Canon EOS 7D + Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM or Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Started Oct 2, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Canon EOS 7D + Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM or Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
In reply to Gordon Leitch, Apr 2, 2012

Key thing is your future upgrade plans. I bought a 350D years ago & figured when cash became available I'd step up to a 5D. So I got a 17-40L, which was a great walkabout lens on that camera, then when I bought a 5D2 it was a great wide zoom.

If you will never want to go full frame then buy the EF-S lenses - they are designed to get the best out of the crops, but if you might want to go up to a 5D at some stage buy an L.

On a 7D its no contest, get the EF-S. On a upgrade line the EF-S becomes an expensive paper weight while I've got 10 years out of my 17-40L...

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