A&P Still Struggling with a lens choice

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  1. wizeguy4

    wizeguy4 New Member

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    so I originally planned on getting my hot little hands on a the 17-55 2.8.

    but I have always had teh 24-70 f2.8 USM in the back of my mind

    both have constant 2.8 aperature
    both have USM
    both have L quality IQ

    17-55 is digital only
    17-55 has a movign front element when zooming
    17-55 does have a decent wide end
    17-55 does have IS

    24-70 has the L build quality
    24-70 has the extra reach
    24-70 is after all The Brick
    24-70 lacks teh wide end
    24-70 lacks the IS
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    24-70 is the better lens.

    Get it.
     
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    WHY is this the better lens. cause of L?

    the main difference is the 24-70 has a better build quality while the 17-55 has teh same build quality as the the rest of Canon's higher end non L glass

    the IQ from what I understand is the same

    so I am trying to better understand which one I should go with and I am keep coming back to the same place and that is the better lens is the lens that suits what I need it for better
     
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    the Rosswog OT Supporter

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    If you don't have or you want an ultra wide angle, dont get either of those, get a 10-22. I'm guessing you're on a 1.6x crop sensor.

    17mm isnt wide enough on that sensor, so 24mm is really not wide enough.

    Personally, I would never buy either of those lenses for a crop body. You can get an 85mm 1.8 AND a 28mm 1.8 for less money than the 24-70.
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    The 17-55 is an EF-S lens...
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    You've yet to explain what you want to do with the lens.
     
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    I am on a crop body.

    I primarily shoot my children and the things they do. I currently dont have anythign wider than 70mm except for a thrifty fifty

    my next major dilema will be teh canon 10-22 or the tokina 11-16. I cant wait
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    that's not nice.




    with that said, i have a 10-22 and a 24-70. 10-22 is on my camera most of the time, but the 24-70 is tack fucking sharp. makes for a great carry lens.

    i'd get the 24-70 and the 10-22, personally.
     
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    Get the 24-70L. Better build quality, more reach, and you can use it if you ever upgrade to FF.

    24mm is wide enough for me on a "walk-around" lens. If you need wider, get a dedicated UWA lens like the 10-22 or the tokina 11-16.
     
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    That makes no difference... :hsugh:
     
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    just buy the 10-22. I can't see why you would want / need anything in the 24-70 range if you already have 50mm and 70mm focal lengths in your collection. Keep in mind that 10-22 is the equivalent to 16-35 on a 5D.

    The 24-70 belongs on a full frame sensor.
     
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    and if you really want low-light capability for your kids, buy the 28mm 1.8, its a "normal" focal length on 1.6x crop.

    Your 50mm is your "portrait" lens, and buying the 10-22 gives you wide angle. You can buy the 10-22 and the 28 for what you've budgeted. I've had a 30D for 2+ years and thought about this a lot, this is just what I would do. All are great lenses and you wont be wasting your money.
     
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    how does that 10-22 do indoors?

    oh and sometimes my children make me want to shoot them more
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    it does great. it's really about the only lens i use indoors. if you ever caught any of my house building pics, all of those were taken with the 10-22.
     
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    well just to update - I ended up choosing the 17-55 f2.8 IS USM lens. Everytime I would look into other stuff I would always end up coming back to this lens. So it should be here tomarrow
     
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    Enjoy it. I hear nothing but good things about it on crop bodies.
     
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    17-55, you will use the wide end, especially with the kids when they come close to you without warning. the IS is going to help greatly when you are panning or moving around to capture them in the frame.

    I'd definitely go with the 17-55 over the 24-70.
     
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    I've owned the 17-55 and the 24-70. I moved to full frame so I kept the 24-70 but the 17-55 is fantastic on a crop body. It is SUPER sharp. The IS is a HUGE advantage. The dust isn't a problem if you have a UV filter. Have fun with the lens. Here was a picture I took from it.
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