A&P Help me pick a lens

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by sea bass, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. sea bass

    sea bass Guest

    I have a Canon 350D and want an everyday lens. I'm considering:

    Tamron 28-75
    Canon EF 28-105
    Canon EFS 17-85 IS
    Canon EF 28-135 IS


    How much faster is a F/2.8 compared to a F/3.5, or F/4? Will F/4 be ok for evening use?

    Also does IS work very well? My 350D is very light and probably would need it.

    I'm coming from kit lens so anything will be better :o Or maybe suggest me buying 2 lenses to handle that range, for about the same price.
     
  2. tasty thirds

    tasty thirds New Member

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    I just got my first lens in yesterday.
    I went with the Tamron 28-75.
    Hopefully, I can go get some pics with it tomorrow
     
  3. sea bass

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    yeah i really want a 2.8, but i also want a canon with IS. i wish i had more money :mad:
     
  4. mattsb2000

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    I have 2 lenses I use.

    Shitma 10-20

    Canon 70-200 f/4l

    :)
     
  5. sea bass

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    i've narrowed it to tamron 28-75, or canon ef 28-135 IS.


    it comes down to whether i'd rather have f2.8, or IS. cmon camera crew tell me how much better the f2.8 performs in low light, over a f3.5
     
  6. nicklk

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    The Tamron has issues with focusing in low light, but you will have that same issue with almost any lense in that same price point....I am going to be upgrading my lense soon here, so I might be selling my Tamron 28-75
     
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    I made this for someone on a different forum but you might find it useful :dunno:

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  8. Redliner7

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    Nice - anyone notice how much of a difference 85mm-135mm made? Almost none. But the 17 - 28 though...man, after seeing this, there's no way I could go for the Tamron 28-75/28-135mm Canon. It's just not wide enough.
     
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    I like both lenses, but never use them anymore :hs:




    Also keep in mind that the difference between 17-28 kind of 'distorts' (?) the difference between 85 and 135, but still. I spend a ton of time towards 17mm, but others 28-135mm is a better range and if they have a kit lens they can still shoot wide. Not as good but blah. Just depends on the person.
     
  10. Nullius

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    i love my 17-55 2.8 IS. kit lens can lick my taint. pricey but worth it. i'm now part of the no flash indoors crew.
     
  11. Redliner7

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    Nikon needs a lense like this :wtc:
     
  12. sea bass

    sea bass Guest

    :bowdown:

    thanks i think that settles it. i'll get a tamron 17-50 f2.8 and later save a bit more for a 75-300mm IS
     

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