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McCardie09:
I've had a Canon 7d for awhile now and I'm needing a new lens.  So far here is what I have:

Tamron 18-270mm - I don't use very often but it's handy when I go on vacation
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L series lens - quite heavy
Canon 50mm f/1.4 - I really like this lens

I'm debating between getting either the Canon 17-55mm F/2.8 or the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8.  I do mostly outdoor portraits but I've got a 5 month baby girl that I take pictures of inside since it's getting cold out so I need something with a closer focal length.

Dylan777:

--- Quote from: McCardie09 on December 02, 2012, 11:53:31 AM ---I've had a Canon 7d for awhile now and I'm needing a new lens.  So far here is what I have:

Tamron 18-270mm - I don't use very often but it's handy when I go on vacation
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L series lens - quite heavy
Canon 50mm f/1.4 - I really like this lens

I'm debating between getting either the Canon 17-55mm F/2.8 or the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8.  I do mostly outdoor portraits but I've got a 5 month baby girl that I take pictures of inside since it's getting cold out so I need something with a closer focal length.

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If you don't plan to go for FF, 17-55 f2.8 is a better choice. The next thing you know your baby girl will be running around the house soon, the AF on the new Tammy is slow and not sharp at f2.8

rpt:

--- Quote from: Dylan777 on December 02, 2012, 12:02:31 PM ---
--- Quote from: McCardie09 on December 02, 2012, 11:53:31 AM ---I've had a Canon 7d for awhile now and I'm needing a new lens.  So far here is what I have:

Tamron 18-270mm - I don't use very often but it's handy when I go on vacation
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L series lens - quite heavy
Canon 50mm f/1.4 - I really like this lens

I'm debating between getting either the Canon 17-55mm F/2.8 or the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8.  I do mostly outdoor portraits but I've got a 5 month baby girl that I take pictures of inside since it's getting cold out so I need something with a closer focal length.

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If you don't plan to go for FF, 17-55 f2.8 is a better choice. The next thing you know your baby girl will be running around the house soon, the AF on the new Tammy is slow and not sharp at f2.8

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24 mm would end up being 38.4 mm on your 7D. I agree with Dylan - 17-55 f2.8.

Have you considered the 15-85? I know it is slower but you will get wider and longer shots from it. If I had stayed on crop (had they released the 7D2 when they released the 5D3...), I would have got the 15-85.

neuroanatomist:
Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS, no question. IMO, it's the best general purpose zoom for APS-C.

crasher8:

--- Quote from: neuroanatomist on December 02, 2012, 12:55:44 PM ---Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS, no question. IMO, it's the best general purpose zoom for APS-C.

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+1, one of the biggest mistakes I made when buying glass for my APS-C bodies was not to get the 17-55. A close 2nd would be a Sigma 17-50. Sell the Tamron and get the 17-55.

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