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    Hi everyone,

    i have a few questions. i own Canon 10-22mm lens but i don't shoot landscape very often. should i still keep that lens?
    also thinking to replace my kit lens with tamron 17-50mm or 28-75mm f2.8. i intend to shoot event, portrait and street. these 2 lens suit my needs?

    thanks

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    17-50/2.8 is a good lens for event and street. for portrait you will do better with primes like 85mm. for the time being, keep the 10-22 since you already have it. wouldn't advise 28-75 because it's not wide enough if you use DX format. for full frame it's okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfoo View Post
    17-50/2.8 is a good lens for event and street. for portrait you will do better with primes like 85mm. for the time being, keep the 10-22 since you already have it. wouldn't advise 28-75 because it's not wide enough if you use DX format. for full frame it's okay.
    i'm planning to clear my 10-22mm lens. so i can buy 17-50mm and other accessories instead of keeping not very use lens.
    haha .. i don't know whether it is a bad idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by aozora View Post
    i'm planning to clear my 10-22mm lens. so i can buy 17-50mm and other accessories instead of keeping not very use lens.
    haha .. i don't know whether it is a bad idea
    if still doubt, then sell it and get 17-55mm 2.8 instead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aozora View Post
    i'm planning to clear my 10-22mm lens. so i can buy 17-50mm and other accessories instead of keeping not very use lens.
    haha .. i don't know whether it is a bad idea
    10-22 has it's uses and can co-exist with a 17-50/2.8. the final choice is yours. for me i'd keep it first. if after two or three months and i find that i don't need the 10-22 than i'd let it go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlkk76 View Post
    if still doubt, then sell it and get 17-55mm 2.8 instead!
    poison me
    i got budget limit. that's why needa think
    Last edited by aozora; 20th March 2009 at 02:39 PM.

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    After selling the 10-22mm, you might be able to get a 17-50 and 85 f1.8 (both second hand). Worth considering.

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    is it worth replacing my kit lens with tamron 17-50mm f2.8? i think it is no doubt. any suggestion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aozora View Post
    is it worth replacing my kit lens with tamron 17-50mm f2.8? i think it is no doubt. any suggestion?
    perhap 17-40 F4 L?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aozora View Post
    is it worth replacing my kit lens with tamron 17-50mm f2.8? i think it is no doubt. any suggestion?
    Yes... having a f2.8 lens is always a good idea. Now which would depend on your usage. Are you more of a sniper or a wide angle user....

    Choose
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Yes... having a f2.8 lens is always a good idea. Now which would depend on your usage. Are you more of a sniper or a wide angle user....

    Choose
    i'm not a wide angle user. i seldom shoot wide angle. i intend to shoot more on event and portrait. that's why considering to let my wide angle lens go.
    now is economy downturn and i have tight budget.
    i can buy f2.8 lens after i sell my 10-22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aozora View Post
    is it worth replacing my kit lens with tamron 17-50mm f2.8? i think it is no doubt. any suggestion?
    If really need to convince yourself, rent the lens you shortlisted, then take it out and try for a day or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aozora View Post
    i'm not a wide angle user. i seldom shoot wide angle. i intend to shoot more on event and portrait. that's why considering to let my wide angle lens go.
    now is economy downturn and i have tight budget.
    i can buy f2.8 lens after i sell my 10-22.
    well if you're certain about sticking to events and portrait, and are sure you won't suddenly wanna switch to landscapes, then sell it off to fund the lenses u want. i doubt you use the 10-22 in events, and i dun see a point for you to keep hanging on and consider, and result in you missing some good event shots in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aozora View Post
    i'm not a wide angle user. i seldom shoot wide angle. i intend to shoot more on event and portrait. that's why considering to let my wide angle lens go.
    now is economy downturn and i have tight budget.
    i can buy f2.8 lens after i sell my 10-22.
    Then go for the longer focal lenght then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Then go for the longer focal lenght then...
    the combination of 17-50mm f2.8 and EF-S 55-250mm could be a good choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aozora View Post
    the combination of 17-50mm f2.8 and EF-S 55-250mm could be a good choice?
    If you need this whole range. Then go ahead.
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