canon 17-55 vs 15-85

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travelinbri_74
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canon 17-55 vs 15-85
Mar 14, 2010

I know this has been done to death, here is the problem.

I own the 17-55 IS. Great lens. However, like many of you, 15-85 would cover my sweet range. I am going to be traveling, and am thinking about bringing the 15-85. However, I have trouble with the thought of bringing both the 15-85 and 17-55 (now granted, this is long term work/travel, so I don't need to have every lens with me all the time, I could use the 15-85 on a T2 as a walk around, and the 17-55 on a 7D for more serious photography, with a second lens on the T2 to compliment it (say, the 10-22 or 85 depending on if I am doing landscapes or portraits).

Still, the idea of bringing 2 lenses that overlap kills me. How do you all who have used both of these lenses compare them other than the obvious loss of f-stops?

Thanks,

-TBri

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