A&P looking for some advice v.lens question

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  1. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    here is the situation, i have a 30d and a 17-50, but i just bought the stuff to flip and i'm now debating if i want to keep the 17-40 or my tamron 17-50. or should i sell both and pick up a 17-55? maybe keep the tamron and upgrade my body to a 40d?

    i don't really see myself going full frame any time soon short of winning the lottery, so going with an ef-s lens isn't a concern for me. :o
     
  2. ittech

    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    17-55 EFS IS 2.8 is a better lens than both of those IMO, I wish they would have put IS in the new 16-35. I'd have one but I have a 1 series so I can't use it.

    build quality is a little worse than the 17-40 and it may be more likely to get dust in it but other than that it's great
     
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    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    you can do some nice things in low light with ISO 1600/3200 and a 2.8 IS wide angle. stuff you couldn't do with the other lenses... but if that's not a concern at all then maybe keep the 17-40 and get something different on the longer end like an 85/135 prime
     
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    sell both lenses and get 24-70L....and if tomorrow you do win the lottery...you will be set
     
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    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    I sold my 24-70L for a 24-105L and never really regret it. Don't shoot weddings though so I can use primes just fine for portrait stuff.
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i have an 85 1.8 that i love. :h5: its the lens i use most for portraits of my kids.
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i had a sigma 24-70 and a tamron 28-75 before and hated not having anything wider than 24/28. :o not to mention the money side of it really isn't feasible either.
     

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