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Feb 05, 2013 20:33 |  #31

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Honestly I never thought of zoom creep (it does have some) on the 15-85 as an issue. To put it as...be "forewarned" is a bit dramatic! On my copy it's very easily managed. Either keep the zoom on the short end or use tape to keep it at a focal length you desire. No drama;)

Perhaps forewarned was a poor choice since its an emotionally charged word. I probably should have just said, " Many examples of the 15-85 have zoom creep between around 24 and 50mm. If your copy creeps, its normal and not a defect." Better?


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Feb 05, 2013 20:47 |  #32

Clarification works wonders! :)


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Feb 05, 2013 20:53 |  #33

mwsilver wrote in post #15577175 (external link)
Perhaps forewarned was a poor choice since its an emotionally charged word. I probably should have just said, " Many examples of the 15-85 have zoom creep between around 24 and 50mm. If your copy creeps, its normal and not a defect." Better?

Yes, much better... it doesn't imply you are certain to fail and die an agonizing death if you purchase the 15-85




  
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Feb 05, 2013 21:00 |  #34

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Yes, much better... it doesn't imply you are certain to fail and die an agonizing death if you purchase the 15-85

Lizabeth, this is the big one! I'm coming to join you! :D


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Feb 05, 2013 21:18 |  #35

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Lizabeth, this is the big one! I'm coming to join you! :D

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. We're not in Kansas any more toto




  
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Feb 05, 2013 21:20 |  #36

:lol:

TV and Movies! What more can we ask for?!? :D


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Feb 05, 2013 21:27 |  #37

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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. We're not in Kansas any more toto

Lol!


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Feb 05, 2013 21:29 |  #38

They always said it's not the glass in the window that's the problem, but the nut hiding behind the curtain. That's me!


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Feb 05, 2013 21:47 |  #39

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Yes, much better... it doesn't imply you are certain to fail and die an agonizing death if you purchase the 15-85

You're not? Wow. I feel better!


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Feb 06, 2013 08:20 |  #40

I would suggest the Tamron 28-75 2.8 and keep the 18-55 when you need wide. the tammy is a great walk around lens and your legs will get you the wide angle for most of those shots and/or use the savings to get the tokina 12-24 ultra wide..

This allows you coverage from 12-200 with 3 lens in your bag.


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Feb 06, 2013 08:34 |  #41

kermit4u wrote in post #15578627 (external link)
I would suggest the Tamron 28-75 2.8 and keep the 18-55 when you need wide. the tammy is a great walk around lens and your legs will get you the wide angle for most of those shots and/or use the savings to get the tokina 12-24 ultra wide..

This allows you coverage from 12-200 with 3 lens in your bag.

But I think he was looking for an everyday walk around lens. I also don't think he wanted to carry a bunch of lenses around with him when he's out and about. The Tamron may be a good lens, but it has no wide end at all. Often you can't step back far enough to remedy that, and to capture an expansive landscape, stepping back sufficiently could involve a car ride.


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Feb 06, 2013 09:27 |  #42

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But I think he was looking for an everyday walk around lens. I also don't think he wanted to carry a bunch of lenses around with him when he's out and about. The Tamron may be a good lens, but it has no wide end at all. Often you can't step back far enough to remedy that, and to capture an expansive landscape, stepping back sufficiently could involve a car ride.


that may be true and the same holds for when he needs the longer focal length. 28-75 at a cheaper price and quite sharp is something to consider.


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Feb 06, 2013 10:26 |  #43

You are both right in that I would like just one lens to use as my walk around. I want to get the best quality lens I can afford once instead of buying, trying and selling them as I have for the past year or so. That's why I got a quality 70-200 f/4 L, 50mm 1.8 prime to play with and upgrade to a better prime later(as finances permit). I have a 28-135, but I'm wanting one a little wider and I think for the price the 15-85 will suit my needs the best. I have looked @ the Tamron 17-50 2.8, I think the extra 35mm on the long end will be more benefit, but the 2.8 is faster. I considered the Sigma varieties as well. They all have their pros and cons, but I think the 15-85 will best suit my needs for now and into the forseeable future. Just my reasoning, but what do I know! ;)


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Feb 06, 2013 10:51 |  #44
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I have the 15-85, and like it. However sometimes I wish I had a 2.8 or faster lens in that wider ranges. I just can't pull the trigger on a 17-55, and can't afford the 24-70 2.8 II. I highly recommend the 15-85, but it doesn't do 2.8. If you need speed, you need speed.


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Feb 06, 2013 11:21 |  #45

trx125 wrote in post #15579048 (external link)
You are both right in that I would like just one lens to use as my walk around. I want to get the best quality lens I can afford once instead of buying, trying and selling them as I have for the past year or so. That's why I got a quality 70-200 f/4 L, 50mm 1.8 prime to play with and upgrade to a better prime later(as finances permit). I have a 28-135, but I'm wanting one a little wider and I think for the price the 15-85 will suit my needs the best. I have looked @ the Tamron 17-50 2.8, I think the extra 35mm on the long end will be more benefit, but the 2.8 is faster. I considered the Sigma varieties as well. They all have their pros and cons, but I think the 15-85 will best suit my needs for now and into the forseeable future. Just my reasoning, but what do I know! ;)

Actually you know quite a bit. Once you educate yourself, only you know what will give you the best bang for the buck. There is no absolute right or wrong here. Our suggestions are opinions based on our experiences and personal preferences. What works for us may not be best for you.


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