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03-09-10, 07:25 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Two questions. Why aren't you happy with the results you get from your kit lens (not a trick question!)? And
what do you shoot?
It's difficult to suggest anything without knowing the answers to those.
ANyway, the 24-105mm lens is a bit of a beast, very good (apparently - I've not used one) but, on your camera (or the 7D) it's not very wide. If you don't really do much with the wide end of your kit lens, then don't worry about it. However, if you do shoot below 24mm, you're really going to miss it with the 24-105mm. Obviously you can keep your kit lens, but you're trying to replace it.
Geoff suggested the 17-55mm f/2.8 which would be the best direct replacement you could get for your kit lens. It is expensive, although it is cheaper than the 24-105mm, and it covers the same sort of range as your kit lens.
If you do use focal lengths wider than 24mm, I suppose your final (and by far the most expensive) option would be the 24-105mm and a wideangle lens (say the Sigma 10-20mm).
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