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Old Dec 15, 2005, 8:18 AM   #1
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Hi, OK I got the 17-40mm L. I got the 70-200mm F4 L.

And this has prob been asked before BUT!!!!!!!!
I like landscape photography and I want to buy another L Lens
£300-£400 or approx $530-$700
What would you buy new or used?

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Old Dec 15, 2005, 9:47 AM   #2
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Hi, OK I got the 17-40mm L. I got the 70-200mm F4 L.

And this has prob been asked before BUT!!!!!!!!
I like landscape photography and I want to buy another L Lens
£300-£400 or approx $530-$700
What would you buy new or used?
There isn't another L lens in that price range (you got them both...) I recommend the 24-70 or the 24-105L, buth these are both over $1000... If you shoot landscapes, I'd choose the 24-105 over the 24-70. The 24-70 is better for portraits and action due to it's 2.8 aperture. The 24-105 has IS, which can be a real Godsend for landscape photography, for those moments when you don't have a tripod handy...

If you must stay in this price range, I'd get the 50mm 1.4... It will address the gap in your focal length, plus you'll have a steller low-light lens as well. It sells for about $350.

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Old Dec 16, 2005, 2:55 PM   #3
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how about a nice macro lens.. really nice to have along with you when you are doing landscapes as sometimes the conditions are just not the best for landscape photography.. when this happens pull out the macro and take in some details..

the canon 100 2.8 macro is the best as it has usm motor..

but any of the sigma 105, tamron 90, tokina 100 will perform just as well optically, just won't focus as fast..
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Old Dec 16, 2005, 6:24 PM   #4
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It would make more sense to talk about what focal length your trying to cover.

Wide angle? Super wide? Telephoto?

As far as used lenses go, it depends.

Some Ebay sellers overstate the condition of their lenses.

If you can actually go and put the lens on your camera , zoom it, autofocus, click a few shots, inspect, then download and inspect your images, you should have much more confidence than buying sight unseen.

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