Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR VC Di II for Canon @ Amazon £235.99  - Lowest ever price!
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Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR VC Di II for Canon @ Amazon £235.99 - Lowest ever price!

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Found 16th May 2016
This is an awesome lens with a low aperture (2.8) and vibration control built in (be wary of the cheaper non VC version). I bought one a few years ago for over £300 and have been using it ever since with me Canon 650D, the pictures that it takes are great!

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Seems like a good price , might be worth mentioning its Canon Fit only,

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Edited by: "youldyboy" 16th May 2016

Excellent piece of glass for the money! I paid around this for a used one 3 or 4 years ago and it's been my go to lens ever since. I've no need for the improved IQ of the comparable Canon lens and the massive price hike, so this suits me perfectly!

At this price it MUST be a price match so hurry!

Super price. HOT!

I want to buy a 70d for filmmaking t, what would this lens be ideal for ?

neoshinobi

got one and its great on my 7DShot this if you wanna see camera quality



Really good video, may I ask how do you create a time lapse?

OpineDevine

Really good video, may I ask how do you create a time lapse?


take a series of pics some time apart, join them together in a program
some cameras can do it internally, others may need either an app or an external intervalometer device etc

It's posts like this that make me wish I brought a Canon, but the Sony A65 was too feature-rific for me to pass up, the addition of GPS and 24.1MP shots, and continuous autofocus was, at the time, a better value camera than anything Canon was offering in my price range. The downside is places like Amazon do not do sales on Sony compatible lenses, which is annoying. I have a Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5 -6.3 Di II VC PZD, and it is just an epic lens, I never use anything else, but I am after a fast aperture lens such as this one for portraiture, but finding it at a decent price is hard. Also would love a wide angle lens.

Has any tried photographing night skies with this? Was looking at getting the samyang 14mm f2.8, which i have used with great success. This appears to offer far more options (focal length) with only the slight restriction of it being 17mm as opposed to 14mm.
Any advice welcome (I am a beginner/intermediate)
Cheers

" (be wary of the cheaper non VC version)"

The non VC version is sharper though which may be a more important consideration for some.

radiocaf

It's posts like this that make me wish I brought a Canon, but the Sony … It's posts like this that make me wish I brought a Canon, but the Sony A65 was too feature-rific for me to pass up, the addition of GPS and 24.1MP shots, and continuous autofocus was, at the time, a better value camera than anything Canon was offering in my price range. The downside is places like Amazon do not do sales on Sony compatible lenses, which is annoying. I have a Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5 -6.3 Di II VC PZD, and it is just an epic lens, I never use anything else, but I am after a fast aperture lens such as this one for portraiture, but finding it at a decent price is hard. Also would love a wide angle lens.


i guess you know that there is 249quid (almost everywhere) tamron 17-50/2.8 for sony?

Please see on eBay canon 60 mm f2.8

danbiel30

Please see on eBay canon 60 mm f2.8


Was this in relation to the photography of the night skies specifically?

Because comparing a 60mm prime with a 17-50 zoom is a bit of an apples and oranges exercise otherwise!!

danbiel30

Please see on eBay canon 60 mm f2.8


Your post makes no sense

fatdeeman

" (be wary of the cheaper non VC version)"The non VC version is sharper … " (be wary of the cheaper non VC version)"The non VC version is sharper though which may be a more important consideration for some.



​Reassuring, as bought one of those a month back. Can't fault it and wondered what the VC version was like.

OpineDevine

Really good video, may I ask how do you create a time lapse?



You need to buy a remote like this one

ebay.co.uk/itm…397?hash=item33885f138d:g:bfMAAOxycmBS4R8G

neoshinobi

You need to buy a remote like this … You need to buy a remote like this onehttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Time-lapse-intervalometer-Timer-Remote-Shutter-Release-f-Canon-EOS-5D-mark-II-7D-/221331264397?hash=item33885f138d:g:bfMAAOxycmBS4R8G


no, you might have to
plenty of cameras can use apps or inbuilt functionality nowadays

radiocaf

It's posts like this that make me wish I brought a Canon, but the Sony … It's posts like this that make me wish I brought a Canon, but the Sony A65 was too feature-rific for me to pass up, the addition of GPS and 24.1MP shots, and continuous autofocus was, at the time, a better value camera than anything Canon was offering in my price range. The downside is places like Amazon do not do sales on Sony compatible lenses, which is annoying. I have a Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5 -6.3 Di II VC PZD, and it is just an epic lens, I never use anything else, but I am after a fast aperture lens such as this one for portraiture, but finding it at a decent price is hard. Also would love a wide angle lens.



Nowt wrong with a sony a65. Use camerapricebuster for best new lens prices - or try London Camera exchange or ebay for used.
I would recommend the sony 16-50 2.8 which can be had on ebay for around £200. Wide angle, then sony 11-18. I have both. 11-18 shot here or 16-50 shot here

radiocaf

It's posts like this that make me wish I brought a Canon, but the Sony … It's posts like this that make me wish I brought a Canon, but the Sony A65 was too feature-rific for me to pass up, the addition of GPS and 24.1MP shots, and continuous autofocus was, at the time, a better value camera than anything Canon was offering in my price range. The downside is places like Amazon do not do sales on Sony compatible lenses, which is annoying. I have a Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5 -6.3 Di II VC PZD, and it is just an epic lens, I never use anything else, but I am after a fast aperture lens such as this one for portraiture, but finding it at a decent price is hard. Also would love a wide angle lens.


Amazon normally stock a wide range of a-mount lenses..the 17-50 tamron can be had for £130-170 used on ebay.I managed to get one with a faulty zoom lock for £80!
The Sony 50mm f1.8 isnt bad for around £80 new.No zoom I know!
Have a look at dyxum.com/ind…asp. Lots of old minolta lenses .. Some good some not so.

showing as £216 now

showing as £216 now


nope, still showing at same price
216 is another seller

Original Poster

​Reassuring, as bought one of those a month back. Can't fault it and w … ​Reassuring, as bought one of those a month back. Can't fault it and wondered what the VC version was like.



But surely that is only true if you have the camera mounted on a tripod or the camera body itself has VC? Otherwise any small movement could affect the sharpness of the picture?

dws199

But surely that is only true if you have the camera mounted on a tripod … But surely that is only true if you have the camera mounted on a tripod or the camera body itself has VC? Otherwise any small movement could affect the sharpness of the picture?


as long as shutter speed is fast enough then you can do fine with no VC
VC is basically a movement made by the camera system to counter your own movements so i guess the less overall movement needs less shutter speed
Edited by: "brilly" 23rd May 2016

Even better price £212!

Even better price £212!


see #22

i guess you know that there is 249quid (almost everywhere) tamron … i guess you know that there is 249quid (almost everywhere) tamron 17-50/2.8 for sony?



I actually didn't, but I admit I don't look hard enough.

Nowt wrong with a sony a65. Use camerapricebuster for best new lens … Nowt wrong with a sony a65. Use camerapricebuster for best new lens prices - or try London Camera exchange or ebay for used.I would recommend the sony 16-50 2.8 which can be had on ebay for around £200. Wide angle, then sony 11-18. I have both. 11-18 shot here or 16-50 shot here



Nice one, buddy, I like the look of the 16-50!

Amazon normally stock a wide range of a-mount lenses..the 17-50 tamron … Amazon normally stock a wide range of a-mount lenses..the 17-50 tamron can be had for £130-170 used on ebay.I managed to get one with a faulty zoom lock for £80! The Sony 50mm f1.8 isnt bad for around £80 new.No zoom I know!Have a look at http://www.dyxum.com/index.asp. Lots of old minolta lenses .. Some good some not so.


Spot on dude, thank you. What I meant was Amazon don't put them on special offer, I've found loads on Amazon, but never on special offer, that I've seen anyway.
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