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McCardie09

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Which lenses should I keep/sell
« on: December 11, 2012, 10:45:06 AM »
I'm looking to sell at least one of my lenses but I'm stuck on which one.  I shoot with a Canon 7d and here are the the lenses I have:

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM

Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC

I just got the Canon 17-55 and I love it so I know I'm keeping that one.  If it helps, 90% of the time I shoot family, baby/children and high school senior portraits.

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Which lenses should I keep/sell
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Re: Which lenses should I keep/sell
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 10:57:59 AM »
Sell the 18-270.

rj79in

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Re: Which lenses should I keep/sell
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 12:59:05 PM »
Sell the 18-270.

+1 on that. If you want extra focal length, get the 1.4 extender and use it on the 70-200

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Re: Which lenses should I keep/sell
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 01:22:37 PM »
Do you think I should keep both the 50mm and 17-55mm?

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Re: Which lenses should I keep/sell
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 01:35:00 PM »
Do you think I should keep both the 50mm and 17-55mm?

50mm 1.4 gives you a full extra stop, better bokeh, less weight but no IS.

Depends on your shooting needs because the IS (in theory) compensates for the 1 stop fast aperture but does nothing is your kids are moving about and you want to freeze action.

If you do a lot of indoor/low light shooting I would recommend retaining the 50mm 1.4 despite the overlap as IMHO the lens serves as very specific and useful purpose for such situations.

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Re: Which lenses should I keep/sell
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 02:46:52 PM »
I'm looking to sell at least one of my lenses but I'm stuck on which one.  I shoot with a Canon 7d and here are the the lenses I have:

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM

Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC

I just got the Canon 17-55 and I love it so I know I'm keeping that one.  If it helps, 90% of the time I shoot family, baby/children and high school senior portraits.

Is there a trick behind your question?  This is ALMOST no brainer.......sell that Tammy
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Re: Which lenses should I keep/sell
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 02:46:52 PM »