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I'm not interested so much in a UWA for digital, although the 17-40 might see some time on my 1N if I buy it. I'm in a real jam here, possibly because I'm either:

A.) Getting too comfortable with wider primes

or

B.) Settling into a certain style

Either way, I don't want to get too content and lose motivation. I'm also nervous about gambling 1000 dollars on one piece of glass in hopes that I'll use it often... it's a fine line here, I feel. Irritating.
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Your not really gambling 1000 dollars, I know it feels like it, but lens' have the best resale of ANY item I've ever seen. So at most your gambling a hundred or two.
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out of those 3 lenses teh 135L would be my choice.

with my shooting style, i consider the 17-40L too slow to be useful and the 70-200/4 just isnt that good. you can also try the 18-28 tokina (~850) or the sigma/tamron 17-35 (~300) if you want a FF wide angle.
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Buy used, sell for same price or profit. Just look around.
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out of those 3 lenses teh 135L would be my choice.
Even on a crop, though?

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with my shooting style, i consider the 17-40L too slow to be useful and the 70-200/4 just isnt that good.
Perhaps with your style, but f/4 is pretty dandy for a daytime walk-around for my shooting habits.

I'm listening on that 135L, though/
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I'm not interested so much in a UWA for digital, although the 17-40 might see some time on my 1N if I buy it. I'm in a real jam here, possibly because I'm either:

A.) Getting too comfortable with wider primes

or

B.) Settling into a certain style

Either way, I don't want to get too content and lose motivation. I'm also nervous about gambling 1000 dollars on one piece of glass in hopes that I'll use it often... it's a fine line here, I feel. Irritating.
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Your not really gambling 1000 dollars, I know it feels like it, but lens' have the best resale of ANY item I've ever seen. So at most your gambling a hundred or two.
+1. That's the beauty of lenses, they will always resale for at least 80% of retail (depending on the lens and condition of course).
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Even on a crop, though?



Perhaps with your style, but f/4 is pretty dandy for a daytime walk-around for my shooting habits.

I'm listening on that 135L, though/
well it seems like you wanted the 135L as a telephoto for candids which i think is a good range even for aps-c. but i think it really shines on a fullframe. just thinking of the ziess 135 we have makes me drool.....
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When you say "it really shines", do you really mean to say "it's too long on APS-C"?
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no i mean it just really shines on FF because to me a lens like that is all about bokeh. its like using a 50/1.4 on apsc, its nice as ~85mm but it isnt as nice as a 85/1.4 on FF. that little extra bokeh you get from FF just makes it really shine.
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post #20 of 47
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Ok, I am *this* close to pulling the trigger on the 135L, I can make due with the 18-55 for slightly wider shots for now. At least until I get the itch to rent the 10-22 again, haha.
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