A&P What is your "walk-around" lens?

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  1. silverceli2k

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    I'm looking to upgrade and I wanna see what some people have.

    I'm probably deciding between the f/2.8L 24-70 and the f/4 24-105 IS, and maybe the f/4L 14-40
     
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    no one loves me :( lol
     
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    28mm 2.8
     
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    right now its my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS but when my tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 gets here thursday i'll see how it does
     
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    so what do yall think out of the lenses i listed
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    i was thinking of picking one up on ebay. how much did you pay?
     
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    Oh yes, this will be an upgrade from kit lens, so it will probably be the only lens I have for a bit.
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    17-40 L
     
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    70-200 for a walk-around lens? :hsugh:
     
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    The 85 mm doesn't limit you too much?
     
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    16-36L and 70-200IS, if I am taking a whole pack, then the 28-75 and 50mm go too, but the short and long sides see the most action
     
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    Too big? I was thinking about getting one as a walk-around lens.
     
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    why over the 24-70?
     
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    i like wides
     
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    there is no answer for this question. it depends on what you shoot, everyone is different. the usual answer is something in the 28-135 range, as it covers the most common ranges and can be used for many things. but for others, its not wide enough or its not long enough.

    if you only carry a 70-200, you are limiting yourself to a small field of view and small dof. try taking a sunset with that. on the flip side, if you only carry a 17-40, and want a nice portrait with a full blurred background, you're shit out of luck
     
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    if you're asking this question, you really shouldn't be getting a 24-70. save you money and get the tamron 28-75 2.8 XR Di, and use the money to upgrade the 70-200 to IS or put it into a good tripod, memory, printer, monitor, software, classes etc
     
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    Depends on what I'm "walking around" shooting. For travel and landscape walking - it's 12-24DX f4. For street work it's 17-55DX f2.8, for event photography and candid portraits - 28-70 2.8.
     
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    I understand the different advantages, I just want to see why others suggest what they do and what other people use. It's not that I don't understand the advantages.
     
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    hardly anyone ever suggests a 24-70L. Its a crap shoot whether you get a good one or crap one, and it doesn't have that many advntages over the tamron. I had the money for it, and chose not to, and never regretted it. The only thing that pisses me off about hte tamron is its filter size, smaller than all the rest of my lenses. The lack of weather sealing has yet to be an issue, hell I took it into the caribbean swimming without a problem
     
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    I don't think Canon makes a good all around lens for a 1.6x crop body, personally. If there were a f/2.8L version of the 17-85 IS then that would be perfect. Right now I keep my 28-70 f/2.8L on most of the time, but I'm frustrated that it doesn't go wide enough. Even 24mm isn't wide enough.
     
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    I'm rarely shooting anything close up to warrant a wide lens. I used the kit lens for awhile and i always found myself saying "damn i need more focal length!". thats why i bought the 70-200 as my second lens.
     
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    yea but as a walk-around lens that focal length doesn't seem to make a lot of sense? :hsd:
     
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    works for me. i've never needed anything below it. well once there was for an impromptu firework show that i would have liked to shoot
     

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