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    Default Which lens to take??

    I have been thinking... sigma 17-70mm OS, Tamron 17-50mm vc version and canon 17-55mm

    For sigma one, dont have fix f stop...and tamron have shorter focal range (less 5mm), all three have anti shake function and in term of price sigma 17-70mm OS is cheaper about S$700++

    Basically, but for IQ ... i am not sure...so need recommendation...
    500D/50mm f1.4/90mm macro/17-55mm/EX580 II
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    Quote Originally Posted by rysouke View Post
    I have been thinking... sigma 17-70mm OS, Tamron 17-50mm vc version and canon 17-55mm

    For sigma one, dont have fix f stop...and tamron have shorter focal range (less 5mm), all three have anti shake function and in term of price sigma 17-70mm OS is cheaper about S$700++

    Basically, but for IQ ... i am not sure...so need recommendation...
    I've yet to use Sigma 17-70mm OS before but for the other 2 lenses, Tamron 17-50mm VC is recommended for its price as compared to Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS.

    That said, Tamron 17-50mm VC works pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    I've yet to use Sigma 17-70mm OS before but for the other 2 lenses, Tamron 17-50mm VC is recommended for its price as compared to Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS.

    That said, Tamron 17-50mm VC works pretty well.
    that what i heard too...and i have check the price..canon is 1.5k and tamron is 900++
    500D/50mm f1.4/90mm macro/17-55mm/EX580 II
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    Quote Originally Posted by rysouke View Post
    that what i heard too...and i have check the price..canon is 1.5k and tamron is 900++
    Yup. The only feature that I find lacking about Tamron is the lack of FTM (Full-time manual focusing). Apart from that, its a good competitor to Canon EF-S 17-55mm.

    Price-wise, there's significant difference and for people with tight budget, Tamron is worth trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    Yup. The only feature that I find lacking about Tamron is the lack of FTM (Full-time manual focusing). Apart from that, its a good competitor to Canon EF-S 17-55mm.

    Price-wise, there's significant difference and for people with tight budget, Tamron is worth trying.
    if let dont talk about price..in term of build quality and IQ ... canon 17-55mm is better?
    500D/50mm f1.4/90mm macro/17-55mm/EX580 II
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    Quote Originally Posted by rysouke View Post
    if let dont talk about price..in term of build quality and IQ ... canon 17-55mm is better?
    Both are quite similar though I didn't do a thorough review on it.

    Build quality wise, it seems that Tamron 17-50mm VC is more rugged?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    Both are quite similar though I didn't do a thorough review on it.

    Build quality wise, it seems that Tamron 17-50mm VC is more rugged?
    i am not sure...if both are the same..then no point pay more .. unless canon 17-55mm is better..
    500D/50mm f1.4/90mm macro/17-55mm/EX580 II
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    Quote Originally Posted by rysouke View Post
    i am not sure...if both are the same..then no point pay more .. unless canon 17-55mm is better..
    Drop by a shop and try 'em out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    Drop by a shop and try 'em out.
    i drop by a shop yesterday...but 17-55mm sold out..so i cannot compare ...
    500D/50mm f1.4/90mm macro/17-55mm/EX580 II
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    Quote Originally Posted by rysouke View Post
    i drop by a shop yesterday...but 17-55mm sold out..so i cannot compare ...
    I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    I see.
    so headache..no choice but to ask in forum and hope can get some advices...
    500D/50mm f1.4/90mm macro/17-55mm/EX580 II
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    Quote Originally Posted by rysouke View Post
    so headache..no choice but to ask in forum and hope can get some advices...
    I sold off my Tamron 17-50mm VC because I already have Canon EF-S 17-55mm before it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    I sold off my Tamron 17-50mm VC because I already have Canon EF-S 17-55mm before it.
    hahaha..u have two before...so what do u think between these two?? why u sold tamron not canon ?? hahaha
    500D/50mm f1.4/90mm macro/17-55mm/EX580 II
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    Quote Originally Posted by rysouke View Post
    hahaha..u have two before...so what do u think between these two?? why u sold tamron not canon ?? hahaha
    Because I want USM and FTM. Tamron doesn't have 'em. However, if there's no need for FTM, Tamron will be an attractive option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    Because I want USM and FTM. Tamron doesn't have 'em. However, if there's no need for FTM, Tamron will be an attractive option.
    FTM is manual focusing?? tamron dont have manual focusing?
    500D/50mm f1.4/90mm macro/17-55mm/EX580 II
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    Quote Originally Posted by rysouke View Post
    FTM is manual focusing?? tamron dont have manual focusing?
    It allows the user to MF while AF is on.

    Tamron doesn't have that feature. To MF on Tamron, you'll have to toggle the switch. However not everyone will need that FTM feature though.
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    Default Re: Which lens to take??

    i see...in term of IQ..both seem the same? And i heard 17-55mm got flare issue so is it true?
    500D/50mm f1.4/90mm macro/17-55mm/EX580 II
    My flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by rysouke View Post
    i see...in term of IQ..both seem the same? And i heard 17-55mm got flare issue so is it true?
    Pretty close. As for the flare issue, didn't encounter it.
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    erm pretty close..so 17-55mm still slightly slighty better hahahaha
    500D/50mm f1.4/90mm macro/17-55mm/EX580 II
    My flickr

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    Default Re: Which lens to take??

    Quote Originally Posted by rysouke View Post
    erm pretty close..so 17-55mm still slightly slighty better hahahaha
    I didn't pixel peep 'em so no comment.
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