A&P Canon Crew: one lens

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  1. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    What's your "one lens" for everything? Just polling here, because I want to buy a 24-105L. I have a Tamron 28-75 2.8 and want something with more focal length. Anything else I should be looking at?
     
  2. RE\/

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    in for answers to go with a 40D :eek3:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Unlike Nikon, we canon folk are not lucky enough to have something like the 18-200. With this, I have come to realize that there is no best "everyday" or "walk around" lens. I have two bodies; on one I have the Tokina 11-16 and the other the 70-200 f2.8 L IS and this is usually fine when I am walking around. However, if I am going out with one body I take the Tamron 17-50. Just kinda depends on what you are doing.
     
  5. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    10-22 usually, but the 24-70L more and more.
     
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    I thought Canon just released an 18-200 a few months ago?
     
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    I wouldn't consider that unlucky, 18-200s are disappointing. You can't expect super high quality with THAT much zoom. Not to mention f/3.5 is as low as they go and they hit f/5.6 fast.

    Everything else is spot on, the 17-50 2.8 is a jesus lens for single body walk-around shooting.
     
  9. HorseDick

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    Canon 18-200 is garbage. If you want a good superzoom go with the Tamron 18-270.
     
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    Pretty easily.
     
  11. Climbing Cracker

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    no love for the 24-105L?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    :werd: I agree. I am totally happy with my set up but some people would prefer focal length over clarity.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    On a crop body, 24mm fails to impress as a "walk around" lens. I'm barely satisfied with 17mm when I am trying to shoot in an urban-type setting. Otherwise, it's a great lens.
     
  14. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    :werd: the ONE lens for a Canon crop body would have to be wide angle zoom.. like 10-22 or 16-35
     
  15. Girth

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    28-70 :o





    Oh wait, nevermind. :mamoru:
     
  16. W.Shatner

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    My most used lens is 35mm f/1.4L I zoom with my feet.
     
  17. Formula-95

    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    here's a noob question. can someone tell me what the numbers mean and how you can tell whether a lens is a macro lens or a telephoto lens or any other type of lense? i know what the letters mean, but not the numbers
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Low low low numbers are usually the wide angle lenses. I don't know the numbers, but 10-22 and stuff are usually marketed as wide angle lenses.

    Anything macro will say macro on it.

    Telephoto just means it has a long focal length (be it fixed or zoom).


    All lenses designed for a 35mm film or full frame sensor will look different on a crop body. You get the same focal length, but you see a smaller section of the image circle.

    ie.

    50mm is 50 mm on a full frame

    50mm is also 50mm on a 1.6x crop body, but you see a crop equal to what the full frame would see at 80mm.

    Or I could be completely wrong, someone correct me if so. This is my understanding based on some reading/research I've been doing.
     
  19. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    if i had to choose only one general lens and one lens only for all around use it would be 24-105L IS.

    Thank god thats not realistic, because if i could only have one lens i wouldnt have bought a DSLR. I would have bought an S5is or something similar.
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    so low numbers like 10-22 would be wide angle, and im guessing high numbers like 18-200 would be telephoto?
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    From what I've read, yes. (well, only the higher end of the latter would be considered telephoto)
     
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    24-70L for me. I chose it over the 24-105L because I wanted the f/2.8.
     
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    In photography and cinematography, a telephoto lens is a specific construction of a long focal length photographic lens in which the physical length of the lens is shorter than the focal length.
     
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