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Jun 17, 2014 09:46 |  #1

Ok, so time for another........

My wife told me that I can snag a new lens for a fathers day present, she knew I miss my 40mm 2.8 now that its gone. Here is my situation

Do i order another 40mm, look at getting a used lens off craigslist - and the choices I have are the canon 50 1.4 - Sigma 30 1.4 (not art) - or a Tamron 17-50 2.8 non VC - While i think the 17-50 would be a nice lens due to its zoom is it a good lens?
Or do I just save some cash and snag a 50 1.8ii even though its the cheapest of the bunch I know what it will yield in image quality. I have had both the 40mm - 50 1.8 and have used a 50 1.4.

What is your opinion? And if you have / have had the tamron please weigh in. I can get it for 250$


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Jun 17, 2014 10:14 |  #2

The Tammy 17-50mm non VC is a Great Lens , What do you shoot , Indoors , Outdoors , good light , bad light ?


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Jun 17, 2014 10:22 |  #3

All of the above really. My kids, pics for people, and looking for a decent all around lens for disney in the fall.


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Jun 17, 2014 10:37 as a reply to  @ madasax's post |  #4

All of the above really. My kids, pics for people, and looking for a decent all around lens for disney in the fall.


IMO the Tamron 17-50 non VC would be a great lens for you. I had one and was very happy with it, I only recently sold it to get a stabilized Sigma 17-50 (which would also be a great choice if it's within your budget).




  
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Jun 17, 2014 11:03 |  #5

It would fill in my kit nicely. The tamron 17-50 - is 250$ a good price used? Seems to be. Guy is local


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Jun 17, 2014 13:25 |  #6

madasax wrote in post #16977079 (external link)
It would fill in my kit nicely. The tamron 17-50 - is 250$ a good price used? Seems to be. Guy is local



$250 seems about right.




  
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Jun 17, 2014 14:05 |  #7

17-50 is a versatile lens and apears to fill a hole in your kit quite nicely. On the other hand, if you want to destroy backgrounds, the 50 1.4 would be a better option. It just comes down to what you want more.




  
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Jun 18, 2014 00:59 |  #8

I had the Tamron a while back - it's a nice lens but the focus motor is slow and a bit noisy if that matters to you. (It might if your subjects are running around a lot). IQ is good though.




  
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Jun 18, 2014 02:11 |  #9

Get my sigma 30mm :-)


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Jun 18, 2014 10:07 |  #10

Thanks for the insight all, I decided to save the family some cash and just snagged a 50 1.8ii to have in the bag again. I know my wife told me I could spend more but I would rather save us the extra 200$ for a nice point and shoot for our trip this fall. This was one of the first shots with the 50 - Love that little plastic thing!

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Jun 18, 2014 19:21 |  #11

madasax wrote in post #16977000 (external link)
All of the above really. My kids, pics for people, and looking for a decent all around lens for disney in the fall.

Get wide angle. That means that 17mm~ zoom. A prime is lovely. But you are going to kick yourself all day with a 40~50mm on APS-C in a theme park. Wide is your friend there.

I'd still try to get a prime though. 35 F2 or 28 F1.8 comes to mind.

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Jun 19, 2014 03:27 |  #12

I have a 10-22 UWA


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