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Nov 05, 2013 15:41 as a reply to  @ post 16399779 |  #46

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Apr 27, 2014 15:51 |  #47

ejrj6586 wrote in post #16399779 (external link)
Well, I just traded this lens in for a Tamron SP 17-50 f2.8 VC for a couple reasons:

I like the Tamron's build better...it's bigger and fits my hands better, my finger isn't getting in the way of the focus ring when it autofocuses

Secondly, I like the constant aperture of the Tamron


Hi I 'm looking at this lens and would like to know how it performs indoor at low light situation without using flash. I am not professional.. just a hobbyist. Is it better than kit lens (18-55 in IQ and AF performance)? I am deciding between 17-50 f2.8 or 17-70 f2.8-4. Can't decide which one to choose. can't afford 17-55 f2.8 of Canon.. pricey. My main goal is family (w/ 2 little kids) pictures at home and looking for better AF performance as Walk around lens.

Thanks in advance.


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Apr 27, 2014 15:59 |  #48

Wow, forgot I subscribed to this thread. To answer your question, not too sure. I exchanged it for the tamron after a week...then the copy of the tamron I had was front focusing severely...so I traded that in for the Canon.....which was a great lens.




  
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Apr 27, 2014 16:36 |  #49

robienyshe wrote in post #16865314 (external link)
Hi I 'm looking at this lens and would like to know how it performs indoor at low light situation without using flash. I am not professional.. just a hobbyist. Is it better than kit lens (18-55 in IQ and AF performance)? I am deciding between 17-50 f2.8 or 17-70 f2.8-4. Can't decide which one to choose. can't afford 17-55 f2.8 of Canon.. pricey. My main goal is family (w/ 2 little kids) pictures at home and looking for better AF performance as Walk around lens.

Thanks in advance.

If low light indoor without flash is important to you, you'd be better off going with the 17-50 f2.8. I use my 17-70 f2.8-4.0 indoors all of the time but almost always with a flash. One of the reasons I got it was for indoor family gatherings and as a walk around lens and it has served me well in both situations. Another plus is its close-up feature, if that's important to you. It's a great lens for the money.


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Apr 27, 2014 17:54 |  #50

robienyshe wrote in post #16865314 (external link)
Hi I 'm looking at this lens and would like to know how it performs indoor at low light situation without using flash. I am not professional.. just a hobbyist. Is it better than kit lens (18-55 in IQ and AF performance)? I am deciding between 17-50 f2.8 or 17-70 f2.8-4. Can't decide which one to choose. can't afford 17-55 f2.8 of Canon.. pricey. My main goal is family (w/ 2 little kids) pictures at home and looking for better AF performance as Walk around lens.

Thanks in advance.

Yes. It's an improvement over the kit lens - especially is you're shooting wider in the 17-30mm range. But the 17-50 is an even greater improvement. But you get 50-70mm and the ability to focus close up on the 17-70. It really just depends on what you would use more often.


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Jun 21, 2014 08:42 |  #52

Got a question for anyone who's owned both this lens and the previous version.
I have the previous version and as much as I love the lens, I've learned that it would occasionally be soft with certain distance/focal length combinations. I've never been able to nail down exactly where those points were but they are there. When I'm looking at photos I can usually easily tell the difference between missed focus and a softness from the optics. It's not motion blur either. I suppose if I took a lot of time to shoot a subject at about every 6 inches from 5 ft to 20 ft at every focal length I could work it out, but that's just a lot of trouble.

So the first question is this - has anyone else that owned that lens noticed that? And if so, is it gone in this lens? I really need to get something new that doesn't do that to me. If this lens solved that little issue I'll just upgrade. Otherwise I'm probably going to go for the Canon 17-55 f2.8.


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Aug 11, 2015 17:07 |  #55

This lens is on sale now with $100 off. That's a real good deal for this lens.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …0mm_f_2_8_4_DC_​Macro.html (external link)


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Nov 19, 2015 00:36 |  #56

Great lens, have had alot of fun with it. Some of my images taken with it and a 70D


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Jan 20, 2016 15:33 |  #58

I've got the standard 18-55 f3.5-5.6 kit lens but I'm looking for something a bit better. Do you think this would be a good alternative? I thought about the Sigma 24-105 f4 but think that's a bit beyond my current budget.


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Jan 20, 2016 16:14 as a reply to  @ dundeebirder's post |  #59

It's definitely a step up from the kit lens. It's a great lens for the price and it's on sale now. ;-)a


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Feb 18, 2016 08:11 |  #60

mnphotos wrote in post #17866158 (external link)
It's definitely a step up from the kit lens. It's a great lens for the price and it's on sale now. ;-)a

I'm glad you think it's a step up from the standard kit lens because I just ordered this lens today to replace the kit lens for my canon 60D. Expecting delivery to tomorrow.


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