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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:55 pm 
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I'll have to go to the 17-55 USM, which costs more than the camera.

To play Devil's advocate, how did you come to the conclusion that you had to go for that specific lens?

There's the 15-85mm IS USM, which offers vastly better quality than the 18-55mm IS and it's priced roughly half way between it and the 17-55mm IS USM. No it's not quite as sharp but if you're willing to compromise quality a little bit if you can bring the price down noticeably, I reckon it's worth a look.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:08 pm 
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The choice between the 15-85 and 17-55 is largely not down to price. The 15-85, which I picked, has the widest angle without going to an ultra-wide zoom. The 17-55 of course offers f/2.8 if aperture is a bigger priority.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:29 am 
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popo wrote:
The choice between the 15-85 and 17-55 is largely not down to price. The 15-85, which I picked, has the widest angle without going to an ultra-wide zoom. The 17-55 of course offers f/2.8 if aperture is a bigger priority.

Not to be awkward but actually, yes, the choice was down to price for me. I like the 17-55's sharpness but I didn't need that or its constant f/2.8 aperture enough to spend the premium. The 15-85 offered the best compromise to me - the wider focal range was a bonus.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:50 am 
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I never saw the 17-55 as having a noticeable sharpness benefit. That only leaves price and aperture, and I think for most, the aperture is the decider with price being incidental.

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