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taylorman00
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Jan 02, 2013 18:14 |  #31

DreDaze wrote in post #15436483 (external link)
personally i wouldn't want a lens that goes to 200mm and doesn't have IS...again 1/60 isn't a fast shutter speed...the rule of thumb would be at 200mm to have a shutter of 1/320 at least...70mm you could probably get away with 1/120

Hmm...good to know. Maybe I ought to consider the 70-300 IS then. I know it gets good reviews to...just not as good as the 70-200 f/4L.


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Jan 02, 2013 18:22 |  #32

I know lots of people would vote for Tamron 70-300 VC instead of Canon IS. I instead got the 70-200 f4. I really needed L quality across the frame at any FL, and will mostly use it on a tripod (for home studio, landscape, architecure/abstract etc.).


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Jan 02, 2013 21:07 |  #33

Flash is a good call. Makes a huge difference.

If you go with a Sigma 17-50, I have one for sale here on POTN.


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Jan 03, 2013 10:59 |  #34

There has been some mention of the Sigma 17-50... but how about the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4?




  
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Jan 03, 2013 12:38 |  #35

Bobct1 wrote in post #15439276 (external link)
There has been some mention of the Sigma 17-50... but how about the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4?

I was going to suggest that, and more specifically the OS version. At f/2.8 at the wide end it is faster than Canon 15-85, it has excellent IS (Sigma calls it OS), it is longer than the 17-50 or 17-55 lenses, has the macro capabilities (even though it is not a true 1:1), it has a very good IQ, and it is about half the price of the 15-85. Right now B&H has it brand new on sale at $299 after an instant $150 rebate. I suspect they are trying to clear the inventory for the new 17-70.

I have one, and it is my walkaround lens.


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Jan 03, 2013 16:30 |  #36

flash.


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Jan 03, 2013 16:55 |  #37

another option is tamron 17-50 f2.8, can be had for under 400


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Jan 03, 2013 23:31 |  #38

BrandonSi wrote in post #15414510 (external link)
Someone linked to this today and was laughing at how accurate it was. Give it a read if you have time..

http://theonlinephotog​rapher.typepad.com …/05/letter-to-george.html (external link)

Great read. Kinda scary to look at what I've done with my purchases and extrapolate out... :oops:


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Jan 04, 2013 00:04 |  #39

michgirl wrote in post #15414474 (external link)
When I had a crop camera, I did option 2 - loved the 15-85mm! Very sharp, great contrast and color.

Agreed. Do this


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Jan 04, 2013 00:04 |  #40

I would probably get a used 430ex flash ($175) or maybe a cheaper Yongnuo ETTL flash first, then upgrade the 18-55 IS lens to something like the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 (non-VC) or Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 (either one is about $350 used).

I've never been too excited by my 18-55 IS lens. The images are sharp enough but the color and contrast always seem a bit lacking to me. I've owned both Tamron lenses and for the money they produce some nice images that equal what I get from more expensive Canon lenses.


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Jan 04, 2013 00:59 |  #41

I'd go option 2. I'd always upgrade glass before body. Makes a huge difference.




  
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Jan 04, 2013 13:25 |  #42

Glass before body. Always.


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taylorman00
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Jan 05, 2013 19:43 as a reply to  @ slimninj4's post |  #43

I've pretty much decided to upgrade the glass first. Now I can't decide what I want to do. I've narrowed it down to 2-3 lenses, but can't decide. Only have limited funds, so I need to get it right.


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Jan 08, 2013 16:22 |  #44

BrandonSi wrote in post #15414510 (external link)
Someone linked to this today and was laughing at how accurate it was. Give it a read if you have time..

http://theonlinephotog​rapher.typepad.com …/05/letter-to-george.html (external link)

That's funny.


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