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Old 02-17-2017, 11:30 AM   #1
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Alright,
I'm looking at buying a lens I'll use mainly for landscapes and just general use. I plan on using it mainly when I'm walking around the ranch and taking pictures of grasses, prescribed burning, landscape shots, and some night photography. There are a lot of really good lenses out there, at the moment though I don't want to drop a ton of money on one. I've mainly been looking at the canon 50mm 1.8 and the canon 24mm 2.8. Leaning towards the 24mm because I shoot a 70d and a 24mm is really going to be closer 38mm. There are some great lenses at the $500 range, but I'd rather spend half of that.
Let me know your opinions of the two lenses listed, or another price friendly lens I'm missing. I currently use my kit 18-55mm lens and want a better piece of glass. Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:23 PM   #2
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I have a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 that I use on my 7D. It's a nice lens, especially for the price. It will cover the range you're looking for, I imagine.

https://www.amazon.com/Sigma-17-50mm...ma+17+50+canon

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Old 02-17-2017, 03:16 PM   #3
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[quote=Shane;12215196]I have a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 that I use on my 7D. It's a nice lens, especially for the price. It will cover the range you're looking for, I imagine.

https://www.amazon.com/Sigma-17-50mm...ma+17+50+canon

Thanks for the reply Shane! I wasn't quite wanting to spend that much right now, but that looks like a great lens. I really want something that will be a good all around lens. Couple that one with my 150-600 and I should be good.

Any other recommendations or ideas?
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:35 PM   #4
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There are some on eBay for $250 - $275.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...p2045573.m1684
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:05 PM   #5
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I have this lens I bought on ebay and it's been great. Had it 3 years now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamron-Zoom-...0AAOSwe7BWzI2j
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:38 PM   #6
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I haven't been on eBay and years, that is a heck of a savings though. Looks like I'm going to have to sign back up!
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