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Old Oct 15, 2005, 3:56 AM   #1
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In a moment of weakness, I sold my 20D with 17-85 IS and bought a 5D. I really liked the range and quality of the 17-85 on the 20D and used DXO Pro Optics to help out with the shortcommings. Now I have no standard zoom and little cash left in my camera budget. I usually prefer primes but would really like a replacement for the 17-85 to put on the 5D. I thought the 28-135 IS would be the logical choice but after reading some reviews and comparing MTF charts, I'm not so sure. I really don't want to spend the money on the 24-105 right now (maybe later). I am also considering the Sigma 24-70 EX DG Macro. I had previously tried this lens on the 20D and after a flex board change, I found it quite good, but not wide enough on the 20D. On the 5D it should be perfect, but I'm a little concerned about the edge quality which I now have to consider. I'm just looking for any other suggestions for a good standard zoom walkaround or anyone with experience on previously mentioned alternatives. Thanks.
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 7:44 AM   #2
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You got it - The 28-135 is probably the most affordable and quite sharp, but tend to be quite lose in fit (if I have to buy it over now I will probably pick the 24-105 instead) and finish. I will only get the 24-70 if I you need the f/2.8.

IMO the EF 24-105 L and the Sigma 12-24 EX is the way to go on a full-frame, and then round it off with a 50mm f/1.4 for low-light...
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I've noticed my other lenses seem looser in fit on the 5D then on the 20D. Especially noticeable with the 300 F/4 (probably due to size and weight).
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We're not talking about the lens/body fit which is related to the size of the lens locking pin vs the hole interlock in the camera - you can always twist this a little bit regardless of which lens and this effect tends to have more play still with a teleconverter attached

I'm refering to the lens fit all by itself - You can wiggle the top 1/3 extension of the EF 28-135 quite easily especially when you try to adjust a front mounetd filter - If the lens is held vertically its zoom will extend/contract depending on the position. I hope the 24-105L will be bettter in this regard
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