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Nov 04, 2014 18:12 |  #1

Well I'm loving the 5Dc, I can't believe how much better the image quality is than the newer 50d I have as well

Problem is, I'm finding I don't want to use the 50d at all, so now my favourite lens ever, the tamron 17-50 is out of use and really needs replacing, however I'm trying to stick to a tight budget so ideally no more than £300

It'll be for portraits, some landcapes and General shooting, and ideally it'll be a 2.8 like my tamron

When I bought the 5dc I thought I'd just be able to buy the tamron 28-75 and it'd be very good too, but I've been reading how it's quite soft and not anywhere near as good as the 17-50

So now I'm lost for ideas, everything in budget seems softer than the 17-50 and don't want to spend a fortune as my hobbies change a lot lol


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Nov 04, 2014 18:19 |  #2

Rent a 28-75 tamron and a then make your own judgement, I've found out the hard way that even most people can be wrong. Rent any lens you are interested in, it's so cheap to do so. Some places will even sell you the copy you rent(and discounted) if you find a really good one.


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Nov 04, 2014 18:19 |  #3

The 28-75 is a fine lens.


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Nov 04, 2014 18:27 |  #4

Heya,

A full frame lens at F2.8, with the range you're looking for has one option. The 28-75 F2.8 by Tamron.

It's a good lens. There's copy variation like all lenses. But it's the only thing in your budget, unless you shop and hunt for a used V1 24-70 F2.8L with some defects like delamination, or fungus, to get it into your price range.

Otherwise, the 24-105 F4L is as close as it's going to get, and that's already breaking budget.

A used 28-75 F2.8 can be had for $250 USD off ebay.

It will be plenty sharp on a 5D.

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Nov 05, 2014 00:38 |  #5

Used 28-75. I've used it on a 5Dc and a 6D and center sharpness is great. Edges a bit soft but I shoot mostly portraits so it doesn't matter to me much. I sold it to get the Tamron 24-70 which is wickedly sharp but have been flirting with the idea of selling it, getting the 28-75 again, and a 135L.


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Nov 05, 2014 02:42 |  #6

On 5DII with more megapixels, my Tamron 28-75mm is very good (there are some sample variations - the best is to test it before buying it). At 75mm@f2.8 for portraits, my copy is often "too sharp"...

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Nov 05, 2014 04:10 |  #7

I had the same situation with the Tamron 17-50 on a 400D . Great lens and I needed a similar lens for my 1Ds . Bought a 28-75 and I am sold on it , mine is fast and sharp at most f-stops with the same build quality and handling as the 17-50.


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Nov 05, 2014 08:05 |  #8

Another 28-75 vote here, for the price you can't really go wrong


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Nov 05, 2014 08:08 |  #9

Another vote for the 28-75. I used to own one, and will almost certainly be owning another in the future. It's a terrific lens.


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Nov 05, 2014 08:41 |  #10

If you want budget-budget, look for a used EF 28-135 IS. You can frequently find them for $150 or so. the EF 28-105 loses the 30mm on the long end and the IS, but can be had for 100 bucks or less.


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Nov 05, 2014 16:30 |  #11

I checked out HDEW's listing for the Tamron 28-75mm: -

The smallest and lightest standard lens of its class. Its luminosity makes "Available Light" photography an absolute pleasure. It belongs to the Super performance ( SP) class of Tamron lenses distinguished by ultra high optical and mechanical quality. It has very good resolution capability, strongly reduced light fall off up to the edges, minimized chromatic aberration and very good stray light behavior. Sharp and excellent pictures are the result. Furthermore, the depth of field which is rather wide due to the construction of the digital image sensors can be reduced by the big diaphragm aperture. This leads to new creative possibilities (e.g., motive stands out in front of a dramatically attractive blurred background).

I've been searching so long for a lens that'd make motive stand out in front of a dramatically attractive blurred background...




  
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Nov 05, 2014 16:32 |  #12

Sigma used to sell a 24-60mm f/2.8 that was also quite good. I don't know if it's still around.
The Tamron had a much more well known reputation.


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Nov 05, 2014 17:13 |  #13

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17254386 (external link)
Sigma used to sell a 24-60mm f/2.8 that was also quite good. I don't know if it's still around.
The Tamron had a much more well known reputation.

You can still find a copy of the Sigma 24-60 f2.8 listed on Eb_y occasionally. It was a well praised lens but the consensus seemed to be that the bokeh was quite bad. Sigma no longer carries parts for it as well so there would be no repairing one. I was interested in that lens for a while but went with the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 given the above. The Tammy is a great lens and served me well for portrait type work....

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Nov 05, 2014 22:29 as a reply to  @ Ralph III's post |  #14

what about the canon 28-70 f2.8 i have one and its rock solid. it will be abit more than your budget but cheaper than the 24-70 that someone suggested earlier.




  
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Nov 07, 2014 11:42 |  #15

WhyFi wrote in post #17253508 (external link)
If you want budget-budget, look for a used EF 28-135 IS. You can frequently find them for $150 or so. the EF 28-105 loses the 30mm on the long end and the IS, but can be had for 100 bucks or less.

X 2 -- I agree totally on the 28-135 IS ... I shot with it as my walk-around for about ten years or so on a 30D. I still have it, and my g/f shoots with it now since I bought the 24-105 and pair with a 70-200.

It's an excellent lens, and never gets the credit it deserves -- especially if you get a very good copy - which we did, I think. :)

Canon has 92 Refurbished at the moment for $383 USD -- so if you can somehow do that, would be good one. Altho it is a 3.5/5.6, and of course, you're UK. Good lens tho'...




  
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