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p.1 #1 · New Tamron 17-50 With Stabilisation Announced!


Tamron just announced a stabilised version of the 17-50 f/2.8!

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0909/09090107tamron17mm50mm.asp

But it will be available in Nikon mount first, followed by the Canon version later.






Sep 01, 2009 at 01:33 PM
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p.1 #2 · New Tamron 17-50 With Stabilisation Announced!


I just bought one a couple of months ago...

It's not that the IS is essential, it's more to do with me wanting to have the newer toy.

We'll see if the new one is just as good or better IQ wise, I might sell this old one and buy that IS version.



Sep 01, 2009 at 01:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · New Tamron 17-50 With Stabilisation Announced!


I have IS turned off on my EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS. I have steady-enough hands, I think, that IS is not required on focal lengths < 100mm for me. Unless of course, I am shooting in low light. So, yes, the IS does help in low light, but in 80% of my photos, I have IS turned off.


Sep 01, 2009 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #4 · New Tamron 17-50 With Stabilisation Announced!


They are not going to sell too many if they want $800 US. Nikon mount might be can charge a bit more as 17-55 has no VR and still $1200 US. However, Canon mount 17-55 IS is like what $1K and used is like $800 to $900. I think that is probably why they are rolling out the Nikon mount first and once they get the cost down a bit, they will release the EF mount one for like $550 to $600. However, I think $500 would be a good deal giving the AF is not USM like, however, I doubt it can be that cheap as their non-VC 17-50 is still at $460 mark. Not to mention their VC might not be as good as Canon's IS. I love Tamron lenses and I used them, but their key to success this time is (as usual) their price compare to competitors.

I think they should have focus on developing a USM-like tech instead of VC tech like Sigma is doing first. With good optics and faster and quieter focusing, they should still be able to make them cheap and more attractive, then they can add VC to selective lenses like the 70-200 and some prime lenses like 90 macro and their other longer lenses.



Sep 01, 2009 at 07:09 PM
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p.1 #5 · New Tamron 17-50 With Stabilisation Announced!


Apparently the Canon version of the 17-50 VC showed up on Adorama a while back with a list price of $750:

http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00UHEA

You're right... I think with that price I'll just get the 17-55 and the known quality.



Sep 01, 2009 at 08:48 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · New Tamron 17-50 With Stabilisation Announced!


I've tried 3 different copies of the non-IS Tamron 17-50mm and never got much satisfaction out of any of them. I loved the Tamron 17-35mm I had before and that took sharp shots. Maybe I just got 3 bad copies in a row. I really wanted to like that lens - its much more compact and lighter than the 17-55mm EF-S. Hopefully this IS version won't have much copy variation in quality control.


Sep 01, 2009 at 09:32 PM
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p.1 #7 · New Tamron 17-50 With Stabilisation Announced!


saaketham wrote:
I have IS turned off on my EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS. I have steady-enough hands, I think, that IS is not required on focal lengths < 100mm for me. Unless of course, I am shooting in low light. So, yes, the IS does help in low light, but in 80% of my photos, I have IS turned off.


I am the complete opposite. Here's why. These are 2-sec handheld shots. The second is more impressive IMHO as in the first I was lying on the ground while in the second I just stood up without any sort of support.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.













Sep 01, 2009 at 09:44 PM
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p.1 #8 · New Tamron 17-50 With Stabilisation Announced!


1 second exposure handheld with a non IS P&S.











They look worse at higher resolution though. How about yours?



Sep 02, 2009 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #9 · New Tamron 17-50 With Stabilisation Announced!


Yeah generally third party lenses are pretty significantly cheaper than the Canon alternatives. Though it's understandable that IS/VC brings about a jump in price it's kinda interesting to see that the Tamron 17-50 VC is getting so close in price to the Canon 17-55 IS.


Sep 02, 2009 at 12:07 AM





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