« on: January 20, 2012, 07:18:32 PM »
24-105 is a great lens for FF, on a crop, it is not wide enough. I'd get a Wide or UWA lens and then a tele.
Your choices for wides depend on how much you have to spend:
$250 - Sigma 15-30mm F3.5 DG EX IF
$400 - Samyang 14mm (MF)
$671 - EF 17-40 F4 L refurbed from Canon
$900 - EF-S 10-22mm
If you want something on the long end in roughly that price range, the 70-200mm F4 L IS is a great and very sharp lens. You could get a used one for your budget.
Hope this helps.
Did you read what he said? He can get the 70-200 f/2.8 IS for $750, the 100L macro for $350, and the 10-22 for $450. And he supposedly already got the 24-105 for $450.
The only way I could see any of those prices being realistic is:
1) They are stolen
2) Your friend is rich and/or a complete fool that doesn't care about money
3) You meant the 70-200 f/4 non-IS instead of 70-200 f/2.8 IS, and the non-L 100 macro instead of the 100L macro.