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Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]

1750diII
Review Date: Sep 22, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: A great bang for the buck! Good for lowlight photography. Nice wide angle! Great colour/contrast.
Cons:
Hunts in low light causing focus to not lock in on target, barrel distortion at 17mm. A little on the noisy side. Hood can cast a shadow when using external flash.

I recently used this lens to shoot a wedding in bright and low light conditions and the results were not bad! Here is a sample of the shots taken.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/reggies_pics/sets/72157607294942700/show/


 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

ef70_200_4_1_
Review Date: Aug 26, 2006 Recommend? | Price paid: $799.00

 
Pros: It is a very fast lens and sharp pictures. Bright day shots are amazing!. The lens shows a very nice background blurr in wide open aperature.The build quilty is just superb! I also like the fact it stays f4 (when set at F4) through the whole zooming range. This ensures no light has been lost at maximum zoom. This lens can take stunning pics in long thirty 30" exposure as well.
Cons:
The F4 may not be great in lower light conditions if the lens is handheld ,if it had F2.8 it would make this lens that much better especially indoors or at late evening.

Now that I have used the 70-200 F/4 L lens for three months I can say I definately tested extensively in different situations. It was tested in outdoor,fast action, sunset and stage performnce. And this camera did very well. I recommend using a tripod in low light or dark room.This camera none the less can take stellar pics indoors too!! Outdoors in bright light with a beautiful blue sky is where the camera seems to perform at it's absolute best. I have taken many pics here to illustrate the various conditions this lens has encountered.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=209718266&size=o

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=190470269&context=set-72057594083884168&size=l

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=195951893&context=set-72157594208481955&size=l

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=195952379&context=set-72157594208481955&size=l

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=192405915&context=set-72057594083849010&size=l

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=190470283&context=set-72057594083884168&size=l

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=185344660&context=set-72057594135547978&size=l

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=185345445&context=set-72057594135547978&size=l

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=193784043&context=set-72057594083850728&size=l


 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

ef50mmf_18_1_
Review Date: Aug 20, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: The price is unbelievable for what you get.This lens is super in low light conditions! Great for taking pics in dark areas where you do not want a flash used.It help keep the ambience. I think a perfect spot for this lens would be capturing a candlelit dinner in a low light restaurant, or a stage play where flash is not permitted. There are so many other great applications for this lens. I am not to fond of using flashes, so this defiinately is a super way of getting around that. For $ 110 I am very happy!
Cons:
I wish it had a zoom lens.
 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

ef70_200_4_1_
Review Date: Jul 9, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $799.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Almost every shot is a keeper, unlike the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM which I got rid of. The lens is simply fast, sharp and provides contrast. I am definately sold on the L series lens!
Cons:
The lens bulkyness especially with the hood on.
 
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

ef75_300usm_1_
Review Date: Jun 29, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: It definately brings the action in closer! It like using binoculars. It is very inexpensive by Canon standards, good for any one on a low budget.
Cons:
This lens seems to blur alot of my shots especially fast action at a distance and lower light. Not great construction!Autofocusing in the night at a far distances is almost non existant.