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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:27 am 

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Hi all

Looking for some advice on which of these to keep & which to sell! (A word of warning though - even though they're decent quality hardware, I still only regard myself as a 'novice'!)

I originally started off with a 450D with it's kit lens, and that was it!

I read about the 55-250 IS zoom lens so got that (and still have it... and it's produced some wonderful pics for me!)

I then rented a 24-105L for a weeks hols (and so later, bought) and was blown away by the pics I got with that too!

I've now gone and splashed out on a Canon 17-55 f2.8 USM to replace my kit lens.

So now - what do I sell to recoup some of the money I've spent. The obvious choice would be the cheaper 55-250 zoom....but it's performance-to-cost reputation is well known, and it would be a natural companion for my now (standard) 17-55 f2.8 walkabout lens & would be a natural progression for the range it would offer upwards.

The awesome 24-105L - though giving me outstanding results (in it's range) actually now seems surplus to requirements given the quality of the non-L lens 55-250 zoom.

If YOU were to have these 3 lenses what would YOU do...??

Thanks for any advice!

Canon 60D|Canon 17-55mm f2.8 USM|Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS| Canon 24-105L USM | Canon 50mm f1.8|Speedlite 380EX|Manfroto 190b|Gorillapod SLR|Lowepro Fastpack 250|

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:33 am 
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they are all three unique and different lenses, keep them all.
But if had to make a decision I would sell the 24-105 and the 55-250 and buy the tamron 70-300 SP VC USD instead.

The 17-55 and the 70-300 Tamron would be my choice to match the 450D or any other crop sensor. Then look at a nice macro lens like the 100 Macro 2.8 L.

Canon Powershot S95, Canon 6D,7D, Canon 40 2.8 STM, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Canon 17-40 L, Canon 15-85, Canon 85 1.8, Sigma 30 1.4, 50mm 1.8, Canon 100 2.8L Macro, Canon 70-300L +Kenko 1.4 Pro 300DGX, Canon 430EX II and RS 4 Classic

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:53 am 
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The standard answer would be it depends on what you do. Certainly the 17-55 and 55-250 combo would give you a big focal range coverage, where the 24-105 doesn't really add much other than its build quality. So in that sense I'd consider selling the 24-105. I wouldn't sell the 55-250 unless you were intending to replace it, or you know you don't need it any more.

Canon DSLRs: 7D2, 7D1, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 70-300L, 100-400L, 100L, MP-E 65, EF-S 10-18, 15-85
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 50/1.4A, 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS
Compacts: Sony HX9V, Fuji X100.

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