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p.1 #1 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


I currently have a Sigma 17-50 f2.8 for my 60D, and long story short, I hate it. I want to upgrade to a nicer lens, and I've decided on buying a Canon 24-70 f2.8L. However, I'm slightly concerned due to the fact that I'd be going from 17 to 24 at the widest. What are peoples experiences with the 24-70 on a smaller sensor? Do you find it wide enough for most of the time?




Jan 24, 2012 at 09:35 PM
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p.1 #2 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


the Canon 17-55 f2.8 is the best and most perfect lens on a 1.6 crop body. The 24-70 is made for a full frame and is not that wide on a crop body.


Jan 24, 2012 at 09:53 PM
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p.1 #3 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


Only you will be able to answer that question, try 24mm yourself. Half will say it's definitely not wide enough, and the other half will say yes it is I love it.


Jan 24, 2012 at 09:55 PM
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p.1 #4 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


Having used the 24-70mm L on my crop bodies, I did not like it. The 17-55mm EF-S is wonderful. 24mm is not wide on a crop body.

I also like the Canon 15-85mm zoom for walk around in reasonable light.



Jan 24, 2012 at 09:58 PM
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p.1 #5 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


Set your current lens @ 24 mm and see for yourself. If not, buy the 17-55 f/2.8 IS. I love it!


Jan 24, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #6 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


... or the (variable aperture) 15-85, which would be my go-to zoom lens on a cropper.


Jan 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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p.1 #7 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


I use a 24-105 most of the time on my crop body. Most of the time I find it fine but I would not want it as my only widest lens so I have a 12-24 as well. But actually I find my least used focal lengths are 16-23 so the setup is fine for me.
I know if I replaced the 24-105 with a 17-55 (I would love the 2.8 and IS though) I would hit the long end most of the time.



Jan 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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p.1 #8 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


Ok, thanks for the help everyone! I suppose you're all right, only I can decide. I'm going to try shooting at 24 on my Sigma. Also my boss has a 24-70 and he said I could borrow it for a few days to see how I like it. So that would be good. I've looked at the 17-55 f/2.8, but I've just heard that the Canon L lenses have much better IQ, and plus having a lens that goes as far as 70 would be nice. Plus eventually I'm going to upgrade to a FF.

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Jan 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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p.1 #9 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


Probably depends on your needs....I do studio (fashion etc) shoots with a 17 - 40L on a crop body and it is ideal for full length to torso shots in the relatively limited space available. I'm sure there are better options out there...but the models are very happy with the results and so am I until such time as I have money to burn!!

I also like it for landscape...on both my crop and FF body. In fact it is my most used lens just now.

I notice that you have a 17 - 50 but don't like it,,,you don't say why. It probably doesn't have the sheer IQ of the Canon L but has a better range.



Jan 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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p.1 #10 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


adamvk1 wrote:
I've looked at the 17-55 f/2.8, but I've just heard that the Canon L lenses have much better IQ, and plus having a lens that goes as far as 70 would be nice. Plus eventually I'm going to upgrade to a FF.


Just cos a lens has a red ring does not mean its iq is better. Of the efs lenses 3 maybe 4 have image quality that could be justified as L grade. The 17-55 is certainly one of them (the 10-22 , 60/2.8 and probably the 15-85 are the others.

The efs lenses may not have the build of an L but as for iq they do.



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Yea, it's all about the IQ of my Sigma lens. The IQ just seems terrible to me. I don't know if I got a bad batch, or what, but all of the images are just muddy and dull and unsharp. I recently switched to my Canon from a Sony Alpha and my main lens was a Tamron 17-50 f2.8. The images were fantastic compared to my current set up.


Jan 24, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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p.1 #12 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


Not all L glass IQ is better. The 17-55 IQ is every bit as good as the 24-70. Give the 24-70 a try but I wouldn't buy FF glass on the hope of going that route in the future. Buy what you need now, use it and sell it if/when you go FF. Canon glass holds it's value very well so if you take care of your gear there is little to loose when you sell/upgrade in the future. The 17-55 is a great choice.

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Jan 24, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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p.1 #13 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


I keep the 24-70 on my 5D, while the EFS 17-55 2.8 stays on the 7D. I am very happy with both setups. The 24mm on the 7D isn't wide enough inside for my needs. I don't know why Canon doesn't offer the 17-55 as a kit lens with the 7D the way they do the 5DII and 24-105.


Jan 24, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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p.1 #14 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


24-70 won't give you any real wide angle, if you care about that. Equivalent focal lengths are 38-112mm.

My favorite APS-C lens is the 15-85, which comes out equiv. to 24-136mm, giving you a real wide angle to telephoto range.

Both the 15-85 and 17-55 are excellent lenses, equal to "L" in all but build quality.



Jan 25, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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p.1 #15 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


Not for me. It is wide enough for FF. But the question is not if that good but expensive lens is wide enough for a 60D. the question should be: Body is the right one for this lens?
Imo not. I would not buy an extreme wideangel lens to perform with a crop body. I would buy a body good enough for a usual lens.



Jan 25, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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p.1 #16 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


Sorry what is wrong with the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8? Do you mean the OS lens as that's a darn good lens, or did you mean 18-50?

FWIW I used a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 extensively on my 20D and wasn't often disappointed it wasn't wider. You change the type of shoot you do a little or try panos if you need wider.




Jan 25, 2012 at 12:50 AM
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p.1 #17 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


A friend in the local camera club shoots with the Sigma, and it is unbelievably sharp. Before you go throwing money away, have Sigma calibrate it. When it's right, this lens is truly "L" grade.


Jan 25, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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p.1 #18 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


Pixel Perfect wrote:
Sorry what is wrong with the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8? Do you mean the OS lens as that's a darn good lens, or did you mean 18-50?

FWIW I used a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 extensively on my 20D and wasn't often disappointed it wasn't wider. You change the type of shoot you do a little or try panos if you need wider.



Yea, I have the OS version. It just always seems to be "dull" and unsharp. To the above poster, that's actually not a bad idea.

But then again, I just want a "L" lens.

Plus I plan on upgrading to a FF probably in a year or two.



Jan 25, 2012 at 01:20 AM
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p.1 #19 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


(24-70) * 1.6 = (38-112), i.e., (40-110), and that's weird, unusual and basically messed up

(17-55) * 1.6 = (27-88). i.e., (28-90), and that's customary, reasonable and basically nice

There are reasons that lens designers settled for decades on zooms like 28-80, 24-70, etc. Some of it has to do with physics, but mostly it has to do with what people need somewhat balanced against cost/physics.

The EF-s 17-55/2.8 is a superb lens. You might also give a quick try to the Tamron 17-50/2.8, which is also a very nice lens, though not quite up to the EF-s, especially at MFD.



Jan 25, 2012 at 01:40 AM
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p.1 #20 · Canon 24-70 wide enough for 60D?


He already has a great lens, he just needs to get it checked. Working to spec it's a high quality alternative the Canon 17-55.


Jan 25, 2012 at 01:46 AM
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