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Nov 03, 2010 03:59 |  #1906

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i see alot of people say get the 28-75 for FF and 17-50 for crop sensors.
is there any real reason not to get the 28-75 for a crop? unless you have a lens that covers that range?

i need a short (wide) zoom, and really both the 28-75 & 17-50 fit the bill and are in my price range.
the 28-75 used fits my price :)

but i am having a tough time with the decision.

i like the wide end of the 17, but the 28mm would suite me fine also i suppose. (but i have the sigma 30 1.4)
but i like the longer reach of the 28-75mm since i already have the canon 50 1.4 (but i also have the 85 1.8 )

from the pictures i see here it really doesnt matter on a crop as it performs quite well, it seems to be more of a how wide do you want or how much zoom do you want.

one thing i discovered about the 17-50 in testing 2 lenses at the local shop was that it was really soft @ 2.8, and had a yucky low contrasty haze to it. but when stopped down it cleared up nicely.
and i also had horrible focusing issues. i would not have purchased either lens from them i would have ordered a new one.

they did not have a 28-75 for me to test unfortunately.

so i guess my question would be is the 28-75 as soft wide open and does it have the low contrasty look to it wide open?

i have read here and there that the 28-75 is actually sharper than the 17-50, but can neither confirm nor deny that since i have neither.

You need to make the decision on what focal lengths you tend to use the most and get the lens that fits your requirements. However, if you don't already have a wide angle, then the 17-50 would probably help you cover those needs, while you're primes will take care of the longer lengths. Getting the 28-75 would limit you when width is what you need!

Both lenses are not soft (by any stretch of the imagination) at 2.8 unless you have a bad copy...and this appears to be the case in the one you used. I use my 28-75 wide open without any hesitation as its tack sharp and it has no trouble focussing as long as there is some contrast.


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Nov 03, 2010 07:27 |  #1907

pridash wrote in post #11215950 (external link)
You need to make the decision on what focal lengths you tend to use the most and get the lens that fits your requirements. However, if you don't already have a wide angle, then the 17-50 would probably help you cover those needs, while you're primes will take care of the longer lengths. Getting the 28-75 would limit you when width is what you need!

Both lenses are not soft (by any stretch of the imagination) at 2.8 unless you have a bad copy...and this appears to be the case in the one you used. I use my 28-75 wide open without any hesitation as its tack sharp and it has no trouble focussing as long as there is some contrast.


i agree with what you said with regards to the 17-50 covering more of the wide end.

money is tight but i have enough to buy either and i love what i have seen so far although there are several pictures in here that i thought were soft compared to others.

2 bad copies is hard to believe but not impossible especially if they came from the same batch #.

i appreciate you all's input and posting pictures, it really makes decision making easier... or harder since so many fantastic shots have been posted for so many fantastic lenses .




  
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Nov 03, 2010 15:42 |  #1908

v_lestat wrote in post #11216486 (external link)
i agree with what you said with regards to the 17-50 covering more of the wide end.

money is tight but i have enough to buy either and i love what i have seen so far although there are several pictures in here that i thought were soft compared to others.

2 bad copies is hard to believe but not impossible especially if they came from the same batch #.

i appreciate you all's input and posting pictures, it really makes decision making easier... or harder since so many fantastic shots have been posted for so many fantastic lenses .

The softness you may have observed on others, may be just error in focussing/incorrect shutter speed or just a bad copy - it can happen to any lens. But saying that, I understand that bad copies are few and far between.

Personally, the only thing I hate about this lens is the barrel distortion at 28mm - not sure if it can fixed with calibration, but too lazy to send it in! :)

Anyway, another with this lens: -

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Nov 04, 2010 15:23 |  #1909

Another: -

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Nov 04, 2010 19:55 |  #1910

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Nov 04, 2010 19:58 |  #1911

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Nov 04, 2010 19:58 |  #1912

Seeing these pictures is making me not want to sell mine.


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Nov 04, 2010 20:01 |  #1913

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Nov 05, 2010 08:14 as a reply to  @ flyterbut's post |  #1914

showtm490 wrote in post #11226626 (external link)
Seeing these pictures is making me not want to sell mine.

x2! :oops:


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Nov 05, 2010 21:12 |  #1915

i'm thinking of jumping ship to Sigma - they have a 24-70 HSM which is what is swaying me away from the Tamron, i just find it slow at tracking people running / moving toward the camera with the 28-75 (its gotten better since i moved to the 50D, but still not 100% happy)


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Nov 06, 2010 02:24 as a reply to  @ Bobster's post |  #1916

^^^ yh it's not very good at that at all! I hear the new Sigma is real beast - if it's in any way close to the sharpness of the Tammy I could be tempted!...and the extra 24 on the wide end I think would be useful for me!


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Nov 06, 2010 07:52 |  #1917

pridash wrote in post #11234478 (external link)
^^^ yh it's not very good at that at all! I hear the new Sigma is real beast - if it's in any way close to the sharpness of the Tammy I could be tempted!...and the extra 24 on the wide end I think would be useful for me!

samples i've seen are pretty damn good (on par/better than the tammy), i've asked on the 24-70 HSM thread for someone to take a sequence of shots with it on a 50D for me to test how it keeps up with people running toward the camera..

i won't be able to shift my 28-75 tho' its 6 years old and has taken quite a beating in its time..

cheapest i've seen it in the UK is £535..


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Nov 06, 2010 16:28 |  #1918

Bobster wrote in post #11234980 (external link)
samples i've seen are pretty damn good (on par/better than the tammy), i've asked on the 24-70 HSM thread for someone to take a sequence of shots with it on a 50D for me to test how it keeps up with people running toward the camera..

i won't be able to shift my 28-75 tho' its 6 years old and has taken quite a beating in its time..

cheapest i've seen it in the UK is £535..

Sounds promising!...and not many bad copies circulating?

You can always keep the Tammy as a back up!


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Nov 08, 2010 11:46 |  #1919

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Sounds promising!...and not many bad copies circulating?

You can always keep the Tammy as a back up!

not sure.. i was going to send my tammy into Intro 2020 (Tamron official dealers/repairs here in the UK) for a service, but they've had my 17-50 2.8 since the 9th September and i've yet to get it back in satisfactory condition, came back the first time with dust on the inside back element, so sent it back, it then came back with more dust on the back and also a finger print on the inside front! they've had it since i sent it back the 2nd time which is just over a month now - phoning them in the morning and asking what is taking so damn long! will see what they offer..


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Nov 08, 2010 12:06 |  #1920

Bobster wrote in post #11246872 (external link)
not sure.. i was going to send my tammy into Intro 2020 (Tamron official dealers/repairs here in the UK) for a service, but they've had my 17-50 2.8 since the 9th September and i've yet to get it back in satisfactory condition, came back the first time with dust on the inside back element, so sent it back, it then came back with more dust on the back and also a finger print on the inside front! they've had it since i sent it back the 2nd time which is just over a month now - phoning them in the morning and asking what is taking so damn long! will see what they offer..

Sounds like a major PITA and seriously bad service!! :confused: ...puts me off sending it in to get my barrel distortion sorted out!

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