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canon 17-55mm vs Tamron 17-50+flash - complicated!

 
gotak
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Jan 16, 2010 17:24 |  #16

I ended up getting the 17-50 over the 17-55 simply because of cost. For what I tend to use the focal length for I don't need USM and IS doesn't help with moving people. I'd rather save the money for another lens.

As for dust they all have issue unless you want to buy a full set of sealed L lenses. And cleaning isn't free unless you DIY. So in that case it's a bit of a moot point to consider between 17-55 and 17-50.


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salluks
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Jan 17, 2010 06:56 |  #17

I work during the day and only shoot in evening and weekends, so low light is important,i can get the flash first howevergetting a flash is not a problem in India, lenses tough are quite expensive to buy.
i was waiting for the lenses cos, ones my relative comes back from US, then i'll have to wait for another year for her to go back and come back again.

I can't order online cos the Indian customs will not allow lens so easily.




  
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blssdwlf
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Jan 17, 2010 21:33 |  #18

salluks wrote in post #9409993 (external link)
I work during the day and only shoot in evening and weekends, so low light is important,i can get the flash first howevergetting a flash is not a problem in India, lenses tough are quite expensive to buy.
i was waiting for the lenses cos, ones my relative comes back from US, then i'll have to wait for another year for her to go back and come back again.

I can't order online cos the Indian customs will not allow lens so easily.

I see your dilemma.

Well, ask yourself this: what am I primarily shooting low-light? If you answer people or moving subjects then get a flash first. If you answer primarily a single person (as in portraits) consider a flash and/or a fast prime. If you shoot primarily static subjects like architecture, museum, etc, then a flash or a lens with IS or a tripod/monopod would make more sense.

If you shoot *everything* :) then save up, get the 17-55 f/2.8IS and a good flash. But personally, and knowing someone else with the 17-55 f/2.8IS, a good flash makes more of a difference in low light.


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