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Jan 13, 2011 08:26 |  #1

hi all

getting back into photography on a very amateur level, no photo-shopping etc

had a 40d with a tamron 17-50 and canon 70-200 L IS before which i thought was a good combo but i had way too much money tied up in the camera and so sold it as couldnt justify it

so, now trying it again with a 2nd hand 450d, 2nd hand tamron 17-50 (cant think of a better lens without spending more than double the tamron money - am i right?) and one other lens - what do you guys reckon as to what the tammy's partnering lens should be?

will be taking a mix of all shots in all locations in all conditions so looking for a solid all rounder

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Jan 13, 2011 08:30 |  #2

Ef-s 55-250 IS lens, gives you more coverage for not a lot of money.


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Jan 14, 2011 09:03 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #3

hi, thanks for that, was thinking about spending a bit more than that and probably buying 2nd hand. looking at aroudn the $500 mark (when new)

ideas/suggestions?


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Jan 14, 2011 09:14 |  #4

Either the 55-250 or 70-200 are good recommended options.


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Jan 14, 2011 09:42 |  #5

try the 70-200 f4. you might also want to consider the tamron 70-200. its amazing considering what you pay for it !


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Jan 14, 2011 11:17 as a reply to  @ dip's post |  #6

IMO why not consider the new Tamron 70-300 VC USD with the $50 rebate:

http://www.amazon.com …rd_r=01RXG4KGP3​2WJP2PAP37 (external link)

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Jan 14, 2011 12:51 |  #7

tammy 70-200 2.8


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Jan 14, 2011 13:09 |  #8

55-250mm IS is well worth it.
It is stop slower than your previous 70-200 f/4 IS on the long end, but considering the price tag, it really is a nice lens that you can not complain too much about. Plus it has IS that is very effective.

Tamron 70-200 2.8 is also nice, but the AF is bit tricky from what I understand, and it also lacks IS.
Tamron 70-300 VS is also nice lens, but twice expensive and the focal length is very close.

Just my opinion.. and just throwing it out there. :)


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Jan 14, 2011 13:09 |  #9

Tokina 50-135mm 2.8 or a Sigma 50-150mm 2.8 . Both would have to be bought used.


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Jan 14, 2011 16:47 |  #10

My daughter has the Tamron 17-50 and she uses a 55-250 IS to pair with it. The 55-250 IS is a bargain, but my next choice would be the Canon 70-200 f4 IS, which costs substantially more.


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Jan 14, 2011 17:10 as a reply to  @ jrscls's post |  #11

The 55-250 just cant be beat at it's cost point!! Mine is very sharp for a 200$ lens!


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Jan 14, 2011 19:14 |  #12

5280Pics wrote in post #11642121 (external link)
The 55-250 just cant be beat at it's cost point!! Mine is very sharp for a 200$ lens!

Yes don't underestimate it because of it's price. Digital-picture has a review of it and compares it with other lenses in the same focal range toward the end of a long article here:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …4-5.6-is-lens-review.aspx (external link)


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Jan 14, 2011 20:56 as a reply to  @ Frugal's post |  #13

I often pair my Tamron 17-50mm with my Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8..


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Jan 17, 2011 05:22 |  #14

thanks all, going to look into 55-250 canon as that price is silly cheap given the reviews! more opinions still welcome.

got myself a 450d body over the weekend so the kit building begins!!


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Jan 17, 2011 06:56 |  #15

i use the canon 70-200 F4 with mine.... seems to be the perfect combo to me for price / performance.


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