17-40mm f/4.0 or 17-55mm f/2.8


Marcus7

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Hi guys,I shall put off the idea of the 24-70mm & 24-105mm as of now.(Actually I am using a crop body).Who knows,I might upgrade FF sometime soon,so meanwhile I have narrowed down my choice to this 2 lens...the 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM & the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM.
So,same question again,besides the f/stop & the further 15mm reach on the 17-55mm,what is the main difference of this 2 lens?Personally,I have never owned or tried out this 2 lens before so I have no idea how they compare against one another.
Right now I am without a single lens & I have a "street photography" project coming out so I would really appreciate if any mods,'old birds" of CS or any brudders out there could shed some light or comments on the 2 lens so that I can come to a better decision.Anyway,I am not buying a new lens & will be looking at the B&S section for some 2nd hand ones.
Pls share your views & comments if you guys have owned or are using either of this 2 lens.Here's appreciating your kind help.Thanks very much!
 

SkyStrike

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Buy what you need at the moment. Not for what you think you will need many years into the unknown future where it may not even happen.

My vote? 17-55 if you do not have your kit lens left.
 

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Are you going to get a FF camera in 2012?
If not, then get what is best for a crop…the 17-55..more range, better aperture…the Red L ring is really overrated :) If only they made the 17-55 EF instead of EFS hehe
 

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Whether you are going for FF or not, my advise is to get the good copy of 2nd hand 17-55 in BnS, price around $1k.
If you really going for FF, just sell off the 17-55, I believe if you price it at $900 will be easily grapped up in no time.
For a lost of merely 100++ bucks, you will have a lot of fun on this lens.
That's my 2 cents advise.
 

Marcus7

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Yup Submarine71,you are totally right on! Cheers!
 

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