Pixalo Photography Community

Go Back   Pixalo Photography Community > Photography Forums > Cameras, Lenses and Accessories

Cameras, Lenses and Accessories: Discuss 17/85 IS or 28/135 IS...At the moment i use the canon 17/85 IS lens on my 40d overall it's not a bad lens but ...
Welcome to the Pixalo Photography Community. As a Guest you are free to browse the site, but see what extras you get as a Member here.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-04-2009, 15:35   #1 (permalink)
Feet under the table
 
bain's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Rotherham
Posts: 1,749
bain will become famous soon enoughbain will become famous soon enoughbain will become famous soon enoughbain will become famous soon enoughbain will become famous soon enoughbain will become famous soon enough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
17/85 IS or 28/135 IS

At the moment i use the canon 17/85 IS lens on my 40d overall it's not a bad lens but the barrell distortion at 17mm is terrible, so i normally use it at 20mm onwards .
I have seen the 28/135 IS and was wondering if it was a safe bet to sell my 17/85 IS and buy the 28/135 instead, both are about the same price on amazon but on ebay, the 17/85 is selling at quite a higher price.
the point .. Is the 28/135 a better lens than the 17/85 i would like the longer focal on the 28/135 but IQ is important i dont want to change lenses to find out that the 17/85 was the better lens in IQ ........Any thoughs guys
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
bain is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 16:22   #2 (permalink)
Loves the place
 
silkstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Silkstone Common, Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 5,719
silkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of light
silkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of light

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: 17/85 IS or 28/135 IS

I had the 28-135 a while ago and sold it. The IQ was nothing special (CA was an issue), build quality was mediocre (front lens section had plenty of play) and 28mm was nowhere near wide enough on a 1.6x camera.

As ever, I'd recommend the Tamron 18-270 as a good general purpose lens.
silkstone is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 20:19   #3 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
Chris H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 995
Chris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the rough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: 17/85 IS or 28/135 IS

I'd second that for the Tamron.

I used one on my 350D for many photographs and found it sharp, very little chromatic aberration and a great all in one lens.
Chris H is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 20:32   #4 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
stepheno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bingley
Posts: 10,668
stepheno is a jewel in the rough
stepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the rough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Re: 17/85 IS or 28/135 IS

If you considering the 28-135 then I think you would be disappointed with the IQ. For that sort of range the 24-105 is far superior.
stepheno is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 20:59   #5 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
Chris H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 995
Chris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the roughChris H is a jewel in the rough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: 17/85 IS or 28/135 IS

Whilst I totally agree with the choice of 24-105 having one myself, the cost difference between the Tamron 18-250 and the 24-105 is massive and may be out of reach.

Chris H is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 07:46   #6 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19,250
Steve is just really nice
Steve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really nice

Image edit - ASK
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: 17/85 IS or 28/135 IS

If cost is not an issue and you won't miss the wide range below the 24mm I would also second what Stepheno has said and point you in the direction of the 24-105L. I use this lens on a full frame camera and the barrel distortion is very well controlled.

As Silky and Chris has pointed out though, the range of the Tamron 18-250 is far bigger (at both ends) and can be seen as an all in one solution. I have not personally used that lens so won't comment on it quality but I would trust their reports on its capabilities when doing my research.
__________________
I can count all the way up to Potato.
Steve is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 11:00   #7 (permalink)
Feet under the table
 
bain's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Rotherham
Posts: 1,749
bain will become famous soon enoughbain will become famous soon enoughbain will become famous soon enoughbain will become famous soon enoughbain will become famous soon enoughbain will become famous soon enough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: 17/85 IS or 28/135 IS

yeah price is an issue otherwise i would have no hesitation in buying the 24/105L This is the reach i want for the on camera all the time lens. the 17/85 is just isn't long enough for me, is there a big differnce between 85mm and 105 mm ? .not enough to spend on the 24/105 lens at the moment.
i'm am still saving for the 70/300 IS OR the 70/200 L, either one will do .
i wont go down the route of buying the 28/135 now thanks and have a look at the Tamron,, [thought] if i do that then i wont need the 70/200 L lens Mmmmmm.
bain is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 12:50   #8 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19,250
Steve is just really nice
Steve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really nice

Image edit - ASK
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: 17/85 IS or 28/135 IS

Unless you need faster lenses, in which case you will need either of the very good 70-200L versions

There are usually many reasons why different lenses cost more, its not all about range.
Steve is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:30.


vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ReviewPost & PhotoPost vB3 Enhanced, Copyright 2003-2014 All Enthusiast, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright 2006 - 2017 Pixalo.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196