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Old    Spin2Win (spin2win)      Join Date: Mar 2006       06-26-2008, 9:56 PM Reply   
looking for a good all around lens. When I bought the camera I bought the body only so I did not get the 28-135. Thanks in advance!
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       06-27-2008, 1:07 AM Reply   
70-200 2.8 is

amazing
Old    Spin2Win (spin2win)      Join Date: Mar 2006       06-27-2008, 7:57 AM Reply   
i have that lens. I was looking for something a little smaller
and yes it is amazing
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       06-27-2008, 12:14 PM Reply   
17-40L might fit the bill.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       06-27-2008, 12:35 PM Reply   
I like the 24-105L but it isn't all that wide on a 1.6X crop body. How about the 17-85 or 17-50 Canon's?
Old    Swami (swami)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-28-2008, 8:35 PM Reply   
a better question to ask.. how much are you wanting to spend? L series lenses are expensive.

Also do you want/need a lower f2.8 f-stop?

I think that 28-135 sounds good for close ups and nice framed wake boarding shots from the boat (won't be super tight, but they will look good)

-S
Old    Spin2Win (spin2win)      Join Date: Mar 2006       06-29-2008, 8:20 AM Reply   
I want a high end lens. I have a 70 200 2.8 is but I need something that I can shoot with the majority of the time. the 17-40 L is a great lens but I was looking to cover the missed areas like the 17-85.How is that lens?
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       06-29-2008, 5:36 PM Reply   
The 17-85 is not an L by any means but it's a solid lens.
Old    Clubmyke (clubmyke)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-02-2008, 10:30 AM Reply   
i went with a 24-70 2.8 (this is my most used lens) ,70-200 f4 is, and a 50 1.8 ( great cheap lens)
Old    Mike Munger (lgndracer)      Join Date: May 2008       07-02-2008, 11:57 PM Reply   
Depends on what all you are looking for.

I borrowed a friends 24-70 2.8 while in Hawaii a few months ago to try is as a good walk around lens. I had been debating between it and the 17-55/2.8 IS EF-S. I really liked it, but never really needed 2.8 ever and could have used a little more zoom (i have a 1.6 crop 400d). I think I have decided to get the 24-105/4 L as a walk around. You can find them usually on a deal on craigslist from guys who have bought a 5d kit and don't need the lens.

The other lenses I use the most are (in no order)

70-200/2.8 IS
10-22/3.5-4.0 EF-S
85/1.8

After getting the 24-105, I plan to get the 100/2.8 macro to complete most everything I can see I would need most often.

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