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  • Looking for a good short/medium lens

    Well, I havn't the money for a 24-70 2.8 L (which I have seen is clearly the best), but rather than settle with a crappy 28-80 mkV, I am looking at the 24-85 USM. I have heard many good things about it, being a great value for the price (320$), and the extra 4mm at the wide end is appealing.

    Any ideas?

    -Clovis

  • #2
    Also consider the Canon 17-40 f/4 and Sigma 24-70 f/2.8

    You can also check out Fred Miranda's site for reviews:
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/

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    • #3
      Sigma 28-70mm 2.8 sells for 250-300 bucks on ebay.
      greetings,
      Philip
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      • #4
        How bout the 28-135?

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        • #5
          and Tamron 28-70 (if I'm correct) F/2.8 Di

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          • #6
            Clovis,

            With my Nikon D100 I have a 24-85mm Nikkor lens, don't get me wrong it is an incredible lens, but for me the range is not the most appealing. I generally find myself requiring something smaller.

            I don't think you will notice that extra 5mm at the long end of it.

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            • #7
              I don't think you will notice that extra 5mm at the long end of it.
              24x1.6 equates to about 38.3mm, or roughly what the C-730 offered me at the wide end, with which I was able to take shots like this:

              [photoid=187257] While all the DSLR shooters with 28-80s had to opt for this:

              [photoid=186862]

              And, even if I go for a 17-40L I am still missing alot between 40 and 75mm... I have a 350$ budget, and am looking to buy new/grey market equipment.

              -Clovis

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              • #8
                You can order the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 from Delta International: http://www.deltainternational.com/st...24%2D70CDF.htm
                for around 364+ shipping. I got my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 and 550EX flash from them, no problems. I think that is a better lens than my Canon 24-85. Wanna buy mine so I can get the Sigma?

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                • #9
                  I love the Tokina 28-70 f/2.8 ATX. Great piece of glass for a very decent price.

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                  • #10
                    oi you gimp, you had a big go at me for buying a "grey market" canon lens. Dam hypocrite

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