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Old Sep 26, 2004, 2:14 PM   #11
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Your are correct. I thought I had seen the 17-400 at f2.8 but it is only at f4. How well does the lens perfrom indoors in low light. I have also looked at 24-70 F2.8/L does anyone use this lens. It has a great rating at http://www.photozone.de/2Equipment/easytxt.htm

I also saw the Tamron AF 2.8 28-75mm LD XR Aspherical SP. Anyone had experience with this lens? It also had a very good rating at the above site.

I am wanting a lens that can very good low light performance and excellent quality. My budget will allow for the Canon lens but I am open to suggestions.

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Old Sep 26, 2004, 10:18 PM   #12
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gibsonpd3620 I am looking to buy the 28-75 F2.8 Tamron in 3-4 weeks so I can post some pics of it for you soon, It has a slower AF motor aka not USM speed but no review complained about the AF speed when you look at the price and the optical quatity you get. Not to mention its also a Macro lens too!!

Here is 2 good links for it: http://www.jjmehta.com/products/tamronaf2875xr.html
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...rt=7&thecat=29
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 12:31 PM   #13
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Thanks for the links. I have seen very photos posted with the 28-75, but I still leaning towards the 28-70 L lens.



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Old Sep 27, 2004, 12:35 PM   #14
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Phil....f/4 is f/4. If you want a low light lens, you need to get faster f-stops. Personally, I'm not normally concerned with low light issues since I'm taking landscape shots on a tripod. Trying to take a picture of a moving animal in low light isn't going to work. I have the 17-40 and love it!

Regarding the Tamron 28-70 f/2.8 Di lens, it is a superb lens for the money. It is a tad soft at 2.8, but shines above f/5.6. The Canon 24-70 f/2.8L is sharper at the extremes and has faster focusing. I have the Tamron lens but I'm VERY STRONGLY considering buying the Canon in the next day or two and putting the Tamron up for sale. This is not necessarily a negative comment toward the Tamron, but more of a long term decision on my part.
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 12:56 PM   #15
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Thanks for the comments. I am still in the research mode and proably be for the next month. If you purchase the 28-70, let me know what you think.

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Post some pictures when you get the 70-200 f4. I am using 100-400 for sports but it is bit slowand heavy to hold for long time. So I am looking at 70-200 f4 for outdoor sports like kids soccer etc.
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 1:27 PM   #17
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Will do. It will arrive on Thursday and I will not shoot any sports until the 9th of October. I am taking next weekend to go golfing at a wonderful little golf course in Cloudcroft NM. It is called the Lodge. The elevation is over 9000 ft at Cloudcroft and the course is lined with pine trees. Click on Ohenrys web page. It has a wonderful story about the true spirit of the golfer.

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Old Sep 29, 2004, 11:07 AM   #18
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I would buy the 28-75 2.8 Tamron - except that I need a 24mm-75 or something in that range. Have any of you ever used the Canon 24-85? I also saw where Sigma re-worked their 24-70mm 2.8, BUT it still takes an 82mm fliter & it is not HSM. The New designation is 24-70mm 2.8 EX DG DF - same price. The guy at Sigma told me that they added some more coating & that it was better designed for digital. Whatever I buy needs to be used on my EOS-3 as well as my 300D.
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My 70-200 f/4'L' arrived today and i've just got back from taking a few test shots and i'm shocked by just how good it is! I know everyone rants about just how good 'L' glass is and i was sceptical to how much better it was to my Sigma EX HSM APO lens. For me, the Canon wins hands down, and l'll be saving for my next 'L' lens.
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 1:46 PM   #20
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Mine is scheduled for delivery for today. Hope to take some shots when I get home.



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