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KacperP

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Moving from 17-85... or not?
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:05:19 PM »
I plan to upgrade my lens set - which consist of 17-85 and 28/1.8 - with something else. Most immediate need is landscape/travel and "close quarters" interiors. Crop sensor.

I'm bit torn between:
- upgrade to C 15-85 and selling 17-85
- or adding C 10-22 (and probably fooling myself I'll get 24-105 L someday later).

Anyone had something similar? Any advices?
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Moving from 17-85... or not?
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Re: Moving from 17-85... or not?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 01:28:53 PM »
When my 17-85 broke (long story), I got a 15-85 and was very pleased - it was definitely an upgrade.  But, the 10-22 is also an excellent EF-s lens.  If you are happy with what you have, get the 10-22 since you would use it for interiors. 

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Re: Moving from 17-85... or not?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 01:29:34 PM »
I plan to upgrade my lens set - which consist of 17-85 and 28/1.8 - with something else. Most immediate need is landscape/travel and "close quarters" interiors. Crop sensor.

I'm bit torn between:
- upgrade to C 15-85 and selling 17-85
- or adding C 10-22 (and probably fooling myself I'll get 24-105 L someday later).

Anyone had something similar? Any advices?
Since you need "landscape/travel and close quarters interiors" I'd go with 15-85mm lens, it's a fantastic lens for crop sensor cameras. But if you are definitely going to get the 24-105 f/4 L IS in the near future then get the 10-22mm lens otherwise just get the 15-85, you will like its range and IQ.
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Re: Moving from 17-85... or not?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 01:32:34 PM »
I plan to upgrade my lens set - which consist of 17-85 and 28/1.8 - with something else. Most immediate need is landscape/travel and "close quarters" interiors. Crop sensor.

I'm bit torn between:
- upgrade to C 15-85 and selling 17-85
- or adding C 10-22 (and probably fooling myself I'll get 24-105 L someday later).

Anyone had something similar? Any advices?

The 17-85 is a relatively poor lens whereas the 15-85 is really very good. I found the upgrade very worthwhile in all aspects, from the better wide wide angle to the significantly better IQ. This was not a minor upgrade but a real improvement.  I have the older and better Sigma 10-20mm, but rarely use it because the 15mm covers the most used (for me) end of its range. 
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Re: Moving from 17-85... or not?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 01:41:07 PM »
10-22 has ran away anyway ;)
Got 15-85. At center I can't really see the IQ difference between 15-85 and 17-85.
I guess being realtively new and not thrown around, my 17-85 might be quite good anyway.
But 15-85 does perform visibly better near edges. I'll do some testing later.

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Re: Moving from 17-85... or not?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 01:41:07 PM »