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Poll Results: Which lens is better as a general walk-around lens?

 
  • 34% (10)
    EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
  • 65% (19)
    EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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post #11 of 62
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well, if you come across any canon / photog stuff that you dont think you're gonna need and it'll help you get to the 85mm fund goal, let me know smile.gif
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post #12 of 62
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Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post
wish I had, got a deal on it from CL..

That's something else to consider too I suppose -- if I decide to go to a 7D down the road, I dont believe I can use the 17-85 on it. That being said, if I'm not shooting professionally, I dont really have any reason to go to a 7D -- in fact, doing so could be detrimental (I may not use it as much as I would use the 500D -- if something happens to the 500D out of warranty (or stolen, etc), I can replace it relatively cheaply. If something happens to the 7D out of warranty, I cry for a few days first, and then probably buy the cheaper one anyway.

Lots to think about, thanks as always gents!
Sensible thinking! I used to own a 7D and it's a phenomenal beast of a camera, fantastic in every way. It came down to the sensor for me over sophisticated AF, which is why I went with the 5DII.

If you decide to upgrade bodies, look into a 50D. No video, but still a great body and will be for some time.
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post #13 of 62
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Sensible thinking! I used to own a 7D and it's a phenomenal beast of a camera, fantastic in every way. It came down to the sensor for me over sophisticated AF, which is why I went with the 5DII.

If you decide to upgrade bodies, look into a 50D. No video, but still a great body and will be for some time.
That's something else I considered - and its a cheaper option; out of curiosity, is there a reason that people suggest the 50D over a 60D?

(Tapatalking, else I'd be Googling it myself)
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post #14 of 62
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That's something else I considered - and its a cheaper option; out of curiosity, is there a reason that people suggest the 50D over a 60D?

(Tapatalking, else I'd be Googling it myself)
50D:
Magnesium Alloy body
8-direction joystick
AF Microadjust
Faster burst rate
PC Sync port
Cheaper
CF Cards

60D:
Video
Better high ISO performance
Higher MP count
Swivel LCD
Internal Flash Commander
SD cards

My list of pros for both cameras over the other

Personally, I shoot the 50D myself and am completely content with it. My needs might be different than yours, but as far as my own experience goes, I see no need to upgrade to the 60D from my camera.
post #15 of 62
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
50D:
Magnesium Alloy body
8-direction joystick
AF Microadjust
Faster burst rate
PC Sync port
Cheaper
CF Cards

60D:
Video
Better high ISO performance
Higher MP count
Swivel LCD
Internal Flash Commander
SD cards

My list of pros for both cameras over the other

Personally, I shoot the 50D myself and am completely content with it. My needs might be different than yours, but as far as my own experience goes, I see no need to upgrade to the 60D from my camera.
Another thing to add: ergonomics. The 50D pleases the hands, whereas the 60D feels a bit like a fatter Rebel.
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Is it bad that I personally don't even consider using lenses with a variable aperture? I just hate the idea of having to adjust my settings because I zoomed in a bit more.

I guess that's why the only lens I own at the moment is the 50 1.8, since all of the fixed aperture zooms are out of my price rage
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Is it bad that I personally don't even consider using lenses with a variable aperture? I just hate the idea of having to adjust my settings because I zoomed in a bit more.

I guess that's why the only lens I own at the moment is the 50 1.8, since all of the fixed aperture zooms are out of my price rage
No, I feel the same way. I guess it depends on how bad you need constant f/2.8 or whatever, but in my case, I need it a lot.
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post #18 of 62
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No, I feel the same way. I guess it depends on how bad you need constant f/2.8 or whatever, but in my case, I need it a lot.
Ditto. Now whether or not I can afford it is a different story, but constant fast apertures are one reason why I use primes.
post #19 of 62
I have the 17-85mm (upgraded from 18-55 non IS) and It's a great all around lens.

My only gripes:

- a little zoom creep if you walk with your camera slung on your shoulder with the lens pointing down

- fat BD on the wide end; I use lightroom to fix this
 
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post #20 of 62
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i have the 17-85mm (upgraded from 18-55 non is) and it's a great all around lens.

My only gripes:

- a little zoom creep if you walk with your camera slung on your shoulder with the lens pointing down

- fat bd on the wide end; i use lightroom to fix this
bd?
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