A&P between these two lenses...

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  1. widds2v

    widds2v Active Member

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    I have a canon xti with the kit lense, now before I even mention the next two and everyone is like "get 3 lenses and you'll be set", while i'm still in "learning" mode I'd like one lense.

    Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/351548-GREY/Canon_9517A002_EF_S_17_85mm_f_4_5_6_IS.html

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    Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/423714-REG/Tamron_AF016C700_17_50mm_f_2_8_XR_Di.html

    I've seen you guys talk about the Tamron and recommend it, but the canon has a bit more zoom to it. Tamron also has a 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3, but not sure.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i have the 17-85, and it's great. IS rules.
     
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    I havn't played around with IS but if it works it's probably something that would help me, as I suffer from not being able to stay perfectly still for a photo, sometimes I can if I time it right.
     
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    But it's slower, so you'll have to shoot slower, which means the IS only makes up for the speed you lost, if that, especially at 5.6. You really gain nothing from it

    FM Reviews give it a 7.6 whereas the Tamron get's an 8.9. The image quality is simply better.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    i love mine. although i dont have exp with the aforementioned canon
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Doesn't take much experience to know that shooting 85mm at f5.6 sucks for pretty much anything but a bright sunny day.
     
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    between the two of those i'd get the tamron.
     
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    the tamron it is, couple more paydays and it will be miiiiine.
     
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    lens...and get the tamron
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    apparently i'm the "douche reviewer" for this lens. disregard my first post. :o
     
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    don't worry I like it too :o
     
  15. i don't own either, but i'd take the 2.8 for the bokeh
     

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