17-55 or 24-105?

Started May 24, 2006 | Discussions thread
caterpillar Veteran Member • Posts: 7,571
I have the 10-22, 24-105L

taomen wrote:

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

I have the 10-22, 24-105L, a 50mm f1.8 and the 100 f2 usm. Each one addresses specific needs that the other lens cannot. The primes are there for ultimate sharpness and low light where the IS cannot help. They are small and light enough, so they are not a bother. With a 1.4x TC, the 100 f2 also becomes a 140mm f2.8 usm.

But the 10-22 and 24-105L already will do 90% of the stuff I need to do without too much weight or bulk. Today, I am covering a wedding as a videographer. But guess what, the 20d and the 24-105L will be hanging on my neck and the 10-22 is on a pouch on my beltbag. I've done this 2x now and no problem for me. It just shows how versatile this 2 lens combo is and not so heavy or bulky.

I just sold my tamron 28-75 f2.8 Di. I miss that lens, but it is not used that often anymore. I can always get one just in case. Or maybe I can opt for the 17-50 f2.8 Di-2. The option is always there. But not likely or at least not anytime soon.

You're idea of a 10-22, 24-105L , 50 f1.4, and a 70-xxx is normal. In fact it covers almost 95-97% of usage barring bird/wildlife or extreme sports situations, or macro applications. It's a good plan, and a doable one. I also have a 50-200 f3.5-4.5L, w/c is not as good as a 70-200L, but it's cheap and it has 50mm on the low end, and it is still an L and delivers performance above non-L lenses especially for a zoom. I wish they'd make a 50-135 f2.8 IS lens though. But that is another story.

Anyway, your plan is just fine. Use the primes for ultimate sharpness or low light of if you shoot often in those ranges. Or a macro prime for macro work.

Go for it.

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