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APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.

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Old August 1st, 2010, 08:42 PM   #31
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[quote=Michael Liebergot;1553845]
How would the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens, and the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 Image Stabilized USM SLR fair for this type of shooting. Think of like an episode of 24. [\quote]

Brian I woudl still take the Tamron 17-50 or the Canon 17-55 because they are constant aperture 2.8. With the Sigma 17-70 and Canon EF 17-85 your aperture will step down as you zoom.

For video I would must rather have constant aperture over Image Stabilization. For me the only exception to this rule might be for very long 200mm and the like zoom lenses.

I have a Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS which does have IS, but is a variable aperture lens. this is fine for me as I tend to sue very long lenses in good light like outside, so the loss in aperture isn't a huge deal for me.

If I had the money though I would opt for a 70-200mm f4 or f2 IS lens form Canon. Although, Sigma has a new 70-200mm IS lens that just came out and is a little cheaper than the Canon.

Too bad Tamron hasn't made an offering for IS in their long lenses yet.
Thanks for the advice.

The Tamron is a bit pricey for me right now.

Last edited by Brian Amodeo; August 1st, 2010 at 08:45 PM. Reason: Forgot to add my reason why i wasn't commenting on the Tamron
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Old August 6th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Wes Thomas Greene View Post
Agree. You can do everything with this lens. (except long lens stuff!)

Great all around lens. There is also one lens I love which is the 28-135mm Canon. It is full frame and it is really cheap compared to the 17-55mm
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