17-55 or 24-105?

Started May 24, 2006 | Discussions thread
tarmes Regular Member • Posts: 208
Re: 17-55 or 24-105?


I've also explored all these possibilities. In the end I decided that 2.8 was a minimum requirement for myself (more creative control) and that left either the 17-55 or the 24-70 in the running.

Even though I'd have liked the build and full-frame option of the L lens, I decided that the 17-55 was a more useful range on a cropped body and that IS would be damn useful. When the tests showed that it was sharper than the L alternatives all the remaining doubts just went away.

I think that there are 2 things to realise:

1) If you buy a FF camera later on, then so be it. You can sell the EF-S lens or keep a cropped body as a backup. It's not the end of the world.

2) Image quality is more important than having a red ring. Your brain just needs to keep telling that to your heart!


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