g3org3y wrote in post #10426568
Using the Tammy for some 'inside' shots around the dinner table last night (and a bit outside). Light wasn't too bad tbh - opened up at f/2.8 and the lens was hunting like a hunty thing (i.e. a lot!). Quite surprise as I would have expected this from the Nifty Fifty, but perhaps not the Tammy. To note, it was on ISO 1600 and slightly underexposing. No flash.
Would it have performed better on a different body (currently on a 400D)?
Anyone else finding this lens a struggle in low light?
All lenses/camera combos(using AF)are hungry for contrast and light that shows contrast. Anything the camera can do(a preflash or whatever) to show that contrast will help.
The attached picture comes from a Tammy 17-50, the VC version plus a 7D...shot a 1/10 of a second(would you believe??) and f/2.8. The color is a bit strange because the only light available was an incandescent bulb across the room...75 watts.
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FWIW, I was never tried to shoot a shot like this at 1/10 of a second before I bought this Tamron.
The only other f/2.8 lens I own(and will never sell) is my f/2.8 IS Canon 70-200 but I never use this lens for close ups like I did here with my dog Buddy.
The Tamron 17-50 is good lens...when used for what it was designed to do.
If you need more light.....
Go with the VC version of the Tammy, or a similar Canon or Sigma lens....
They are all very good.
Best of luck.