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Elevon

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Alternative for the 24-70mm?
« on: May 09, 2012, 01:59:56 PM »
Hi there, Im wondering if theres a cheaper Canon alternative lens in which I could buy instead of the expensive 24-70mm f/2.8l?

I am currently using the crop sensor 600d/t3i

Thanks,

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Alternative for the 24-70mm?
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Re: Alternative for the 24-70mm?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 03:08:25 PM »
If you want to stick with Canon branding.. the EF-s 17-55 2.8 is really your only option.  and actually a better option (optically) for your Rebel than the 24-70L
but will be a waste of money if you ever think you'll move to a FF sensor at anytime.

If you are willing to go with third party, the Sigma 24-70 is widely regarded as being a better lens, for roughly half the price.

There a some 28-70mm 2.8L's floating around on eBay that are EXCELLENT lenses (if you get a good one), but are designed purely for film..and not the best on the crop sensors...but stellar on FF cameras.  They go for between $600 and $800 on eBay. 


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Re: Alternative for the 24-70mm?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 03:35:41 PM »
Hi there, Im wondering if theres a cheaper Canon alternative lens in which I could buy instead of the expensive 24-70mm f/2.8l?

I am currently using the crop sensor 600d/t3i

Thanks,

The 17-55 f/2.8 IS is the best general purpose zoom for an APS-C sensor.  Very sharp, image quality is just as good as an L lens, and the IS works very well.  They can be had for $800-$900 used.  Only thing I don't like about it is the focus ring location and the size of the focus ring, but other than that it's an excellent lens.
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Re: Alternative for the 24-70mm?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 04:07:18 PM »
its an older lens, but still one of my favorites. Tamrons 28-75mm f2.8

amazing lens, about 1/2 the size and 1/2 the weight of the canon 24-70mm. doesnt have the build quality and weather sealing, but for every day photography.. for the money its an amazing lens.

http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-28-75mm-Aspherical-Canon-Digital/dp/B0000A1G05/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336594009&sr=8-1

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Re: Alternative for the 24-70mm?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 08:25:05 AM »
its an older lens, but still one of my favorites. Tamrons 28-75mm f2.8

Agreed. The Tamron 28-75mm is a great lens! Affordable and it delivers goodness for your buck  8)

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Re: Alternative for the 24-70mm?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 07:38:36 AM »
Hi there, Im wondering if theres a cheaper Canon alternative lens in which I could buy instead of the expensive 24-70mm f/2.8l?
If you want full frame compatibility and don't need the wide end that desperately, you can wait some and then get the new Tamron 24-70/2.8 - it's just dropping in price, in contrast to 17-55/2.8 it has weather sealing and good build quality and esp. on crop its center sharpness is good. See this thread, too (nicer forum around here, but anyway): http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1145772&page=32

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Re: Alternative for the 24-70mm?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 07:38:36 AM »