Lens advice for 60D switch from NEX

Started Aug 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jon_T Veteran Member • Posts: 3,527
Re: Lens advice for 60D switch from NEX

Tony Hall wrote:

/ ... BUT, it's on sale at B&H for $120 off right now until tomorrow! Does the 17-55mm really normally go for $1180??? I've owned it in the past, but I don't remember it being that much. I'm thinking about buying it before midnight if the price is going to really go up.


If you can get by with f/4 and no IS, might take look at the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 which is on sale for $499 http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/00606/Tamron-SP-AF17-50mm-F2.8-XR-Di-II-LD-Aspherical-for-Canon-price.html

Per reviews it is soft at f/2.8, but does quite well when stopped down to f/4

Can see a comparison of the Canon 17-55 and Tamron 17-50 at: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=398&Camera=474&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=679&CameraComp=474&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

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