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Thinking of Replacing Tamron 28-75mm with Canon 85mm

 
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Oct 14, 2012 17:48 |  #1

I'm at a cross road. I have an extremely sharp Tamron 28-75mm f2.8. If you notice my signature, I also have a Tamron 17-50mm that should be in my hands on Tuesday. I'm debating of whether to sale the Tamron 28-75mm and buy the Canon 85mm to be used most exclusively for photo shots and possibly some still animal photos. I know I give up the 25mm on long end though I do have a 70-200mm. Of course it's not 2.8 so might not work for a particular shot. I could probably keep both lenses and still buy the 85mm but camera bag is getting mighty full. I have a 70-300mm along with the 70-200mm so maybe my many years in the military makes me lean towards redundancy. Any thoughts?


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Oct 14, 2012 17:53 |  #2

sounds like a good idea to me...having both the tamrons doesn't seem all that necessary...


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Oct 14, 2012 17:54 |  #3

17-50 and 85 on crop sounds good to me, it's what i would be using if i was using a crop sensor.


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Oct 15, 2012 15:05 |  #4

I will be getting the 85 eventually and have the 28-75 now. However, I don't have any plans to part with the 28-75 even if I have the 85. But that's just me. If your 28-75 will do nothing but collect dust, then definitely sell it.


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Oct 16, 2012 20:19 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #5

I have both Tamrons which are fabulous lenses. I also have an EF 85mm f/1.8. I rarely use the Tamron 28-75 mm these days.


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Oct 16, 2012 23:56 |  #6

I like my Tamron 28-75 but it does seem unnecessary to have that in addition to the 17-50. In your case I'd probably go ahead and trade it for the 85.


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Oct 17, 2012 00:14 |  #7

Sounds like a good idea...go for it!

But...before you do...take a look at the Canon 100 f2. For some reason people always for get about this lens. I've had both the 85 1.8 and the 100 f2, and prefer the 100.


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Oct 17, 2012 07:37 |  #8

I own both the Tamron 28-75 and the Canon 85 f1.8, and if I had to choose between them, I'd keep the Tamron. I do a lot of animal photography, in the studio and outdoors, and find the zoom to be more useful. Like yours, my Tamron is extremely sharp and produces great images. I love the focal range for portrait photography.

The 85 is obviously an outstanding portrait lens, but I find many pet owners prefer to have all parts of the animal in focus, which means stopping down. I love the images I get from this lens, but of all the lenses in my bag it's the one I use the least. It has a fairly long MFD which I find irritating, and when I want to use a prime I tend to choose my 60 macro instead. I keep thinking I'll sell the 85, then I put it on the camera and am blown away by the results I get. I've owned it for years and am still ambivalent about it.


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Oct 17, 2012 10:32 |  #9

I own the tamron 28-75 and is very sharp. I used once a copy of of the canon 24-70 and tamron was better 100x
I dont know the 85 but the L is a very expensive glass. If your tamron is sharp I wouldnt change for the other Unless you are in love with the 85
have you used? try it and compare the same picture or similar situations Then you will know




  
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Oct 17, 2012 15:58 |  #10

Thanks for all the comments. I think a couple of people may have missed the fact that I have both the Tamron 17-50 and the Tamron 28-75 and considering the 85 1.8...not the L. (Too expensive for my needs)


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Oct 17, 2012 21:18 |  #11

LowriderS10 wrote in post #15132487 (external link)
Sounds like a good idea...go for it!

But...before you do...take a look at the Canon 100 f2. For some reason people always for get about this lens. I've had both the 85 1.8 and the 100 f2, and prefer the 100.

Tamas,,,before buying a EF 85mm f/1.8 I was also tossing up between the 85mm and the EF 100mm f/2. A couple of years ago I picked up my 85mm whilst on hoilday in Malaysia for a great price including its authentic Canon lenshood. The shop owner was also going to throw in a Hoya filter, but I declined and chose nifty case and strap for my G11instead. Must have been a slow week!

Had there been a 100mm for the same deal I would have chosen the 100mm. Had there been both in the store, I'd still be there deciding ;)


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Oct 17, 2012 22:07 |  #12

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I'm at a cross road. I have an extremely sharp Tamron 28-75mm f2.8. If you notice my signature, I also have a Tamron 17-50mm that should be in my hands on Tuesday. I'm debating of whether to sale the Tamron 28-75mm and buy the Canon 85mm to be used most exclusively for photo shots and possibly some still animal photos. I know I give up the 25mm on long end though I do have a 70-200mm. Of course it's not 2.8 so might not work for a particular shot. I could probably keep both lenses and still buy the 85mm but camera bag is getting mighty full. I have a 70-300mm along with the 70-200mm so maybe my many years in the military makes me lean towards redundancy. Any thoughts?

I'm ex-rocket scientist if we talk about redundancy here.
Are your lens - your combat ammo or you are about to take all of it at the moon? :cool:

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No, you don't need all three of them. Just one. Same for fifty, and most likely for the tele zooms.

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Oct 17, 2012 23:28 |  #13

kf095 wrote in post #15136504 (external link)
I'm ex-rocket scientist if we talk about redundancy here.
Are your lens - your combat ammo or you are about to take all of it at the moon? :cool:

Modified old kit lens, plus two Tammies.
No, you don't need all three of them. Just one. Same for fifty, and most likely for the tele zooms.

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I knew someone would eventually call me out on the old kit lens and having two 50 mm. I gave the 10D to my 12 year old, bought him a 50mm and of course the old modded kit lens is from many years ago. But, that gives him two lenses to experiment with.


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