A&P Help me choose between these 2 lenses

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  1. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    First of all how important is IS in a lens for a beginner. Will it help me shoot with much ease or just a feature that I will hardly use or know how to use fully.

    Second, between the 2 lenses below, which one would you suggest for a complete noob to start with. I'd rather get the Sigma but it doesn't have IS which I'm not sure if its necessary when I shoot.

    http://www.adorama.com/SG1770EOS.html

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-18...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1202836861&sr=8-1

    btw these are going to go on a Xti.

    thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    SugarCoatedSour OT Supporter

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    IS helps, but it's not a crutch.
     
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    werd, just use a 1 step faster shutter speed :ugh: - not going to make the much of a difference on a beginner.
     
  5. JordanClarkson

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    i'd prefer the sigma
     
  6. OlafBeserka

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    I have the sigma 17-70 and love it. But you might want to look into the the Tamrom 17-50 f/2.8 Fast all lens posted so far
     
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    FlashhslaF New Member

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    I wanted to stay under 400 for the lens, plus i wanted a bit more zoom than the kit lens i was also looking at.

    What do you think about buying a used lens...is it worth the risk? http://www.adorama.com/US 281582.html
     
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    why the ugh face? sorry its hard to read what you are thinking.. :hs:
     
  9. dmora

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    Spend well on lenses... dont cheap out. You just end up replacing them. Get a Canon 17-55 2.8 or what ever is in that range. I think its L glass.
     
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    I think that if it were not for the fact that it is DO that it would get the L designation
     
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    It is not DO. it is EF-S, and that is why it will never be L even if it was up to par.
     
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    the tamron counterpart doesn't have IS, but is capable of being mounted on more than ef-s and is like $800 cheaper
     
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    +1 for Tamron 17-50 2.8
     
  14. mojito

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    DO is only on 2 lenses, the 400 f/4 and one of the 70-300's. Its designed to reduce size and weight, not exactly something thats needed in wideangle lenses. It also comes at a big IQ loss and huge price point.

    the 17-55 has shitty consturction compared to an L, isn't weather sealed and is ef-s, but does have decent optics
     
  15. FlashhslaF

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    so then any more thoughts whether IS is necessary for a noob to get started with or should I go with the Sigma? i'm hoping to order the camera and lens tonight so any more advice would be helpful.
     
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    tamron 17-50 f/2.8 or 28-75 f/2.8

    Screw the sigma
     
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    you don't need IS. up until this year nobody started out with IS
     
  18. OlafBeserka

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    IS isnt necessary. I only say this because I have a 10d and cant use EF-S mount until I buy some L zoom lenses
     
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    :wtf: does an L have to do with a mount
     
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    Why is the extra $70~ and only up to 50mm > than the Sigma?

    is the Tamron 2.8 across the whole range?
     
  21. mojito

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    yes, and thats the reason + better quality
     
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    Bingo, fixed 2.8 through the entire focal range. Plus like mojito mentioned, the quality is great. One of the most noticeable is the vibrant color range.
     
  23. FlashhslaF

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    so by fixed meaning it is permanent @ 2.8?
     
  24. mojito

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    no, its probably 2.8 - 22

    but as you zoom in and out, if you want it at 2.8 it can be. others will be 2.8 on the wide side but 4 or even 5.6 on the tele side of the zoom.
     
  25. FlashhslaF

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    sounds promising, but i'm not sure if the loss of 50-70mm with this lens is going to come around and bite me in the ass...my main focus will be macro, landscape and family events. So i'm not sure if i'll be even utilizing the extra 20mm with what i'll be focusing on.
     

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