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Old Jan 16, 2008, 11:53 PM   #21
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I have the 40D and my lens are as follows ...

10-22 ... 17-55 ... 135L

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Old Jan 18, 2008, 4:14 PM   #22
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I narrowed my lenses to these three now:

Canon 17-55 f/2.8
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 <-Awesome low-light for the 40D - gives a closer-to 50mm full-frame equivalent, even better than the 28mm Canon lens.
Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro

Sounds like a good combination to me.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 5:21 PM   #23
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Got my lenses this week. Just got the 30mm 1.4 Sigma and the 17-55 Canon 2.8. Loving them both.
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Old Mar 9, 2008, 10:33 PM   #24
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i currently have 3 lenses for my 40D... a Tamron SP17-35 f/2.8-4, a Tamron SP24-135 f/3.5-5.6, and a Sigma EX80-400. the two Tammies work wonderfully, and the 24-135 is a near-perfect 'all around' lens. not as wide as some, perhaps, but wide enough for most applications, and with enough zoom to be useful for pretty much anything short of serious wildlife or sports shooting. it also focuses at full zoom down to around 10", making it very useful for close-ups. it's sharp, contrasty, and exhibits no vignetting on the 40D, since it's designed for full-frame cameras.

the 17-35 isn't as fast as the Canon 17-55, at least not at the 'long' end, but it's plenty sharp, especially stopped down one or two steps; image quality is at least as good as, if not better than, the 17-40L. and at about $300, it's a heckuva lot cheaper than either the 17-40L or the 17-55!
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Old Mar 16, 2008, 4:33 PM   #25
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for what its worth...
last year some time i borrowed/loaned a 350D with the intention of saving for a 30/40D and started researching/buying glass. As of a month ago (and I have stopped buying for the foreseeable future :-) ) I have acquired a 40D, an EF-S 10-22, EF-S 17-55 and a 70-200 f4 IS


examples here, and i have taken to tagging the lens used

as an amateur, i am extremely pleased with the set-up. I tried the kit lenses, and they are slow to focus and poor build quality as well as slower optics.
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