For photogs, between 40~70mm F/4 which lens?


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dRebelXT

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If one who owns a EF 17-40 F/4, EF70-200 F/4, will they wonder why there is no
40-70mm F/4 to cover the entire range? ;p Maybe a EF 50mm F/1.8 for this gap?
 

fWord

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For good coverage throughout, why not try the modified f/4 'Trinity'?

Tokina 12-24mm f/4
Canon 24-105mm f/4
Canon 70-200mm f/4

Continuous range all the way from 19mm to 320mm (35mm equivalent for a 350D).
 

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EF 24-70mm f2.8L
EF 28-70mm f2.8L
EF 24-105mm f4L IS
EF 28-135mm f3.5-f5.6 IS
EF 24-85mm f3.5-5.6
EF 28-105mm f3.5-5.6

Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX DG
Tokina 28-70mm f2.8 AT-X PRO SV
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 SP Di

Take your pick. ;p
 

spartacus.ret

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actually according to canon, the 24-105L was supposed to complete the f/4 trinity.. so yeah

but i guess one could always use a 50mm prime as you haf already suggested
 

monsoon

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get a 50mm is enough, just need a little zoom on ur feet
 

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just get the 50 f/1.8 - cheap and good. you dun need to have the entire range covered do you? :think:
 

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yes. 50 f/1.8 cheap and good. Where to find a f/1.8 at about $130? and Monsoon is right just do manual zoom on you feet, that should cover the range.
 

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While it is possible to a certain extent to do zooming with the legs when it comes to short primes, it is not always going to be, and in some cases it just isn't practical. Unless you want to back off the bridge and fall into the ravine below, or take a step forward and go tumbling down the Great Canyon.

Both primes and zooms have their places in photography, and for a person like me who is not terribly concerned about a slight loss of image quality, I'd use a zoom. And I'm lazy. ;p

However I will admit that from my (very limited) experience, the range between 55-70mm is not terribly crucial. From 40-70mm, the difference is more stark though.
 

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fWord said:
the range between 55-70mm is not terribly crucial. From 40-70mm, the difference is more stark though.
exactly.
 

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