need advice on the Canon 7D

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  1. supermanning

    supermanning TPF Noob!

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    new to this forum, thanks for any advice!

    Getting ready to upgrade my Rebel XTI to (most likely) the Canon 7D. I do quite a bit of sports photography, I have a Canon 70-200 2.8IS that I use for almost everything.
    I also would like to get a smaller lens for general picture taking. That should use up my budget for awhile. What should I look at? thanks!!
     
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    Not sure what your actual budget is, have you looked at the 50mm f/1.4?
     
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    ^^^ That's what I would get.
     
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    IS the 70-200 the only lens you have? If so, something in a more walk around range may be more useful. Maybe the 18-135, 17-85, or a 15-85mm might be a good fit?

    A 50mm is a great choice, but if you want more range and a wider shot, the ones I mentined may work for you.

    On a side not, I LOVE my 17-55 F2.8IS and 24-105F4L IS. Not sure on your budget, sop I listed a few lower cost general purpose lenses.
     
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    Once I sell my other camera, yes, the 70-200 will be all I have.
    most of my budget is going to the camera. LOVE the 70-200, and use it for everything, but I would like to get a smaller lens for general use (if there is such a thing ;)
    If I go with a 17-55 2.8IS, should I stick with a Canon lens, or look at other manufacturers?
     
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    I have the 17-40mm f4L. In my opinion one of the best buys in the "L" series.
     
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    ive been $$ shopping, I'd like to stay below $500 if possible. Looks like the 50mm 1.4 would be a great choice. Keeping my options open as this will be my only other lens for awhile.
     
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    50mm 1.4 should be a great lens for your needs!
     

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