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What would someone recommend over it?

Consider i can get it new for $1k with a one year warranty.

Thanks in advance.
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$1000 NZD? How much is that USD?

Pass. Pick up a 17-55 if you can, it's better for crop than 17-40, unless you know you're going full frame and will no longer have a crop body.
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$800 USD

I can only get the 17-55 for $1450 nzd so it is rather expensive for a non L lens. Besides, i will in the future go full frame. No doubt.
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post #4 of 21
Yeah, it's more expensive, but it's a higher quality lens that would be worth keeping for the 7D. It's not bad to consider future upgrades when purchasing gear, but don't let it restrict you from buying high quality glass.

Is the $1000 NZD retail on the 17-40? If so, is it normal for stuff to be ~15% more expensive than the US? I could recently get a 17-40 for $700 USD (I got mine for $600 used).
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I bought one a few months ago and I love it. So I would say go for it. thumb.gif
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just because its not an L lens does not mean its not good. 17-55 is a very good crop lens and if you stay crop and have a need for it you get an extra stop of light. i dont think you do much low light stuff anyway and have no need for a wide f2.8.

where is all this money coming from that you are bidding on expensive film cameras and now looking at a 17-40. i need to do whatever you are doing because im poor
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i need to do whatever you are doing because im poor

Its easy.

Be a plumber for 7 years then get made redundant! Simple as biggrin.gif

I was made redundant last week and received a payout for my years in the company. Now debt free, I am treating myself to a few things before I start a Photographic Design Degree and become a terribly poor student.

My gear list grows! I now have an OM-10, EOS 30, 7D and varying lenses for each body. Now, off to pick up some film for the EOS and the OM and get some 12x18 prints made up.
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why get 2 different 35mm SLRs and not upgrade the 7D to a FF digital?
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post #9 of 21
Or get better glass then the 17-40l
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post #10 of 21
I wouldn't buy a bunch of gear before you even start learning how to shoot legitimately good photos.
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