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17-55 noise | sigma 30mm | what to keep

 
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Jan 15, 2013 18:15 |  #1

Hi there,

I got the 17-55 to compare with my 15-85 and decide which to keep. The OS on 15-85 is almost dead silent. This is the first thing that I noticed, the OS is silent and it even makes a noise after I take the picture...is it normal?

The other thing is that I have bought a sigma 30mm f/1.4 yesterday. How do I make sure it's right for focusing and there is no problem? Would you keep it even if I keep the 17-55 ? or would you rather use the 15-85 + 30mm sigma?

if I decide to keep the 17-55, would it be a good idea to buy a 55-250 f/4-5.6 used in the time of saving for a 70-200L f/4
I also got a 50mm f/1.8 as a gift but due to price, I'll keep it no matter what. I also have a canon speedlite 430ex!

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Canon 60D | Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM | Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II | Canon Flash Speedlite 430EX II | flickr (external link)

  
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Jan 15, 2013 18:39 |  #2

I have the 15-85 and don't notice any IS noise at all (compared to my 100L, which has noticeable IS noise). I don't have and haven't used the 17-55, so can't compare, but I like my 15-85 as a general lens. It's a bit slow for indoor portraits in natural light (unless the space is well-lit, obviously). Excellent for indoor combined with flash (but I expect the 17-55 would be the same).

I also have a Sigma 30mm. To test whether it front or back focussed, I opened it up (i.e. f1.4) and took shots of a sheet of black and white text at an angle. Use centre point only, so you know where you are focussing. Repeat a number of times, moving the focus barrel to extremes (do both) between shots. Wide open, the DOF is narrow, so any systemic front or back-focussing should be readily apparent (the first copy that I tried clearly front focussed).

Having used the Sigma for 6 months now, I'm still a bit undecided. I find it soft wide open (which I expected, so no surprise) until about f2.8 - but it's great to have the option of going to 1.4. Stopped down, it is very sharp, but then so is my 15-85 at the same apertures, so no need to have it for f4 and beyond. I have had some wonderful images out of it, but find the autofocus a bit hit and miss in low light (which is when I use it, of course).

Can't help with your telephoto dilemma, except to say that I'm saving for a 70-200 f2.8 :)


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Jan 15, 2013 18:56 |  #3

the IS on my 17-55 was noticeable, but not loud at all, just the normal swirling noise.

if you return the sigma, you can pretty much cover the cost of a 70-200 f/4. if you keep it, the 55-250 will do just fine for you while you save your money.


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Jan 15, 2013 18:59 |  #4

pdrober2 wrote in post #15493544 (external link)
the IS on my 17-55 was noticeable, but not loud at all, just the normal swirling noise.

if you return the sigma, you can pretty much cover the cost of a 70-200 f/4. if you keep it, the 55-250 will do just fine for you while you save your money.

was it noticeable AFTER taking the picture...it's like I take the picture and half second after it does the zipping sound!


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Jan 15, 2013 19:10 |  #5

I have a Sigma 17-50 and a 30/1.4 and I would say keep the 17-55 and 30, but that's just me. Are you looking to get the 55-250 just to cover the 55-85 you have now or for the whole 55-250? If you are just looking to cover, you could spend a little more and buy a 85/1.8 instead. Still save for a 70-200 after that.


Canon 7D/350D, Σ17-50/2.8 OS, 18-55IS, 24-105/4 L IS, Σ30/1.4 EX, 50/1.8, C50/1.4, 55-250IS, 60/2.8, 70-200/4 L IS, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 IS L, 135/2 L 580EX II, 430EX II * 2, 270EX II.

  
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Jan 15, 2013 19:12 |  #6

FEChariot wrote in post #15493598 (external link)
I have a Sigma 17-50 and a 30/1.4 and I would say keep the 17-55 and 30, but that's just me. Are you looking to get the 55-250 just to cover the 55-85 you have now or for the whole 55-250? If you are just looking to cover, you could spend a little more and buy a 85/1.8 instead. Still save for a 70-200 after that.

in what situation you reach for your sigma 30 instead of using your 17-50?


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Jan 15, 2013 19:14 |  #7

Zeiterphoto wrote in post #15493563 (external link)
was it noticeable AFTER taking the picture...it's like I take the picture and half second after it does the zipping sound!

That's the sound of the IS stopping. It should make a similar noise when it starts up when you half-press the shutter.


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Jan 15, 2013 19:15 |  #8

ljason8eg wrote in post #15493613 (external link)
That's the sound of the IS stopping. It should make a similar noise when it starts up when you half-press the shutter.

so it's normal 100%?


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Jan 15, 2013 19:18 |  #9

Zeiterphoto wrote in post #15493618 (external link)
so it's normal 100%?

Yeah nothing to worry about. Some lenses' IS systems are louder than others.

If you keep looking through the viewfinder after taking the photo the IS should stop functioning when you hear that noise.


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Jan 15, 2013 19:20 |  #10

Zeiterphoto wrote in post #15493392 (external link)
Hi there,

I got the 17-55 to compare with my 15-85 and decide which to keep. The OS on 15-85 is almost dead silent. This is the first thing that I noticed, the OS is silent and it even makes a noise after I take the picture...is it normal?

The other thing is that I have bought a sigma 30mm f/1.4 yesterday. How do I make sure it's right for focusing and there is no problem? Would you keep it even if I keep the 17-55 ? or would you rather use the 15-85 + 30mm sigma?

if I decide to keep the 17-55, would it be a good idea to buy a 55-250 f/4-5.6 used in the time of saving for a 70-200L f/4
I also got a 50mm f/1.8 as a gift but due to price, I'll keep it no matter what. I also have a canon speedlite 430ex!

thanks

What I would do:
keep the 17-55
keep the 50 1.8
sell the 30mm
sell the 15-85
instead of purchasing the 55-250, put the saved $150 towards the 70-200L f/4 IS (or 70-200 F4 if you want to save a bit more)

The 17-55, 50, and 70-200 (either version), and your 430EXII will make a well rounded kit capable of performing in almost any scenario.



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Jan 15, 2013 19:20 |  #11

it's pretty annoying because the IS on the 15-85 is dead silent. Is there a way to know how old is our lens because I bought it used..


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Jan 15, 2013 19:22 |  #12

Zeiterphoto wrote in post #15493605 (external link)
in what situation you reach for your sigma 30 instead of using your 17-50?

I have to admit that my 30 sees less action now that I have the 17-50 than when my 24-105 was my fastest in that range. I do like having the 1.4-2.8 available for when I don't want to or can't use flash. It's nice for the additional blur too.


Canon 7D/350D, Σ17-50/2.8 OS, 18-55IS, 24-105/4 L IS, Σ30/1.4 EX, 50/1.8, C50/1.4, 55-250IS, 60/2.8, 70-200/4 L IS, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 IS L, 135/2 L 580EX II, 430EX II * 2, 270EX II.

  
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Jan 15, 2013 19:23 |  #13

Based on my shooting style I found the 17-55 range very limiting and did not enjoy switching lenses that often so I went the 15-85 and Sigma 30 route because its the most flexible option.

You get a great range and then you get really low light performance when you need.
When traveling this is a perfect 2 lens combination that gets you 95% of your shots.


To test the sigma I used this chart and instructions, very simple and straight forward.
http://focustestchart.​com/chart.html (external link)


Canon 70D | 15-85IS | Σ17-50/2.8 | Σ30/1.4 | 40/2.8 Pancake | 100/2.0 | 55-250STM | 430EXII

  
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Jan 15, 2013 19:26 |  #14

Lexar wrote in post #15493654 (external link)
Based on my shooting style I found the 17-55 range very limiting and did not enjoy switching lenses that often so I went the 15-85 and Sigma 30 route because its the most flexible option.

You get a great range and then you get really low light performance when you need.
When traveling this is a perfect 2 lens combination that gets you 95% of your shots.


To test the sigma I used this chart and instructions, very simple and straight forward.
http://focustestchart.​com/chart.html (external link)

what is your shooting style?


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Jan 15, 2013 19:27 |  #15

Zeiterphoto wrote in post #15493644 (external link)
it's pretty annoying because the IS on the 15-85 is dead silent. Is there a way to know how old is our lens because I bought it used..

The IS noise for the 17-55 is completely normal. It will "chirp" upon half shutter press, quietly hum while engaged, and then another slight "chirp" when it disengages.



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