Tamron 24-135mm vs. Canon 28-135mm IS ?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Chris Carlen, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Chris Carlen

    Chris Carlen Guest

    Hi:

    I have noticed that owners of the Tamron lens are very impressed with
    the sharpness, albeit there is some distortion.

    I'd like to have a wider zoom range general purpose lens for the 300D
    than the kit lens, and the 24-135mm is very appealing since it gives a
    35mm equivalent range of 38-216mm, which is almost all I could ask for
    in situations where I want to carry only one lens.

    However, the IS is very interesting on the Canon, but this lens is only
    28mm, and I think I'd miss the wider angle capability.

    What would you go for?


    Thanks for input.


    Good day!


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    Todd Walker Guest

    Well neither is particularly wide once you consider the 1.6x crop factor
    on the 300D. There really isn't much difference between 38mm and 45. I
    would (and did) get the Canon. It is a highly regarded lens and probably
    the best non-L zoom you can buy.

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  3. Chris Carlen

    Chris Carlen Guest


    Perhaps I'd prefer the IS, and if I want wider angle, which is almost
    always going to be horizontally rather than vertically, I could image
    stitch.

    Thanks for the input.


    Good day!



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    Chris Carlen, Sep 26, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro, Sep 26, 2003
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