Finally got my new lens.

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Big Mike, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've been talking about this for a while...and I ordered it before X-mas...or at least I told my buddy at the camera shop to order it for me. I finally got it today :cheer:

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    Shot at F2.8...focus point is about the middle of the image.
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    Again at F2.8...focused on stem
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    Ooh very nice. Both pictures are very sharp. :D
     
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    The only thing I dont like about Tamron, is the reversal of zoom range. Canon goes one way, Tarmron, they other.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ya...that is a little awkward...but not very hard to get used to.

    Also, the Tamron is a little weird in that the focus ring turns when the lens is auto focusing. It's kind of a surprise when it starts moving under your fingers. Again, it's something that is easy to get used to.
     
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    Goodonya mike I have the Tamron 20-40 and it is a very nice sharp lens. Enjoy.
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Enjoy!
     
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    Congrats on your purchase... I hear good things about that lens... and judging by the pics those things were right...
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Congrats Big Mike, you will love the lens. I opted for that lens over the 17-40mm f4L when I bought. I tested them both and the Tamron was as sharp as the Canon and faster glass. Have fun with the new toy.
     
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    Nice,I want one:mrgreen:
     
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    Hey Big Mike, do you mind me asking the cost?Looks like a nice lense, one I think I would be interested in.Cheers
     
  11. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I got it for $480 CDN.

    It is listed at around $500 in most Canadian stores...and at $530 in my local store. Lucky for me, my local store has a price match policy and Vistek has is on for $480.

    Not too shabby considering that the Canon equivalent, EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM, is $1500.
     
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    congrats big mike! I'll be expecting more photos from this thing... I've been thinking about getting the Canon 17-40L, but this looks like a pretty nice alternative.

    will this lens work on a film body? or is strictly for a dslr like the EF-S lenses?
     

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