View Full Version : Canon 20D L series lens recommendation
05-10-2006, 06:54 PM
So I got my wife a 20D kit and kit len sucks a big nut.
Do you guys have or can recommend a decent well rounded L series lens. And yes I have been to every site possible regarding lense review.
I've been here
I think I know more about SLR,lens, and aperature more than I care too.
I was thinking about this one but not too sure - 24-70 mm f/2.8L USM.
05-10-2006, 07:52 PM
that's a great lens. but i also heard that the 28-70mm f2.8L (http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=151&sort=7&cat=27&page=2) is slightly better. it's discontinued so you can only find it used on ebay or craigslist.
both are really good. you can't go wrong with either, but just wanted to let you know there's another (slightly cheaper, albeit used) option.
05-10-2006, 08:58 PM
nikon guy myself, but what about the 24-105 f4? or the new 17-55IS 2.8 that's supposed to be a great one. If it's as good as the nikon original it should be awesome. besides on digital 24-70 is worthless.... 17-55. appropriate.
05-10-2006, 10:45 PM
oh yeah, i completely forgot about the 17-55mm f2.8 IS. it's a superb lens, if you don't plan on going full-frame.
05-11-2006, 10:13 AM
ok so here is the breakdown for you, what does she need the lens for? is she a big girl? because if you want a lens for her that she can just use every day the 24-70L is a great lens however mafakin heavy! if that's a concern i can highly recomend the tamron 28-75 f/2.8. it will run you about 300$ and in every direct test comparrison it performs the same as the L series lens, no other lens came even close to the L series performance. Not only that but the tamron is much much lighter, so luging it around is easier
05-11-2006, 12:14 PM
my wife is 5'1 and tiny 100lbs. LOL
She does alot of indoor and outdoor shots. I wanted some balance btw the places she takes picture. I will be getting a 580 flash for her but at the moment the lens is priority. I still don't know to much about lens, but I am sure I want something that isn't too sensetive to lighting conditions and the 2 lens mention above seem to fit the bill, but I sure forgot about the weight.
05-11-2006, 12:33 PM
i've used both, the L series 24-70 and the tamron 28-75 i found the reviews to be acurate... the lenses have absolutely no difference quality wise, however the L series is weatherproofed and sealed against the elements. I decided to go with the tamron because it was a financially smart decision.
05-11-2006, 12:51 PM
i use my 17-40 f/4l lens since i like wide angle lens, and the 1.6 factor. its very sharp, and with the 1.6 wide to normal.
05-11-2006, 05:52 PM
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