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    Ahh well...
    another 'Which lens should I choose?' dilemma.
    i have this Tammy 17-50. but i feel its not sharp enuff to me..
    so eyeing on this Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED or Nikon 50mm f1.8D or 16-85 or Sigma 30mm f1.4. Dang! i love the Sigma man! should i sell my tammy and get the Sigma instead?
    bang for bucks wld be the Nikon 50mm f1.8D of course..

    or the 18-200 VR? damn! i can't make up my mind! this BBB is killing me softly!! urghhhh!!!!!


    for paid assignments i normally would rent the nikon 17-55 f2.8

    damn.. i should have start another post. cuz i'll be logging in this thread every 30mins!!!

    ok ok...back to topic. no OT... ot-ers will be

    but i love to OT too..dang! ok ok....help me pls... is there a cure to this BBB?

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    What will you be shooting and how sharp is acceptable to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eejal View Post

    but i love to OT too..dang! ok ok....help me pls... is there a cure to this BBB?
    sell everything and buy a medium format camera.

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    I just wonder how "not sharp" is your Tamron 17-50? Any pic to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    sell everything and buy a medium format camera.
    hmm...sell everthing might not be enuff too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejal View Post
    is there a cure to this BBB?
    Leica M7 and a 'cron

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    TS - tamron 17-50mm not all copy is sharp, some have a little front or back focus. checked yours?
    D80/D700 18-135/17-50/14-24/24-70/70-200/70-300/50/60 SB600/900

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixontkl View Post
    TS - tamron 17-50mm not all copy is sharp, some have a little front or back focus. checked yours?


    where can i have it checked? (besides sending it bacl to the agt for service)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cy_j View Post
    Leica M7 and a 'cron

    I believe the lastest is Leica M8.2..... selling $9800 for body only, the 28mm f2.8 Elmarit M lens is around $2950..... just saw it on this month's issue of HWM. And its a 'Rangefinders' type camera btw......


    Quote Originally Posted by Shen siung View Post
    I just wonder how "not sharp" is your Tamron 17-50? Any pic to share?

    Agree..... could TS pls show us some of your 'Not Sharp' photos...... or could the Not Sharp be cause by you using f2.8 ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejal View Post
    where can i have it checked? (besides sending it bacl to the agt for service)
    Check for yourself, google for 'Focus Test Charts'. READ the instructions properly to get reliable results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejal View Post
    Ahh well...
    another 'Which lens should I choose?' dilemma.
    i have this Tammy 17-50. but i feel its not sharp enuff to me..
    so eyeing on this Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED or Nikon 50mm f1.8D or 16-85 or Sigma 30mm f1.4. Dang! i love the Sigma man! should i sell my tammy and get the Sigma instead?
    bang for bucks wld be the Nikon 50mm f1.8D of course..

    or the 18-200 VR? damn! i can't make up my mind! this BBB is killing me softly!! urghhhh!!!!!


    for paid assignments i normally would rent the nikon 17-55 f2.8

    damn.. i should have start another post. cuz i'll be logging in this thread every 30mins!!!

    ok ok...back to topic. no OT... ot-ers will be

    but i love to OT too..dang! ok ok....help me pls... is there a cure to this BBB?
    Buy everything, test all out. Keep the sharpest.

    Seriously, you are comparing the 17-50 to primes and zooms, some of different ranges. How to compare?

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    Tammy 17-50.
    Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
    Nikon 50mm f1.8D
    Nikon 16-85
    Sigma 30mm f1.4.
    Nikon 18-200 VR ..

    They sound a little different .. you have any idea what you are looking for already ?

    Or u r just itching to buy more

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    Last edited by giantcanopy; 12th April 2009 at 08:25 PM.

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    actually, don't buy camera luh

    buy knife, or katana, sharper

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejal View Post
    Ahh well...
    another 'Which lens should I choose?' dilemma.
    i have this Tammy 17-50. but i feel its not sharp enuff to me..
    WHat exactly is sharp to you man?

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    Hi eejal do show us an example of how come it is not sharp, including the settings used. Pixel peeping hard, i think my shots straight out without sharpening are not razor katana sharp too

    Ryan

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    Every lens has a sweet spot ... find yours & you'll be rewarded

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    I'm having the similar dilemma, shd i get a sb-800 or 18-200 1st...?

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    Default Re: Still in a dilemma..

    Hi all,
    thanks for all your replies.
    will do some shots on sharpness tests later tonight at different f stops.
    hopefully can clear my doubts..

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejal View Post
    Hi all,
    thanks for all your replies.
    will do some shots on sharpness tests later tonight at different f stops.
    hopefully can clear my doubts..
    If you're good enough to get paid shoots, why would you need to post in a newbies section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtol19 View Post
    If you're good enough to get paid shoots, why would you need to post in a newbies section?
    You will soon realize that "paid shoot" does not equal "good photographer". Just like "paid model" does not equal "good model"
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