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  1. #11
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    What's wrong with your 50mm f/1.4 for indoor shots?
    Lukas

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  2. #12
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    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for your response. I have the 430EX flash. I must admit I am not
    very comfortable using it. What I really need to do is take some classes
    somewhere. Unfortunately, I live in the country and there is not too much around in this area.
    I could wait and put some more money together for a better lens. It seems
    like the 17-55 F.2 is highly recommended and maybe that would be a good
    choice for my needs.
    I will soon by taking hundreds of photos at work for a Christmas party. I am a Social worker in a nursing home. Every year we have a party for all the residents and they get to invite their families. I take all the family photos and print two copies. One is given to the resident and the other to the family. In some cases, it is the last photo of their loved one.

    Shelly
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    Shelly

  3. #13
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    The 50 mm lens is good for home use. I have a party coming up and where
    I take the photos there is not enough room to use the 50mm. I can't move back far enough. Unfortunately space is limited. I was hoping to purchase a new lens for the party.

    Shelly

  4. #14
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    Thanks Elisha for your response.

    Shelly

  5. #15
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    Do you think the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 is as good as the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS?

    Shelly

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelly View Post
    Do you think the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 is as good as the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS?

    Shelly
    I can't speak about the Canon but I have the Tamron. It is an excellent lens, very sharp and pretty good focus speed. It doesn't have IS or USM and the focus motor is a little noisy. I don't think it is loud but some say that it is. The main reason I like it is the IQ. It is excellent!
    -Paul-
    Canon 7D - Canon 17-55 IS USM - Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS - Canon 50mm f/1.8 - Sigma 30mm f/1.4 - Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 - Canon 430EX II Speedlite


  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelly View Post
    Do you think the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 is as good as the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS?

    Shelly
    You can make some comparisons from the sites below. Since I only have the Tamron 17-50, I can't compare it to the Canon. Other than a little noise while auto-focusing the Tamron has done well for me. The Canon is going to be a bit more than your stated budget as well.

    Canon 17-55 f/2.8
    Images...
    http://www.pbase.com/cameras/canon/ef_s_17_55_28_is_usm
    Reviews...
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...&cat=27&page=3

    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Images...
    http://www.pbase.com/cameras/tamron/..._aspherical_if
    Reviews...
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...&cat=43&page=1
    Mark........

  8. #18
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    For low light group shots you should be using a flash. Kind of hard to keep everyone sharp w/ a shallow DOF.
    Lukas

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    I could tell you but I wouldn't want you to get all pissy if it's the wrong brand

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