Hi Guys, i am considering which would be a better buy, the 17-55mm F2.8 or 24-70mm F2.8?
I am into portraits and wedding photography primarily. I do quite a bit of street shots too and recently my company asked me to help them cover some functions for them as well, but not many, so it probably not a long term thing that i get a lens for events/functions.
The DSLR that i am using is the Nikon D3100.
the 17-55mm seems to be a good buy as what i saw from the personal classified threads that it is selling for about 1.25k - 1.5k. The 24-70mm however, is really really expensive but a very good lens to have for long term.
My personal thoughts on these lenses are basically that they are really similar. The 17-55mm is good in the sense you are able to go to 17mm and have some wider angle shots to cover a larger group of people/subject. Whereas the 24-70mm enables to be have a further reach in the event i need it.