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Feb 05, 2010 14:16 |  #1

Well i was thinking about selling both of my 18-55 IS and the 55-250 IS since i barely even use them and get a Tammie 17-50 f/2.8. I was going through some in the photo archieve threads and making a decision between the tamron 17-50 f/2.8 or the canon 17-55 f/2.8. is it worth spending 400+ more on the canon than go the tamron way? Right now i have a nifty fifty and the sigma 10-20mm and thinking of selling both the 18-55 and the 55-250mm soon. i want a nice sharp walkaround/portrait lens and also good at taking some candid shots.




  
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Feb 05, 2010 14:18 |  #2

Nothing wrong with working your way up to the more expensive lenses. Get the Tamron 17-50/2.8.


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Feb 05, 2010 14:26 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #3

which has a faster focusing and a much more better AF? i really cant tell much difference on the picture thread between the canon and the tamron.:confused:




  
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Feb 05, 2010 14:32 |  #4

Canon for sure on autofocus.

Tammy is a nice lens, my wedding partner has one on her 40D and gets great images out of it.


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Feb 05, 2010 14:34 |  #5

Having trouble telling AF speed by looking at pix? Amazing. Either one is going to have faster AF speed than you are used to.


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Feb 05, 2010 14:35 as a reply to  @ Jdumas's post |  #6

i might just get the tamron 17-50 since im going to fund more for a 70-200 f/4IS after this purchase.




  
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Feb 05, 2010 14:38 |  #7

Good idea.


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Feb 05, 2010 14:41 |  #8

gasrocks wrote in post #9548762 (external link)
Having trouble telling AF speed by looking at pix? Amazing. Either one is going to have faster AF speed than you are used to.

having trouble on comparing both lens's sharpness. lol it came out wrong. yes but would really lacking out of IS on the tamron version would affect my shooting? (shaky hands sometimes)




  
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Feb 05, 2010 15:54 as a reply to  @ ProD1gy_KiD's post |  #9

I had the same dilema as you. That's exactly what I did. I spent less on a used Tamron 17-50 ($350 used) and just bought a used 70-200mm f4 IS (in the mail). I have never tried our the Canon but so far I am very pleased with the Tamron. I felt this was the right choice for me.


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Feb 05, 2010 16:23 |  #10

get the tamron. Unless you do a lot of really low light shooting you might miss IS. But then you could always use a tripod haha. I have it on my 50D and I love it. I shoot sports sometimes and it focuses just fine when i need it to.

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shutter speeds are a little slow because did not want to turn up ISO more. So a little motion blur but had no problem focusing.

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Feb 05, 2010 16:27 |  #11

I just purchased the Tamron after extensive research last week. Best buy I've had so far. Its the best bang for the buck out there along with the 70-200L f/4. Buying the Tamron allowed me to save money and end up with 2 lens instead of one.

Here is a quick edit of a shot I took with it this past weekend. Sharp lens!

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Feb 05, 2010 16:32 |  #12

get the tamron for now... fund/save for your your canon 70-200 f4 IS and then after that save up again and sell the tammy and get the canon, lol... long process but one that makes sense if your on a budget i suppose.


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Feb 05, 2010 16:33 |  #13

aurora85 wrote in post #9549489 (external link)
I just purchased the Tamron after extensive research last week. Best buy I've had so far. Its the best bang for the buck out there along with the 70-200L f/4. Buying the Tamron allowed me to save money and end up with 2 lens instead of one.

Here is a quick edit of a shot I took with it this past weekend. Sharp lens!

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that is fuggen sharp... good work.


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Feb 05, 2010 16:44 |  #14

appreciate it... I PS'd it..but didn't have to sharpen any. Again..very impressed with this lens for $450!

I have about 63 more shots taken with the 17-50 on my flickr that will show you the type of IQ this lens produces.


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Feb 05, 2010 16:50 |  #15

ProD1gy_KiD wrote in post #9548614 (external link)
is it worth spending 400+ more on the canon than go the tamron way?

If you have the extra cash, then yes...it absolutely is worth the $400 difference.



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