New lens suggesions for Canon 7D?

Started Jan 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Hired Goon Regular Member • Posts: 119
New lens suggesions for Canon 7D?

Yet another 'which lens pour moi?' thread.

I have a Canon 7D + Canon 50/1.8 and Canon EF-S 15-85 lenses. I mainly shoot portraits (25% of the time) of the family with the 50 or long end of 15-85, and landscapes (75% of the time) with the wide end of 15-85 (I do live in Utah, after all). I use the 15-85 as my walk-around lens, though sometimes wish for something a bit longer.

Both lenses are okay (although the 50/1.8 does have focus issues) but I'm looking for a really great lens (or lenses) that I will have no regrets buying. Something really sharp with superb image quality.

I'm tempted by current prices of the 70-200/2.8, mainly because I'd like an L lens but I'm thinking it may be too long (unless I also pick up a 24-70 or 24-105 and maybe a EF-S 10-22 or 17-40 L).

In the local classifieds I can see an 85/1.8 and a 10-22 ... both are tempting but again I really want to make sure I have one superb lens (either for portraits or for landscapes) rather than two middling lenses.

I'm interested in dabbling in macro photography, so a lens that can double for macro + portraits may be useful. I may also get a 5D in the future, but for now I'm just looking for lenses that will bring out the best in my 7D.

Budget is up to $2000 - $2500.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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Canon EOS 7D Nikon D750 Canon EF 35mm F1.4L USM Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM +5 more
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