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    Default CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    I was think ing of getting a
    CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    but it cost about S$1250 nett

    Then i came across this..........
    TAMRON AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF)

    which is more economical S$575 nett


    wonder should i get athe second choice, save up a little more to buy a 400D?

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    Default Re: CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    I have not used the lenses before but according to reviews they are both very sharp lenses. Now, do you think you need the IS? If you don't then I suppose you can save the money and get the Tamron instead.

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    Default Re: CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    Quote Originally Posted by 919956g View Post
    I was think ing of getting a CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
    but it cost about S$1250 nett

    OT a bit, can share where to get for $1250?

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    Default Re: CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    Hello... sorry ah, i was also just curious where can we get the Tamron at $575 nett?

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    AIYAH...estimate only lahhhh
    DAMN nice len


    Quote Originally Posted by Teegongkia View Post
    Hello... sorry ah, i was also just curious where can we get the Tamron at $575 nett?

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    Default Re: CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    The tamron has some drawbacks... the autofocusing is definately slower than the canon f2.8 (it will be obvious during usage). Another thing is that the autofocusing is rather noisy..."eeeeeeeeee" when the motor moves...

    For IS, it is not necessary useful at the wideangle focal length. In my opinion, it is not so important.

    Otherwise, it is a very good price if you get a tamron and if you can live with some of the lens' drawbacks.
    Dun blame the camera...blame the one behind the viewfinder :bsmilie:
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    Default Re: CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    I think the tamron is pretty value for money.Its a constant F2.8 and much much cheaper than Canon's 17-55IS.IMHO IS is not needed at this short focal length.to be honest,i cant justify paying so much for a short focal length lens
    i would go the economical way

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    Default Re: CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    Quote Originally Posted by 919956g View Post
    AIYAH...estimate only lahhhh
    DAMN nice len
    Scared me. Got myself one earlier from Alan Photo.. coupled with a Hoya UV Multi-Coated filter. Total Damage $1550. No doubt not the cheapest around but I had to get it urgently.

    Pretty good leans. Haven't really used it much but initial impression's

    :Later,

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_teo View Post
    OT a bit, can share where to get for $1250?
    you can get from this guy.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=300842

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    Default Re: CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    Price valid till 31 Aug 07 or while stock last!!!

    oh man....i just missed it......

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    Default Re: CANON EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinoy View Post
    Scared me. Got myself one earlier from Alan Photo.. coupled with a Hoya UV Multi-Coated filter. Total Damage $1550. No doubt not the cheapest around but I had to get it urgently.

    Pretty good leans. Haven't really used it much but initial impression's

    :Later,
    That's a good price already...they quoted me $1530 (last month) lens alone....
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