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    Smile tamron 17-50mm or tamron 18-270mm

    shall i get tamron 18-270mm instead of tamron 17-50mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvinho View Post
    shall i get tamron 18-270mm instead of tamron 17-50mm?
    Those are 2 very different lenses, you want an all in one walkabout lens or do you want a wide aperture lens? Know what you want before deciding

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    need a wide aperture lens and oso can zoom more. able to bring around easily

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvinho View Post
    need a wide aperture lens and oso can zoom more. able to bring around easily
    afraid the legendary tamron 10-800mm f/1.4 has not been built yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvinho View Post
    need a wide aperture lens and oso can zoom more. able to bring around easily
    You can't have the best of both worlds.

    If theres such a lens, then there will not be a need for any other lenses.

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    actually i have tamron 17-50mm and canon 50mm f1.8, just feel like selling my tamron 17-50mm to buy tamron 18-270mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvinho View Post
    need a wide aperture lens and oso can zoom more. able to bring around easily
    If you want this I think you have to invent one for yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvinho View Post
    actually i have tamron 17-50mm and canon 50mm f1.8, just feel like selling my tamron 17-50mm to buy tamron 18-270mm
    Any reason why? Just because you want the range? What if you want something that performs well in low light?
    Last edited by spree86; 7th December 2010 at 10:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    afraid the legendary tamron 10-800mm f/1.4 has not been built yet.
    And if they do, it'll be design with a trolley.

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    Default Re: tamron 17-50mm or tamron 18-270mm

    Quote Originally Posted by alvinho View Post
    actually i have tamron 17-50mm and canon 50mm f1.8, just feel like selling my tamron 17-50mm to buy tamron 18-270mm
    you are aware of the performance differences between the two lens, along with the fact that the 18-270 will have a much smaller maximum aperture compared to the 17-50 (assuming it's f/2.8 constant)?

    why not just get a simple telephoto zoom?

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    Default Re: tamron 17-50mm or tamron 18-270mm

    Before you can ask others which is better, ask yourself why you need each or both.

    You can only answer your own questions.

    Just like buying underwear, have to know what 'package' you have. How much support you need. I can't answer for you, in my case, I need long socks instead.

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    18-270mm is good for general purpose, but you traded more reach for IQ compared to the 17-50mm.

    The 17-50mm is faster and sharper in low light. cos of the constant f2.8

    At the long end... under low light. the 18-270mm hunts like crazy but if you're traveling and only wants to carry 1 lens for all purpose, this might be your ticket.

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    Default Re: tamron 17-50mm or tamron 18-270mm

    Quote Originally Posted by LeChucky View Post
    18-270mm is good for general purpose, but you traded more reach for IQ compared to the 17-50mm.

    The 17-50mm is faster and sharper in low light. cos of the constant f2.8

    At the long end... under low light. the 18-270mm hunts like crazy but if you're traveling and only wants to carry 1 lens for all purpose, this might be your ticket.
    Agree. I think that the OP has fallen victim to the BBB virus like so many of us have (myself included).

    Both are good lenses.

    The 18-270 gives you versatility at the cost of low light photography and a slight decrease in over-all IQ.

    The 17-50 lens gives you better low light capability and a slight increase in over-all IQ at the cost of versatility.

    You must decide which is more important to you.

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    Impossible to have both. Best option to you will be 24-70mm f2.8.

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    Default Re: tamron 17-50mm or tamron 18-270mm

    Quote Originally Posted by alvinho View Post
    actually i have tamron 17-50mm and canon 50mm f1.8, just feel like selling my tamron 17-50mm to buy tamron 18-270mm
    If you already have a 17-50mm f/2.8, then just get a cheap zoom like the Sigma/Tamron 70-300mm. That way, when you need a fast lens for those tricky situations, you'd still have your 17-50mm f/2.8 as backup.
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    Default Re: tamron 17-50mm or tamron 18-270mm

    Quote Originally Posted by alvinho View Post
    need a wide aperture lens and oso can zoom more. able to bring around easily
    buy a time machine, go to 100 or 300 years from now, then buy that 10-1000mm f 1.2 that by that time hopefully already in a size 18-55 kit lens
    i buy i sell i use, repeat, such are the vicious endless cycle of GAS

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    just curious guys, interested in getting 17-50mm f2.8 non-VC, do u think the difference in IQ is noticeable compared to 18-55mm 3.5-5.6? and ive heard people saying to get the non-VC edition cos of the iq as well any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trielementz View Post
    just curious guys, interested in getting 17-50mm f2.8 non-VC, do u think the difference in IQ is noticeable compared to 18-55mm 3.5-5.6? and ive heard people saying to get the non-VC edition cos of the iq as well any ideas?
    it will probably be noticeable, particularly at the larger apertures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Override2Zion View Post
    If you already have a 17-50mm f/2.8, then just get a cheap zoom like the Sigma/Tamron 70-300mm. That way, when you need a fast lens for those tricky situations, you'd still have your 17-50mm f/2.8 as backup.
    Since ur using canon, y not get the 55-250? Small n sharp less for its price. Besides 20mm more on the long end of 18-270 does make much of a difference. Ur on a dslr system, dont be afraid to change lens!

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    Get both the lens...
    I just got Tamron 17-50mm VC recently and use it at my friend wedding, feel the IQ better than the canon kit 18-55mm.
    Had ordered Tamron 18-270mm few days back (before I bought the 17-50mm), as intend to use it for travel purpose, general use. Dun like to carry too much things when on tour.

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