ART Canon crew, halp me pick between 2 lenses

rat

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Oct 12, 2003
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I have a digital rebal xti with the kit lense and a nifty 50mm. I've been using this for a little while and now want to step it up a little. I like how fast the 50 is with it's f2.8. I also like the focal range of the kit lense. I don't like how soft and slow the kit lense is. I need a good walk around lense that is fast and has decent focal range. I want to keep it around $500 or less. I have narrowed it down to the Sigma AF 24-70mm f2.8 ex or the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8. If anyone has anymore suggestions feel free to add please.
Thanks.
 
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rat

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Oct 12, 2003
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I would just save up for a 24-70 f/2.8L, you'll be happy you did.

Or got with a 17-40 f/4L they run around 650 New
I can afford the 24-70, just can't justify the cost of a lense like that. I'm not that serious into it to drop that kind of money.

Other lense isn't fast enough.
 

g33k

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Jan 15, 2005
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I can afford the 24-70, just can't justify the cost of a lense like that. I'm not that serious into it to drop that kind of money.

Other lense isn't fast enough.

if you buy it used you can sell it for no loss if you don't want to keep it
 

tetsuo

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May 6, 2004
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the 17-50. i had the tamron 28-75 and just sold it for the 17-50 because it wasn't anywhere near wide enough on a crop body.
 
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rat

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Thanks for the input.
Ordered the 17-50 and some other goodies :naughty:
17-50 for - 399
cleaning kit - free
tamrac holster bag - 30
uv filter - 22
circular polarizer - 54
Got 10% off the bag and filters, for a total of 506 shipped from conoga camera.
 

Mutombo

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May 31, 2006
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Thanks for the input.
Ordered the 17-50 and some other goodies :naughty:
17-50 for - 399
cleaning kit - free
tamrac holster bag - 30
uv filter - 22
circular polarizer - 54
Got 10% off the bag and filters, for a total of 506 shipped from conoga camera.

I wouldn't put a cheap filter in front of my lens. Use the hood for protection or invest in a good B+W filter if you really want one.
 

Bloke

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Jun 1, 2003
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I wouldn't put a cheap filter in front of my lens. Use the hood for protection or invest in a good B+W filter if you really want one.

no one has explained to any satisifaction why a hoya isnt as good as a b+w. i have prabably a filter from every brand. the only one i have thats not so great is one made in india
i only bought b+w becasue they make custom sizes. this was a one off...


edit i have many more that are not in that pic, i need to organize
 
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