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    For general coverage : 12 - 24mm [ The Only Choice ! ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by radura View Post
    Btw, been noticing some mixed reviews of the 17-55dx on the various sites... questioning whether it is worth the price when the increase in quality does not commensurate linearly.
    i have the 17-55mm so i know it is good definitely worth it... you can press the half shutter twice to refocus... and it focuses twice with NO hunting [do it ten times... also no hunting]

    otherwise you can try tamron 17-50mm which is amazing. but if your subject is moving, and you need to refocus fast, the lense may hunt

    BIG MAJOR diff between nikkor 17-55mm and tamron 17-50

    AF speed and focusing accuracy... nikkor wins [tamron is fast too but nikkor is just super super fast and accurate]

    IR mode... nikkor no hot spots [never test tamron but review says it has]

    night scene, long exposure causing starburst... tamron is superior... [nikkor SUCKS big time... until i am scared to use it for night scene... hahaha] 18-70 is better
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    Quote Originally Posted by slooow View Post
    i have the 17-55mm so i know it is good definitely worth it... you can press the half shutter twice to refocus... and it focuses twice with NO hunting [do it ten times... also no hunting]

    otherwise you can try tamron 17-50mm which is amazing. but if your subject is moving, and you need to refocus fast, the lense may hunt

    BIG MAJOR diff between nikkor 17-55mm and tamron 17-50

    AF speed and focusing accuracy... nikkor wins [tamron is fast too but nikkor is just super super fast and accurate]

    IR mode... nikkor no hot spots [never test tamron but review says it has]

    night scene, long exposure causing starburst... tamron is superior... [nikkor SUCKS big time... until i am scared to use it for night scene... hahaha] 18-70 is better
    not to mention... nikon 17-55 is AF-S, Tamron is (dunno wat) hehe... so 1 is silent, another 1 is loud...

    but from the system i have, i thinking of getting a tamron 1...

    btw, u like buy alot of lense liao... sudden surge, body changed?
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    I also agree on the part that there's no hunting on the Nikon 17-55mm.

    As for the night scenery part, I just remembered I have yet to try out the long exposure for it! Think I will try that out ASAP to determine if there is really a starburst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    24-105 in a FF cam.

    Or 35 f1.4 + 50 f1.2 + 85 f1.2.
    Agree, but need 2 or 3 bodies.

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    Confused yet ? Each person replied will shoot from a little to a lot of difference to any one else. This drives the lens choice. Just as you cannot duplicate exactly another person way of seeing, you should instead see what you have and work with it. If you do this more you can slowly introduce a new focal range for the effect this produces provided that you can work with this range. Going to buy what other people use is risky - if you cannot see how to use a super wide the pictures are gonna to be weaker than if you used a range you can see. It the software behind the camera that drives the camera and lens and not the other way around.

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    Now, for me my favourite lens is the 24-105mm IS L, very versatile especially on the 5D. There is obvious vignetting when used wide open, but it can be acceptable for wedding photography since it is a desired effect when used properly.

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    24-70L for main body with 17-40L as my sidekick for day.

    17-40L for main body with 85mm as my sidekick for nite.

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    17-35 on the primary for the day ceremony, switching to a 28-200 for some versatility at church or ROM, with a 50 on the backup and just 17-35 at dinner/ lunch since ballrooms/ dining halls are small enough and require wider angles. but i bring along a 400 to shoot the guests that insist on being the difficult one at the table (instead of leaving) while everyone's posing.
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    17-40mm for general purpose and 50mm for DOF play
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellery View Post
    Confused yet ? Each person replied will shoot from a little to a lot of difference to any one else. This drives the lens choice. Just as you cannot duplicate exactly another person way of seeing, you should instead see what you have and work with it. If you do this more you can slowly introduce a new focal range for the effect this produces provided that you can work with this range. Going to buy what other people use is risky - if you cannot see how to use a super wide the pictures are gonna to be weaker than if you used a range you can see. It the software behind the camera that drives the camera and lens and not the other way around.
    Very true, totally agree with what you said. In terms of composition, that would differ from person to person, giving rise to very different end results. However, as not all lenses are made equal, I just wanted to get a feel of the popular choices and do a comparison of the image quality. For example, portrait shots straight out of the 60mm micro is sharp and visually more exciting beyond what my 18-135 kit can achieve (perhaps it is just the photographer). Hence, i do believe that the lens is a limiting factor to some extent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radura View Post
    Very true, totally agree with what you said. In terms of composition, that would differ from person to person, giving rise to very different end results. However, as not all lenses are made equal, I just wanted to get a feel of the popular choices and do a comparison of the image quality. For example, portrait shots straight out of the 60mm micro is sharp and visually more exciting beyond what my 18-135 kit can achieve (perhaps it is just the photographer). Hence, i do believe that the lens is a limiting factor to some extent.

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    Personally, I wouldnt choose 60mm Macro as a Portrait lens. I guess the subject wouldnt be very flattered either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmodel View Post
    Personally, I wouldnt choose 60mm Macro as a Portrait lens. I guess the subject wouldnt be very flattered either.
    haha, u make it sounds as if i am taking close up shots of their pimples...

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    Quote Originally Posted by radura View Post
    haha, u make it sounds as if i am taking close up shots of their pimples...
    Coz the lens is simply too sharp. Think you'll be able to see the wrinkles, freckles, scars, chickenpox marks very clearly, even if you do a semi half body shoot. Wost still for a head to chest shot.

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    Tamron 28-75. Sharp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    not to mention... nikon 17-55 is AF-S, Tamron is (dunno wat) hehe... so 1 is silent, another 1 is loud...

    but from the system i have, i thinking of getting a tamron 1...

    btw, u like buy alot of lense liao... sudden surge, body changed?
    tamron is very good... the AF is the normal thread/screw type. it is amazingly fast but may hunt once in a while... especially with moving objects

    no, i have not changed my body

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmodel View Post
    I also agree on the part that there's no hunting on the Nikon 17-55mm.

    As for the night scenery part, I just remembered I have yet to try out the long exposure for it! Think I will try that out ASAP to determine if there is really a starburst.
    on long exposure... 17-55nikkor has one of the worst stars i have ever seen... so bad... so so so bad.... tamron wins if we have to compare only the stars... hehehe

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    24-70/2.8 and 135/2 on a 5D covers the essentials for the whole day for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slooow View Post
    tamron is very good... the AF is the normal thread/screw type. it is amazingly fast but may hunt once in a while... especially with moving objects

    no, i have not changed my body

    on long exposure... 17-55nikkor has one of the worst stars i have ever seen... so bad... so so so bad.... tamron wins if we have to compare only the stars... hehehe
    Hey, what is defined by bad stars? Can show a pic for comparison? I think stars are better than round spots of light. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by radura View Post
    Hey, what is defined by bad stars? Can show a pic for comparison? I think stars are better than round spots of light. haha
    i dont have the tamron

    cannot compare now sorry

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    17-55 for general
    12-24 when in tiny HDB rooms

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