Does it makes sense adding 17-85IS or EF 50 to the stable?

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  1. Glam

    Glam TPF Noob!

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    Appreciate if someone can share some light on the two lenses I've been offer to buy.

    Currently I have 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 and EF-m100/f2.8.

    Does it makes sense for me to get either 17-85 and/or 50?

    I want to shoot indoor portrait, newborn, and regular family activities. Occasionally I wish to blow the picture to 16x20 for personal enjoyment.

    Thank you in advance for all suggestions.

    Oh, almost forgot, I plan to match these lens with 50D.
     
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  2. CNCO

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    me personally, id get it because when you are indoor, you never know you might that extra wide angle for shots.
     
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    Thanks CNCO,
    But which one or both?
    And if possible can you tell me what is a fair price those lenses?
    So far I think the 17-85 is around $350 and the 50mm is $150ish.

    Many thanks
     
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    I love my ef 50mm 1.2 L

    I For me it is one of the best choices for portraits. I was also lucky to borrow a friends 85mm and it was very good as well for that type of shoot.
     
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    I say get the 50mm f1.4 the 17-85 overlaps your other lens quite a bit. Plus the 50mm is super sharp.
     
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    Ideally, I'd suggest the EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS...but that is quite a bit more expensive.

    You didn't mention which 50mm lens you are considering. There is the 50mm F1.8 ($100), the 50mm F1.4 ($350) and the 50mm F1.2 L ($1350).

    I think that your 'stable' is missing a wide lens. Only having 28mm as your widest option...would be terribly restricting IMO. Especially for shooting indoors etc. I think you would be really pleased to shoot with a lens that can go as wide as 17mm.
     
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    Thanks for all the great inputs. I got the 50d body and now will search for a nice wide angle lens or perhaps looking into the 17-50/2.8 by tamron.
     
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    There you go....Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8--that will give you a true wide-angle zoom, without breaking the bank. 28mm on 1.6x feels awfully cramped and limiting. Canon's new 15-85mm is said to be quite a step up,optically, from the 17-85mm.
     

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