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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
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    EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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post #31 of 62
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Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post
Updated idea: sell the 17-85, keep the 28-135 and pick up a 10-22...
the 10-22 is a beast, i highly recommend it! however, between the 17-85 and the 28-125, i'd still go for the 17-85
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post #32 of 62
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Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post
Updated idea: sell the 17-85, keep the 28-135 and pick up a 10-22...
Big time +1. Can't overstate enough how awesome the 10-22 is. You couldn't call it a walk around lens by any stretch (depending on what you're shooting I suppose), but it's a must have. The good thing about the 10-22 (and all EF-S lenses) is that there are often a lot of used copies for sale from people going FF.
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So, it's settled!

...

I just bought a 70-200 F/4L. In honesty though, I think I am gonna shop the 17-85 out and pick up a 10-22, even though it's a bit on the expensive side... kind of hard to justify selling the 17-85 for a 10-22 when in reality it doesn't get me all that much closer (even though from everything I've read, the IQ is amazing in comparison)..

The other idea may be to go 17-40 instead of 17-85... then I'd essentially have the 17-40, 28-135 and 70-200... wow, that's redundant though. Maybe it'd just be best to sell everything I have now (except the 70-200 which is still en route) and pick up a 17-40 and use those two for now..

Yes, I'm liking this idea. Especially since my 70-200 (well besides my kit lens) is my first brand new lens... win a couple of months, when that's paid off (or as soon as this month if I sell the rest of my lenses) then I could get the 17-40 almost right away too... Question -- how does the 17-40 do in low light? I know it's F4, vs the 3.5 of the 10-22..
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post #34 of 62
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Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post
So, it's settled!

...

I just bought a 70-200 F/4L. In honesty though, I think I am gonna shop the 17-85 out and pick up a 10-22, even though it's a bit on the expensive side... kind of hard to justify selling the 17-85 for a 10-22 when in reality it doesn't get me all that much closer (even though from everything I've read, the IQ is amazing in comparison)..

The other idea may be to go 17-40 instead of 17-85... then I'd essentially have the 17-40, 28-135 and 70-200... wow, that's redundant though. Maybe it'd just be best to sell everything I have now (except the 70-200 which is still en route) and pick up a 17-40 and use those two for now..

Yes, I'm liking this idea. Especially since my 70-200 (well besides my kit lens) is my first brand new lens... win a couple of months, when that's paid off (or as soon as this month if I sell the rest of my lenses) then I could get the 17-40 almost right away too... Question -- how does the 17-40 do in low light? I know it's F4, vs the 3.5 of the 10-22..
It depends on what you like to shoot. If you have just the 17-40 and the 70-200/4, your indoor low-light shooting will suffer greatly. Neither is going to well indoors unless shooting static subjects with a tripod, or really jacking up the ISO to 1600+.

However, if shooting mostly outdoors in good light, then the 17-40 and 70-200/4 is a killer combo. The 17-40 is a great lens in terms of IQ on a crop sensor, but the range is a bit awkward - not particularly wide nor long.

I say get the 10-22, keep the 70-200, then grab a 50/1.8 or 35/2 (or save for the 50/1.4).

The 10-22 actually works fairly well for low-light hand held shots owing to the extreme wide angle.
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post #35 of 62
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Originally Posted by GoneTomorrow View Post
It depends on what you like to shoot. If you have just the 17-40 and the 70-200/4, your indoor low-light shooting will suffer greatly. Neither is going to well indoors unless shooting static subjects with a tripod, or really jacking up the ISO to 1600+.

However, if shooting mostly outdoors in good light, then the 17-40 and 70-200/4 is a killer combo. The 17-40 is a great lens in terms of IQ on a crop sensor, but the range is a bit awkward - not particularly wide nor long.

I say get the 10-22, keep the 70-200, then grab a 50/1.8 or 35/2 (or save for the 50/1.4).

The 10-22 actually works fairly well for low-light hand held shots owing to the extreme wide angle.
That's the beauty part, the vast majority of what I'm shooting right now is outdoors (though my 28-135 seemed to hang OK when I had to go indoors, and will probably do better now with a real flash).

If anything, it would be easier for me to get a 50/1.4 than the 10-22, and that seems the more that I think about it.. maybe instead of going 17-40 I'll sell the 17-85 and get the 50/1.4..

Either way, awesome suggestions as always. I look forward to snapping some pics of the 70-200 when it gets here - with which lens though, I have no clue.
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post #36 of 62
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Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post
That's the beauty part, the vast majority of what I'm shooting right now is outdoors (though my 28-135 seemed to hang OK when I had to go indoors, and will probably do better now with a real flash).

If anything, it would be easier for me to get a 50/1.4 than the 10-22, and that seems the more that I think about it.. maybe instead of going 17-40 I'll sell the 17-85 and get the 50/1.4..

Either way, awesome suggestions as always. I look forward to snapping some pics of the 70-200 when it gets here - with which lens though, I have no clue.
Sounds like a plan. L lenses go beyond just sharpness; their contrast, flare resistance, build quality, color reproduction (etc) is awesome.
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Yeah, I really am pumped to have picked it up. Who knows, I occasionally see peeps on POTN that want to trade down to it since it's so much lighter than the 2.8 -- it would be a bit of an expensive upgrade, but if the deal was right, I'd have more to work with for indoor & night shots...
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My 70-200 came in!

took a couple of quick pics of it but will take more later. Need to head out and pick up a couple of filters for it in a bit. I'll try to post pics later, but I likely wont get a chance to till the weekend or so (and even that might be wishful thinking, since it's my birthday Sunday)
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My 70-200 came in!

took a couple of quick pics of it but will take more later. Need to head out and pick up a couple of filters for it in a bit. I'll try to post pics later, but I likely wont get a chance to till the weekend or so (and even that might be wishful thinking, since it's my birthday Sunday)
Birthday? I hope you get some nice camera gear!
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Birthday? I hope you get some nice camera gear!
Thanks Gone! I'm thinking I might invest in a monopod to toss in my bag, I think I underestimated how heavy this thing is!
Edited by MistaBernie - 3/1/11 at 12:08pm
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