A&P 17-85 or 28-135 for first lens?

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  1. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    The Canon 40D comes with either the 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM or the 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM at least according to Pricegrabber. What would you start with?
     
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    17-85

    28 is not even close to wide enough, most people can't even deal with 24 on a crop body like the 40d
     
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    :werd: the only reason I can live with a 24-105 is cause I have a 10-22

    although my friend has the 28-135 and nothing wider and it works great for him, he just doesn't need anything wider
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    That's what I was thinking. Thanks.
     
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    Between the two, Id take the 28-135. The 17-85 is really soft at the 17 side of things and it annoys me. You may not care though. Just my two cents.
     
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    i would get the 17-85 just for the wideness
     
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    BUy a Canon 17 40 4.0L or Tamron 17 50 2.8

    You'll quickly outgrow both of the kit lens on the 40D
     
  9. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    I never use anything "wide", when I just had the kit 18-55. Everything was from 30mm+, and things always fell short with only 55mm.

    Its all personal preference.
     
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    I've owned 2 quantary lenses, both were like L's compared to the 28-135 I owned
     
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    I have both, go with the 17-85
     

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