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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    If I get a FF down the road I am covered. Just trying to think ahead. I was going to hold off getting any new lenses until I see what replaces the A700.

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    I hear what you're saying but don't miss out on a great lens and all of the pictures you could be taking with it just because you may upgrade to FF some day. The Tamron is a well regarded lens that you will easily be able to sell if you move to FF.
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    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


  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdexclpl View Post
    I hear what you're saying but don't miss out on a great lens and all of the pictures you could be taking with it just because you may upgrade to FF some day. The Tamron is a well regarded lens that you will easily be able to sell if you move to FF.
    So the you think the 17-50 would be better than the 28-75??

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
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    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
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    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
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  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    So the you think the 17-50 would be better than the 28-75??

    Frank
    I don't know about better. They are different focal lengths. If you never need anything wider than 28 then I would go with the 28-75. Take a look at a bunch of your images and look at the EXIF and see what FL you are shooting at most. Also, think of the times you were shooting and wished you had a little more on the wide end or a little more reach. That should help you make your decision.
    As a disclaimer I really like the pics I've seen from the 28-75 but I'm not sure that I would use it as much as my 17-50. Just be glad you don't have to spend $220 more to get a stabilized version of the 17-50.
    Last edited by fdexclpl; 12-08-2009 at 05:33 PM.
    -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


  4. #14
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    Frank....have you ever needed anything from 17-28mm indoors if so how often?
    I survived with my 28-135mm no problem. The only times I wished it was wider was when I was in Niagara Falls.
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  5. #15
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    decisions decisions decisions I know indoors I won't need it but landscape I might. That is why I was thinking the Sigma but I want the f/2.8 through out the full lens.

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    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  6. #16
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    If you are using it for landscape, you won't need f/2.8 at the wide end. However I heard that the the new HSM one has f/2.8 for a longer range than the non HSM but a lower magnification.
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  7. #17
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    For landscapes, just pop on the 18-70mm kit lens, it's decent enough.

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  8. #18
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    need to check that out. How good is it though? It is there low end line of lenses.

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

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  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    For landscapes, just pop on the 18-70mm kit lens, it's decent enough.

    great shot Ryan. Thats is always a solution.


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    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  10. #20
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    Yes the 17-70mm is a DC and not an EX however is is probably the first DC lens to hasv HSM and OSM which means they are doing something right. Plus is is a very popular lens and apparently quite sharp.
    You won't have the gear stripping issue now if you get the HSM version and you will get to enjoy lens based IS. Not sure if you will notice the difference but if you do, it will be at 70mm when looking trough the VF.
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