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Tamron 17-50 VC Lens?

 
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Oct 18, 2009 19:01 |  #16

Unless Tamron improves their AF motor, VC isn't going to be of much use as I found that lens hunted pretty badly in dim lighting.


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Oct 18, 2009 19:42 |  #17

jrscls wrote in post #8846922 (external link)
that lens hunted pretty badly in dim lighting.

That's the thing, I would be using this lens a lot in dim lighting, I know that from previous trips. That's def a big problem for me.


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Oct 18, 2009 20:46 |  #18

VC version pls pls... be out next month! i want you! haha


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Oct 18, 2009 20:52 |  #19

did they not increase the glass size, non vc uses 58mm filter, new vc uses 67mm if I remember correctly. would this make a difference


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Oct 18, 2009 22:09 |  #20

kermit4u wrote in post #8847527 (external link)
did they not increase the glass size, non vc uses 58mm filter, new vc uses 67mm if I remember correctly. would this make a difference

The current Non-VC lens uses 67mm filters.
I don't know about the new VC version.
I'd also like to see an end to the spinning focus ring.
Even though the lens has it's minor faults I still think it's a great lens. Very, very sharp.
I'm anxious to try out the VC version.




  
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Oct 18, 2009 22:10 |  #21

dino8031 wrote in post #8848021 (external link)
The current Non-VC lens uses 67mm filters.
I don't know about the new VC version.
I'd also like to see an end to the spinning focus ring.
Even though the lens has it's minor faults I still think it's a great lens. Very, very sharp.
I'm anxious to try out the VC version.

hmmm I've been hearing different things about it, some bad, some good. I dont know what to think anymore haha


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Oct 18, 2009 22:21 |  #22

kermit4u wrote in post #8847527 (external link)
did they not increase the glass size, non vc uses 58mm filter, new vc uses 67mm if I remember correctly. would this make a difference

As far as i know, filter size only serves to make you happy or ridiculously sad.

For instance, my friend is apprehensive about buying the 16-35mm because it's 82mm. He's offering to sell me his infrared filter because it's not the right filter size with his current setup (all 77mm lenses).


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Oct 19, 2009 00:04 |  #23

Ryan7490 wrote in post #8842936 (external link)
Should I stick with Cannon lenses?

@ Ryan^^^^.... the real question is can you afford to stay with Canon.... I know if I could I would buy almost every lens from Canon!

as for the new VC Lens.....well from what i have read on the web about reviews of the Nikon mount VC version and reviews the new VC version appears to have improved AF in terms of less noisy and faster and more "smoother" focusing. And the obvious VC improvement.

There is a thread that might of interest to folks in here linked below in this post..... given that people are saying the AF is better on the new VC version I would say the extra $200 is justified.... but mind this is on the Nikon mount version...and i haven't just read this one or two places.... ive read this in three separate places on the web about the new VC version for the nikon mount that the AF is vastly improved.... take it for what its worth though.... the rest remains to be seen once the Canon version comes out.... so yah.


Also for those of you wondering i asked around a few vendors for the expected ship date of this lens and it appears it will hitting shelves in stores and shipping boxes alike online first week of November.

check out page 2 and 3 of the thread below for relavent information to this thread about the VC version lens.

hope this helps! i am patiently waiting on this lens too!

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=756321


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Oct 19, 2009 00:25 |  #24

JayStar86 wrote in post #8848684 (external link)
@ Ryan^^^^.... the real question is can you afford to stay with Canon

haha I can barely afford Tamron or Sigma! Thanks for the link to that thread.

I don't need a new lens until next July, so the price will drop on everything. I just have to be patient.


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Oct 19, 2009 00:43 |  #25

Ryan7490 wrote in post #8848763 (external link)
haha I can barely afford Tamron or Sigma! Thanks for the link to that thread.

lol, that makes 2 of us then!

I think if its confirmed that the new VC version has improved AF along with the VC and as good optics as the non-VC then the $200 is well justified IMO for the new lens.... lets just hope it comes out when its expected to early next month... im waiting off buying the non-VC version right now just for the new one in the hopes that reviews will confirm the improved AF speed and noise:D


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Oct 19, 2009 06:47 |  #26

I used to have a non-vc model ealier this year. It was fine without the VC....maybe it is a team kill...lol




  
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Oct 19, 2009 08:01 |  #27

10megapixel wrote in post #8841508 (external link)
That doesn't make sense, focal length wouldn't determine if you need IS or not. When you are trying to shoot hand held under 1/250 sec, then It doesn't matter what length lens you have on...IS/VC is going to come in real handy.;)

I have the 17-55 is which I got to replace the tamron 17-50 is have (soon to be had). I loved the Tamron. The shots were great. I'm pretty green still, but I was very happy with the 17-50 tammy. That said, I'm a huge fan of the IS on the 17-55. I quoted the above post because I agree with them completely. Where IS doesn't help is in stopping subject motion. Everything else, it provides options you just wouldn't have otherwise. In fact, on the shorter focal length lenses, it makes it that much more useful handheld without flash. Good museum shots, night stills, etc.


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Oct 19, 2009 09:13 |  #28

dino8031 wrote in post #8848021 (external link)
The current Non-VC lens uses 67mm filters.
I don't know about the new VC version.
I'd also like to see an end to the spinning focus ring.
Even though the lens has it's minor faults I still think it's a great lens. Very, very sharp.
I'm anxious to try out the VC version.

http://www.slrgear.com …t.php/product/1​297/cat/23 (external link)

New one is 72mm.




  
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Oct 19, 2009 14:22 |  #29

Southswede wrote in post #8850224 (external link)
New one is 72mm.

So is there any advantage/disadvantage to a lens having a larger mm?


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Oct 19, 2009 15:05 |  #30

If you don't use filters, it doesn't matter. If you buy and leave a filter on every lens as a clear lens cap then it doesn't really matter either but if you buy expensive special purpose lenses that you move from lens to lens then I guess it is nice to have all your lenses have the same size filter ring.

I occasionally use the 'clear lens cap' on short focal length lenses with useless lens hoods but otherwise I don't use them so I don't care what the filter ring size is.


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