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Jun 21, 2011 13:18 as a reply to  @ post 12627842 |  #361

Ok guys,

got this lens and I am very happy so far. All the photos taken with t2i, SOOC, no photoshop at aLL. Nothing was done on the photo, nothing. Just the first one I cropped a little bit, the others are 100% SOOC

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Jun 22, 2011 02:24 |  #362

vickylou wrote in post #12619725 (external link)
I am looking to purchase this lens with the 60D instead of the kit 17-85 IS what do you think? I can't afford the 15-85IS orthe tamron 17-50 2.8 VC, are there any alternatives? how does it compare to the 18-135 IS?

wait, did you say 17-85IS as kit for the 60D? hhhmmm. i'm not sure about that since the kit lens they are offering here in my place is the 18-135IS. if it's true that the 17-85 is the kit lens for the 60D, then you have the option of getting that kit lens then sell it later and buy the Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4.0. i think the price of the 17-85IS in amazon is around USD800 while the Sigma is only USD500. if you're able to sell for say USD 600 to 700, then you'll have a USD100 to 200 profit. good right?

now if you want a fast lens you may try the Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC or the Sigma 18-50/2.8 EX DC macro HSM although your reach will be limited to 50mm.

and for the 18-135mm, it will be a good walk around lens as it has a reach almost twice that of the Sigma 17-70 but it does not have the macro capabilities of the Siggy.


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Jun 22, 2011 08:16 |  #363

ianxxxchua wrote in post #12637235 (external link)
i think the price of the 17-85IS in amazon is around USD800 while the Sigma is only USD500. if you're able to sell for say USD 600 to 700, then you'll have a USD100 to 200 profit. good right?

17-85 is only $600 in amazon, it used to be cheaper, less than $450 before the incident in Japan. And based on the trend here on POTN, it usually sells only $250, maybe $300 new.


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Jun 23, 2011 14:55 |  #364

vickylou wrote in post #12619725 (external link)
I am looking to purchase this lens with the 60D instead of the kit 17-85 IS what do you think? I can't afford the 15-85IS orthe tamron 17-50 2.8 VC, are there any alternatives? how does it compare to the 18-135 IS?

At least here in Finland the price for Sigma 17-70 OS HSM is same as for the Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC. So, for the price the Tamron should be an alternative.

I ended changing the Sigma to the Tamron. My Tamron seems much more consistent in sharpness that the copy of the Sigma I had. I think both of the lenses are good choices and make good images. I see some amount of lost contrast due to worse coating (at least I think that is the reason) in Tamron compared to the Sigma, but I though prefer the constant 2.8 maximum aperture of the Tamron and having had many Sigmas in the past, I also wanted a bit different bokeh out of my lens. Tamron's bokeh is a bit coarser and that actually looks more natural to me.

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Jun 23, 2011 15:24 as a reply to  @ post 12504976 |  #365

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Jun 23, 2011 21:46 |  #366

Awsome shot Canon_Lover! It really shows the power.


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Jun 27, 2011 08:37 |  #367

I sooo want this lens, but so hard with the sigma 17-50 around and the canon 15-85...besides price point someone please convince me to get this!! how are all you keeper rates?


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Jun 28, 2011 00:22 as a reply to  @ boingy's post |  #368

I've just had this delivered to my work place, will be dark when I get home and it's piddling with rain :( Will have to wait till the weekend to test it in anger :)


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Jun 28, 2011 01:11 |  #369

ScreamingSwifts wrote in post #12669101 (external link)
I've just had this delivered to my work place, will be dark when I get home and it's piddling with rain :( Will have to wait till the weekend to test it in anger :)

me too! Mine was delivered this afternoon at work. But at least you can play with it during the weekend! My camera's on it's way to Adorama to get eval'd for a trade-in price, so I gotta wait til either it comes back, or I end up buying a new camera!

I was able to snap about a dozen pics today using a rented 50D though (just before I had to return the camera), and I gotta say I'm highly impressed with it! Can't wait to really play with it whenever I get a camera body sent back to me!


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Jun 30, 2011 10:39 |  #370

I really want to use this lens for portraits too, when does it loose 2.8? what is the bokeh like at 50-70 f4 for portraits?


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Jun 30, 2011 10:53 |  #371

vickylou wrote in post #12682850 (external link)
I really want to use this lens for portraits too, when does it loose 2.8? what is the bokeh like at 50-70 f4 for portraits?

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Edit: I just took a second to measure my 17-70 2.8-4 for you...
Since there is not a perfect scale on mm on the lens, this is the closest I could figure.

17-20mm = 2.8
21-28 = 3.2
29-50 = 3.5
51-70 = 4

There are several portraits in this thread at that range & aperture.


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Jul 06, 2011 12:41 as a reply to  @ Sharpmaxell's post |  #373

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Jul 10, 2011 13:29 as a reply to  @ michael619's post |  #374

Figured would throw the question here:
I just picked up a Sigma, and have not used it much, does anybody have a IQ test with this and a Canon 18-135?
I am going on vacation, and really want to just take one lens, a family vacation,

anybody input would really be helpful




  
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