24-70 vs 17-55


niciku

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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?:D
 

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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? :)
 

nixontkl

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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.
 

ZerocoolAstra

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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?:D
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?
 

Rashkae

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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?:D
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?
 

Blur Shadow

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It's really up to you isn't it? I'll take the 24-70mm, but that's me.
 

ovaltinemilo

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

reuters

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yeah, u are using a cropped body.. do u want to go for 24-70?
 

Rashkae

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And... *which* 24-70? The Canon L one is actually quite poor compared to others. Then theres Sigma, etc.
 

Blur Shadow

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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...
 

StrifeYun

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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
 

Blur Shadow

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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.
 

pokiemon

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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.
 

niciku

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Sep 30, 2009
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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:)
 

niciku

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To add on to the details..it would be for canon 500D..and both lenses are canon brand..
 

Octarine

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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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