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    Hi All, would like to seek your opinions on what lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8.

    Im a new 50D user. Im still learning to take nice pics. Im intending to sell off my kitlens 18-55mm and 55-250mm. I already fix my mind to buy the 17-55mm f2.8 but im lost when think of what is the right zoom lens to buy. I had spent days to read alot of others thread but just make myself more confuse.

    Pls help me on this. Thank you so much...


    Ps.. this questions may have asked by many newbies but i would like to know what is latest.

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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    What exactly limits you with your current equipment? To me it sounds just like itchy feeling to get something supposedly better. And what do you mean with "the latest"?

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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    just use your kit lens , if you find it limiting then get something else.
    it might be not wide enough , then get a UWA lens.
    if you find that you always shoot in low light , then get the 17-55 or primes.
    if the full zoom of your kit lens isn't enough for your kind of shooting , then get a telephoto or a zoom lens with a wider range like 18-200.
    i suggest not buying everything just cos it looks nice and sounds nice.
    instead shoot more and find out what you really need.
    and latest isn't always best btw.

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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    Hi Coolin .. i want to know what is the latest in the market can offer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oooooze76 View Post
    Hi Coolin .. i want to know what is the latest in the market can offer..
    depending on your needs?

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    Pricing - http://www.canon.com.sg/section/digi...nses_specs.jsp

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    We can help you better if you state what you feel the previous setup can't do for you.
    Asking what the latest in the market is makes you sound more like a lens collector.

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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    since you're the canon user, get the 28-300

    all in one useful lens
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lomographer View Post
    since you're the canon user, get the 28-300

    all in one useful lens
    IMO, this wasn't a very good lens, especially for a crop body.

    Just to take note, the latest lens not necessary the better lens or the most useful lens.
    Lenses are different from body. Good lens can last for years, without being replace in the

    55-250, 18-200 are relatively new lens, but only for EF-S mount.
    One of the best lens Canon manufactured, 70-200 f2.8 L, has been out for don't know how long.

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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    after the 17-55 f/2.8, get the 70-200 f/2.8 IS.

    after the 70-200 f/2.8 IS, get the 400 f/4 IS.

    after the 400 f/4 IS, get the 600 f/4 IS.

    and of course, sprinkle in some ultra wide primes along the way... and some 200mm macro lens..

    that should keep you busy saving your dough to get those lens for probably the next 5 years, instead of asking questions like what lens to get. because this type of question is best answered YOURSELF. cos you get what you need. cos you buy what suits your shooting style BEST. and NOT GET WHAT PPLE ASK YOU TO.
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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    he wants newest so TSE 17mm right? and 1200mm f5.6L.

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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    no la. TS need to get carl zai 1700mm f4. along the way get some cheap 400mm 2.8 and 300mm 2.8 IS to play first

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    Just get 17-55 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8L you wun go wrong. I am using the 70-200 f2.8 L and it's damn solid in low light although heavier than the 100-400 f4 L BUT I get the results I need (not want but need!!!)

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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    Oops forgot he's using crop body

    Maybe TS can tell us your budget

    That way we can give you more specific advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrecruz View Post
    Just get 17-55 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8L you wun go wrong. I am using the 70-200 f2.8 L and it's damn solid in low light although heavier than the 100-400 f4 L BUT I get the results I need (not want but need!!!)

    Hi Sabre. Yes I was looking at 24-105 L and 70-200mm f2.8L. But I know that mine is a crop body and I have no intention to move to FF. So getting L lens are so much more expensive. So do u have any recommendation of other lens which is as close as 70-200mm f2.8, preferrably with IS.

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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Oooooze76 View Post
    Hi Sabre. Yes I was looking at 24-105 L and 70-200mm f2.8L. But I know that mine is a crop body and I have no intention to move to FF. So getting L lens are so much more expensive. So do u have any recommendation of other lens which is as close as 70-200mm f2.8, preferrably with IS.
    want tele with IS, dun want L? keep your 55-250 lor

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    Go Prime L and feel the poison....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oooooze76 View Post
    Hi Sabre. Yes I was looking at 24-105 L and 70-200mm f2.8L. But I know that mine is a crop body and I have no intention to move to FF. So getting L lens are so much more expensive. So do u have any recommendation of other lens which is as close as 70-200mm f2.8, preferrably with IS.
    I think the closest one that is cheap would be what you already have- the 55-250mm IS.

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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by ahbian View Post
    I think the closest one that is cheap would be what you already have- the 55-250mm IS.
    I agree with you...

    So far the TS has not answered the question "what is it about your setup that's limiting you?".
    Sounds much like a lens collector...
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: What lens to buy after 17-55mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Sounds much like a lens collector...
    plenty of such pple around.

    to me, if you can ask what lens to get, it will juz mean that you are not in need of that lens, and you are simply juz a lens collector...
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