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stonehill
03-28-2005, 11:05 AM
I bought the Canon XT with the kit 18-55. Had the Canon 28-80 3.5-5.6 and just bought the Canon 50mm 1.8

Question-I've read a lot about the Tamrom 28-75 2.8 but would it really make a big difference between the Canon 28-80? Is the 28-80 good enough for my everyday walk around lens?

jamison55
03-28-2005, 12:16 PM
Oops posted twice - see below.

jamison55
03-28-2005, 12:19 PM
Good enough is in the eyes of the beholder...what's good enough for me might not be good enough for you. I'd suggest starting with the lens you already have and see if you are happy with the results. If so, you saved yourself a few hundred dollars. If not, begin to explore your other options. Since you have the 50 1.8, you already have a lens to compare your others to.

Having said all of that, the Tamron is a fine lens. Mine is even a tad sharper than my 50 1.8 wide open.

PS - Never buy a Canon "L" lens. Once you do you will be on a slippery slope which can only lead to addiction...

sherlock
03-28-2005, 12:44 PM
PS - Never buy a Canon "L" lens. Once you do you will be on a slippery slope which can only lead to addiction...

LOL, quality CAN be addicting....... :rolleyes:

stonehill
03-28-2005, 01:49 PM
Thanks for your reply.
What's the best way to test the three? I actually spent one day testing the kit with the 28-80 but I was indoor and didn't see to much difference.

Should I be outside? Use the same focal lenght and aperture? What setting?