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Old Mar 4, 2013, 11:00 AM   #31
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OK--go to remember--thanks.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 12:54 PM   #32
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The 85mm f/1.8 is a good choice. It is an EF lens which can also be used on a full frame camera. It is cheap, only $419 and it is a good lens for the money. If you have a bigger budget, the 100mm f/2.8 Macro L could be a better choice. It is also a 1:1 macro lens which is also good for portraits. The only drawback is that it costs twice as much.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 12:59 PM   #33
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Thanks, WCKSer. I tried the 85mm 1.8 and though it's a really good lens compared to what I have, it isn't suited to my purposes: I knew that within 15 mins of shooting with it.

I need a medium zoom of some sort. I wish I could find something faster than 3.5.

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Old Mar 4, 2013, 2:29 PM   #34
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The 100mm f/2.8 Macro L that WCKSer referred to is a mcaro lens, and thus, is very slow to focus. Therefore, it would not be a good choise for street photography. A better choice in the same vein would be the 100mm f/2.0 which is only a little more expensive than the 85/1.8.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 2:32 PM   #35
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Thanks. Based on my experience with the 85 1.8, I don't think a prime is the way to go for my purposes.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 4:48 PM   #36
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According to the SLRGear Test Results, the 28-135 is sharper from about 50mm on, than the 24-105. From the fact that you're dissatisfied with your 17-50/2.8 for street photography, my guess is that you'd spend a lot of time at 50 or longer, so you'd probably be more satisfied with the 28-135 than the 24-105.

That is not to say that you wouldn't be happy with the 24-105. I just think you'd be happier with the 28-135.
I friend of mine recommended the 18-135mm:

http://slrgear.com/reviews/showprodu...ct/1522/cat/11

Any thoughts on that one?

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there is a really good medium focus lens that is faster then 3.5 the 24-70L f2.8 but it is very pricey. Or the tamron 24-70 f2.8
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Thanks, shoturtle.

I registered for slrgear.com so I can look up these lenses.

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if you want 2.8 zooms it will be over 1200 dollars. Not sure if that is within your budgeted expectations.
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Thanks--yes, I'm aware of that and probably will have to settle for less.
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