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Apr 14, 2011 14:39 |  #16

im not set at the constant 2.8, but it would be nice. I looked at the sigma and tamron and probably will have to look at sample photos and reviews to make a decision


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Apr 14, 2011 16:11 |  #17

The 15-85 would be at the top of my list. Not as fast as the 17-55, but a more attractive focal range, better build, better pricing, better IS motor, and more reliable.


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Apr 14, 2011 18:10 |  #18

Like everyone had already suggested, the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 non-VC is a good replacement for the kit lens without paying an arm and leg for the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8.


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Apr 14, 2011 18:20 |  #19

I was looking at the 17-40L...anyone use this on a crop? From what I have read it is great on a full frame


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Apr 14, 2011 18:55 |  #20

JustinRageth wrote in post #12223498 (external link)
I was looking at the 17-40L...anyone use this on a crop? From what I have read it is great on a full frame

It's great on full frame because it's the cheapest zoom that goes wider than 24mm. For crop cameras there are better lenses such as those that have already been listed. The reasons are that the alternatives are just as sharp, have stabilization, more range, and cheaper (with the exception of the Canon 17-55).




  
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Apr 14, 2011 19:02 |  #21

JustinRageth wrote in post #12223498 (external link)
I was looking at the 17-40L...anyone use this on a crop? From what I have read it is great on a full frame

I use the 17-40 on my XT. The whole "17-40" on a crop argument has been rehashed on here many times. In short: if you need the weathersealing, build, or (most importantly) the ability to use the lens on a FF/35mm camera, then it's for you. Otherwise, there are other better and/or cheaper options.


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Apr 14, 2011 19:17 |  #22

I would go for the 17-55 f/2.8. But if you find it out of your price range, then go with either the 15-85 3.5-5.6. If you still find that out of your range, then go with the 17-85 4-5.6. If you find that too slow and out of your range, then go with the Sigma 30 1.4 since that's a pretty good walk around lens on your T2i. (I'm assuming)


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Apr 15, 2011 07:08 as a reply to  @ watduzhkstand4's post |  #23

I replaced my kit lens last year with the Tamron 17-50 f2.8. Brilliant lens for the money.


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Apr 15, 2011 07:19 |  #24

spoonofmilk wrote in post #12226441 (external link)
I replaced my kit lens last year with the Tamron 17-50 f2.8. Brilliant lens for the money.

+1 although it is not as sharp as the Canon 17-55 or Sigma 17-50 at f2.8. But above f4+ it is equal or better at a significantly cheaper price.


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Apr 15, 2011 07:21 |  #25

Another vote for the Tamron 17-50 VC! Super sharp lens. If you have steady hands grab the non vc and save some money!


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Apr 15, 2011 07:32 |  #26

My pick - Tamron 17-50 f2.8




  
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Apr 15, 2011 09:35 |  #27

I replaced my kit lens with the Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 VC. I've been very happy with it.




  
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Apr 16, 2011 14:37 |  #28

So I sold the kit lens for about $100 and bought a Sigma 17-70 for $200...pretty good deal in my opinion


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Apr 16, 2011 15:15 |  #29

Wow, I'd say so.




  
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Apr 16, 2011 16:24 as a reply to  @ post 12222160 |  #30

After a long time trying to decide I finally broke down and bought the 17-85 USM instead of the 15-85. I didn't need the 15mm since I have a Sigma 10-20. I figured if I didn't like it I could sell it. Bought it used here for about $290 and I'm EXTREMELY pleased. Great for portraits. Not quite as sharp on the screen at 100% crop as the 15-85 I rented once down at 17mm but still good enough for 11x14 prints with no noticeable difference. Hardly any noticeable difference at 85mm at 100% crop - just a slight difference in contrast which is easily corrected in post. Haven't tried a 20x24 comparison but I suspect it will be the same since the resolution of both lenses appears to be better than that of the print process.
$290 seems to be about the going used rate for it too.


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