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10/10/2015 03:47:10 PM · #1
After months and months and months of research and reviews and more, I've finally decided to upgrade from my Canon XSI to a Canon 7D Mark II.
I haven't splurged for the purchase yet, due to Dallas' upcoming surgery. But I intend to buy by the beginning of the year.

Now, what should be my next lens purchase?

I have the 50mm 1.4, the 100mm 2, the 70-300 4-5.6, and the kit 18-55mm

I'm undecided between an UWA like the 10-22...
Thinking about the 17-40
Or maybe the 24-105

Thoughts?
Other lenses I should be checking out?
I just don't know.
Why can't I buy it all? Lol

Message edited by author 2015-10-10 15:47:56.
10/10/2015 04:11:19 PM · #2
Awesome you're getting ready for a new camera body.

For lens choices, it really depends on what you think you'd use more. If you're looking for a walk around, between those choices I'd go with the 24-105 because I think the image quality is better and you get a lot more reach over the 17-40. It is heavier though. I'm sure others will chime in about other 3rd party lenses that would be worth considering as well.

If you're going for an ultra wide, I'd go with the 10-22, my favorite lens for the crop body by far.

Also, if you haven', check canon's refurb lenses.
10/10/2015 04:38:43 PM · #3
Check out the Tokina 11-16 if you are wanting an ultra wide. When I shot Canon I loved mine, wish they made one for µ4/3.
10/10/2015 11:06:09 PM · #4
It seems your primary gap is in the wide angle range and if that is your interest, I agree on Tokina. I own the 12-24mm for both Canon and Nikon and if in doubt, you might be interested in reading dpreview's comments:
//www.dpreview.com/articles/2536465584/tokina12-24review

My comment: very low distortion, very sharp, no visible vignetting or chroma. It's also solidly built. I would choose it over any any other lens of similar focal length. I haven't used the 11-16 but as a Tokina, it can be trusted with first person recommendation.
10/10/2015 11:23:19 PM · #5
Correction of link to Tokina 12-24 review at dpreview.com:
//www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/tokina_12-24_4_n15/3

Also, what i find most impressive about the lens is that it is very sharp even wide open, which is more than even the name brand lenses can rarely claim.
10/11/2015 01:49:11 AM · #6
May be worth considering the Canon 17-55 too. Wonderful lens. I love my 10-22 too but 17-55 a great walk around lens.

10/11/2015 05:52:00 PM · #7
Another question...

Is it worth the extra $350 for the 18-135 STM that can be added on? Or should I use that $350 towards the purchase of a different lens?

Curious to know your thoughts on that lens.

Thanks!
10/11/2015 09:21:59 PM · #8
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Message edited by author 2015-10-12 03:25:08.
10/12/2015 08:08:16 AM · #9
Originally posted by skewsme:

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Message edited by author 2015-10-12 08:08:32.
10/12/2015 08:27:41 AM · #10
Originally posted by skewsme:

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What exactly was that supposed to mean?

(And I see it was edited, I saw the original comment as well)

Feel free to PM me
10/12/2015 10:42:51 AM · #11
Well....

I'm one of those lazy, semi-ignorant photogs. I use a semi-auto default setting on my camera because it has a terrific processor in it, and I use a 28-300 zoom because I hate swapping lenses about all the time. When I did have a couple of different ranges of lenses, it seemed like I always had the wrong lens on the body for what I wanted to do.

Not so long ago, the superzoom was NOT the best choice due to so many compromises to get the range. That's not so true any more with how incredibly good they have become. I prolly shoot 95% of my images with that one lens. I have a 105mm f2.8 prime, and a 16-35mm f4 wide zoom that I use very rarely, but completely love them when a situation arises to use them. But my 28-300 is my everyday lens.

IMNSHO, stick with Canon lenses. You cannot go wrong using lenses from the company that made the body.

YMMV...

BTW.....I see the 7D MKII w/18-135IS STM lens kit is $1849 from Canon.

Maybe consider the EOS 6D EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Kit @ $1999?

Of course, Canon experts should weigh in on that one, but I wish I would have spent a lot less money and time with the APS-C sensor than I did.

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