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Aug 05, 2009 15:37 |  #16

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Ouch, the colors and sharpness of these shots leaves MUCH to be desired. The Tamron sucks if I had to decide based on these shots. Go bring back your lemon.

I'm not sure why, but resizing these to fit here made these very unsharp - looking, almost crunched up I notice now. The full versions look MUCH MUCH better. I tried it out with a couple of other pics as well and got the same result. Here's another one, a bit larger version which looks a bit better, still not as good as the original file though.

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Aug 05, 2009 18:34 |  #17

I don't mean to "knock" your photography, but that's not helping your argument much. The colors are pretty terrible.


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Aug 05, 2009 18:52 |  #18

The_Machingbird wrote in post #8406485 (external link)
I don't mean to "knock" your photography, but that's not helping your argument much. The colors are pretty terrible.

who is this statement directed at?


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Aug 05, 2009 18:53 |  #19

nhbeast. My apologies for not clarifying.


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Aug 05, 2009 18:54 |  #20

nhbeast wrote in post #8405470 (external link)
I'm not sure why, but resizing these to fit here made these very unsharp - looking, almost crunched up I notice now. The full versions look MUCH MUCH better. I tried it out with a couple of other pics as well and got the same result. Here's another one, a bit larger version which looks a bit better, still not as good as the original file though.

http://i27.photobucket​.com …c158/nhbeast/IM​G_0623.jpg (external link)

This full size shot looks a lot sharper, but there is some weird color cast to it... you might try some WB adjustments in PP.


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Aug 05, 2009 18:56 |  #21

I have to wonder if it being saved in 72dpi has anything to do with the strange colors in those photos.


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Aug 06, 2009 00:42 |  #22

I would like to apologize to nhbeast, I re-read what I had written and it came across the complete opposite way than I meant it to. So I retract what I have said and replace it with:

Though I appreciate your thoughtful and helpful contributions, I find that the examples that you have posted for the Tamron 12-24mm lens not appealing enough for the kind of photography that interests me. Again, nothing against your photography at all (Lord knows that I am the one of the last people to make such a harsh comment like I did -- I'm just terrible at choosing my words), however as stated previously that lens in the examples provided do not appeal me enough to look more into.

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On another note -

I do believe that I have decided on the Sigma 10-20. Though the thought of having a constant lens is extremely appealing, I do not see how a $200 (or more in some cases) price-tag is justified. I have had a lot of luck with Sigma in the past (albeit with a Nikon) and I would hope to run into the same sort of luck this time around. It also comes at a pricetag that is so appealing, that I'll still have enough in my budget left over to purchase a 430EX II Speedlight, and a remote later down the road.

I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread, I truly appreciate all of the comments and opinions expressed and feel really blessed to have such a welcoming forums such as this to get the advice I need whenever in doubt.


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Aug 06, 2009 08:23 |  #23

I just bought a 5d. Want my copy?


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Aug 06, 2009 13:00 |  #24

I appreciate the offer, however I've already ordered one.


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Aug 06, 2009 13:07 |  #25

I have a Sigma 10-20, and it may as well be a 10mm prime with a constant f4 because I NEVER take it off 10mm!

Different people use lenses different ways, but for me, the speed of an ultrawide isn't important. It is a lens that I use almost always at f8 or smaller to get great DOF. YMMV


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Aug 06, 2009 19:26 |  #26

I'm not new to the forum world, but I'll admit that that's the first time I've ever read "YMMV". Would you mind explaining to me what it means?


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Aug 06, 2009 21:22 |  #27

Your mileage may vary.




  
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Aug 06, 2009 22:16 |  #28

dustyporch wrote in post #8411358 (external link)
I have a Sigma 10-20, and it may as well be a 10mm prime with a constant f4 because I NEVER take it off 10mm!

Different people use lenses different ways, but for me, the speed of an ultrawide isn't important. It is a lens that I use almost always at f8 or smaller to get great DOF. YMMV

That's the same reason I went for the Tok 11-16 2.8 because I don't plan on using it much in the narrower end so I am not going to miss the 17-22mm FL, but I will be gaining a 2.8 aperture, which is huge for me because I can use it indoors. I am going to get the 17-55 2.8 eventually anyway so I have the FL covered.


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