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Wide/Mid Zoom Dreams

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by mood, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    new to this arena and have been thinking all day about how to word this thread, so here goes
    I find myself more a wider angle guy than tele., hence I am selling my 80-200 2-ring becuase of size/ weight etc...
    I currently have 12-24 Tokina, 35f2, 50 1.4, and 18-200 VR
    I was thinking of 70-300 VR for the occasional forays into tele such as zoo etc..and it seems a great lens for the $$

    My aim though is a great zoom at the wider view
    etc.....leaning right now towards 17-35
    and would like FF coverage that both above would provide
    was thinking also 17-55 but that is DX and heard not great for landscapes
    would the 17-35 be too much overlap, or is this lens everything I've heard?..

    any opinions on this would appreciated
  2. I dunno if overlap is such a bad thing, but if you've got kind of cabbage to spend on the 17-35, check out the 28-70. It's not as wide, and would fit well with your 12-24. I've got this setup, and so far I really enjoy it.
  3. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    thanks Mark and Edward
    you both make a very good point
    my whole reason for selling the 80-200 was to partially fund the 70-200 VR, but I decided I wouldn't lug that beast around too often, and sports.action is not my thing
    Glad to see you Edward, I had just started posting in dp forums when you bid farewell, now I can see why...
  4. jbk224@gmail.com


    Oct 11, 2006
    The Beast!

    I also had this dilemna and found that my 12-24 paired best with the 28-70.
    In fact, I have two! If you are interested, get back to me.
  5. 28-70 is great

    I went the route of the 28-70 with my 12-24 and haven't regretted it one bit. Granted I haven't used the 17-35, but I heard the quality is about the same. I think your only real decision would be overlap as you really can't go wrong with these guys.....
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