Nikon and Canon lens lineups

Started Aug 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
joejack951
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Re: outdated thinking
In reply to T3, Aug 15, 2012

T3 wrote:

People have odd ways of defending their positions, but if you really think that it's worth spending a few hundred dollars more ($1419 vs $1059, a difference of $360) for a lens that still doesn't have the advantages of IS/VR just for a vague and inconsequential difference in feel of a lens, then go right ahead! LOL. How a lens's body material may or may not feel is really one of those intangible, esoteric, and biased things that simply has no bearing on the function of the lens, but a feature like IS/VR does have a tangible, measurable benefit. Sounds like you're just grasping at straws. Most reasonable, fair-minded people would have no problem seeing the advantages of Canon's IS stabilized 17-55/2.8 over the non-stabilized Nikon 17-55/2.8 that costs hundreds of dollars more. $1419 for a non-stabilized Nikon lens vs $1059 for a stabilized Canon lens, both of which are outstanding lenses, and you're arguing that the Nikon is better because you think the Nikon's material feels better to your touch? LOL. Whatever floats your boat. I guess the rest of us spend more time shooting with our lenses than we do fondling our lenses.

Well, you've done a commendable job of blowing my comment out of proportion in a bizarre effort to try to sway someone towards Canon apparently. If you simply want to look at lenses in terms of features and price, why bother with the Canon 17-55? Both Sigma and Tamron offer basically the same lens (feature wise) for far less money. Hell, in another thread you are touting high ISO as a replacement for a fast aperture so why not stick with the $100 18-55 kit lens. It has everything you need including IS for far less money and weight. Now that's a true easy WIN.

As far as Canon/Nikon "catching up" to Tamron who now has a stabilized 24-70, note that Canon just revised its 24-70 and didn't add IS but they did promise a more rugged build. If they do decide to play catch-up, don't expect to see that lens for at least 5 years given the typical life cycle of a pro zoom.

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