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Thinking about upgrading to a Landscape and Portrait lens

edited April 2012 Posted in » Canon Lens Talk
@Moose - I have a question or two regarding if I need any additional lenses or if you feel I am setup pretty good.

Lenses I have now with equipment (Canon 60D):
- Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX HSM
- Canon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Lens
- Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Telephoto Lens (if I am hiking and want a lens not as heavy as the Canon L)
- Canon Speedlite 320EX
- Remote control
- Tripod

If I want to take pictures of landscape (Arizona desert), sunsets, sunrises and when on vacations like Vegas, Europe, etc... when I want to take pictures on a tripod would I need a lens like the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 or would the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 I have be sufficient?

Also, for portrait pictures, which would be the best lens? I am assuming the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lens? Would I need a different lens or would one of the other lenses I have be good for portraits?

I plan on purchasing a Canon 100mm macro lens also in the near future for closeup pictures of insects. I noticed you recommended this lens in other posts. I had the Canon 50mm macro, but sold it to use the money towards a 100mm macro. Thanks!


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  • edited April 2012
    Thanks @Moose! I have not experienced with filters yet. I was thinking about ordering a circular polarizer filter for the landscape wide angle lens I am going to order. I read it makes blues more blue and enhances the clouds.

    Any suggestions or tips you have would be great. I appreciate all your useful information. You have a great website and Facebook page!
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