Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by guest, Aug 27, 2008.
I have 14 days to try it out and here is a random pic taken from my XSi.
I love my Tamron 17-50
looks too snapshotish
I can't argue with the IQ/$
I need to play with it some more.
Put your camera away from 10am-6pm for better lighting.
Set your lens at 50mm at 2.8 and retry at around 6pm.
oh, and fix your white balance.
I have my dslr for less than a month and I'm still trying to get the hang of it.
You live in SF, you got a million things to shoot.
i love mine
for the money its THE best lens in that focal length. You'll be glad in a month when you get the hang of it and learn to appreciate the constant 2.8 it give you.
How much better is the Tamron than the standard 18-55 IS lens? Does the Tamron go the image stabilization?
It doesn't, but the IS doesn't matter so much that wide. It's nice, but I find I'm rarely in need of the extra stop. The 18-55IS is better than the old 18-55 by fucking far, but it's still just soft/bland enough to make it less than prosumer grade.
The Tamron is arguably professional grade, it's 99% as sharp as my 50mm 1.4 (sharper than the L equivalent) and it's punchy. So yes, it is better and it is worth the upgrade.
Any comparison photos would be nice
comparison pics are only as good as the lens you're comparing it to...and in most cases, they're not well done. If the same scene isn't tested with both lenses and the same settings, you're not going to get a great idea of how they differ.