A&P Best 'walk around' lens? Give me some recommendations......

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  1. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    So I purchased a 30D, after much debate on whether or not to get a 20D. It will be here next week. I plan on ebaying the kit lens, some idiot will surely buy it. I am also going to opt for the Canon - 70-200 F2.8 L IS USM lens.

    So now I need a good lens for close range. I will probably pick up a 50mm f1.4, since I liked my 50mm f1.8 so much. I am looking for something maybe in the 17-85 spectrum, but would even consider a wide angle down to like a 10-22mm or so.

    Recommendations? I'd like to keep it under $600, but maybe be willing to spend more if there is something worth spending it on. :wiggle:
     
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    Tamron 28-75 FTMFW
     
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    depends on your definition of walk-around lens is...do you want to walk around and take pictures of birds on top of buildings? do you want to walk around and take candids of people? do you want to walk around taking macro pictures of gum you find on the ground? do you want to walk around and take picutres of arcitechture?, etc...
     
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    only need a 35mm for that :mamoru:
     
  6. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Looking at the Canon 17-40 mm f/4 L USM EF Lens right now. A tad over what I want to spend, but it looks like it will work best with my 30D.

    My definition of 'walk around' would be for car shows and such, maybe the occasional candid.
     
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    nikon 18-200 :bowdown:
     
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    Tamron 17-50 or 28-75. I own both and they're both great.

    Sharpness, color, contrast, flare control, and focusing speed, are all better on the 17-50 than the 28-75... but not by a ton. At 5.6 they're quite euqal in all IQ aspects.

    The 28-75 is ~$100 cheaper and is full frame compatable though.
     
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    I'd go with the Tamron 17-50. nice little walkabout lens.
     
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    well to fit perfectly within your range you're looking for, go with the canon 17-85 IS. i have it and i love it.
     
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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Too many choices. :run:
     

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