A&P i am getting one of these help me choose

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  1. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

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    I'm looking at the same range and I'm not considering anything except the Canon. I'm probably gonna go with a 16-35L though. I feel if I buy the 14-40 I'll be wishing I had the F2.8 of the 16-35 really quickly.
     
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    Tamron 17-50 > * of those
     
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    why do you say so, whats better about it
     
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    The 17-40 is a great lens. I love mine.
     
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    if u dont ever plan on going full frame, the 3rd party lenses
     
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    Besides having it and seeing how sharp it is, there are plenty of great reviews out there for it. I don't care for Sigma lenses for the most part and while Tokina makes some of the best wide angle lenses available, I don't see a lot of good things being said about their other lenses.

    The Canon is a great lens too, but f/4 compared to f/2.8 sounds like a no-brainer.
     
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    The L gives you the build quality and AF speed that is sorely lacking in the tammy
     
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    build quality and af speed vs sharpness and f2.8....


    :noes:
     
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    save your pennies and wait
     
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    Who said the tammy is sharper?

    2.8 is great for extra light in the viewfinder, but how often do you need 2.8 on an uwa?
     
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    :noes: why? what have you hearrrrd?!
     
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    True, but unless you're clumsy with your lenses or shoot fast action, where's the benefit?
     
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    thats what I said too, which is sorts true, but trying to use it in low light is just painful :hs:

    Ask jcoleman about his 28-75
     
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    The Tamron 17-50 2.8 is a great lens if you don't want to go full frame anytime soon and you don't mind the AF noises. Very sharp and having a 2.8 constant aperture is really sweet. Nice range.

    Canon makes a EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS that is supposed to be the top of the line for cropped bodies, but it's pricey.

    If you don't need the 2.8, try to buy a Canon EF-S 17-85. It's a better range, so you'll change lenses less. If you're an f8 fan boy, it won't matter anyway.
     
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    17-40 is a good lens
     

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