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OK, so Sub50hz recently (validly) commented that I really need to do something about my glass. Having a 17-85 and a 28-135 in my current setup is redundant as heck, and even I can acknowledge that. Granted, I got these lenses because I was able to make decent deals and have decent value for them, but after picking up the 70-200mm and the 50mm f/1.4 , I feel like I should do something about the other two lenses in my bag.

So, what would you guys do? I'm technically leaning towards selling both the 17-85 and 28-135 and saving up for a 24-70 so that I'm 50mm/24-70/70-200 and have my bases covered (and since, IIRC, the 24-70 handles low-light better than the 17-40), but this is something that wouldn't happen for a little while (I really need to watch my budget).
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Sell both, Sigma 30 and Canon 85 1.8. Thank me later.
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If it was me, I'd get the 17-50 and be done with it. the 50-70mm range isn't that much different.

Unless you don't need the wide angle, than the 24-70 would be good.
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some decent suggestions, thanks!

Yeah Shane, I like the 24-70. 24mm seems to be as wide as I shoot (even w/ the 17, heh) and I like that it goes down to 2.8, seems like it would give me more options.

Of course, going with a poor man's trinity doesn't seem like a bad idea either. I really should see if either of the sigma's for my old SD9 are worth anything. Yeah, they're probably not, but what's it hurt to check, right?
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24-70 is a quirky length on a crop. It's not wide enough, and it's not long enough. The 15-85 is the best crop zoom choice IMO, but a pricey one. 17-40L if you shoot landscapes and can give up a stop of light.
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OK, so Sub50hz recently (validly) commented that I really need to do something about my glass. Having a 17-85 and a 28-135 in my current setup is redundant as heck, and even I can acknowledge that. Granted, I got these lenses because I was able to make decent deals and have decent value for them, but after picking up the 70-200mm and the 50mm f/1.4 , I feel like I should do something about the other two lenses in my bag.

So, what would you guys do? I'm technically leaning towards selling both the 17-85 and 28-135 and saving up for a 24-70 so that I'm 50mm/24-70/70-200 and have my bases covered (and since, IIRC, the 24-70 handles low-light better than the 17-40), but this is something that wouldn't happen for a little while (I really need to watch my budget).
Sell both and get the Canon 17-55. Way better for a crop camera than the 24-70 and equal IQ.

...Or, pick up the Canon 10-22 if you need a UWA and maybe an 85/1.8 to go with it
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Sell both and get the Canon 17-55. Way better for a crop camera than the 24-70 and equal IQ.
The 15-85 is way more versatile, and arguably nearly every bit as good as the 17-55 -- for less money. Sure, it's a bit slower, but it's such an awesome performer for the price. Plus, it's not as flare-prone as the 17-55.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ns-Review.aspx
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The 15-85 is way more versatile, and arguably nearly every bit as good as the 17-55 -- for less money. Sure, it's a bit slower, but it's such an awesome performer for the price. Plus, it's not as flare-prone as the 17-55.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ns-Review.aspx
It's extremely limited indoors due to it's variable aperture (unless shooting static objects with IS, but the 17-55 has IS too). Doesn't seem so versatile to me. By 35mm, it's already limited to f/4.5. The Canon 17-55 is great in or outdoors, though I do agree on the flare problem. I used a hood with mine so it was a non-issue. Plus it isn't as good for portraits because it has a deeper DOF, whereas if you shoot the 17-55 @55mm and f/2.8, it makes for a halfway decent shallow DOF. Also seems to suffer from CA more than the 17-55 as well.

I just don't see how it's better, unless budget is an issue, but personally I'd rather spend more for a better lens at that price range anyway.

http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/46...3556is?start=2
http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/17...review?start=2
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 3/25/11 at 5:23pm
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I just don't see how it's better
"Better" is a very subjective term in discussing photo gear.
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"Better" is a very subjective term in discussing photo gear.
Agreed, to each his own. It's just that after using constant aperture zooms, I couldn't go back.
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