Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 26 Dec 2009 (Saturday) 20:37
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Need a good $500-600 replacement for the T1i kit lens, need opinions.

 
FastGT94
Member
Avatar
105 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Location: NW Suburbs of Chicago
     
Dec 26, 2009 20:37 |  #1

Right now I'm using the kit lens with my T1i and its OK. I know there is much better glass out there. If I had a budget of about $500 plus or minus $50 or so, what's a good lens to step up to? I know the budget doesn't leave me much room, but I can't drop the coin on something above that right now.

I already have a nifty fifty on the way with a B&H UV filter and would prefer something that has some decent wide angle ability for a second lens.

Or am I better off going with a wide angle fixed lens? Thoughts?


-Dale
Gripped 60D | Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non VC | 580EXII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
borism
Goldmember
Avatar
3,415 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 145
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Florida, Weston
     
Dec 26, 2009 20:45 |  #2

Welcome to the forum

Whats the 18-55IS not giving you now? or are you looking on another range?


CANON 6D - SONY A6000

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
amyandmark3
Goldmember
Avatar
1,796 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Oct 2007
Location: Indianapolis, USA
     
Dec 26, 2009 20:51 |  #3

I have no experience with this lens, but a used Canon 15-85mm IS should fit into your range if I recall correctly and would be an upgrade as a kit lens (although the 18-55IS has a very good reputation for its price). Here's the photo archive for that lens:

https://photography-on-the.net …=760140&highlig​ht=15-85mm

And here is a pretty good review on the lens:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …6-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)

Good luck in your search.


Mark

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jmantyger
Senior Member
Avatar
296 posts
Likes: 1
Joined May 2007
Location: Prattville, AL USA
     
Dec 26, 2009 20:59 |  #4

Hello and welcome to the forum!

If it were me, I would look at the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8. The lens has great IQ and is a constant f/2.8 throughout the range. It lists new at B & H for $449.00. There is a VC (Vibration compensation) model of this lens also, but it lists new for about $180.00 more.


5D MKIII, 16-35L f/4 IS, 24-70L II, 70-200L II f/2.8 IS, 100-400L II, 430 EX III
Feedback

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ematts
Member
99 posts
Joined Sep 2007
     
Dec 26, 2009 20:59 |  #5

Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC

I've seen plenty of pros use this lens and it is plenty wide for most uses. Then next, you can buy a 70-200 to cover your long shots.

Very light lens and the most bang for the buck. The non-VC will save you a few bucks too. You can probably find the latter on here for sale too.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cbacarella
Senior Member
Avatar
510 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jan 2009
Location: Madison, WI - USA
     
Dec 26, 2009 21:03 |  #6

Like other have said, check out the Tamron 17-55 f/2.8! I would reccomend the NON VC version to stick within your budget! Here are some links to help you out as well!

The non VC version can be had used for about 300-375 and you can still find them new from BH for $450.

This lens has a huge fan base and people LOVE it! Great IQ and its fast and priced well!


Link to BH:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_17_50mm_f_2_8_​XR_Di.html (external link)

Link to the photo archive:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=209580


Take some time and check out a few pages of the tamron photo thread. There are some great images! I use and LOVE this lens as well! Constant 2.8 is AMAZING!


Good Luck!


.Chris Bacarella.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dokk
I saw "spankin" too
Avatar
166 posts
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Denton, TX
     
Dec 26, 2009 21:10 as a reply to  @ cbacarella's post |  #7

I've been using the Tammy 28-75 f/2.8 this week as a kit lens replacement for my T1i ... and I've been real happy. thought about the 18-50; but got this one for the extra reach and because I plan to get an ultra-wide like a Sigma 10-20 or one of the Tokinas (11-16 f/2.8 or 12-24 f/4). Anyway, from all the research I did here and elsewhere, it seems like you can't go wrong with a Tammy for the money.


~Darrel
(Sliding dangerously down another sLope... :rolleyes:)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FastGT94
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
105 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Location: NW Suburbs of Chicago
     
Dec 26, 2009 21:35 |  #8

Thanks for the replies!

The current lens just doesn't have a low enough f stop for me, and the images could be clearer IMO

I'll look into that tamron, sounds like a winner.


-Dale
Gripped 60D | Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non VC | 580EXII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
funks
Member
72 posts
Joined Dec 2009
     
Dec 26, 2009 22:02 |  #9

Dokk wrote in post #9267883 (external link)
I've been using the Tammy 28-75 f/2.8 this week as a kit lens replacement for my T1i ... and I've been real happy.

+1 on this, Santa got me the same thing. I went for the 28-75 also because it's compatible with the FF cameras. Once the price on the 5DMII body drop, i'm buying one :)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FastGT94
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
105 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Location: NW Suburbs of Chicago
     
Dec 28, 2009 20:44 |  #10

How does the 28-75 compare to the 17-55 in sharpness?


-Dale
Gripped 60D | Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non VC | 580EXII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
themadman
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
18,871 posts
Likes: 13
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Northern California
     
Dec 28, 2009 20:49 |  #11

FastGT94 wrote in post #9267976 (external link)
Thanks for the replies!

The current lens just doesn't have a low enough f stop for me, and the images could be clearer IMO

I'll look into that tamron, sounds like a winner.

Not low enough f stop, I'll give ya that one, but if the images aren't clear, thats prolly not the lens, thats proly you =P

Could you post an image with all settings that the image was taken with so maybe I could give some better advice?


Will | WilliamLiuPhotography.​com (external link) | Gear List and Feedback | CPS Member | Have you Pre-Ordered Your 3Dx Yet? | HorusBennu Discussion | In honor of Uncle Steve, thanks for everything! 10-5-2011

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
duane0524
Goldmember
Avatar
4,840 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Aug 2008
Location: South of Boston, MA
     
Dec 28, 2009 20:51 |  #12

FastGT94 wrote in post #9279481 (external link)
How does the 28-75 compare to the 17-55 in sharpness?

If you are talking about the 17-50 and the 28-75, they are darn close in sharpness. I use both depending on what I am going after at the time. Decide on the focal length and don't worry about the sharpness as you can't go wrong with either one.


Canon 50D | Canon 17-55 | Sigma 30 1.4 | Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II| Canon 85 1.8 | 430EXII| 580EX ll | ST-E2 | Canon TC 1.4x II | Benro Travel Angel C1682TB0

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jdang307
Senior Member
780 posts
Joined Aug 2009
     
Dec 28, 2009 21:00 |  #13

I don't even have the kit lens, but am looking for something to cover that range. I currently have 10-22mm (my favorite), 50/1.8, 50/1.4, 85 1.8, and 55-250mm.

To fill that humongous gap I'm thinking of 17-50 or 28-75 tamron, or 35mm/f2. I know I went at it backwards but I haven't been able to decide and all of these other deals came up instead. I hardly use the 55-250mm so I may send that to the chopping block so to speak. But once I sell it I know I'm going to hit the lagoon near my house and find some awesome bird that I can't reach because I sold it.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FastGT94
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
105 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Location: NW Suburbs of Chicago
     
Dec 28, 2009 21:02 |  #14

I'm worried I might miss the wider angle of the 17-50 if I went with the 28-75. I'll get a sample pic


-Dale
Gripped 60D | Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non VC | 580EXII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Replaces
Goldmember
Avatar
1,079 posts
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Illinois, USA
     
Dec 28, 2009 21:03 |  #15

Dokk wrote in post #9267883 (external link)
I've been using the Tammy 28-75 f/2.8 this week as a kit lens replacement for my T1i ... and I've been real happy. thought about the 18-50; but got this one for the extra reach and because I plan to get an ultra-wide like a Sigma 10-20 or one of the Tokinas (11-16 f/2.8 or 12-24 f/4). Anyway, from all the research I did here and elsewhere, it seems like you can't go wrong with a Tammy for the money.

That or Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8


"If you don't walk today, you have to run tomorrow."
Nikon, then Canon, then Nikon again. But I still love POTN over NikonCafe. :p

Nikon D90, MB-D80, Nikon D600, MB-D14, Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G, Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

4,520 views & 0 likes for this thread
Need a good $500-600 replacement for the T1i kit lens, need opinions.
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is gardenchefs
1028 guests, 341 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.