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Mar 26, 2014 03:53 |  #1

I've been using 18-55 STM for sometime and should upgrade to tamron 17-50 non vc for the sharpness? STM is good for photography though. but for the sharpness and 2.8 bokeh of course.
does anyone have the experience on these both lens?
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Mar 26, 2014 11:58 |  #2

Yes, do it. f/2.8 is a big deal and for more than just bokeh.


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Mar 26, 2014 12:29 |  #3

The tamron is superb.


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Mar 26, 2014 12:59 as a reply to  @ Frodge's post |  #4

That picture can be done with an 18-55 as well. HDR and overprocessing can cover up many lens deficiencies. Can you post the original, Frodge?


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Mar 26, 2014 13:00 |  #5

The Tamron is amazing, uncomparable to the 18-55mm.

I just upgraded to a EF-S 17-55mm for only £370.00, maybe try and get one second hand. I upgraded for focusing speed, build quality, reliablility and FTM.


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Mar 26, 2014 13:11 |  #6

1Tanker wrote in post #16788084 (external link)
That picture can be done with an 18-55 as well. HDR and overprocessing can cover up many lens deficiencies. Can you post the original, Frodge?

That pretty much is the original other than some contrast and a little sharpening. The sun was just setting in February hitting off the water....
No HDR....


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Mar 26, 2014 13:24 |  #7

Another from a NY snowstorm.
I have the 18-55mm as well. The Tamron takes better pictures in my opinion. Noticeably better.


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Mar 26, 2014 15:54 |  #8

I Love my Tammy even on my XT

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Mar 26, 2014 16:43 |  #9

Nice work Frodge !!


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Mar 26, 2014 22:45 |  #10

dpds68 wrote in post #16788536 (external link)
I Love my Tammy even on my XT

Hi David,
Did you use flash for this picture.


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Mar 26, 2014 23:17 |  #11

agdroid wrote in post #16787069 (external link)
I've been using 18-55 STM for sometime and should upgrade to tamron 17-50 non vc for the sharpness? STM is good for photography though. but for the sharpness and 2.8 bokeh of course.
does anyone have the experience on these both lens?
thanks

Heya,

The 18-55 STM is a great kit lens. Very good for it's relative cost.

But it doesn't come close to any of the 17-50 (17-55) F2.8 lenses. They are a bit sharper, not dramatically sharper (it's not like comparing a super sharp prime to the kit lens at widest aperture, where it's dramatic, just for reference). The constant F2.8 however is a big deal. That's something that you can't compare or really compensate in any way. It's well worth it, if you need the wider aperture, and still want a zoom.

If you want dramatically sharper, and wider aperture, then there's the Sigma 18-35 F1.8. But it's a bit more expensive than the 17-50 zooms.

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Mar 27, 2014 19:58 |  #12

khwaja wrote in post #16789402 (external link)
Hi David,
Did you use flash for this picture.


If I remember correctly I did use a kiss of flash for some fill it was taken a wile ago .


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Mar 27, 2014 20:56 |  #13

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Nice work Frodge !!

Thanks


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Apr 01, 2014 06:23 |  #14

thank you all so much.




  
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