Need suggestion for a walk-around lens

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    Hey guys . I need some suggestions from u guys . I have a canon 5d full frame body and I am looking for a good walk around lens . For outdoor and indoor . I dont want a lens too heavy or big .My budget is 400.00 .Any help would be greatly appreciated . Thank u .


     
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    For me that'd be a Canon 50mm 1.4, but people have different definitions of walk-around... I don't know if I'd be comfortable with any of the zooms in that price range.
     
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    It's out of your price range new, but you might find someone really needing some cash and get a great deal (ok, it's a stretch since even used they go 700). Canon 24-105 f4 L IS
     
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    Canon EF 28-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 USM -- My definition of walk around lens is one that has a good range of focal length.
     
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    I agree with this, though obviously L glass is preferable if you can swing it. One thing to consider, you could pick up the 28-135 or an 18-135 as your every day walk-around lens within your price range, and whenever you have an event coming up you want to step it up a notch, rent the 24-105 L glass from a local shop. The rental place here in Atlanta rents that lens out for 30 bucks for the weekend, a bargain unless you start renting it every weekend for a year.
     
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    ^^^ Very good advice, except the 18-135 won't mount on the 5D, EF lenses only for that bad boy.
     
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    .. but the 28-135 will... it's one of those lenses where if you try out enough of them you can find one that will be sharp enough for most folks, although a 5D might bring out more of it's flaws.
     
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    The 24-105 f4 is a good way to go. Nice length for walking. If you wanted better quality a 24-70 f2.8 might interest you. I usually walk around with my 18-70 and my 70-200. A 50mm would be cool on a full frame too but more limiting.
     

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