Best lens combo for digital

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Bigpond, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. Bigpond

    Bigpond Guest

    I am going to convert to digital and get rid of my Canon EOS 30. My problem
    is what lenses do I go for. I currently have a 28-135 but this is not
    really a useful walk around lens on a digital becasue of the cropping
    factor. Should I get a 17-40L and keep the 28-135 (and get a 10-22 later)
    or sell the 28-135 and get a 10-22 & 17-85? Is the 17-40 lens ok to use as
    a walk around lens considering its equiv focal length is 28-64? I plan to
    get the 350D as it is cheaper than the 20D and offers same image quality.

    Bigpond, Sep 10, 2005
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    AM Guest

    I'm currently borrowing a 350D, and using a 28-105, and 100-300, with great

    I'd hang onto your 28-135, and get whatever lens comes in a retail kit with
    the body....
    AM, Sep 10, 2005
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    bluesux Guest

    I would get the 350D and use the money saved to buy a 17-40 and a
    Tamron 90mm macro lens. The Tamron I own is sharp, reasonably priced
    and is good for portrait and macro photography. If you have spare money
    after that, you should get a 420ex flash as well.
    If you only want one lens, 17-85 is a good choice. Check out this
    bluesux, Sep 10, 2005
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    Rob Guest

    What do you normally use for 35mm???? work out the equivalent focal
    lengths and buy them.
    Rob, Sep 10, 2005
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    MD Guest

    May want to think about investment in too many purpose built lens for APS-C
    in the advent of soon to be affordable Full Frame CMOS sensors.
    IMHO - the EF-S is dead, and most were poor in quality.
    Look at glass that is great for 35mm and FF, yet still works well with you
    in the APS-C.
    You will no doubt upgrade the body in 3yrs, but with good investment in
    glass, that should be a lower cost upgrade.
    MD, Sep 11, 2005
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