which lens is a better option?

Started May 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
confyushis Senior Member • Posts: 1,070
zoom range or low-light/depth of field

cakes wrote:

I have the Canon 60D.

If I had the option to get either the 15-85 and the 17-55 which one is a better option.

  • if you need an almost-wide-angle (typical landscape) to medium-telephoto zoom range (typical portrait), get the 15-85 ... people love it ...

  • if you need better low-light performance or more control over depth of field (typical portrait), get the 17-55 ... people love it ...

  • sigma also makes 3rd party solutions -- their 17-70 f/2.8-4 and 17-50 f/2.8 ... they are pretty well regarded ...

and what would be a good lens to go with it?

whatever lens above you didn't get ...

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