Tamron 17-35 or Tamron 17-50 for Canon XT

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by rxl125, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. rxl125 macrumors regular

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    Any experience with either? I have a 50 mm canon 1.8 lens, so I'll be ok if I go with the 17-35...

    I can get the 17-35 200 cheaper.
     
  2. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    I'd recommend the 17-50 lens, it'll be a lot more useful and you won't change lenses as often. The 17-35 is a left-over from the era when film cameras dominated the market; the corresponding lens in the dslr world has a focal length range of 10/12-22/24.
     
  3. rxl125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The 17-35 Tamron SP AF17-35/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) is a digital only lens, correct?
     
  4. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    It also works on film cameras and FF sensors -- although I can't imagine that someone shells out $3k on a Canon 5D and then buys such a cheap lens.

    My point is that this lens is mainly aimed at people with analog (read: film) bodies who also want to use it on their digital body. The `Di' moinker is marketing speech for `designed with digital cameras in mind'; usually that means it only works on dslrs.

    However, my main argument remains: that particular focal range is definitely not appealing for someone with a dslr. Either take a 12-24 zoom or 17-50.
     
  5. rxl125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    got the 17-50 made in Japan... Wow, very nice...

    Cha ching to my bank account though...
     

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