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mahleu

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Alternative to 17-85 IS
« on: January 22, 2008, 11:49:18 am »

I recently aquired a 17-85IS lens when I bought my 40D (I couldn't find a body only, and it was tax free...), unfortunately I find the lens too slow (5.6 at the long end) and with too much distortion at the wide end.

I like the range that this lens covers but the speed and distortion frustrate me. I really like the 17-40L but it's too short, and i'd prefer an f2.8.

Are there any lenses out there which offer the features i'd like? I have considered a two lens solution, possibly the sigma 12-24 combined with the 24-70L but i'm really not sure.
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Alternative to 17-85 IS
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 11:55:53 am »

Sigma 17-70?

Tamron 17-50 f2.8 + 85 f1.8?
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mahleu

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 12:33:12 pm »

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Sigma 17-70?

Tamron 17-50 f2.8 + 85 f1.8?
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I already have the 85 f1.8 so that could be an option, do you know if the tamron is as good as the canon 17-55 is meant to be?
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 01:07:30 pm »

The Tamron is very nice.  I love mine.  The 17-55 is supposed to be marginally better.  Unknown if anyone has seen that outside of a test chart.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008, 01:38:48 pm »

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The Tamron is very nice.  I love mine.  The 17-55 is supposed to be marginally better.  Unknown if anyone has seen that outside of a test chart.
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Mr P, how´s the cat getting on?

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2008, 02:23:47 pm »

Two times I failed to feed him on time.  Both times he chased me down the hall and tried to take me down by the back of the leg.

Clearly he's better.
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