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Nov 11, 2009 13:39 |  #16

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Now I wonder what there charging the extra $$$ for ? Hmmmm... Im going to venture and guess build quality!


they are charging more because they can. and in actuality, it's more like 3rd party manufacturers are charging less because they have to. Tamron could add USM, ultra quiet motors, non moving focus rings, etc to their 17-50 and still they can't charge as much as Canon does. The reason people use the Tammy is because they can get a very similar lens at a fraction of the cost. that's where Tamron and Sigma have to position themselves in the market.

although my theory can be thrown out the window with the superior Sigma 50 1.4...but that also trumps the Canon version in build quality.


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Nov 11, 2009 13:41 |  #17

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well first im not evaluating lenses based on wedding work in specific.... i just said event work like weddings.... in order to say event work where low-lighting will be available with limited flash capabilities at times.

and second, why do i all of a sudden feel like im defending myself in this thread? LOL.;)

Didn't I post this thread to get some help from the POTN crowd... or did I post this thread in the wrong way? Do I need to type out every detail so that the semantics and meanings of things implied by me are not mis-interpreted.... like is my first post wrong in some way?

Im confused.... is this because I dismissed two lenses outright and the Tamron 28-75 owners have come to defend it against the nay-sayer?


i just think you are reading tone in posts. i dont think people are being argumentative, i think they are actually trying to help you by showing pros and cons, etc.


edit: oh, and i dont think the fact that people own those lenses is making them defensive. i find L-whores to be much more defensive of their red rings (I own 2). "how could a lens 1/3 the cost of my precious L ever come close?!?!?!"

i consider myself pretty realistic when it comes to these lenses. when i was looking for a standard walkaround zoom, the 24-70 wasn't even an option. and I have used that lens for WEEKS at a time since my mentor has one. and budget isn't a worry since I make a pretty good living. bang for the buck wise it wasn't worth it to me. i dont need to buy a lens just for the red ring.


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Nov 11, 2009 13:44 |  #18

CosmoKid wrote in post #8997263 (external link)
they are charging more because they can. and in actuality, it's more like 3rd party manufacturers are charging less because they have to. Tamron could add USM, ultra quiet motors, non moving focus rings, etc to their 17-50 and still they can't charge as much as Canon does. The reason people use the Tammy is because they can get a very similar lens at a fraction of the cost. that's where Tamron and Sigma have to position themselves in the market.

although my theory can be thrown out the window with the superior Sigma 50 1.4...but that also trumps the Canon version in build quality.

I guess that makes sense^^^^

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i just think you are reading tone in posts. i dont think people are being argumentative, i think they are actually trying to help you by showing pros and cons, etc.

Perhaps I am CosmoKid.... Dunno. I guess I mis-interpreted then.

thanks for posting up though.


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Nov 11, 2009 13:50 |  #19

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Perhaps I am CosmoKid.... Dunno. I guess I mis-interpreted then.

thanks for posting up though.


no worries. i think when people type they do it with that happy tone in their head but it doesn't always translate that way to the reader.


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Nov 11, 2009 14:18 |  #20

CosmoKid wrote in post #8997263 (external link)
they can't charge as much as Canon does. The reason people use the Tammy is because they can get a very similar lens at a fraction of the cost. that's where Tamron and Sigma have to position themselves in the market.

To sum it up, you pay a couple more hundred dollars so it says 'Canon' on the side of the lens instead of 'tamron'.


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Nov 11, 2009 19:33 |  #21

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To sum it up, you pay a couple more hundred dollars so it says 'Canon' on the side of the lens instead of 'tamron'.

LOL.... no doubt about it.... but Canon does make a quality product at the same time.


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