A&P Looking for a mid-range lens for a trip to hawaii

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  1. pantheR

    pantheR New Member

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    going to oahu in december :hsd:

    what i have already:

    canon 450d
    11-16 tokina
    50 1.8
    canon 70-200 non-is

    was looking at the tammy 17-50 2.8, but i don't know what else is good out there.

    i think i remember a thread about a real sharp sigma (24-70??) not too long ago

    budget: no more than $600
     
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    Sell you my 28-135 :big grin:
     
  3. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i loved my 17-50, only reason i got rid of it was for a 17-49. :o
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    thought about renting? how long you going? paying $100ish to rent a pro lens might be a nice idea
     
  5. Cesium

    Cesium OT Supporter

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    Only widely-recommended lens in your price range is the 17-50 Tamron. Or the 17-70 Sigma but it's a bit slow.

    I went to Oahu a couple months ago and spent most of the time shooting with my (much hated by Canon enthusiasts) 17-85. The lens did just fine for me.


    You could also pick up a nice ~30mm prime to cover the 16-50 gap in your lens lineup. That'll probably give you all the versatility you want.
     
  6. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    tamron 17-50/2.8

    and get a grip :coold:
     
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    dude just enjoy your trip

    if anything just take 1 body and 1 prime
     
  8. nindia

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    when i went to dominican my weapon of choice was the 17-55 f2.8 canon on my 30d.

    it was absolutely perfect throughout the whole trip in almost all situations. once or twice i wish i had a super wide angle like the 10-22 on me...but 17-55 imo was a great every day lens on vacation

    if you can afford to shell out the few extra bucks...try grabbing one? the image quality is retarded and IMO it should be an L lens.

    you could always sell it for a small loss (basically shipping) once you're done using it if you're worried about cost
     
  9. nindia

    nindia OT Supporter

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    some pics (from facebook so theres tons of image quality loss)

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    nindia OT Supporter

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    all of those were taken using the 17-55 f2.8 canon
     
  11. nindia

    nindia OT Supporter

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    god damn i miss the dominican :hs:
     
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    pick up a 28-70!

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  13. nindia

    nindia OT Supporter

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    ^^^ FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
     
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    its really not bad, see if you can find one for 500-600.. i picked mine up for 500. or you can just get a tamron 17-50 like everyone says. it works great.. i took mine to japan, see if you can find one used for.. 350~? or cheaper. i miss mine :(

    btw nindee, like #3
     
  16. nindia

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    #3 is probably my favourite photo i've ever taken :o

    i lucked out with that shot and it turned out :bowdown: it means much more to me than anyone else that looks at it because i literally was in the back of a open safari truck or whatever you want to call it and i saw that opportunity coming up ahead and i snapped and got it :wackit:

    i wouldn't mind getting it put on canvas from jared actually
     
  17. pantheR

    pantheR New Member

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    Any thoughts on the 17-40 f/4L? I'm afraid the canon 17-55 f/2.8 is too much :|

    i don't graduate for another 6 months so i'm on a limited budget until then heh
     
  18. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i just sold my 17-50 and got a 17-40. if you won't miss the extra stop, its a much better built and faster focusing lens. the 17-40 will work on a full frame camera if you upgrade to one in the future whereas the 17-50 won't. :dunno: not that that matters unless you are planning on upgrading soon.
     
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    wow. :bowdown:
     
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    pantheR New Member

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    I was looking at the 7D, so i should be ok there. Focusing time is pretty important to me, is the tamron really that slow?

    I forgot to mention, I will be using this lens to shoot OSU basketball games this winter (from the court, not stands).
     
  21. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    the tamron isn't that slow, its just not usm fast. the tamron focusing motor is also louder, not that that mattered to me.
     

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