Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by cftofu2k, Jan 4, 2007.
does anyone have this lens. thinking about dropping $1k on it + hood
I have heard very good things, never used one though.
I have found his reviews to be pretty spot on, keep in mind he is a canon nut, but if you have a canon then thats fine
i have one.. buy it and don't look back.. sharpest thing you can get in the range and the IS is handy..
i guess it all depends on what you need it for though..
signing in... love it to death. i used the review posted above, hugely accurate. he's right though, the lens flares like a bitch.
i've taken a few pictures that i wouldn't think had flares in them, then when blown up on a monitor you see cm wide flares
Tamron 17-50 2.8 is just as sharp, color is 95% as good as well.... at least for my copy
I've used both lenses. (own the Tamron, rented the 17-55, snapped about 500 pics with it)
You do lose some focusing accuracy, USM, 5mm, and IS however.
if it were just the usm and the 5mm i'd say that's negligible, but the IS something you would rather not have to do without