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1. Nah. Not wide enough, not long enough.

2. f/2.0 is sufficient for my habits.

3. Due to the nature of my work, the only thing she wants is something I'm not ready for (engagement ring).

I might swing by Calumet tonight and check out the 70-200 again.
If the 17-55 were wider and longer like you want, it wouldn't be as good of a lens. There's a reason the range is relatively short and why "vacation lenses" are poor quality.
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if it were able to create a 18-200 f/2.8, it would be huge and super expensive (i think). xD thats why the trinity are seperated as it is.. 14-24, 24-70, 70-200.. each themselves are already a fairly large lens even with the "smaller" focal range

"vacation" lenses are designed to be an all-around small type lens that can cover most of teh ranges you'd need without having to carry more than one lens.. ive gotten used to switchin lenses now.. esp when i had 14-24 and 24-70 borrowed from my cousin. the 18-105 is the last of that kind of lens ill probably have...

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I guess my 'vacation lens' is my 28-135 (since I sold my 17-85). On a crop, it's got some decent reach, while getting me close enough with an almost reasonable aperture. Of course, the fact that the lens was dropped at some point by the previous owner and the fact that I dont really care what happens to it is probably what REALLY makes it a vacation lens for me, since now I'm just about covered without it (10-20, 50, 70-200), though it does compliment my 20-70 range pretty nicely.
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If the 17-55 were wider and longer like you want, it wouldn't be as good of a lens. There's a reason the range is relatively short and why "vacation lenses" are poor quality.
I... do not want. I think you're taking that out of context, I am simply not interested in such a lens. If it were both wider and longer, it would simply be too expensive to be of consideration anyhow.
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Alright so I'm going back to the east coast for the Coke 600 NASCAR race and since I'll have a hot pass again I figured I'd try renting a lens or two to take with me on the trip. Currently I only have the 18-55mm kit lens, 55-250 IS, and 50mm 1.4 to go with my T2i. I was thinking about renting a 70-200mm 2.8 IS II since the race is at night. Also thinking about something on the wider end that will be better than my 18-55. 17-55 2.8 perhaps? Or anything else that would be good to rent for the track?
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70-200 is prob best

im not sure what the hot pass will give u in terms of location wise on the track... 17-55 or 24-70 is a good fast zoom.. or since ur shooting at night, maybe a short prime like a 50mm or something at f/1.4 or f/1.8 would be nice too
 
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I'm starting to think that being able to take pictures of things that I find boring may just make them more interesting to me.
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if u can do that, u good
 
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70-200 is prob best

im not sure what the hot pass will give u in terms of location wise on the track... 17-55 or 24-70 is a good fast zoom.. or since ur shooting at night, maybe a short prime like a 50mm or something at f/1.4 or f/1.8 would be nice too
I have the 50mm 1.4 so I'll be sure to take that. I was thinking about the 24-70 or 24-105 but I'm worried about 24 not being wide enough on a crop body.

A hot pass gets you anywhere except the photographer's stands. Garage area and pit road are both fair game. Standing at the pit wall at Auto Club Speedway let me get some good shots like this one with the 55-250, but I know it'll struggle at night.
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if ur 55-250 was able to do that during day.. then 70-200 is what u need at night xD

imo i wouldnt worry too much on the wide side of the lens unless ur friggen close to the cars... and since u said garage and pit was fair game areas... im sure if u were a bit "long" on the wide side, u could take a step back lol
 
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