18-55 IS vs 17-40L

Started Oct 13, 2007 | Discussions thread
Marla Veteran Member • Posts: 8,994
It's all relative!

My 17-40 didn't feel heavy until after an accident when my neck and back were injured. For the past couple of years whenever I've used the 17-40 and my 24-105, I couldn't carry them for any length of time without considerable pain - and then the stress from a pinched nerve triggers a migraine for the next day! It took me a long time to make the decision to sell these lenses. However, I still have the 50mm/f1.4 and the 28mm/f1.8 which I can handle.

I also have a G9 for days when I need lighter weight - it's a great p&s camera, but no comparison to the XTi.


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