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stoney

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Not sure how good of a deal this is, but thought some might be interested:

# Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for for 40D, 30D, 20D, & Digital Rebel Cameras Only (Mfr# 1242B002) » only $878.95 + Free Shipping


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1. Abes Maine is carrying this Zoom Lens for $958.95
2. Duirng checkout, apply $10 off $75 coupon code "LOYALTY10" on it (Expires 12/31/2008)
3. There is a $70 Mfr Mail-In Rebate on it until 07/19/2008: http://www.adorama.com/pdfs/rebates/canonir_071908.pdf
4. Abes of Maine is offering Free Ground Shipping on this item
5. Your Final Price: $958.95 - $10 - $70 = $878.95 + Free Shipping
 

The DH

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Jun 17, 2008
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It's an ok price, nothing great. Better off getting a 28-70 2.8L, you lose IS but at that range it really isn't needed. If you really need the extra width dow low then go with the 17.
 

narlus

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It's an ok price, nothing great. Better off getting a 28-70 2.8L, you lose IS but at that range it really isn't needed. If you really need the extra width dow low then go with the 17.
the older L zoom is 28-70...the newer one is 24-70.


17-55 is an ideal focal range on a 1.6x crop body...and as far as IS goes, have you ever used (or wanted to use?) a tripod w/ a short FL lens?
 

H8R

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and H8r, you should crop that a little, and see if you can clean up those colors. I'm lazy, so I'll rely on a B&W to hide any flaws..
I don't like crops unless they are totally necessary. I like all the tubes and extra hospital stuff. It was the moment.

Colors, well there's no re-touching on that one at all. I can tweak the WB a bit.
 

skinny mike

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and H8r, you should crop that a little, and see if you can clean up those colors. I'm lazy, so I'll rely on a B&W to hide any flaws...

by the way, adorable subject!! :)
no offense, but that is an absolutely horrid black and white conversion. imo, b&w photos always require more contrast than colored photos. unless of course you want the lack of contrast for artistic effect.

case in point: here's a pic that i took a few years ago. while i didn't use the conventional way of converting it to black and white, i dropped down the saturation all the way and then bumped up the contrast quite a bit iirc.

before:


after:


edit: i just realized that the after photo needs more exposure to darken the whole thing up a bit, but i'm a photoshop noob, i prefer shooting b&w film then doing all of the developing and printing myself.
 
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The DH

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Jun 17, 2008
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the older L zoom is 28-70...the newer one is 24-70.


17-55 is an ideal focal range on a 1.6x crop body...and as far as IS goes, have you ever used (or wanted to use?) a tripod w/ a short FL lens?
Ya i actually edited it back to 28 from 24. I have used the 24-70 and other than build quality I didn't see any difference from my sigma 17-70.