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Canon 24-70mm or 24-105mm?

Robert Coe
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On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 22:04:24 GMT, "MC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
: Bruce wrote:
: > Dave in Ancaster <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
: > > I have a Canon 7D. Current lenses:
: > > EF-S: 10-22mm
: > > EF:
: > > 17-40mm F/4.0 L USM, 50mm F/1.8 II, 70-200mm F/4 L IS, 100mmF/2.8
: > > macro, 400mm F5.6 L
: > >
: > > I am thinking of selling the 17-40 and getting one lens to cover the
: > > range from my wide angle EF-S lens through to the 70mm range.
: > > However, either the 24-70 or 24-105 would leave a hole between 22mm
: > > and 38mm, since 24mm on the EF lenses = 38mm on my camera.
: > > I don't think the EF-S 17-85mm F/4-5.6 is the optical equivalent of
: > > my 17-40mm L.
: > > And the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS covers basically the same range as my
: > > 17-40, so I'd still not have the range through to the 70mm.
: > > I am more of an outdoor/landscape/portrait than indoor event
: > > photographer. The author of the reviews at
: > > says "For my personal uses in this focal length range, the Canon EF
: > > 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens is on my camera more than the 24-70 L."
: > > Nicole Young in her book on the 7D also says this lens is on her
: > > camera most of the time. At B&H, even though the 24-70 is on sale,
: > > it's still more expensive than the 24-105. Of course, then I'll end
: > > up with 3 lenses that cover the 100mm range.
: > > Thoughts?
: >
: >
: > My thought: You don't provide a single clue about what subjects you
: > shoot, which makes it impossible to give any useful advice. So the
: > only person who can possibly answer your questions is ... YOU!
: >
: > Unless of course you saw this as an opportunity to boast about how
: > much expensive gear you own ...
: Quote: " I am more of an outdoor/landscape/portrait than indoor event
: photographer"
: This may not be a comprehensive list of subject matter but it is, at
: least, definately a single clue )

And importantly, it suggests that the constant-aperture f/2.8 lenses that are
a staple of event photography needn't play a prominent role in this

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Randal L. Schwartz
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>>>>> "otter" == otter <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:

otter> For a crop camera, the lens that I see getting rave reviews is the EF-
otter> S 17-55 f/2.8. If I had a 7D, I would use that as my general walk-
otter> around lens, and build my lens collection around it.

I have that lens for my 7D and am very happy with the results. I've
paired that with the 70-300 DO lens for a good "travel" range.

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