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    Re: If you could Have only One



    I can think of three obvious ones: IS, better image quality (I guess- I never tested them), and wider angle.



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    Re: If you could Have only One



    Quote Originally Posted by 2slo


    I'm curious to your compelling reasons for preferring a 17-55 over the24-70mm on a crop body?



    24mm on a crop isn't really wide and 70 isn't really long either, so your lens isn't as versatile as it would be on a fullframe camera. The 55-70mm difference isn't a big factor because when you need the 70mm field of view, often 1 step forward is enough. The 17-24mm difference though is HUGE! [:P]


    And yes of course the other reasons mentioned above []


    My vote is for the 17-55 on crop and 24-105 on full frame.


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    I have that lens, the 180 macro. Awsome lens, worth every penny.





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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroanatomist


    Quote Originally Posted by bburns223


    Quote Originally Posted by neuroanatomist
    Besides, aren't you always telling us to "get closer"? [img]/emoticons/emotion-4.gif[/img]With a 20' MFD, you might need a bigger back yard!

    Yes I am, because getting closer doesn't cost $12,000!
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    Well, for birds that may be true. But for shooting carnivorous animals in the wilds of Africa, 'getting closer' may well result in far more than $12K in medical bills.... [img]/emoticons/emotion-5.gif[/img]
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    Even the vegetarians over there are scary...

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    Re: If you could Have only One



    Zoom - 70-200 Mk II


    Prime - 35L

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    Re: If you could Have only One



    It would probably be a versatile macro lens. maybe the 100L on a full frame body (as long as we're dreaming about what lens, why not dream about a body too...)

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    If I could have only one lens, it would be a compact, sharp 10-900mm f/1.4 lens that came with a 4x TC. mwahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by bburns223
    If I could have only one lens, it would be a compact, sharp 10-900mm f/1.4 lens that came with a 4x TC. mwahahahaha

    Suppose you had to restrict yourself to existing lenses. Then what?



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    Re: If you could Have only One



    As I said earlier in this thread, the 800mm f/5.6L. [C]

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    70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. Looks like a blood ripper!
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