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Old Nov 25, 2009, 12:22 AM   #1
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I have a Canon canon 40D, like to stay at the 2.8. Would like to use indoors and out doors. I am willing to carry two lenses with me or more.
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 6:08 AM   #2
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What do you want to shoot, and how much money do you have to spend?
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Old Nov 29, 2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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I already have the Tamron 28-75 2.8. I have enough for the 24-70 2.8 L Canon lens. I always had the thought in my mind shooting with Canon lens looks better. I have a Canon 70-200 and very happy with photos. Should I replace the Tamron 28-75. Can't decide. I want to use the Canon 24-70 2.8 for mostly indoors and some out doors.
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well going from the tamron to the canon 24-70 you will gain a much faster and quiet focus motor, and you will get much better edge performance. and you will get better contrast. center sharpness won't be much difference. this will come at the expense of the lens being much heavier and a good chunk of $$.

do you find yourself using the 28-75 focal range alot on a crop camera body? i myself find the 17-55 type range much more useful on a 1.6x body. have you considered the EF-S 17-55 2.8 with IS? optically very good and with fast 2.8 and image stabilization. you already have the tamron 17-50 though, so i guess its just a choice of which tamron you replace.

also, since you really do have a good selection of zoom lenses, it may be time to look into getting some primes, in which you can go even faster max apertures. i.e. the 50 1.4 or 85 1.8, or if you are willing to pay for L lens, the excellent 35 1.4.
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Never owned a prime lens before. what would be a excellent one for indoors. Our lighting is low in Alaska in the winter times. Indoor shooting is tough in Alaska, opening the curtains to get normal don't work here. So I need a excellent lens for indoors and would like to use it for outdoors as well. Money isn't a issue. Like to stay with Canon brand. What is the next best lens to Canon? By looking at Canon website I don't see a 35 1.4.
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 3:10 AM   #6
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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Also, the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM might be a better choice for indoor and landscape shooting.

Both are two stops faster than the f/2.8 lenses you've got now, which means you can use shutter speeds that are 4 times faster than what you're getting with the lenses you have now. Either that, or ISO settings that are 1/4 what you're using now.
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Try out a nice fast prime.

85*1.6=>135 equivalent
35*1.6=>56 equivalent
28*1.6=>43 equivalent
24*1.6=>38 equivalent

The 28 f1.8 is a very nice lens on a crop body and 43 (E) is great for all-round photography. And it's big advantage over the L lenses is it's compactness. Both Dustin and I absolutely love this lens on a crop body.

But if money was no object it comes down to whether you prefer things a little tight - for portraits or a little loose to get more of the background in you could opt instead for the 35L or 24L.

But if you've got a hankering for a new lens I'd say start with the 28 f1.8 and 85 f1.8. They are not "cheap alternatives" to L lenses, they are fine lenses and their compactness is very satisfying on a 40D.
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I thank everybody here that post for me with the right choices. I am very happy. Will soon post photos from new lens.
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