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EF-S 15-85 any samples yet?

 
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Oct 17, 2009 18:46 |  #46

KenjiS wrote in post #8841717 (external link)
Fine, For sharpness then

But theres more to a lens than just sharpness, For instance, bolting it on a tripod is well and good, but if its a general purpose walkaround, things like how does it handle, and how sharp is it when handheld [By someone good at it] are also important

The 15-85 is designed to be a walkaround-type lens, ie, its usually going to be used handheld, thus im interested in seeing how it works handheld using its 4-stop IS, Not bolted on a tripod

So, we have to trust your ability to hand hold the lens ? If so, i'll pass. It might do for a general idea of the lens, but not for a good review.
True there's more to it then sharpness , but that will also come out when mounted on a tripod.


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Oct 17, 2009 18:59 |  #47

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So, we have to trust your ability to hand hold the lens ? If so, i'll pass. It might do for a general idea of the lens, but not for a good review.
True there's more to it then sharpness , but that will also come out when mounted on a tripod.

I dunno I'm pretty good at handholding :P


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Oct 17, 2009 23:22 |  #48

Looks like a good Lens, but for $800?

You could get a Tamron 17-50 with IS and f/2.8 for only $650.


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Oct 17, 2009 23:24 |  #49

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Looks like a good Lens, but for $800?

You could get a Tamron 17-50 with IS and f/2.8 for only $650.

But that doesn't go to 85, and the AF is spotty as hell unless Tamron pulled a miracle out their ass :P


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Oct 17, 2009 23:26 |  #50

KenjiS wrote in post #8842935 (external link)
But that doesn't go to 85, and the AF is spotty as hell unless Tamron pulled a miracle out their ass :P

I didn't know about that problem with Tamron, I was actually thinking of getting the Tamron. Would you say I would be better off with the cannon?


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Oct 17, 2009 23:29 |  #51

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I didn't know about that problem with Tamron, I was actually thinking of getting the Tamron. Would you say I would be better off with the cannon?

Depends on your needs, a lot of people throw out the Tamron recommendations, and sure, they make sharp very affordable very nice lenses....

But out of the 4 i owned [2 of which being Canon AF] I wasnt happy with any of them...The two on Canon specifically had terrible AF performance/accuracy..​if it wasnt for that i probubly would have loved both to pieces..


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Oct 18, 2009 00:31 |  #52

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I didn't know about that problem with Tamron, I was actually thinking of getting the Tamron. Would you say I would be better off with the cannon?

Don't worry about the Af with the Tamron 17-50mm it's a little slow and noisy, but accurate . The IQ of it is very good and the 2.8 is really nice to have.


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Oct 18, 2009 03:29 |  #53

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Don't worry about the Af with the Tamron 17-50mm it's a little slow and noisy, but accurate . The IQ of it is very good and the 2.8 is really nice to have.

Yeah I really liked the Tamron because of VC and f/2.8, and its relatively cheap, I cant go out and spend $1000 for a L lens because I'm a student.


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Oct 19, 2009 00:32 as a reply to  @ Ryan7490's post |  #54

Sorry for being off topic but the 17-50mm focus really fast in comparison to other lens. But it is just slightly slower then the canon usm ones.


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Oct 20, 2009 03:30 |  #55

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I cant go out and spend $1000 for a L lens because I'm a student.

When I was in university, I only had an all-manual film SLR (manual focus, manual exposure, manual wind, etc), and 2 not-very-fast primes: 28/2.8 and 135/2.8, but I was shooting something almost everyday.

I had to bulk-load B&W film to save money. (Thank goodness 8 FPS was not around then -- would have bankrupted a lot of starving budding photographers!) But you know what? I rarely wished for more gear -- too busy shooting stuff.

Now? I may have a lot more gear (just added the 7D and 100-400L), but hardly any time to go shooting. :-(

Time and money -- sometimes it's hard to have both....


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