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Someone talk me out of ordering the Canon 17-55 2.8 IS USM quick. I don't need it. It's expensive. But I want it.
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Buy it - you NEED it , and it's an investment.
No, don't do it.....Buy it for me instead
Shut Up. Not Helping.
Oh go on....It's my birthday on Saturday too
You know you want too, that's what credit cards are for.....
Waddya mean you don't need it? Course you need it, just like I need a Sigma 150mm 2.8. C'est normal
Ok. Let me explain. I want a fast lens to do street stuff with. I can work with this focal length just fine. I want to use it on my 400D because it's quieter (much quieter) than the 60D. But there might be better alternatives. At this focal length I probably don't need IS. The G11 is a bit slow (shutter lag), and well, I could use the S100 which is brill. But there's nowt like a proper lens on a DSLR. Conundrum. If anyone can recommend a cheaper, but good, alternative that would help. Ta.
Happy birth for Saturday Ade. But, errr,
This is very low res but it's a fantastic walkabout lens, I used it on a Canon 450D a couple of years ago on a cruise where we visited Venice & many other beautiful places. The 17-55mm was the only lens I used every day for two weeks & it covered every eventuallity.
I don't do much in the way of this kind of photography or anything else that a lens like this would be useful for. However so I have all bases covered I do have the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM which when I use it, which isn't often is very good for what it is. I was very lucky actually as I busted a very cheapo and obsolete Sigma 18-55mm lens along with a 30D and the insurance company saw fit to replace it with the 17-50mm, which was nice of them wasn't it
I used the 17-55 on my 7D and it is an excellent tool, go ahead and order it, you won't regret it.
(It keeps its resale value too, from memory I got around 70% of purchase price back when I sold it)
Mmmm, nice, ourday. Just the sort of look I want.
I've read that the Sigma's good, but I wonder about the quality in comparison with the Canon. I've discarded any ideas about Tamron as apparently it's very noisy when focussing, but the the Siggy might be OK, and £300 cheaper.
wide prime - get f1.8 for £300
Well, I've also been thinking of a 30/35mm prime. A most useful focal length. I found a 50mm too long.
I got 28mm - pretty useful actually, no uber-wide, just pleasantly wide
The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is an excellent prime lens on a crop sensor Nikon and I assume it would be equally good on a crop sensor Canon.
The 17-50mm f/2.8 is the professional-level standard zoom for a crop sensor camera. If you need (or crave) that quality, go for it.
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