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    Default 24-70 vs 17-55

    Which lens do u guys think would be better?in term of image quality..

    The lens will be used on crop body for a walkabout lens

    Need opinions on fellow users of these lenses...

    Which one would u guys choose?
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    the 24-70 is for full-frame cameras, the 17-55 is for crop cameras, why do you have to chose?

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    u cant compare the 2 lens as they give different focal length on your crop body.

    and if u compare them on crop and full frame body the result is also different as the body will make a diff.
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    Default Re: 24-70 vs 17-55

    Quote Originally Posted by niciku View Post
    Which lens do u guys think would be better?in term of image quality..

    The lens will be used on crop body for a walkabout lens

    Need opinions on fellow users of these lenses...

    Which one would u guys choose?
    Depends entirely on you...
    In the end you'll have 30 people recommending 17-55 (coz they probably own it or WANT to own it) and 30 people recommending 24-70 (same reasons)... then how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by niciku View Post
    Which lens do u guys think would be better?in term of image quality..

    The lens will be used on crop body for a walkabout lens

    Need opinions on fellow users of these lenses...

    Which one would u guys choose?
    Since image quality is your main concern, have you bothered to read any of the MANY reviews online that measure things like sharpness, chromatic aberration, etc?
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    It's really up to you isn't it? I'll take the 24-70mm, but that's me.

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    Default Re: 24-70 vs 17-55

    Quote Originally Posted by niciku View Post
    Which lens do u guys think would be better?in term of image quality..
    Which one would u guys choose?
    concentrating on "in terms of quality"..I vote for 24-70 for corner sharpness..but are you really fine with the range on a cropped sensor?
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    yeah, u are using a cropped body.. do u want to go for 24-70?

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    And... *which* 24-70? The Canon L one is actually quite poor compared to others. Then theres Sigma, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    And... *which* 24-70? The Canon L one is actually quite poor compared to others. Then theres Sigma, etc.
    Haha.. Good point. I just assumed that TS was referring to the Canon one.. Talk about assumptions...

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    go for 17-55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    Haha.. Good point. I just assumed that TS was referring to the Canon one.. Talk about assumptions...
    nope. i think he's talking about nikon.

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    Default Re: 24-70 vs 17-55

    sharpness : both
    image colour : 24-70
    Wide : 17-55
    Reach : 24-70
    Image stabalizer : 17-55
    Weight : 17-55 lighter by 300+/- grams
    Lens mount : EF vs EF-S
    Lens hood : 24-70 comes with hood
    Weather sealed : 24-70
    Size : 17-55 more compact
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    nope. i think he's talking about nikon.
    Err.. TS indicated that he uses a Canon 500D in his signature. So I thought he was referring to the Canon ones.

    It can very well be the Nikon too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    Err.. TS indicated that he uses a Canon 500D in his signature. So I thought he was referring to the Canon ones.

    It can very well be the Nikon too.
    yes i am aware. but he assumes everyone knows for what system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    yes i am aware. but he assumes everyone knows for what system.
    Because maybe he assumes there's only one DSLR brand?
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    sorry if i didnt mention it clearly...but i did say for crop body...

    maybe as what zca said based on opinions would be hard to decide...

    perhaps i should jus rent them and use it..

    but i still think if i use them for only a short period of time , for example ,1-3 days..i may not be able to know which one is better...

    Thanks for the replies anyways
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    To add on to the details..it would be for canon 500D..and both lenses are canon brand..
    Canon 500D | 50mm f1.4 | 430EXII |

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    Default Re: 24-70 vs 17-55

    Quote Originally Posted by niciku View Post
    but i still think if i use them for only a short period of time , for example ,1-3 days..i may not be able to know which one is better...
    The term "better" here also needs a reference in terms of usage. Sometimes 24 is too long, sometimes 55 is too short...
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