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Oct 20, 2011 23:31 |  #1

i know this been ask before and i did the search but came up with different opinions i was looking at the Tamron 17-50 lens to upgrade over the 18-55 is kit i would like to know is it a big upgrade as for low light compared to the kit or not really worth it and is the VC necessary thanks




  
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Oct 20, 2011 23:45 |  #2

With vc big upgrade, no vc decent low light upgrade, but more of an over IQ upgrade.


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Oct 21, 2011 00:00 |  #3

i read the non VC has better IQ because i seen the VC for about 650$ compared to 430$ non VC but saw the VC for 470$ but don't know how good the company is that was cheap compared to everybody else




  
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Oct 21, 2011 01:25 |  #4

Non-VC is a good buy, VC is not a great buy since the sigma 17-50 OS can be had for the same price, and the sigma is better.


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Oct 21, 2011 01:33 |  #5

The trend on POTN is to recommend the Sigma for a lower-priced alternative to the Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS.

I say go with that. Benefit of image stabilization (which helps in low light) and a normal focal range. Also, fixed aperture.


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Oct 21, 2011 01:36 |  #6
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Sirrith wrote in post #13283062 (external link)
Non-VC is a good buy, VC is not a great buy since the sigma 17-50 OS can be had for the same price, and the sigma is better.

This.

You are better off getting the sigma version than the VC.

Non-VC has superior IQ compared to the VC and it's the best bang of buck 2.8 zoom.


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Oct 21, 2011 02:09 |  #7

Paolo.Leviste wrote in post #13283079 (external link)
The trend on POTN is to recommend the Sigma for a lower-priced alternative to the Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS.

I say go with that. Benefit of image stabilization (which helps in low light) and a normal focal range. Also, fixed aperture.

Nah, the trend is to blindly recommend the 17-55 because its Canon, and therefore must be better.


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Oct 21, 2011 02:22 |  #8
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My vote also goes for the Sigma.




  
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Oct 21, 2011 06:47 |  #9

cab ny wrote in post #13282750 (external link)
i know this been ask before and i did the search but came up with different opinions i was looking at the Tamron 17-50 lens to upgrade over the 18-55 is kit i would like to know is it a big upgrade as for low light compared to the kit or not really worth it and is the VC necessary thanks

turn off the IS on your 18-55IS and see if it makes a difference, if it doesn't the Tamron 17-50 2.8 non-vc is a good choice. If your budget is higher the Sigma 17-50 2.8 and Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC are also good choices.

XSi (450D) with Tamron 17-50 2.8 non-vc

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Oct 21, 2011 07:30 |  #10

Was this photo taken hand-held or tripod?


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Oct 21, 2011 07:53 |  #11

thanks for the reply




  
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Oct 21, 2011 12:30 |  #12

tomcat7886 wrote in post #13283661 (external link)
Was this photo taken hand-held or tripod?

hand held - that's the point of shooting at high ISO levels and larger apertures!

same scene, one minute before -

XSi (450D) with Tamron 17-50 2.8 non-vc
ISO 3200 (pushed in post)
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