Old 07-18-2005, 01:56 AM   #1
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I've been exclusively shooting with the Canon 70-200mm f2.8L lens lately. I haven't used the EF-S 18-55mm that comes with the Digital Rebel in quite some time since the 70-200 produces better images. I have been looking at and considering purchasing the 24-70mm f2.8L for wide angle shots. Any comments or opinions on the 24-70mm f2.8L ? Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:49 AM   #2
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I too started out with the 70-200f2.8L IS lens. When I went looking for a wide-angle zoom, I felt that with the 1.6 cropping factor of the Canon digital, the 24-70 wouldn't be wide enought for me. Instead, I went with the 16-35mm f2.8L lens. It's a fantastic lens. Yes, there's a gap between the upper end of the 16-35 and the lower end of the 70-200. However, the 16-35mm is so sharp that I can crop the photo and still have a fantastic image.
Here's a recent "cropped" image from the 16-35..
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:23 AM   #3
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Chris, I have the Canon 24-70mm f2.8L and the
Canon 17-40mm. Both are excellent lenses.

You will discover you occasionally need the
extra-wide Focal Length that the 17-40mm offers.

If it is a choice between the two, I suggest
the 17-40mm.

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Old 07-18-2005, 05:13 AM   #4
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I use my 100-400L and my 17-85s for most of my shots. The 100-400L glass is some better than my upgraded kit lens. I have been looking to buy the one you note for the sharpness as well.

Some folks can not tell one lens from another in the print. But good L glass is just hard to beat. I think from what I see here I will have to fess up for the 16-35 as well. Getting close is not the problem for me . . . it is getting back enough to fit the 'shot' into the frame.

The 17-85s is one fine street lens, however for half the price. I would like to know how it works for you if you procure is and don't mind sharing your thoughts on same.
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Thanks guys for all the input. My biggest concern was the gap between the high end of the smaller lens and the lower end of the 70-200. Alot of concerns were addressed. Thank y'all very much.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:05 AM   #6
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Chris,

I also have the 70-200mm f/2.8 L lens and a 16-35mm L lens. There are times when I need something in between such as a 50mm. However, there are more times when I have been glad to have had the extra-wide focal length of the 16-35mm. I would suggest either the 16-35mm or 17-40mm lenses.
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Old 07-19-2005, 06:37 AM   #7
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I would have to concur about the 17-40L - a good value, and good sharpness all the way to the edges, save for fast moving subjects at slower shutter speeds.

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Another option you may want to consider is the Tamron 17-35mm Di. I recently upgraded to this lens & have found it to produce very good images.It retails for around $450.00
Here are some reviews of it: http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...rt=7&thecat=29
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