Last poll before purchase...

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Trace63, Oct 11, 2008.

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Last input before purchase...

  1. Tamron SP AF 24-135mm

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  2. Sigma 17-125mm (little more $ than others, reviews are so so)

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Canon 28-135mm IS

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  4. Canon 28-105mm II

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  1. Trace63

    Trace63 TPF Noob!

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    Recap : Im a total noob. I just got a Canon 400D w/ kit lens. The lens is ok but I do feel that I need a little bit more zoom. My plans for the future (way future) --> Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 and a Canon 10-20(22?)mm. For now, Im looking for an all around lens. Live.com is at 30% now for eBay so I want to take advantage of it while I can.

    Tamrom seems like a good lens, decent reviews, but slow AF.
    Sigma seems to have the perfect range but reviews are lacking. Any input on this one?
    The Canon 28-105mm I can get for about $170ish. It lacks a little in the wide range compared to the kit lens, but if I decide I need it I guess I can carry the kit if necessary. It def. has a zoom boost over my present 55mm. However, the 28-135mm I can get for a solid $195. And it has IS. BUT, will the extra range hurt quality?

    Please respond as quick as possible as I do not know how long these prices will last.


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  2. iflynething

    iflynething TPF Noob!

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    Voted for the 17-125. Nice range.

    You need to keep in mind the cropping factor when getting another lens also. 28 isn't wide, even on a full frame sensor, put that on a Canon and you have over a 40mm lens.

    ~Michael~
     
  3. Trace63

    Trace63 TPF Noob!

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    Range is def. better, but for some reason I dont think spending an extra $80+ on a lens that gets poor reviews would be worth it. Not sure...
     
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    Sure it is, 18mm on crop is roughly equivalent to 28mm on full frame. 18 x 1.6 happens to equal 28.8, actually.
     
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    iflynething TPF Noob!

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    Like I said, it's a nice wide angle and good range :)

    ~Michael~
     
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    That is just nuts bro. If you can get this lens for only $195, you might want to check the condition of the lens. These go for around $375-$400 brand new from a reputable seller. Some places sell them even more. If it is a true good condition lens, jump all over that.
     
  7. Trace63

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    Live.com 30% cashback is my best friend. :D
     
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    I would go for the 28-135 out of your listed choices. I have that lens but rarely use it. The range is not something I use. (I shoot wide and long tele mainly) Its a fairly sharp lens with good color/contrast and it does have IS. It is just so darn slow. I personally like 2.8 or faster glass.

    Derrick
     
  9. maulrat

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    I'm the same way. That is why I'm saving for that Sigma 18-200 OS. Maybe we can share some unedited photos after you get the 28-135 and I get the 18-200.
     
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    What do you mean by "last poll?" How many polls do you need? For christ's sake. Be impulsive. Live a little.
     
  11. Trace63

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    Yeah def. I should be getting it in sometime next week. :D

    Future purchases include a Sigma 10-20mm and a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 :D
     

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