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Old Sep 10, 2005, 5:34 AM   #11
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G35Guy wrote:
I guess for good measure, I should include the Tamron 28-75, which seems to get great reviews.
You can and the Tamron is a great lens, but my bet is you're going to see a much LARGER difference between 18/28mm than 50/75mm - ie 20.12 and some degrees vs only 8.23 degrees of difference in FOV... (which you can easily crop)

Plus you already have a lens covering 70mm!

BTW the difference in FOV between 17mm and 18mm is almost 3 degrees (which is ~3x larger than the FOV difference between 70 to 75mm) and significant on landscape where objects are distant.
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Old Sep 10, 2005, 7:49 AM   #12
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I popped down to the local store and they had a couple of the lenses in stock, but not all of them.

I've decided on the 18-50 EX DC 2.8and 70-200 EX DG APO 2.8. In the end, the larger range of the 18-50 and it's full range 2.8 and it's better MTF won out over the 17-35 with HSM. Starting at 24mm on the 1.6 crop just cut out too much of the wide angle for me.

I'll probably pick up the Canon EFS 60mm Macro in the next few months, too...once winter gets here, I'll probably get more into indoor macro stuff.

Thanks for all your suggestions.
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