Walk around lens

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  1. jerryh

    jerryh TPF Noob!

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    does anyone have any experience or thoughts on using the canon 17-40 f4.0 L
    as a walk around lens on the 20D
     
  2. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't shoot Canon, but it's been my experience that your choice of lens would be very limiting. I have a 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 as my walk'in 'round lens and have settled on that sometine ago. When I first got my DSLR, I thought a 35-70 f/2.8 was it. Then I tried a 17-35 f/2.8. For a light kit, I use the 24-120 and keep a 20mm f/2.8 in a belt pouch. I have been very happy with this combo for several years.
     
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    Lots and lots of canonites use that lens as walkaround on the 1.6 bodies. The quality is good and it translates to about 27-60 f/4 which is good during the day.

    17-40 is one the best Ls out there, in bang for the buck.

    But as you can see, it's personal for everybody. Try it. 17-40 usually ends up in everyone's bag even if they're not using it as one "walkaround"
     
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    I had a 17-40 but the quality was nothing compared to how much you pay for it. I changed it for a Tamron 28-75mm XR Di F/2.8 which performs near identicaly and is FAR cheaper.

    EDIT: But obviously its not as wide! Depends which focal lengths you like to use most...
     

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