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  1. #21
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    Wow, didn't expect to hear someone finding the 17-40 less sharp than the kit zoom, but that shows what bad AF or a bad filter can do. All the new kit zooms seem to be very impressive lenses. It is nice that so few bad lenses are made anymore (like the old Sony 18-70).

    Running two red lights is kinda scary.

    Canon suffers in the 50mm range. Everything is a compromise. Same with the crop normal range. With Sony you just get the 50 f/1.4 and you are done. Great lens. Sony also lacks a good, cheap crop normal prime, but the usefulness of the Tamron 17-50 helps make up for it. Still would be nice to have a reasonably priced crop normal faster than f/2.8.
    Jason Hamilton
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    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

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  2. #22
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    I've been contemplating getting the new 18-135mm for an all rounder of the older 28-135mm.
    Both have IS but only the 28-135mm has USM.
    Regardless neither compares to well with the Minolta 28-135mm.
    The 15-85mm is interesting but not for $900.
    I'm still planning on an all prime round up with at least 1 fast zoom.
    The 24-105L seems the best in this case. Here it is about 20-30% pricier than in the States.
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  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    I've been contemplating getting the new 18-135mm for an all rounder of the older 28-135mm.
    Both have IS but only the 28-135mm has USM.
    Regardless neither compares to well with the Minolta 28-135mm.
    The 15-85mm is interesting but not for $900.
    I'm still planning on an all prime round up with at least 1 fast zoom.
    The 24-105L seems the best in this case. Here it is about 20-30% pricier than in the States.
    We should probably start a thread for your lenses in the Canon forum, we have strayed a bit too much.

    I wonder if dr4gon will drop in with his input on the OP question.

    I find it funny that the three of us that were pretty active in Sony and left went to Canon, none went to Nikon.
    Jason Hamilton
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    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

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  4. #24
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    I was this close to getting a D300s.
    I could not justify the price considering the sensor hadn't changed from the D300.
    I rather spent the extra $80 on the 7D since it was not just a refresh from the 50D.
    Canon EOS 7D

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