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    Tamron 17-50mm? What's it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNautilus View Post
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    Tamron 17-50mm? What's it?
    Here is the review..http://www.bobatkins.com/photography...50_review.html
    For me its a good walkabout lens..
    Last edited by sheaffey; 23rd April 2010 at 04:35 PM.
    No photographer is as good as the simplest camera

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    I think it's a little bit limited, compared to the canon kit II lens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNautilus View Post
    I think it's a little bit limited, compared to the canon kit II lens...
    Well i have the same view last time when i first started photography, but after awhile i shoot with all the pros i realise im so noob, so better to make research and learn from the pros before making any decision in purchasing lens, so u wont spend alot of money and makes alot of mistakes..anyway its my honest opinion and welcome to CS.
    No photographer is as good as the simplest camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheaffey View Post
    If it were to be me, i would buy 550D body and get a tamron 17-50 IMO..
    agreed, i'm using 500D and tamron 17-50mm. I'm loving the combo! don't bother yourself with the kit lens.

    i haven't looked up the price of 550D body, but if the 550D + tamron 17-50 is out of your budget, I'd actually recommend getting a 500D body + tamron 17-50 instead. you'll soon learn that it's not the body that counts, but the lenses. (of course, i'm comparing 500d vs 550d, not 1000d vs MkII).
    Canon 500D 18-200mm | 50mm F/1.8 | Tamron 17-50mm VC

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneluckyguy View Post
    agreed, i'm using 500D and tamron 17-50mm. I'm loving the combo! don't bother yourself with the kit lens.

    i haven't looked up the price of 550D body, but if the 550D + tamron 17-50 is out of your budget, I'd actually recommend getting a 500D body + tamron 17-50 instead. you'll soon learn that it's not the body that counts, but the lenses. (of course, i'm comparing 500d vs 550d, not 1000d vs MkII).
    so true, its the lens and not the body..
    No photographer is as good as the simplest camera

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    is the 18-135M can get the blur effect at the back ground if we take potrait?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNautilus View Post
    I think it's a little bit limited, compared to the canon kit II lens...
    while it's a good walkabout lens, giving u a range of 18-135, but lenses with a wide range are known for their barrel distortion. the 17-50 tamron is so sharp, it's honestly a great lens if you wanna take photography seriously. one fantastic characteristic of it is that it can keep the aperture open at F2.8, even when it's zoomed in all the way. this allows you to take pictures in low light even when it's zoomed in. Unlike the 18-135mm, which starts at F3.5, but closes up to F5.6 when zoomed in.

    With this alone, it means the tamron can take pictures faster, which will result in less handshake, allowing you to capture a sharper photo.

    but i won't deny the flexibility of a wide range lens. i also use an 18-200mm Sigma, which has heavier barrel distortion than the kit lens II, but is very cheap for that kind of range. I use it for travelling, but is ridiculously difficult to take photos at 200mm without a tripod.
    Canon 500D 18-200mm | 50mm F/1.8 | Tamron 17-50mm VC

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    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    is the 18-135M can get the blur effect at the back ground if we take potrait?

    you get a greater blur effect when the aperture is open at its widest. so zoom out all the way to 18mm and set aperture to F3.5. get as close as you can to your subject, and alakazam! - the bokeh effect

    not sure if the offer is still on, but when i bought my 500D, they gave me a free 50mm prime lens which opens all the way to F1.8. Fantastic bokeh =) having a prime lens also forces you to get creative, since you don't have the flexibilty of a zoom.
    Canon 500D 18-200mm | 50mm F/1.8 | Tamron 17-50mm VC

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    How about taking a 550D, with kit II lens and with a SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF)?

    How much would the SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) cost approximately?

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    hi, TheNautilus LOL!!!!!!!! then u should really study hard hahaha. wow, i rem when i was 15, i doubt i received a 250 dollars gift not to mentioned 2500! hahaha! good for u then. for ur info, funan challenger is selling 550D plus 18-55 IS lens for 1299 if u PAY IN CASH. yes they always have cash option and they'll reduce the price for u. i'm not sure is that cheap enough haa... and i doubt u'll look into second hand lens rite? comfirm u'll be skeptical at this point in time. so maybe can skip that thought.

    and the reason i'm msging u is because, for accessories like tripods, feel free to msg me, i have very good lobangs for tripods. its cheap and good and includes ball head with tension knob and the pricing beats all the the brands that u can find in the market. but that will be later i guess.

    and haha, take note of dingaroo's comments. haha, dont go crazy into equipment but go and work on ur skills and all. i dunno if i should mention this... but for pp who are very scared of reading and learn better when there's interaction and all, maybe u can go and take up a course. some are cheap and value for money and progress slowly for like 10-12 weeks. of coz cheapest is still to borrow books and explore. but if u r toking about buying brand new books (some r not available in library though) it can get REALLY REALLY EXPENSIVE from my experience haha.

    sending regards to dingaroo also haha!

    have fun!


    Quote Originally Posted by TheNautilus View Post
    Haha, true.

    But I'm so scared I get bad grades... ):

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNautilus View Post
    How about taking a 550D, with kit II lens and with a SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF)?

    How much would the SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) cost approximately?
    Got a quote from CP about the tamron non vc selling at $628 if u pay cash...
    No photographer is as good as the simplest camera

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    oh ya btw, to oneluckyguy, haha u own a 17-50 tamron vc is it? are there any focusing issues with the vc model so far? i'm tinking of getting that too, but many non-vc to cut some cost though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny888 View Post
    hi, TheNautilus LOL!!!!!!!! then u should really study hard hahaha. wow, i rem when i was 15, i doubt i received a 250 dollars gift not to mentioned 2500! hahaha! good for u then. for ur info, funan challenger is selling 550D plus 18-55 IS lens for 1299 if u PAY IN CASH. yes they always have cash option and they'll reduce the price for u. i'm not sure is that cheap enough haa... and i doubt u'll look into second hand lens rite? comfirm u'll be skeptical at this point in time. so maybe can skip that thought.

    and the reason i'm msging u is because, for accessories like tripods, feel free to msg me, i have very good lobangs for tripods. its cheap and good and includes ball head with tension knob and the pricing beats all the the brands that u can find in the market. but that will be later i guess.

    and haha, take note of dingaroo's comments. haha, dont go crazy into equipment but go and work on ur skills and all. i dunno if i should mention this... but for pp who are very scared of reading and learn better when there's interaction and all, maybe u can go and take up a course. some are cheap and value for money and progress slowly for like 10-12 weeks. of coz cheapest is still to borrow books and explore. but if u r toking about buying brand new books (some r not available in library though) it can get REALLY REALLY EXPENSIVE from my experience haha.

    sending regards to dingaroo also haha!

    have fun!
    Lol, honestly, I am currently looking into the 2nd hand lenses, on our very beloved ClubSNAP forums, the WTSell sections.
    And I saw this thread. Would it be a good buy? PLEASE HELP ME :O (Do you mind pm-ing me your MSN.)

    Quote Originally Posted by sheaffey View Post
    Got a quote from CP about the tamron non vc selling at $628 if u pay cash...
    Where's CP? It's first hand ah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny888 View Post
    oh ya btw, to oneluckyguy, haha u own a 17-50 tamron vc is it? are there any focusing issues with the vc model so far? i'm tinking of getting that too, but many non-vc to cut some cost though.
    For me non vc produce sharp images too, and at f2.8 i dont think non vc is an issue..IMO
    No photographer is as good as the simplest camera

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    okie... maybe i'll get one later lol. have been tinking of vc or non vc for some time. and the price difference is soooooooooooo much oh gosh LOL. a bit skeptical of the focusing issue as mentioned at some forums. but realized actually tamron allows for calibration of lenses. so should be okie. tks dude.

    Quote Originally Posted by sheaffey View Post
    For me non vc produce sharp images too, and at f2.8 i dont think non vc is an issue..IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny888 View Post
    okie... maybe i'll get one later lol. have been tinking of vc or non vc for some time. and the price difference is soooooooooooo much oh gosh LOL. a bit skeptical of the focusing issue as mentioned at some forums. but realized actually tamron allows for calibration of lenses. so should be okie. tks dude.
    No problem
    No photographer is as good as the simplest camera

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    ooo, i'm not too sure about the market rate though, but based on the recent postings.. it seems to be alright. or maybe u should just hmm get a second hand 18-135. it'll save u some money and u can explore ur cam from then on haha. CP is at marina square and penisular.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNautilus View Post
    Lol, honestly, I am currently looking into the 2nd hand lenses, on our very beloved ClubSNAP forums, the WTSell sections.
    And I saw this thread. Would it be a good buy? PLEASE HELP ME :O (Do you mind pm-ing me your MSN.)



    Where's CP? It's first hand ah.

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    Hard to find 2nd hand 18-135mm leh.... the tamron 17-50mm much easier to find for 2nd hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny888 View Post
    oh ya btw, to oneluckyguy, haha u own a 17-50 tamron vc is it? are there any focusing issues with the vc model so far? i'm tinking of getting that too, but many non-vc to cut some cost though.
    hmm, no focusing issues, i'm very satisfied with it =) you're right, non-vc saves costs.. my friend uses a non-vc and he's very happy with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNautilus View Post

    Where's CP? It's first hand ah.
    CP = Cathay Photo @ Peninsular Plaza. probably the most lao jiao camera shop in town.

    Quote Originally Posted by sheaffey View Post
    For me non vc produce sharp images too, and at f2.8 i dont think non vc is an issue..IMO
    sheaffey's right, the 17-50 is a fast lens and doesn't require much help from the VC. But i bought the 17-50 VC with intention of shooting my friend's wedding. this involved a very low light banquet hall and i didn't want to take the risk of ruining my friend's photos. it didn't let me down =)


    while searching for this lens, i noticed that the Camera Workshop at Excelsior offered me the cheapest price. Honestly, about $150 - $200 less than what other shops were offering me. They guarantee it's first hand too. But please please, before you rush to buy it, please go and read up and find out the 'disclaimer' for yourself.
    Canon 500D 18-200mm | 50mm F/1.8 | Tamron 17-50mm VC

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