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Tamron 17-50 or tamron 28-75??

 
CFranco15
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Jan 01, 2014 00:13 |  #1

I was hoping to get some opinions on what I should buy to replace my kit 18-55 for my 70D.
Tamron 15-50 F/2.8 or Tamron 28-75 F/2.8

I currently have:
Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6, Canon 60mm F/2.6, Canon 35mm F/2, and the Canon 18-55 F/3.5-5.6.

I am just starting to do landscape photos and plan on getting the Rokinon 14mm, but I mainly do portraits or street photography.




  
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Jan 01, 2014 09:02 |  #2

It really depends on what you shoot most often. Go back and look at your favorite photos taken with the 18-55, then look at the exif information from them - what focal lengths did you use most? If it was toward the high end of the range of your 18-55 then it would make sense to go with the 28-75. If not then I'd think the 17-50 would be a good choice.

In my case I have the non VC version of the Tamron 17-50 and a lot of my photos are at the short end of that range, so the 28-75 wouldn't be a good choice for me. And I'll say that IMO the Tamron 17-50 is a very nice lens.




  
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Jan 01, 2014 11:59 |  #3
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I have the Tamron 28-75, but use it mainly on full-frame. I do put it on my 60D when I need f/2.8. I don't think 28mm is near wide enough for APSc, though. If you get the 28-75, you'll want to keep the kit lens.


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Jan 01, 2014 12:05 |  #4

For portraits, the 28-75 is a great range. I had one for many years and really enjoyed it. Since you already have a 18-55 and are interested in portrait photography, I'd recommend trying the 28-75. You're unlikely to be disappointed; it's a very nice lens.


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Jan 01, 2014 13:30 |  #5

EOS5DC wrote in post #16569308 (external link)
I have the Tamron 28-75, but use it mainly on full-frame. I do put it on my 60D when I need f/2.8. I don't think 28mm is near wide enough for APSc, though. If you get the 28-75, you'll want to keep the kit lens.


^^^^This. Good advice.


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Jan 01, 2014 14:41 |  #6

28mm at the wide end sounds kind of limiting for a crop body. I guess it's OK for portraits, but it seems limiting for landscape work.


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Jan 01, 2014 19:51 |  #7

I have the Tamron 17-50 Non-VC, which has better IQ then the VC version. I love the lens, but I find I don't like having a gap from 50-70mm. If I was looking now, I'd buy the Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 OS. As sharp as the Tammy 17-50, but doesn't leave a gap in coverage.


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Jan 01, 2014 21:36 |  #8

KirkS518 wrote in post #16570315 (external link)
I have the Tamron 17-50 Non-VC, which has better IQ then the VC version. I love the lens, but I find I don't like having a gap from 50-70mm. If I was looking now, I'd buy the Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 OS. As sharp as the Tammy 17-50, but doesn't leave a gap in coverage.

Oops. I just ordered the tamron 17-50 non vc.


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Jan 01, 2014 22:58 |  #9

Frodge wrote in post #16570557 (external link)
Oops. I just ordered the tamron 17-50 non vc.

Again!? Don't worry, you'll LOVE it!


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CFranco15
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Jan 01, 2014 23:14 |  #10

Thanks for the feedback!
I will probably end up going with the 17-50 for two reasons:
1. I will get the Canon 85mm 1.8 rather than the 14mm because i feel 17mm will be wide enough for me to start landscape and
2. I prefer to shoot my portraits with my primes so this would be more for general purpose, landscape, or group photography.




  
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Jan 02, 2014 09:20 |  #11

Frodge wrote in post #16570557 (external link)
Oops. I just ordered the tamron 17-50 non vc.

You'll have no regrets, it's a good lens.




  
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