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  1. datboiwilly

    datboiwilly OT Supporter

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    I'm going to be buying a 350D body within the next few weeks and selling off my G6. I narrowed it down to:

    One of these to as my general lens:
    Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    Canon EF-S 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM
    Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di IF
    Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF

    And one of these for the sports photography I'm going to be taking this upcoming semester:
    Canon EF 70-200m f/4L USM
    Sigma AF 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO HSM

    The Canon 28-135 seems too slow but yet reviews say that this is a good everyday lens to keep on all the time. The Canon 17-85 has a lot of complaints about CA but like the 28-135, a good everyday lens. The only thing I could see myself picking one of these over the Sigma or Tamron is for IS. Does it really matter?

    If not then I'm thinking about getting the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 and the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8.

    The Tamron looks like a solid lens and it's sold out on some sites, and a good price also. It would be nice to own an L lens but that f/4 doesn't seem like it's going to cut it for something like...night time outdoor sports or indoor sports. The reviews on the Sigma 70-200 look good so far as well. Anyone try using the 70-200m f/4 with indoor sports or something similar?

    Thoughts? Also, what's a good tripod? I haven't even bothered looking around for that.
     
  2. datboiwilly

    datboiwilly OT Supporter

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    Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 - I wish I had that sorta money. Trying to keep myself around the 1000-1100 mark :hsugh:
     
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    you are going to want something wider than 28mm eventually...i am about to pick up a tamron 17-35 f/2.8-4 and then i can write a mini review on it. as far as those lenses go you could get the 28-135 canon...i am going to stay away from ef-s because i shoot film sometimes and if ef-s ever dies out then i don't want to have a lot of money tied up in it
     
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    Oops, when I said around 1000-1100, I meant for two lenses. ~$360 for the Tamron so 700 or so left for another lens. The Sigma 70-200 fits right into place for me.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking about the 28-135 but the f/3.5-5.6 looks like a drawback. Is IS really worth it??
     
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    i've never used IS so i don't know...if you plan on getting a telephoto zoom i would go for the 28-75 tamron now, but if thats your farthest reach you might want to get the 28-135
     
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    Yeah, I'll be getting a telephoto. Thanks a lot :)
     
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    Damn right...I'm moving in 15 days...I wonder if I should wait to order my stuff.

    Anyone know where they have the Tamron 28-75's available online? Seems like it's sold out everywhere.
     

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