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    Walk around Lens

    Hi guys

    I have been thinking about getting a lens to compliment my 70-200 L lens, particularly a lens that I can use most of the time. My thoughts are perhaps a Canon ef 24-105mm. I am after something that will last as down the track will most probably update my camera body.The reviews seem pretty good, but would be interested to hear from people who actually use this lens.

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    What will you be shooting? I see you have a 18-55, how do you find you use that? Do you want wider or do you find yourself at 55mm a lot? Also, are you thinking about a lot of low light photography?
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    The canon 15-85mm is very versatile and has very good image quality. You may find a 24-105 isn't wide enough for a carry around lens.

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    The term "walk around lens" can vary from person to person.
    I have a Canon EOS 24-70mm f2.8 as an ideal zoom, but I don't consider it as my WAL, because for my personal use, it is too bulky and heavy and is for my "work".
    I have also a Canon EOS 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 which I consider as my WAL. It is light, a USM, and covers the same range, minus the bigger aperture. I can throw the camera and lens inside the bag, and it nevers feels bulky.
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    Thanks for the input guys. After using the 70-200 L lens and looking at the image quality, I find I battle with the quality of the 18-55 kit lens. Maybe it is just me but I find a huge difference. I do a lot of walking around and just snapping off photo's of interesting things. I love taking photos of flowers and landscapes, I suppose a nature person at heart. I find the 70-200 is too long for closer objects. So basically something that I can carry around most of the time and if I need more zoom can swap to the 70-200. This lens is very heavy though, well for me anyway.
    Not sure if that helps.

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    Check out Xenedis recent thread on the 24-105 v 24-70 which is a great review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wattsgallery View Post
    Check out Xenedis recent thread on the 24-105 v 24-70 which is a great review.
    Thanks for that, will do.

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    As a general WAL I never leave home without my 24-105. It is the first lens I grab if i travel and if I could only take one lens with me then this is always in my bag.

    I find the only restriction on this lens (if it is the only one in my bag) is the slow f4, and I have never been convinced the IS on this lens makes up for a faster glass. In recent times when traveling I also take along a faster wider lens for when I am inside (I also have the 16-35 2.8).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian500au View Post
    As a general WAL I never leave home without my 24-105. It is the first lens I grab if i travel and if I could only take one lens with me then this is always in my bag.

    I find the only restriction on this lens (if it is the only one in my bag) is the slow f4, and I have never been convinced the IS on this lens makes up for a faster glass. In recent times when traveling I also take along a faster wider lens for when I am inside (I also have the 16-35 2.8).
    Thanks for that Brian and also everyone else for comments.

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    I have the Canon 18-200 mm 3.5 IS lens and it is my absolute walk around lens as it is good for wide angled shots and can zoom out to 200 mm for more long distance photos. When we were overseas last year it was hardly off my camera. You can view my photos here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8364607...7612132435952/

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty1tutu View Post
    I have the Canon 18-200 mm 3.5 IS lens and it is my absolute walk around lens as it is good for wide angled shots and can zoom out to 200 mm for more long distance photos. When we were overseas last year it was hardly off my camera. You can view my photos here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8364607...7612132435952/
    Thanks for that, nice photo's too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trecky View Post
    Hi guys

    I have been thinking about getting a lens to compliment my 70-200 L lens, particularly a lens that I can use most of the time. My thoughts are perhaps a Canon ef 24-105mm. I am after something that will last as down the track will most probably update my camera body.The reviews seem pretty good, but would be interested to hear from people who actually use this lens.

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    Mate, the best lens is the one you like the most! It all depends on how much you want to spend and what DSLR camera you have. Nothing beats a 1.3 chip or a FF DSLR. For closeup work, invest in a good quality macro zoom. For landscapes, a quality wide angle in the 10 - 24mm range. For tele work, a the Canon 70-200/2.8 IS USM L II or if the budget can afford it, something like the Canon 28-300/3.5-5.6 L USM lens or a 300, 400 500, 600 or 800mm lens. For sport shots, the Canon 400/2.8 is the best. I use a Canon 28-300/3.5-5.6 on a FF canon 1Ds and on the 7D either the 18-55/2.8 or 24-70/2.8. Again it all depends on what you want to do. To get the latest drum on what's hot in the Digital camera world, *removed - members with under 50 posts cannot promote other forums: see the site rules : Admin * and keep in touch with us bloggers here on AP.

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    The ultimate walk around lens would have to be tamron 18-270, it gives great images and I think it has one of the best IS.
    I still would be using mine if my son hadn't tax it off me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hus View Post
    The ultimate walk around lens would have to be tamron 18-270, it gives great images and I think it has one of the best IS.
    I still would be using mine if my son hadn't tax it off me.
    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.

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    I for one understand that after using some quality glass you can't go back to a kit lens like the 18-55. I was the same with my new 17-55 f2.8 couldn't put the 55-250 as the qaulity just went out the window.

    I would toss up between the 15-85mm IS USM or the 24-105L. My mate has the 24-70 f2.8 for his 5D and loves it. So i would choose between the 3. 24-105 and the 24-70 are L series though.

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    I have the 18-200is canon lens and find it the best travel lens as it serves well for whatever the shot you wish to capture

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    The 24-105 lens is a superb lens, IMHO. It was my favourite canon lens, but oddly (to me anyway) it is the one pice of kit still with me unsold! It is a good length for walk around photography, I did not find the f4 a restriction, and it as sharp as a tack. You won't go wrong with this lens, I assure. And I an NOT saying that because I have one to sell but because I really did find it excellent.
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    I always have these 2 lenses when I am out shooting with the S5Pro. And I think there are also Canon equivalents to it. Nikkor 20mm f2.8 and the longest Voigtlander 40mm f2. That is if you are shooting street photography. I have never been a firm believer of zoom lenses (because it's never as good as primes, and also very expensive), I tend to walk nearer to my subjects instead, and not zooming in on them.

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    Thanks everyone, I have been researching all day long. I have to watch my budget but would really like to stay with Canon lenses. I am tossing up whether to persevere with the 18-55 kit lens for a bit longer and get the 100mm f2.8 is L lens and see how I go with that. I can get it delivered for around $1200, quite pricey though.
    I have seen a lot of landscape, portrait photo's using this lens and the non is equivalent. Macro really interests me too, so it seems this lens is not limited to just macro. If I fall short on distance coverage am thinking about the 15-85mm which is a bit cheaper.
    Then again my other idea was perhaps getting the 15-85mm now and later opting for the non is 100mm macro lens down the track.
    So I have to think about which would be the better option for me now and that's without all the other lens suggestions. Everyone has been great, certainly given me more lenses to consider. Mind you I wouldn't want another lens near the weight and length of my 70-200.

    Thanks again everyone.

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    My general use lens (walk around..whatever) is the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS. It's a bit dearer than the 15-85mm, but seems to be a much better lens. It has a decent zoom range on a crop body, and the f/2.8 apperture is really useful. It is known for sucking in dust, but that varies from user to user, and Canon say it doesn't affect image quality. I use mine all the time and love it. Of course, it is a large lens compared to the 18-55mm and 15-85mm, but worth the extra grams and dollars IMO.

    Of course, I'm now thinking of getting a 35mm f/2 prime for 'walkaround'.

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