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12/20/2006 01:11:59 PM · #1
Dear peoples of DPC, like usual, I have a problem.
But like usual, you are here to help me.

I need an advice:
WHAT TO BUY FIRST:
-buy now 17-40 and in May buy 70-200 f/2.8...
or
-buy now 70-200 f/4.0 and in May buy 17-40...

Please.... say your opinion...

THX ppl
12/20/2006 01:17:30 PM · #2
I suppose it depends on what you are planning on shooting from now until May. If you shoot landscapes...get the 17-40. If you shoot animals and people...get the 70-200. Of course, the f2.8 is awesome and allows you to shoot in more places then the f4.0. So buying the 17-40 first might be your best bet.

I have both and usually shoot with the 17-40 for what it is worth.
12/20/2006 01:19:02 PM · #3
Depends on what you most want to shoot, of course. But you already have the 18-55mm lens, so your need for the 17-40mm is considerably less urgent than your need for more reach. So based on that, I'd get the big, white zoom first.

R.
12/20/2006 01:19:38 PM · #4
Originally posted by Balkan:

Dear peoples of DPC, like usual, I have a problem.
But like usual, you are here to help me.

I need an advice:
WHAT TO BUY FIRST:
-buy now 17-40 and in May buy 70-200 f/2.8...
or
-buy now 70-200 f/4.0 and in May buy 17-40...

Please.... say your opinion...

THX ppl


What do you have now?

What do you want to shoot?

What do you want to shoot between getting lenses?

Me? I would get the 17-40 and get the 70-200 f2.8 later, but that's only because it fits with the things I like to shoot.
12/20/2006 01:51:15 PM · #5
17-40 = landscape
70-200 = sports, concert and walk-around lens.

12/21/2006 03:10:49 PM · #6
Thank you all very very very much.

I wish you all MERRY CHRISTMAS
&
HAPPY all NEW YEARs

Have fun!
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