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    Quote Originally Posted by infiniteever View Post
    well then again, 17 - 35 isn't much to zoom.. >.<
    im quite fussy on this huh ? :/
    Quote Originally Posted by infiniteever View Post
    wahh.. but the aperture very slow >.<
    if u find a lense that satisfy ur requirements (big aperture, wide zoom range, DX & film compatable, etc) let me know if got a good extra copy. for under $700, i oso wan.

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    well then i might as well stick to kit lens. 18 - 135 with f3.5 - 5.6. thats why i wanna get a lower f stop
    Last edited by infiniteever; 7th December 2008 at 04:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infiniteever View Post
    well then i might as well stick to kit lens. 18 - 135 with f3.5 - 5.6. thats why i wanna get a lower f stop
    but DX format lenses (again) cannot be used for film cams.

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    aye. should i just cancel out the FF advantage? >.<

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    Quote Originally Posted by infiniteever View Post
    aye. should i just cancel out the FF advantage? >.<
    a big yes!!

    than you are open to options from

    Sigma
    10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM

    Tamron
    10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD SP (most zoom range)
    11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD

    Tokina
    12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF PRO DX

    each with a set of pros&cons. for my Canon i went for the Tokina 12-24mm to go with my 28-135mm IS since my film days. bought before the 10-24mm was announced.

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    haha. then i'll just stick with the tamron 17 - 50 f2.8 then. since thats the largest aperture and most zoom so far.

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    good to know u have made up ur mind on the lense of ur choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gymak90 View Post
    Well that's why I said primes would have been better.

    In anycase f3.5 -4.5 isn't really slow. Just a few thirds of stops from f2.8.

    If you want to get a fast lens, the only way is to up you budget. No other way.
    I'll recommend always getting the largest aperature size (i.e. Pro 2.8 or 1.4) your budget allows. [For newbies, the larger the aperature size, the smaller the number]

    Any camera + Lens combination can always produce sharp pictures in normal daylight.

    But there will be many times when you need to shoot in low light conditions (and do not have a tripod) and therefore need a large aperature, eg dawn/dusk, museums (where no flash is allowed) -> can't use flash on glass exhibits, concerts (low light). That is the time when most people regret not getting a pro lens at aperature 2.8 or better.

    As one other lens reviewer on Amazon once remarked, moving from the standard 3.5 to the pro range of 2.8 made a difference between night and day.

    Camera bodies depreciate very quickly, so you will never regret making a wise investment in good lenses.
    | Nikon D700; AF-S 14-24 f/2.8GED; AF 20 f/2.8D; AF 50 f/1.4D; SB400| Tamron AF 28-75 f/2.8 A09NII|

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    good to know u have made up ur mind on the lense of ur choice.
    thanks very much for your help!! (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by infiniteever View Post
    thanks very much for your help!! (:
    u are welcome.

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