Question canon 100D lens

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  1. reiteration

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    Hi guys,
    I'm after a new lens to replace my broken 'Tamron SP AF 28-75,, F/2.8 XR Di LD' lens which I thought was great..!

    I'm after a similar focal length, but a lot on newer lenses seem to have image stabilization - but I'm not sure I need this (never had any blurry ikages on my tamron - especially with the canon 100D)..? I don't really want anything too bulky - one of the reasons I bought my tamron was due to it's small size...

    seen a few others like -
    canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
    sigma 17-70mm f2.8
    the tamron 24-70mm f2.8...

    the onkly downside with my broken tamron was the f2.8 was a tad soft (especially at 75mm) - so I mainly used f4 which was pin sharp - so, not really sure if i need the f2.8 - as I do have a sigma 30mm f1.4 for nigh time duties...

    but the colours on my tamron are better than my sigma too...

    so, what do you recommend?

    I would not rule out buying about tamron lens that I already own...
     
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    The Tamron 17-50 2.8 is generally regarded as an excellent walkabout lens. I shot one on my 40D and it delivered great results.
     
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    edit to say - I rarely take any video's either... :)
     
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    I love the Tamron 24-70 VC, brilliant lens.
     
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    I personally wouldnt like to use a big 24-70 VC on a little 100D. I vote for the Tamron 17-50. Will be very front heavy.
     
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    cheers guys - yes, shame that site doesn't have the tamron 24-70 lens on it - but it seems to be only 100g heavier than me existing 28-75... and that's actually smaller than the 17-50mm...

    but i do like the look of the canon 15-85...nice and small...will check out the reviews... :)
     
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    The main reason for the 17-50 over your existing 28-75 is the 17mm. 28mm on a crop camera isn't particularly wide.
     
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    I find that the lens fits nicely in the hand and balances the weight nicely.
    I used it on my 550D before I used it on my 6D.
    It makes for a rock solid grip.
     
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    I never liked the 15-85 in anything but bright light.
     
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    Not quite 24-70 is 845g, 28-75 is only 508g. Big difference.
     
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    brill photos.. .what's the exif data etc on them, and much post processing?

    yes, and going back to the bright light... I normally shoot on Av mode - and sometimes have the ISO on auto - and with my current tamron I'd have that on f4 99% of the time...

    I assume the canon will be sharp on f4 - esepcially with the stabilizer on?

    just I don't do tripods, or much in the way of post processing - apart from a touch of sharpening, brightness adjustment etc... life's too short with the amount of photos I take :D
     
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    Those are nice shots, but I never did anything like that with mine :)

    I just didn't like it.
     
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    Most were around 5.6, used a tripod as the shutter speed was quite low 1/15 1/30 I can't hand hold that slow, ISO 100 on most, I had it in auto to start with so some up around 2000 until I realised I'd left it in auto! A few exposed at -3/-2/-1 as the windows would of been blown out.

    PP, I'm no expert, a few tweaks and things in LR5 that's it, normally done in a minute or 2.
     
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    Again though, 24mm on a crop isn't that wide. Whilst you're used to 28mm on the Tamron, there's a big difference between it and 17mm. Also, the 100D is a tiny body so the 24-105 is likely to be much more unbalanced. A friend of mine has a Sigma 17-50 2.8 and that feels front-heavy already.
     
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    Where does he say he wants the wide end?
     
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    yes, is it a bit of a dilema... as the 24-105 is a big thing... the 15-85 is smaller than my current tamron too...
     
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    Buy a bigger camera :D
     
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    He doesn't, hence, "Whilst you're used to 28mm on the Tamron.." but it's merely a suggestion when the OP is also considering the 15-85 and he may not have actually held a 24-105 to know how long/heavy it is compared to a 100D.
     
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    I did suggest he buys a bigger camera :p

    Looks fine.
     
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    :)
     
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    Exactly, what he really needs is a 5D3 for his new 24-105.
     

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