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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2013, 01:14:37 AM »
We need to make a poll to see how many Canon Rumors members are currently listing their 17-55 on Amazon. I believe I make it two for Amazon US

I'm interested in CR members that wanna buy them!

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2013, 03:23:14 AM »
I've owned a 50D with three AF-S lenses for the past 4 years, and I just bought a 6D with a 24-105L...

After comparing image quality, I just feel really sorry for my 50D and the EF-S lenses  :-\

But that's how the market works.

Why use a 50D and EF-S lenses when you have a 5DMKiii with EF L lenses???
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2013, 05:36:47 AM »
I also did a non scientific side by side comparison with the 7D/17-55 vs 5D2/24-105. At all apertures and focal lengths the full frame combo was not only sharper but showed less noise and smoother gradients. However the 17-55 did show slightly less purple fringing at the corners than my 25-105. Center CA was non existent on both. However this was when viewed at 100% so I guess for web use the two are fairly similar. I might try te 24-105 on the 7D and see how it goes.
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2013, 07:17:51 AM »
We need to make a poll to see how many Canon Rumors members are currently listing their 17-55 on Amazon. I believe I make it two for Amazon US

So you are my competition...  I hope you sell yours... after I sell mine.  But I'm talking only 10 minutes or so; it doesn't have to be a long wait.

Speaking of waiting, how long has it been listed?  I have put some lenses up at 10p.m. and they sold by 11p.m. that same night... but I'm guessing I'll have to play the waiting game with this one.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2013, 07:22:52 AM »
I've owned a 50D with three AF-S lenses for the past 4 years, and I just bought a 6D with a 24-105L...

After comparing image quality, I just feel really sorry for my 50D and the EF-S lenses  :-\

But that's how the market works.

Why use a 50D and EF-S lenses when you have a 5DMKiii with EF L lenses???

To avoid switching lenses.  I thought the image quality of my 60D was pretty impressive in good light (1/6000 of a second shutter speeds) and and iso of 100. 

I had a whole thing written up... but it comes down to you being right. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2013, 07:32:46 AM »
sell it.

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2013, 09:04:49 AM »
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2013, 09:43:06 AM »
Sell it... before Sigma 18-35 F1.8 goes into full production...  You've been warned.  :)

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2013, 10:04:09 AM »
1st step - sell all your crop & others craps :P

XS -> 60D -> 5d Mkiii : 18-55 -> 24-105L : 75-300mm -> 55-250mm -> 70-300mm -> 70-200mm f4L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Mkii : 50mm f/1.8 -> 50mm f/1.4 & 100mm f/2.8L macro : 8mm fisheye for kicks. - you should get decent extra cash there.

Your future gear:
1st body: 5D III + 24-70 f2.8 II
2nd  body: 5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II

Low light & protrait lenses:
1. 50 f1.4
2. 85L II and/or 135L

DONE...so much less lenses in the bag ;)



« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 10:13:48 AM by Dylan777 »
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2013, 10:25:04 AM »
1st step - sell all your crop & others craps :P

XS -> 60D -> 5d Mkiii : 18-55 -> 24-105L : 75-300mm -> 55-250mm -> 70-300mm -> 70-200mm f4L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Mkii : 50mm f/1.8 -> 50mm f/1.4 & 100mm f/2.8L macro : 8mm fisheye for kicks. - you should get decent extra cash there.

Your future gear:
1st body: 5D III + 24-70 f2.8 II
2nd  body: 5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II

Low light & protrait lenses:
1. 50 f1.4
2. 85L II and/or 135L

DONE...so much less lenses in the bag ;)

I'd go :

1.  5DIII with 24-70 2.8 II
2.  7DII (presuming it's outstanding) with 70-200 2.8L IS II

Other Lenses: 

1. 50 1.4 II (hopefully)
2.  16-35 2.8L III (hopefully)
3.  24 1.4 L
4.  100 - 400 4.5-5.6 L IS II (hopefully)
5.  Teleconverter 1.4x III

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2013, 10:34:35 AM »
I sold my 17-55 a few months after selling my 40D and going to FF totally, so when I bought a refurb 7D a year later, I bought a 15-85.  Now that I have a 16-35 which works on my FF and on crop, I'm well covered. 
I'm not sure why I'm keeping the 15-85, I just like it for all around use.

I feel bad when I don't use my lenses.  Almost like they are on the playground and are never picked to get into the game.

Haha I know what you mean. I throw my 35-80 4-5.6 iii on my 60D sometimes just because. and im like "Awwe, see, you dont take THAT bad of shots little old cheap lens!" haha
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2013, 10:54:26 AM »
1st step - sell all your crop & others craps :P

XS -> 60D -> 5d Mkiii : 18-55 -> 24-105L : 75-300mm -> 55-250mm -> 70-300mm -> 70-200mm f4L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Mkii : 50mm f/1.8 -> 50mm f/1.4 & 100mm f/2.8L macro : 8mm fisheye for kicks. - you should get decent extra cash there.

Your future gear:
1st body: 5D III + 24-70 f2.8 II
2nd  body: 5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II

Low light & protrait lenses:
1. 50 f1.4
2. 85L II and/or 135L

DONE...so much less lenses in the bag ;)

I should update my signature.  I  already sold my 50mm.  it  was  in  really  good condition because I was always afraid I would drop it and the auto focus would go bye bye. 

I do have the 100  for sale as well,  but I'm waiting for the rebate to expire to make mine a better value. 

 I'm still not sold on a 24-70 mkii.  I know it is great,  but I think I need one for a week of heavy shooting side by side with my 24-105  before I come to that conclusion.

 the fish eye is just a toy.  I'll keep it because it takes  interesting photos.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2013, 11:09:18 AM »
1st step - sell all your crop & others craps :P

XS -> 60D -> 5d Mkiii : 18-55 -> 24-105L : 75-300mm -> 55-250mm -> 70-300mm -> 70-200mm f4L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Mkii : 50mm f/1.8 -> 50mm f/1.4 & 100mm f/2.8L macro : 8mm fisheye for kicks. - you should get decent extra cash there.

Your future gear:
1st body: 5D III + 24-70 f2.8 II
2nd  body: 5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II

Low light & protrait lenses:
1. 50 f1.4
2. 85L II and/or 135L

DONE...so much less lenses in the bag ;)
I'm still not sold on a 24-70 mkii.  I know it is great,  but I think I need one for a week of heavy shooting side by side with my 24-105  before I come to that conclusion.

You will be wasting your time. I can predict the future....it's 24-70 II ;D

Off topic: I sold my 16-35 II on CL for $1375. I also returned 135L back to BH. This will help me getting closer to my dream lens, 400mm f2.8 IS II ::)
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 11:17:15 AM by Dylan777 »
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2013, 02:30:21 PM »
We need to make a poll to see how many Canon Rumors members are currently listing their 17-55 on Amazon. I believe I make it two for Amazon US

So you are my competition...  I hope you sell yours... after I sell mine.  But I'm talking only 10 minutes or so; it doesn't have to be a long wait.

Speaking of waiting, how long has it been listed?  I have put some lenses up at 10p.m. and they sold by 11p.m. that same night... but I'm guessing I'll have to play the waiting game with this one.

It's been up for about a month, but I originally started it around $800. I've only in the past couple days put it under $750. I think at $700 it would sell pretty quick: that's what I paid for mine when I got in on Craigslist a couple years ago.
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2013, 09:22:07 AM »
To add closure to the story, someone did buy my lens.  YAY!  It is a birthday gift, so I gift wrapped it for them.  And the wife found the missing money from our savings account this morning and I told her to shut the front door.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2013, 09:22:07 AM »