A&P What's your favorite "walk around" lens?

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  1. GregFarz78

    GregFarz78 New Member

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    I have a couple trips planned in the next year so I'm researching a good "walk around" lens in the $300-400 range. I kinda like the Canon EF 28-105 F/3.5-4.5 II USM something in that mid range zoom should work fine for my needs. I have the 50mm 1.8 already and its great just want something with more range and better than my 18-55 kit lens :hs:

    Any lens in particular I should research?
     
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    Check out the Sigma 17-70.
     
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    ntskingz OT Supporter

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    I have the tamron 17-50 and i love it
     
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    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    I had the Canon 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 before, it was a great lens! i loved the hell outta that thing, it was compact and did a great job. The only thing is that i found it wasn't wide enough for me. I picked up the Tamron 17-50 and haven't looked back since. It's an awesome lens, and should definately be considered along with the sigma 17-70.
     
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    hmm interesting I'll look into those too, I have a few months yet to make a decision I like to do a lot of research before hand...how did the canon 28-105 perform in low light conditions?
     
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    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    The 28-105 did alright in low-light. Like most reviews say, this lens is pretty boring, it gets the job done, but doesn't stand out in terms of performance in any particular category.

    As for the 28-75, not wide enough.
    17-50 any canon short of a 5d or 1d series = 27.2-80mm

    If you can swing the tamron, i'd pick it up. do it once, do it right.
     
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    I can swing $450 if its worth it :cool: 17-50 should work well along with my 50 prime then I'll eventually pick up a telephoto to cover 70+
     
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    "walk around" :greddy:
     
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    50mm f/1.4
     
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    i use a 24mm lens :)

    but i am boring :o
     
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    I have the Sigma 17-70 for my Nikon. Pretty decent lens for the price. Has some distortion on the wide end but it's easily fixed in CS2 if needed. Nicely built, good colors and contrast.
     

  13. Yeah it's a nice lens but after using many nice L lenses you are like :hsugh: once you slap a 50 f/1.4 on there. :mamoru: I still use mine though :bigthumb:


    24-70 f/2.8L is the perfect all purpose walk around lens though. If you get one you will rarely ever take it off. :bigthumb: :bowdown:
     
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    70-200 f/2.8L is my favorite :x

    any lens can be a 'walkaround' lens.. it just depends what you're shooting.

    when i went to NYC i shot with my canon 10-22
    when i went to the zoo i shot with canon 70-200
    when i went to the monuments in d.c. i used all lenses. 10-22 for monuments. 50mm for people, 70-200 for people/trees. 28-75 f/2.8 for whatever.
     
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    That would work perfect but dont have $1000+ to spend on one :wtc:

    I mean if you had to pick only 1 lens to leave on your camera all day while sightseeing what would it be
     
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    walkaround is very vague...my "walkaround" lens now is the Tamron 17-50 but I also prefer to use my Tokina 12-24mm.
     
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    My 18-70 is what I use as a walkaround. It's sharp, and has a very useable range.
     
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    18-200 on digi
    50mm 1.8 on film
     
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    i find its size a bit on the annoying size. particularly when you want to take a wide shot.. that is just weird.
     
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    Nikon 18-70
     
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    mine is my kit lens Nikkor 18-135
     
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    Nikkor 18-200VR

    canon has yet to produce something equivalent.
     
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    looks like a badass lens :cool: too bad theres is no equivalent :wtc:
     
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    there will be I'm pretty sure Canon works on one.

    you have the 10-22 that nikon dreams of (our 12-24 is not as good)
     

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