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    Default lens for events, tamron/sigma lenses.

    hello everyone!

    i need a new lens to compliment my canon 50d. i want a lens which is good for taking events, and also capable of taking sceneries and other stuff. i tried out the canon 17-55mm 2.8 lens, and thats really good! only thing is that its rather expensive.

    i would specifically like a lens which is a wide angle, of 17mm. and some zoom capability of about 55mm or more. and i would very much prefer if the aperture value is as low as possible.

    second question. should i consider getting tamron/sigma lenses? they are really cheap but i dont know how the quality is. i believe the 17-85mm 2.8 is going for 500+. the specs of this lens is really awesome and has everything i want and yet so cheap, but i would like to know if the quality is good. or should i just invest in a canon lens.

    i will greatly appreciate your advice guys.

    thanks, cheers!

    manveer

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    Default Re: lens for events, tamron/sigma lenses.

    Have you read any of the many many many reviews online on the Tamron? Or the many threads on CS discussing it? Read first, then ask.
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    Default Re: lens for events, tamron/sigma lenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Have you read any of the many many many reviews online on the Tamron? Or the many threads on CS discussing it? Read first, then ask.
    I guess not.
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    Default Re: lens for events, tamron/sigma lenses.

    1. Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF]
    2. Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]
    3. Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

    All are the fast f2.8 zooms that is equivalent to the Canon. The tele end is 5mm short of what you desire, but I guess you can live with that.

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    Default Re: lens for events, tamron/sigma lenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    1. Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF]
    2. Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]
    3. Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

    All are the fast f2.8 zooms that is equivalent to the Canon. The tele end is 5mm short of what you desire, but I guess you can live with that.
    There is Tokina 16-50/2.8 also.

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    Default Re: lens for events, tamron/sigma lenses.

    any of the abv mentioned is good, but if ur shooting events, get a flash first. i seldom touch my 2.8 unless i really have to shoot at 2.8. usually f4 is good enough if i got a 430 exii on with me

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    yeap i intend to get a flash too. thanks dude.

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