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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2013, 09:50:13 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.

The last time I did that...I ended up with P&S ;D
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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 #31 on: June 30, 2013, 10:00:28 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.

The last time I did that...I ended up with P&S ;D

Funny.  But I got lucky so I don't have to sleep in the doghouse tonight... though i did sleep in the baby's room last night.

I'm mulling over buying a 35L for $900... but that will have to wait until I sell a few more things.
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2013, 03:36:56 AM »
First of all, my gear: 

Body: 5d mkiii
All purpose zoom: 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Tele-zoom:  70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkii
Primes:  8mm Rokinon fisheye & 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro which I am selling and will replace with a 135mm f/2L which will then eventually be replace by an 85mm f/1.2L prime
Speedlite:  430ex mkii and I am in the market for a 90 ex to use as a hotshoe master for off camera triggering. 

Now the circumstances I find myself in.  I was looking for a backup for my mkiii just incase it decides to flip out one day and I'm stuck without a camera for a week or two (though I know CPS is good about giving you a temporary replacement. 

Well... what I did was buy a 17-55mm and a 50D.  I previously had a 60D and my lone issue with the 60D was the lack of AFMA.  I know AFMA is less of a concern at f/4 and above, but as discussed above, I'm looking at f/2 and eventually f/1.2.  And yes, I will more often than not use those lenses on the mkiii, but you never know. 

Part of the reason I wanted the 17-55 is to get a sense of the focal length.  On the 50D, the focal length is roughly 27-88.  If I have the focal length, then I know I won't care for the 24-70 f/2.8L USM mkii. Also, the extra stop would be nice... but again... if I'm going to an indoor event... I can't imagine taking the 50D over the mkiii. 

So am I going to use the lens?  I'm almost leaning towards no.  I have it up on Amazon, so if it sells the decision is out of my hands... Dang EF-s...

As long as you have ANY crop body (besides a 1D series) KEEP that 17-55.  It's the perfect walk around on your 50D.  I much preferred mine (when I still had my 40D) compared to my 17-40, 16-35, or 24-70 on crop use.=.  It's just too good of a range to give up.

But he has a 5D3 and 24-105, which has a better range! Why would he walk around with less range? Don't get me wrong if all you have is a crop body I fully recommend the 17-55 as a walkaround. But now that I have my 24-105 I will use that as a walkaround lens. Am I missing something?

Because I don't think he's talking about selling the 50D and lens, just possibly the lens.  The 5D bodies and 24-105 are a great walk around combo in most places.  The 50D and 24-105 to me is not a great walk around combo when compared to the 17-55.  Yes you get more reach which is useful, but I'd rather have more wide angle and that 2.8 IS as a bonus.  But that's my personal experience, as I pretty much didn't like using the 24-105 on my 40D compared to when I used the 17-55 on the 40D.  Shots in tight places with my family and/or friends turned out easier to use with the 17-55 on crop than 24-105.  Yes there were a few times the extra reach of the 24-105 was nice to have on the crop, but not as often as having the wider end, again at least for me.  I love the 24-105 range on my full frame bodies, works out much better than 24-105 on crop.  There is nothing wrong with having the 17-55 as part of a backup lens on a crop body.  I had that combo as a backup set myself for a long time, until I went dual full frame body.   If he consider's selling just the lens, then I'd rather he sell the 50D as well, and get a used 5D classic.   That would be a better backup, as he woudn't have to re-adjust for range in a pinch.  But only if he's willing to sell both.  Since I don't think he is, then I don't see why he should sell the lens.

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2013, 04:59:27 AM »
I'm in a similar boat...  my 17-55 has sat in my lens cupboard for the last 6 months (since i got my 5d)...  I was saving it for my back-up camera, but now i'm thinking of selling it.

My wife is getting a 100D and I was thinking she might use it with it, but attaching it to the 100D makes the combo so heavy/unbalanced i know she won't like it much.

My 450D is more use as a paper weight...  it is so bashed up and crappy (compared to the 5D) I don't see much point keeping the 17-55 for it, since i have barely used it anyway...

I vote sell it...  That is what i'm going to do, and put the money towards something else (I can get a 24 2.8 IS for not much more than the re-sale price...  A plus for the 100D/wife and my 5D alike). :)
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2013, 12:15:10 PM »
I'm in a similar boat...  my 17-55 has sat in my lens cupboard for the last 6 months (since i got my 5d)...  I was saving it for my back-up camera, but now i'm thinking of selling it.

My wife is getting a 100D and I was thinking she might use it with it, but attaching it to the 100D makes the combo so heavy/unbalanced i know she won't like it much.

My 450D is more use as a paper weight...  it is so bashed up and crappy (compared to the 5D) I don't see much point keeping the 17-55 for it, since i have barely used it anyway...

I vote sell it...  That is what i'm going to do, and put the money towards something else (I can get a 24 2.8 IS for not much more than the re-sale price...  A plus for the 100D/wife and my 5D alike). :)

Another one! We could start a club! Has anyone from this thread sold theirs yet?
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2013, 12:55:48 PM »
I'm in a similar boat...  my 17-55 has sat in my lens cupboard for the last 6 months (since i got my 5d)...  I was saving it for my back-up camera, but now i'm thinking of selling it.

My wife is getting a 100D and I was thinking she might use it with it, but attaching it to the 100D makes the combo so heavy/unbalanced i know she won't like it much.

My 450D is more use as a paper weight...  it is so bashed up and crappy (compared to the 5D) I don't see much point keeping the 17-55 for it, since i have barely used it anyway...

I vote sell it...  That is what i'm going to do, and put the money towards something else (I can get a 24 2.8 IS for not much more than the re-sale price...  A plus for the 100D/wife and my 5D alike). :)

Another one! We could start a club! Has anyone from this thread sold theirs yet?

I sold mine the other day.   sent it to  California. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2013, 01:44:51 PM »
Add another member to the club. I've not used mine in a year, and all efforts to sell it have amounted to nothing. Being in a smaller market, most people have assumed it's a replacement for the kit lens, despite my best efforts to share factual information about the lens.

My closest opportunity came when I was contacted by a very nice young person who was willing to buy it for my asking price. She'd been doing paid work for a while and was ready to upgrade her equipment to the next level. We were all ready to go when she told me she was excited, as it should be the perfect lens for her 5D mark ii...  ???
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2013, 01:44:51 PM »

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2013, 03:21:40 PM »
Add another member to the club. I've not used mine in a year, and all efforts to sell it have amounted to nothing. Being in a smaller market, most people have assumed it's a replacement for the kit lens, despite my best efforts to share factual information about the lens.

My closest opportunity came when I was contacted by a very nice young person who was willing to buy it for my asking price. She'd been doing paid work for a while and was ready to upgrade her equipment to the next level. We were all ready to go when she told me she was excited, as it should be the perfect lens for her 5D mark ii...  ???

 that is  frustrating.   but she really should know better once you start paying for full frame. 
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->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2013, 01:32:41 AM »
Add another member to the club. I've not used mine in a year, and all efforts to sell it have amounted to nothing. Being in a smaller market, most people have assumed it's a replacement for the kit lens, despite my best efforts to share factual information about the lens.

My closest opportunity came when I was contacted by a very nice young person who was willing to buy it for my asking price. She'd been doing paid work for a while and was ready to upgrade her equipment to the next level. We were all ready to go when she told me she was excited, as it should be the perfect lens for her 5D mark ii...  ???

 that is  frustrating.   but she really should know better once you start paying for full frame.

That would have been interesting to watch her try and screw it onto the 5DII. Oh the look on her face! Then again she would have ended up breaking it, and it's such a lovely lens!
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2013, 06:30:04 AM »
Add another member to the club. I've not used mine in a year, and all efforts to sell it have amounted to nothing. Being in a smaller market, most people have assumed it's a replacement for the kit lens, despite my best efforts to share factual information about the lens.

My closest opportunity came when I was contacted by a very nice young person who was willing to buy it for my asking price. She'd been doing paid work for a while and was ready to upgrade her equipment to the next level. We were all ready to go when she told me she was excited, as it should be the perfect lens for her 5D mark ii...  ???

I guess she is not much into gear! ::) Not sold mine yet...  It is too expensive for most folk out here (India), and the major players use FF...  :(
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2013, 04:11:56 PM »
I'm in a similar boat...  my 17-55 has sat in my lens cupboard for the last 6 months (since i got my 5d)...  I was saving it for my back-up camera, but now i'm thinking of selling it.

My wife is getting a 100D and I was thinking she might use it with it, but attaching it to the 100D makes the combo so heavy/unbalanced i know she won't like it much.

My 450D is more use as a paper weight...  it is so bashed up and crappy (compared to the 5D) I don't see much point keeping the 17-55 for it, since i have barely used it anyway...

I vote sell it...  That is what i'm going to do, and put the money towards something else (I can get a 24 2.8 IS for not much more than the re-sale price...  A plus for the 100D/wife and my 5D alike). :)

Another one! We could start a club! Has anyone from this thread sold theirs yet?

Sold mine at the beginning of the week on Amazon
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2013, 08:03:54 PM »
I'm in a similar boat...  my 17-55 has sat in my lens cupboard for the last 6 months (since i got my 5d)...  I was saving it for my back-up camera, but now i'm thinking of selling it.

My wife is getting a 100D and I was thinking she might use it with it, but attaching it to the 100D makes the combo so heavy/unbalanced i know she won't like it much.

My 450D is more use as a paper weight...  it is so bashed up and crappy (compared to the 5D) I don't see much point keeping the 17-55 for it, since i have barely used it anyway...

I vote sell it...  That is what i'm going to do, and put the money towards something else (I can get a 24 2.8 IS for not much more than the re-sale price...  A plus for the 100D/wife and my 5D alike). :)

Why not convert your 450d to do IR? It may open a whole new world of creativeness for you.

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2013, 01:53:25 PM »
Call me a snob.
But I never liked the idea of having a lens I can only use with a one kind of body.
My 2 €- cents.

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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 #43 on: July 09, 2013, 10:44:15 PM »
Call me a snob.
But I never liked the idea of having a lens I can only use with a one kind of body.
My 2 €- cents.

I always thought I might upgrade to a full frame... so the last ef-s lens I bought was a 55-250mm and I believe I used that for a year.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2013, 01:37:53 AM »
Sold my 17-55...  sad to see it go, been through a lot with it, but happy to have the cash!

Why not convert your 450d to do IR? It may open a whole new world of creativeness for you.

I had long since thought about this...  might look into a place that can convert it here (India).
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Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2013, 01:37:53 AM »