17-55 and 24-105- Too Much Overlap or?

Started Jan 18, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Another Opinion Regular Member • Posts: 420
17-55 and 24-105- Too Much Overlap or?

My ongoing quest for the ideal lens kit led me to the 24-105L which I love and has become my walkabout lens. There are times though when I miss the 2.8 speed of the 24-70 I sold to acquire the new lens with better range, IS and less weight.

I was considering the 17-55 as a second walkabout for those occasions when I need fast lens for low light and don't want to be jumping back and forth between lenses. The 17-55 offers enough range especially with the 1.6 crop factor to be a great second walkabout lens especially for indoor lowlight situations.

I know there's a lot of range overlap but I was thinking

10-22 for outdoor, architectural, and really wide fun stuff

70-200 f4 IS

1.4 extender

It really seems I'd be covered on all occasions. Any thoughts are appreciated.

btw- I don't anticipate FF in the foreseeable future and the resale on well kept Canon quality glass is a real commodity.
Respectfully submitted

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