Which lens to take??


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rysouke

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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...
 

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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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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++
 

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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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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?
 

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if let dont talk about price..in term of build quality and IQ ... canon 17-55mm is better?
:think: 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? :bsmilie:
 

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:think: 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? :bsmilie:
i am not sure...if both are the same..then no point pay more .. unless canon 17-55mm is better..
 

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i am not sure...if both are the same..then no point pay more .. unless canon 17-55mm is better..
:bsmilie: Drop by a shop and try 'em out. ;)
 

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so headache..no choice but to ask in forum and hope can get some advices...
:bsmilie: I sold off my Tamron 17-50mm VC because I already have Canon EF-S 17-55mm before it. ;)
 

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:bsmilie: 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
 

Yoh

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hahaha..u have two before...so what do u think between these two?? why u sold tamron not canon ?? hahaha
:bsmilie: 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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:bsmilie: 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?
 

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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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i see...in term of IQ..both seem the same? And i heard 17-55mm got flare issue so is it true?
 

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i see...in term of IQ..both seem the same? And i heard 17-55mm got flare issue so is it true?
:think: 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
 

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