A&P Lens recommendations for beginner with XTi

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  1. Sharpie

    Sharpie New Member

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    I'm very new to DSLRs and after much research just picked up a Canon Rebel XTi body and a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. I am now looking to buy a second lens.

    I was originally considering the much-recommended Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 XR Di LD, but decided I want to shoot wider than 28mm.

    I'm now thinking the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is my best bet, but I haven't heard much talk about it in the forums. It's definitely at the upper end of my price range, so I was looking for anyone's personal experiences with it and whether it would be a good investment.

    Recommendations? Other lenses? Thanks
     
  2. di3soft

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    70-200 f2.8L go pick it up right away
     
  3. Beeno

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    Tamron 17-50 if you want wider.
     
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    Skip this and get the 70-200 F2.8L IS
     
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    ef-s 10-22mm
     
  6. captainwang

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    i have the 17-85..i really like it as an walk around lens..decent range..and it has IS....
     
  7. Sharpie

    Sharpie New Member

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    What about the Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro?
     
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    Tamron 17-50 is my recomendation. Super sharp, great colors, constant 2.8, very minimal flare, reasonably priced $430.

    The canon 17-85 may have an attactive range and IS, but it's a full stop slower on the wide end. At 50mm it's probably 1.66 or 1.33 stops slower than the Tamron. IQ from that lens is regarded as average.
     
  9. Neuro

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    i like my tamron 17-50 :dunno:
     
  10. e.pie

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    get a canon 10-22mm, and if you need to bring it in any tighter use the 50mm

    you won't find a better wide angle for an EF-S body

    all of these were taken with the 10-22 and the 50 http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3113622

    shooting at 17mm will just make you want more :)
     
  11. GregFarz78

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    I really want a 10-22 :hs:
     

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