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Aug 07, 2011 11:26 as a reply to  @ post 12797050 |  #586

One from some time ago.

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Aug 07, 2011 12:30 as a reply to  @ Drebin's post |  #587

Very pleased with this lens so far, I am only a novice though!


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Aug 07, 2011 18:51 |  #588

Drebin wrote in post #12891697 (external link)
One from some time ago.
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Aug 08, 2011 06:48 |  #589

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Aug 09, 2011 14:59 |  #590

tomcat7886 wrote in post #12893675 (external link)
Nice perspective.

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Aug 14, 2011 17:43 as a reply to  @ Drebin's post |  #591

Hi everyone. Just subbed to the forum because I found this thread. The pics everyone has posted here have been great and so far this has really helped me out.

I just got this lens and I am afraid I might have gotten a bad copy. I seem to have quite poor focus on many of my shots, particularly at f/2.8 which I understand may be softer usually than when stopped down, but I still feel my shots are coming up short even compared to most of the 2.8 pics here.

I'm using the lens with a Canon 550D. Here's a couple example shots, this is basically the best I've been able to do at 50 mm f/2.8. 1/60, ISO 500. 100% crop on the eyes in the second image, focus was on the left eye. Am I just expecting too much out of this lens?


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Aug 15, 2011 01:26 |  #592

Welcome to the forum. IMO, that looks a bit on the softer side but not as bad so as to write the lens off. I have to ask the following without meaning any disrespect to you in terms of your skill level and knowledge...
1. Was this handheld with IS on, if not, then to me 1/60s is way too slow to judge.
2. If it was handheld, please post some pics of a more stationary subject taken with a tripod.
3. If this was handheld, guessing you were not farther than a meter away from the subject, we are talking about a DOF of about 2-3 cms!! Are you sure, you actually nailed the focus right?
4. If you have another lens, have you tried the exact same shot and compared? If not please do so.
5. Sharing detailed EXIF will help somebody who knows about the 550D help you better.

Hope it is not your lens. Finally, as this is a sample photo archive thread, posting this concern/issue in a separate thread might get you more responses.


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Aug 15, 2011 12:11 |  #593

nikmar08 wrote in post #12936823 (external link)
Welcome to the forum. IMO, that looks a bit on the softer side but not as bad so as to write the lens off. I have to ask the following without meaning any disrespect to you in terms of your skill level and knowledge...
1. Was this handheld with IS on, if not, then to me 1/60s is way too slow to judge.
2. If it was handheld, please post some pics of a more stationary subject taken with a tripod.
3. If this was handheld, guessing you were not farther than a meter away from the subject, we are talking about a DOF of about 2-3 cms!! Are you sure, you actually nailed the focus right?
4. If you have another lens, have you tried the exact same shot and compared? If not please do so.
5. Sharing detailed EXIF will help somebody who knows about the 550D help you better.

Hope it is not your lens. Finally, as this is a sample photo archive thread, posting this concern/issue in a separate thread might get you more responses.

Thanks, yeah, it was handheld with VC on. I haven't gotten around to a really rigorous test yet, i was planning to do so eventually, and I'll make sure to
do tripod and other lenses and whatnot.

I realize the DOF is really shallow and it's possible to miss the spot you want to focus on, I just seem to find that if that's the case there's an awful lot of them that I'm doing that to. It's entirely possible that it is just me as I'm not a pro by any means. When I do a better test I'll make sure to do some tripod shots with VC off, and that's a good suggestion about posting it in its own thread. Thanks for the advice.




  
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Aug 15, 2011 15:13 |  #594

franklyshankly wrote in post #12934600 (external link)
Hi everyone. Just subbed to the forum because I found this thread. The pics everyone has posted here have been great and so far this has really helped me out.

I just got this lens and I am afraid I might have gotten a bad copy. I seem to have quite poor focus on many of my shots, particularly at f/2.8 which I understand may be softer usually than when stopped down, but I still feel my shots are coming up short even compared to most of the 2.8 pics here.

I'm using the lens with a Canon 550D. Here's a couple example shots, this is basically the best I've been able to do at 50 mm f/2.8. 1/60, ISO 500. 100% crop on the eyes in the second image, focus was on the left eye. Am I just expecting too much out of this lens?

Looking at the reflection in the left (or, right from the cat's view) eye, you see quite sharp edges of the window. Even small movement ruins the total sharpness, but here I would not require more sharpness with the given light etc. With unsharp mask filtering the image turned more sharp, now we are talking about 100% level, which is never the sharpest in appearance. Maybe some shot that shows REAL unsharpness? :-)

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Aug 21, 2011 12:20 |  #595

Anyone has Tamron 17-50 and Canon 15-85?; and which lens do you prefer?. I've seen very good images with both Tamron's. I know Canon 15-85 is very good... Quite difficult to take a decision...

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Aug 22, 2011 11:49 |  #596

Juamba wrote in post #12972605 (external link)
Anyone has Tamron 17-50 and Canon 15-85?; and which lens do you prefer?. I've seen very good images with both Tamron's. I know Canon 15-85 is very good... Quite difficult to take a decision...

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My personal opinion - between the two, I'd take the 15-85 FL range any day, it doubles up nicely as wide-angle and portrait lens for a crop body like my 7D. But the variable aperture and the fact that it is really slow (goes f/4.5 at 35mm, f/5 at 50mm and f/5.6 at 70mm), is the deal breaker for me!!

So my vote is for the Tamron, I use one regularly and am perfectly happy with it. The other option is the newer Sigma 17-50. I haven't used it personally, but there are a lot of folks who have and say it is good too.


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Aug 25, 2011 04:21 |  #598

had it with me on vacation ... did a great job - as always.

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Aug 29, 2011 18:35 |  #599

Made a short trip to Nevada-Arizona Border and Hoover Dam... Really love the new bridge!!

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Aug 29, 2011 18:56 |  #600

nikmar08 wrote in post #12978456 (external link)
My personal opinion - between the two, I'd take the 15-85 FL range any day, it doubles up nicely as wide-angle and portrait lens for a crop body like my 7D. But the variable aperture and the fact that it is really slow (goes f/4.5 at 35mm, f/5 at 50mm and f/5.6 at 70mm), is the deal breaker for me!!

So my vote is for the Tamron, I use one regularly and am perfectly happy with it. The other option is the newer Sigma 17-50. I haven't used it personally, but there are a lot of folks who have and say it is good too.

I agree with all of this. My first Tamron was broken on vacation. I went to a camera shop, and as the prices were very similar, I "upgraded" to the 15-85. It's a good lens, but I ended up selling it and going back to the Tamron. If you do all of your shooting outdoors, the the 15-85 is probably a better bet, but indoors it's pretty frustrating.


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