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    Default Any 3rd party lens that close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L?

    Hi,
    I have 450D and kit lens. I'm looking for a 3rd party wide angle lens that comes close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L in terms of pic quality and focusing speed. Canon L lens is too expensive for me. I plan to shoot my friend's wedding indoor and outdoor.

    Can anybody recommend one or more for me?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Any 3rd party lens that close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L?

    from all reviews i read, tammy 17-58 f2.8 iq is very good, down side is the af speed.

    else, get either 17-35 f2.8 L or 17-40 f4 L.
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    Default Re: Any 3rd party lens that close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L?

    Bro... Tamron 17-50 lah..
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    Default Re: Any 3rd party lens that close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L?

    Tammy 17-50f2.8 is good. Only bad points is that it zooms the opp way of Canon, loud AF sound and is EFs only. Best bang for buck IMHO.

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    Default Re: Any 3rd party lens that close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L?

    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    Tammy 17-50f2.8 is good. Only bad points is that it zooms the opp way of Canon, loud AF sound and is EFs only. Best bang for buck IMHO.
    Curious... how much is the Retail Price for the Tammy lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Curious... how much is the Retail Price for the Tammy lens?
    Around $600.
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    Default Re: Any 3rd party lens that close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L?

    the best 3rd party lens thats close is tamron's 17-35 f2-8-4.

    af slow but accurate, sharp n contrasty.

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    Default Re: Any 3rd party lens that close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L?

    Quote Originally Posted by bengchiat View Post
    the best 3rd party lens thats close is tamron's 17-35 f2-8-4.

    af slow but accurate, sharp n contrasty.
    I 2nd that. Then, it's a very popular lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Around $600.
    Agree wif Zac. Tamron 17-50mm sharp, fast, cheap. $600 before gst.
    only thing is the outer focus ring moves when it autofocus, so careful not to touch it... Other than that, this is one lens that will force Canon to wake up and lower its 16-35LJ lens: too overpriced for almost similar quality. HEY CANON, Yen already WEAKEN alot these 2 days, how about some cheaper lenses to go wif the lower yen??

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    Default Re: Any 3rd party lens that close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Around $600.
    Thanks for the info...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterlimyk View Post
    Hi,
    I have 450D and kit lens. I'm looking for a 3rd party wide angle lens that comes close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L in terms of pic quality and focusing speed. Canon L lens is too expensive for me. I plan to shoot my friend's wedding indoor and outdoor.

    Can anybody recommend one or more for me?

    Thanks
    get the canon 17-55/2.8 IS EFs.... it's one of the best non-L around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunawan View Post
    Agree wif Zac. Tamron 17-50mm sharp, fast, cheap. $600 before gst.
    only thing is the outer focus ring moves when it autofocus, so careful not to touch it... Other than that, this is one lens that will force Canon to wake up and lower its 16-35LJ lens: too overpriced for almost similar quality. HEY CANON, Yen already WEAKEN alot these 2 days, how about some cheaper lenses to go wif the lower yen??
    u should compare the tammy with EFs 17-55/2.8 since they are for cropped sensors.
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    Default Re: Any 3rd party lens that close to Canon 16-35mm f2.8L?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Thanks for the info...
    No probs!
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