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May 09, 2014 19:43 as a reply to  @ post 16893929 |  #16

gasrocks wrote in post #16892451 (external link)
Yes, Tamron SP 17-50/2.8 non-VC version. Used under $300. Sold my copy of the ef-s 17-55/2.8 IS when I needed some cash. Got this Tamron instead. No regrets.

That is pretty high praise!


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May 09, 2014 21:15 |  #17

I highly recommend the non-VC version. I just sold one on POTN, but only because I've gone FF. It was my most used lens until I bought a Canon 24-70.


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May 09, 2014 23:18 |  #18

firme wrote in post #16893929 (external link)
Just to be sure, this one is considered the non VC?

http://www.borrowlense​s.com …dard/Tamron_17-50mm_canon (external link)

Yes, that is the NON VC version. It's too bad you can't find
someone locally to meet up with, and try the lens, as the
price of that 7 day rental is 1/9th the price of a new one.

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May 09, 2014 23:21 |  #19

Oldschool1948 wrote in post #16894127 (external link)
I highly recommend the non-VC version. I just sold one on POTN, but only because I've gone FF. It was my most used lens until I bought a Canon 24-70.

I kept mine for use on my 7D and 40D, even though I have the
5DIII and Canon 24-70 II as well. There are just times and places
I don't want the 5DIII, and the Tamron works so nicely on the
7D and 40D.

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May 10, 2014 08:48 |  #20

Thanks Evan for the reply. I have been thinking of renting for less days as I really only need it for the weekend. Will see what are the rates for less days.




  
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May 10, 2014 09:28 |  #21

With either lens (Tamron or Sigma), make sure you buy from a place where you can return or exchange it. These fast standard zoom lenses quite often have AF accuracy issues, which sometimes cannot be corrected with focus MA (e.g., my Tamron 17-50 non-VC had a severe front focus at one focal length end, and a bad back focus at the opposite end). I thought such problems could be fixed under warranty, but here in Canada the Tamron's SC refused to fix it. My second lens, Sigma 17-50, was better, but still I ended up exchanging it for another copy, which had more accurate AF.

Overall, I rate Sigma 17-50 OS better than Tamron 17-50 non-VC: AF is faster and more accurate, especially in low light.


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