17-55 or 24-105?

Started May 24, 2006 | Discussions thread
taomen New Member • Posts: 8
Re: 17-55 or 24-105?

So, my recommendation would be that you build your platform of
"coverage" first, and then choose specific lenses to fill
performance needs at various points. As such, the 24-105 would be
my first chocie, but I certainly wouldn't see it as an "either/or"
to the 17-55, just as I do not see an "either/or" between the
100-400 and 70-200 f/2.8 IS. In either case, I care very little
about how much they may or may not overlap. They are very
different tools, and I would use each one in very different

I hope this helps.


Great recommendation. Thanks. SO following your advice, with the 24-105 in the bag, is the 10-22mm the logical next for "coverage"? I'm thinking so... Seems like the 24-105 would be the walk around lens with the 10-22 in the bag for special shots... I'm about ready to pull the trigger on the whole deal (Thinking 10-22, 24-105, and 50 1.4 for now, 70-xxx later.) What do you think?

Thanks a ton, the whole discussion is perfect for my current situation.

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