Still in a dilemma..


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eejal

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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 :bsmilie:

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

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

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

Shen siung

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

diver-hloc

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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...... :bsmilie:


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 ?? :think:
 

Octarine

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where can i have it checked? (besides sending it bacl t:think:eek: the agt for service)
Check for yourself, google for 'Focus Test Charts'. READ the instructions properly to get reliable results.
 

ahbian

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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 :bsmilie:

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

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

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 :bsmilie:

Ryan
 

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giantcanopy

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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
 

SabaDen

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

Spikey86

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

eejal

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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..
 

Xtol19

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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?
 

Rashkae

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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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