Loss of a good friend

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  1. phreeky82

    phreeky82 Member

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    My good friend - my Tamron 28-75 - passed away recently, unfortunately prior to me getting a FF body. I'd like ideas on what to do (i.e. just get another 28-75, or something else).

    I have a 7D + now a 5D. I have a Sigma 30 which I'm in two minds what to do about. I have a Canon 85 F/1.8 which isn't going anywhere. And I have a Tamron 11-18 (works OK from ~14mm on the 5D). Longer glass too but that's not particularly relevant.

    The 28-75 was one of my favourite lenses on the 7D for portraits (mainly for my kids as they wont sit still so I liked the zoom) and would've been a nice zoom on the 5D too. But given I'm considering spending ~$400 I think I should consider my options.

    - Get another 28-75
    - Canon 28-135 (want something faster than that though)
    - any other options?

    Other ideas floating around my head that don't exactly solve the problem :)
    - Canon 40mm F/2.8
    - Sell Sigma 30 and get Canon 28mm F/1.8
    - Sell Sigma 30 and get Sigma 50 (a little concerned about AF)
    - Upgrade from Canon 85 to Sigma 85
    - Upgrade Tamron 11-18 to Sigma 12-24
    - ??
     
  2. Taceo Corpus

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    I'm not sure why/whether you're holding on to the 7D, but you could sell the 7D and buy a Canon 24-70 2.8L Mk1, it's a really nice lens and would go well with the 5D.

    Doesn't solve your problem though. Maybe a 24-105 4.0L would suit, if you could stretch your budget. It'd give you a bit more reach, which would be great for the kids and it'll be a bit wider at the 24mm end which will make it great on the full frame body compared to the old 28-75. You might make it there with sale of the Sigma 30? Not sure what they're worth, I don't buy Sigma gear.
     
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    Ditch the 7D, get a 24-105, it is infinitely better than the 28-135.
     
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    i'm with you.. i just lost my 50mm 1.8 lens today (AF drive has gone all crunchy and locks up). now my dilemma is to either upgrade to a sigma 50mm... or screw it all and just get an RZ67 with a couple of backs and the 110mm 2.8 lens for the same price :confused:
     
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    RZ67!!!!!
    be prepared for the weight though.
     
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    phreeky82

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    The 7D is primarily for use with the longer glass. It isn't going anywhere.

    Firstly it means the 24-205 is outside the budget. Secondly the 24-105 just doesn't appeal to me at all. I suppose the 28-135 doesn't either, I mostly bought the FF for the joy of an F/2.8 zoom as well as shallower DoF with primes as I'm otherwise satisfied with the 7D.
     
  7. Taceo Corpus

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    You could have an F/2.8 zoom on the 7D. I have one on my 60D without any problems. :confused:

    Seems like you could be better served selling the 5D and getting a better set of lenses that compliment the 7D and do what you want. Maybe a shorter, faster prime lens to get the subject isolation you're after.

    Just how shallow do you want the DOF? I get shallow enough shots at 70mm on my 24-70 2.8L Mk I on a 60D. The 7D is the same crop I believe. Is it a 5Dc or a 5DII/III? If it's the latter, you could easily sell that and pick up a nice 2.8 zoom for the 7D.
     
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    F/2.8 on FF is approx = F/1.8 on APS-C. Last I checked you cannot get an F/1.8 zoom for Canon. Primes are similar, F/1.4 approx = F/0.9 on APS-C.

    The 5D is a classic. It's worth it alone for the 85mm, to get a similar look on the 7D I'd need a 50mm F/1.2, costing more than the 5Dc+85 F/1.8 as it is.

    I'm thinking I'll just grab another 28-75 first and look into 30 F/1.4 and ultra-wide down the track. I suppose I was hoping for an idea or something I hadn't thought of yet.
     
  9. C.Michael

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    The Sigma 30 won't fit on the 5D. Sell Sigma 30, but new Sigma 35 (will work on FF & crop). Buy another Tamron 28-75, great bang for buck lens.
     
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    WTF? :confused:
     
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    A Tamron 28-75 F/2.8 on a 5D will give the field of view and depth of field of a 17-47 F/1.8 on a 7D. As you're possibly aware, such an F/1.8 zoom does not exist for Canon SLRs.

    Some other manufacturers, such as Olympus, have tried to combat this on their smaller sensor systems with F/2 zooms for example.
     
  12. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    RZRZRZRZRZ

    So glad I passed my one on to my dad and found another.. would have regretted not having it around.
     

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