Walkaround lens - help me choose!

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  1. MikeSakamoto

    MikeSakamoto TPF Noob!

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    Here's my outfit:

    Canon 30D
    Sigma 10-20mm
    Sigma 17-35mm
    Canon 50mm 1.8
    Sigma 70-200 2.8
    Sigma 1.4x TC

    As you see, I pretty much got wide and zoom sides covered. But the "walkaround" range has some gaps. 17-35 sometimes just doesn't have enough reach. 50 is a good prime, but no zoom/flexibility. What should I do?

    Tamron 24-70 gets pretty good reviews. How about Sigma 17-85?? Canon 24-105L or the new Canon 17-55 2.8IS are expensive options. Any thoughts?

    What's your favorite walkaround lens? Thanks.
     
  2. cbay

    cbay TPF Noob!

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    How about the 17-85mm IS lens they package with the 30D now, but you could buy it seperately.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would also suggest the EF-S 17-85 IS. It's decently wide enough at 17mm, has a fair reach at 85mm...and of course has IS, which should come in very handy for a walk-around lens.
     
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    The 17-85mm IS my main lens, but not always long enough. I've been considering the Sigma 18-200 ;)
     

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