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soothsayer
05-03-2005, 05:53 PM
i searched all over for photos, data, and performance regarding these two lenses. which one of these two would you consider?

Canon 20-35mm f3.5-4.5, or the Tamron 19-35mm f3.5-4.5?

jwhite
05-04-2005, 09:32 AM
i searched all over for photos, data, and performance regarding these two lenses. which one of these two would you consider?

Canon 20-35mm f3.5-4.5, or the Tamron 19-35mm f3.5-4.5?

I'm also interested in getting a good super wide lense. These don't too wide, but might be good enough. How do these stack up against the Sigma 15-30 or Canon 17-40mm f4.0/L ?

Bluedog
05-04-2005, 09:38 AM
I'm also interested in getting a good super wide lense. These don't too wide, but might be good enough. How do these stack up against the Sigma 15-30 or Canon 17-40mm f4.0/L ?

Canon 17-40mm f4.0/L is hard to beat if you can afford it.

ReF
05-04-2005, 06:35 PM
i love the 17-40L and got it at a great price too (added $175 in rebates when purchased with the 300d back in january). i only wish had a faster aperture or was a little wider. i've heard that the Tamron 17-35 is an excellent lens at a very good price

there are quite a few reviews of the tamron at fredmiranda.com

one big negative i read about the tamron was:

"The only down side was that the lens flared more than I would've expected in bright sunny shots."

though someone else says:

"Flaring is not a huge problem either, like some people complained about in the Canon L lenses."

i wish people would be more specific instead of making dumb blanket statements like that. the 17-40L has EXCELLENT anti-flare properties.
review here:

http://luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/canon-17-40.shtml


please take user reviews with a grain of salt cuz some people make stupid statements like:

"I liked the fact that it(tamron) took front mounted screw in filters. The Canon equivalents only use rear gelatin filters"

that's funny, then how in the world does the lens cap on the canon stay on, and how it is that i use front filters with mine?
obviously you can't believe anything in that particular review after they say stuff like that.

all quotes from fredmiranda.com reviews.

TheObiJuan
05-04-2005, 06:38 PM
Canon 17-40mm f4.0/L is hard to beat if you can afford it.

The Tamron 17-35 f/2.8-4 is a great alternative.

Bobinoz
05-06-2005, 04:02 AM
I bought a Rebel XT three weeks ago and I'm wanting to replace the kit lens with something a bit better. There are sites like this one that do camera reviews, but are there any that do reviews on lenses?