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Old Feb 24, 2010, 7:03 PM   #1
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Default 7d.. lens questions on a tamron

ok.. i feel that i will buy the 7d on friday.. i have 2 tamron lens that are 2.8 28-75, and 70-200..for a Sony. the camera place is going to exchange them for me towards the ones that will fit the canon.. here is my ???.. the salesmen wants to keep me in the tamron lenses. but i see that canon has IS in the lens. should i try to combine these and buy the canon 2.8 70-200 that has the IS built in it.. or will these lens work for me without the IS .. my sony had it built into the camera. so there was no problems with this.. the count down it coming..3 days out.. im nervous but excited as well.. i'm trying to do all the research now. but really running out of time
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 7:09 PM   #2
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In a quick answer yes, since you want to shoot sports, the canon L lens is much faster in AF, and even if you do not get the IS version. The canon 70-200mm f2.8L is still better then the tamron, and can save you some money. Also you may not want to shoot sports with IS anyways.

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are you getting the Canon body-only or with some lens attached? also, do you shoot sports/action?
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 7:12 PM   #4
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From following lonefeathers other thread, he wants it to shoot sports. That prompted the move to the canon 7D.
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in that case, i would either go for the canon, or if you are on a budget, sigma's 70-200 2.8 has HSM focusing and is quite good.
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 7:15 PM   #6
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also for sports shooting, you would not really need the IS model, though it could be handy when using it for other uses
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Just one thing to throw out there, I played with the 70-200 f2.8L is at the store today. It is not a light lens. If you want a walk around zoom. You may want to swap one of the tamron for a canon mount.
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ok.. i was going to get the kit. possible. i didn't know if the 18-135 lens that comes in the kit.. i didn't know if i should keep the tamron 28-75 2.8 for some pics.. i have been doing alot of senior pics. and i have a wedding to do soon. but i have alot of friends that want me to do action shots of there kids.. if i trade both lens in. i have to come out of pocket another 600 for the canon.. they do not sell sig there. so i am limited

i know the weight is something.. but i did some portraits over the weekend with it . and it came out flawless..
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you could do body only, then get like the tamron 17-50 2.8, and then the 70-200 canon, or whatever.

don't think you would miss the 50-70mm range that much.
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the 18-135mm kit lens is not as bright as the tamron at 2.8. So since you do wedding and low light performance would be important. You may want to swap the tamron 28-75mm for the canon mount version.
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