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    Tamron 17-50 vs 17-55 IS comparison/testing

    Don Schap is going to love this one!!!

    I hope this hasn't already been posted here.

    Intersesting comparison at The Digital Picture....Click on the link below. The images shown are from the 17-55; if you roll over the image it becomes the Tamron 17-50 image. Overall, the Tamron looks to edge out the 17-55 here.

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...96&FLI=0&API=0
    Last edited by michaelb; 03-21-2007 at 10:13 AM.
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    That is very interesting and an interesting website as well, thanks for sharing!

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    Thumbs up You made my day!

    It's this kind of thing that makes it all worthwhile.

    Thanks, Mike!
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    Actually, looks like the initial image is of the Canon and when you roll the mouse over, it's the Tamron image. Either way, nice comparison. I was planning on getting the Tamron and this is even further proof I am getting a very decent lens. Thanks for the link.
    Carlos // Canon 40D/ XTi

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    Try the sigma 18-50 comparison with the 17-55!! it gets similar results! maybe they had a bad copy of the 17-55mm !?
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    I wonder how the Tamron's IS compares to that of the Canon.
    Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    Don Schap is going to love this one!!!

    I hope this hasn't already been posted here.

    Intersesting comparison at The Digital Picture....Click on the link below. The images shown are frome the Tamron 17-50; if you roll over the image it becomes the 17-55 image. Overall, the Tamron looks to edge out the 17-55 here.

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...96&FLI=0&API=0
    As a side note...

    It seems that the images shown are from the Canon 17-55, when you roll over the image the Tamron 17-50 samples get shown. Not the other way around.
    Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 macro, Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC EX, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM, Tokina AT-X124 Pro 12-24mm F4, Soligor 1.7x C/D4 DG Teleconvertor, Manfrotto 724B tripod, Canon Powershot S30

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldrain View Post
    As a side note...

    It seems that the images shown are from the Canon 17-55, when you roll over the image the Tamron 17-50 samples get shown. Not the other way around.
    Your absolutely right; I wrote it backwards. I just fixed my original post - thanks.
    Michael B.
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