Need a nice Canon walk around lens...

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  1. feRRari4756

    feRRari4756 TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys I need a nice walk around lens. I do not want an L series, but one that is very comprable, in sharpness, build quality, and focusing. My limit is ablut 700-800 bucks.

    Anywhere between 20-100 mm is fine.

    I do not want an L.

    ive been doing a lot of searing but havent turned up many options. let me hear what you guys think
     
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    photogincollege TPF Noob!

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    May I ask why you dont want an L lens? Many of them are well within your budget. (ok not many maybe, but a few used are.) If it's because they're white, not all L lenses are white just an fyi. I might consider a sigma or tamron 24-70 2.8.

    Edit: If my post came across as arrogant sorry about that, I didn't mean it to.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What camera do you have? And why the hostility toward the L?
     
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    feRRari4756 TPF Noob!

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    Photoincollege thats fine your post did not come across as arrogant at all. And i know they are not all white.

    I dont want an L because i have a coupon for 15% off any non L canon BRAND (not canon mount) lens for my local camera shop. I called them today and They said if they dont have the one in stock, they will order it for me.

    So:
    Canon BRAND
    Aroudn 20-100 mm is good
    really prefer a constant aperture (f2.8 or f4, not f5.6)
    Non L series

    and i have a 30d
     
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    photogincollege TPF Noob!

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    oh ok that makes sense now lol. Do you mind primes or would you prefer a zoom?
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    is the amount you state at the start including or excluding the 15%off?
    As for constant f2.8/4 apertures I think most of those are going to be L series lenses from Canon - so that will leave you with sigma and tamron as options to consider - but they are not canon so won't get the discount.

    Without L your losing access to some great walk around lenses - the 24-70mm f2.8 L and 24-105mm f4 IS L.
     
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    I definatleydibt want a prime and the 700-800 range is the reular retail price.

    So.. Is there any options?
     
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    honestly I would be very tempted to follow the second hand market (or save a little longer) the 24-105mm f4 L is only a little over that price range and that is a fantastic walk around lens for the money.

    I know 15% off is a good offer (especaily in these times) but the only lens that would suit you would probably me this one:
    Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM - Canon UK

    fixed aperture, IS and a reasonable focal range, though you might find 55m a little short for walkaround. Its also EFS only so it won't follow you if you decide to go fullframe in the future.
     
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    feRRari4756 TPF Noob!

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    Yeahtht was the Only option I really found but it's like $1000!!
    I could get an L lens for less than that.

    Why is that lens so much
     
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    Because it only lacks the red ring to be an "L". Maybe some build quality lacking too. Otherwise, its a stellar lens!
     
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    feRRari4756 TPF Noob!

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    i know but i still think thats crazy. i can get an L series lens for like 700 brand new!
     
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    lol do that then! haha
     

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