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Am a confirmed 1.6x crop factor Canon body user...I have one 350D body still going strong and one 1100D body purchased recently. My next purchase will be a 60D body. I'm looking for a high quality wide-angle EF-S lens (28-105mm equivalent) to go with the 60D, something that will be close to an L Series lens in terms of image resolution and build quality.
How does the 17-55mm f2.8 compare to the L Series 24-105mm other than being a bit shorter at both tele and wide ends?
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It's a fantastic lens & much lighter than the 24-105. I had the 17-55mm for a year or so before I went to full frame & I loved it, it's a great walkabout lens which covered almost everything from landscapes to portraits. I had it on a Canon 450D which I took on a Med cruise visiting loads of places, I didn't need anything else. Here's one of the pics.
It also took this image.
Thanks for the response, much appreciated!
Just wanted to know, what changed with respect to your photography that made you go full frame? I'm a sports photographer with a bad back which means I can't use heavy bodies and lenses though I tend to use the best quality lenses possible on my light bodies...the 1.6 factor helps too by making a 135mm f2 lens seem like a 200mm f2...
I now shoot weddings & live bands both of which pay me & both events often take place in dark venues. I wanted the best image quality for the weddings & best low light capability for the bands so the full frame was the way to go. I have lost a bit of reach because I no longer have the crop factor but If crop my photo I think I still get better quality with less noise.
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