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Old Nov 23, 2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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I see good reviews for the Tamron SP 17-35 2.8-4 Di. Unfortunately, at $ 485, its close to the cost of a usedCanon 17- 40 L and within $ 150 of a new one. Does anyone have experience withthe Tamron's older sibling AF 19-35 3.5-4.5?I see those new for under $ 200. If I shoot it at f 5.6 or 8, will I get good results on a Drebel with the 1.6 crop? Any "chip" problems withthe older lens that would affect the auto focus?
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 12:25 PM   #2
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I've got the Tamron 19-35 3.5-4.5 and it works OK, for the price I paid (under 200$cdn) It does not have the special glass and coatings of the high end lenses so don't point it around the sun, lot of ghosting. But stopped down I found it quite acceptable on a 35mm for getting wide shots close up.

I does work OK on my 20D, and worked fine on the 10D, as well as my eos1.

Sigma is the only one I have heard that used toneed occasional re-chipping to work with newer cameras. I have not heard of them having that problem with their current lenses, butI may be wrong.

Tamron SP 17-35 2.8-4 Di is supposed to be a much better lens, with better glass, and coatings, and a higher price to go along with it.

At 19mm you get a 30.4mm, 35mm equivalent on it. With the 17mm you get 27.2 equivalent.

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