameras, but if you're use to the 18mm, this would be a better fit.
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post #19 of 20
As above has said - 24mm isnt all that wide.....

My general purpose lens is a Tamron 28-75mm f2.8, used in conjunction with my Tamron 11-18 f4.5-5.6 for wider stuff.
The 28-75 is worth ~$350 second hand - so its a much cheaper option than the 24-70L
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post #20 of 20
If you wanted more reach, the 70-200mm 2.8 is a good choice as well. 18-200 is a pretty wide range :-\\
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