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Get the tammy or LX3

Tamron 17-50 f 2.8
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Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« on: January 03, 2009, 01:24:11 PM »
I have a 450D and 24-105 as my main lens..

Should I get a Tammy 17-50 as a back-up lens
or
LX3 as a back-up camera..

Im also looking at 24/28/30mm F1.4/1.8 primes..

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Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« on: January 03, 2009, 01:24:11 PM »

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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009, 01:30:34 PM »
What do YOU find yourself needing? A small pocketable camera or that nice tammy lens on your 450D? :)

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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 02:03:07 PM »
What do YOU find yourself needing? A small pocketable camera or that nice tammy lens on your 450D? :)
If you have the money, get both. The 450D can meet all your photo needs 99%. The only thing that LX3 can add to you is light weight and portability plus video.The primes are well covered by your 24-105.I can't judge whether you just GAS( fancy) on LX3 but upgrading your lenses is a sensible thing to do...I voted that you get the 17-50( I assumed that it will give you better IQ than your present Zoom).. :) :) :)

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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 02:50:28 PM »
Personally I'd rather get a UWA lens (10-22?)... but given the choices, I'd lean towards an LX3.

BUT... that depends on your answer to soccerjoe5's question :) do you want an LX3 since it's small and pocketable, or do you just want it for the wider lens?

The reason I chose the LX3 was because I want a (relatively) small camera I can bring to gimiks. But if size doesn't matter to you then get the lens nalang (or a 10-22!) :)
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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 05:33:36 PM »
Ikaw lang ata makakadecide nito for you eh.. Apple's and PC's eh (hahaha)

But seriously, ano ba mas kailangan mo? a wider (but not that wide) lens? or a pocket camera?
Balak mo mag primes din na wide diba? Why not get the Lumix, skip the tammy, then get the primes that you need/want :D

Maganda naman kasi quality nung 24-105 eh.. yung L yan diba? the 1-stop advantage won't be that big especially may IS naman yung 24-105 :)

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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009, 07:07:01 PM »
If you don't have a P&S camera yet, I'd suggest you go for the LX3. I find that I tend to bring my handy IXUS 850IS more for quickie occasions, or for casual snapshots for casual events. Medyo cumbersome to bring the DSLR. Great shots too with great DOF (as is the case with most P&S's). Low light? Activate the flash! But for special/major events, nothing beats the DSLR of course.

If a concern is the lack of wider FL with your present lens, I'm not familiar with the 35mm equivalent of the LX3 but definitely you'll be getting a wider (than what you have now) FL with the Tamron. Some might say 8mm difference isn't enough and would suggest something like the 10-22 or the 12-24 but if like me you don't do landscapes, 17 is enough for wide and group shots. Also take into consideration that the Tamron is a constant 2.8 while the two UWA's I referred to are 3.5-4.5 and 4 respectively.

It really depends on what you have now: If you don't have a P&S I say get the LX3 for the handiness and portability. Pwede pang gamitin ng other family members or wife while you are handling the 450D. But if you already do, and just feel the GAS itch, your money might be better spent on the wider zoom lens.

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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009, 07:30:21 PM »
the question is.... what do you want..... a second P&S body or a new not so wide lens on a cropped body.....

u already have the 24-105mm.... that is a great lens... not so wide at 38.4mm to zoom at 168mm ( canon cropped sensor 1.6x )... so if u intend to buy the tammy ( 17-50mm )...its 27.2mm to 80mm..... so not that wide

with lumix LX3.. u will get a 24-60mm .. and when u use the 16:9 mode... that is wide.... its even wider that 24mm on FF ( based on my shot, i could be wrong though ).... and just like the others said... ur LX3 can be used by ur other family member.....

the decision is still yours...

hope that help

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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009, 08:04:52 PM »
get a lens, but the tammy would overlap with your existing 24-105. why not get a 10-22 or a 70-200?  ;) :D esep esep
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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009, 09:15:55 PM »
The 10-22/11-16 f2.8 is on my list of lens to get this year.

I see the need of shooting wide, low light and indoor situations where a wide aperture is needed (Group pics, dinner, indoor snapshots.)

Will I pull out a LX3 or just change lens.

The 24mm F2.0 of the LX3 is very tempting vs the 27mm (17mm x 1.6 crop factor) F2.8 of the tammy.
plus I get DSLR capabilities with the LX3.

Kaso baka i-tabi ko na si 450D pag gabi dahil andyan naman si LX3..
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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009, 09:24:03 PM »
The 10-22/11-16 f2.8 is on my list of lens to get this year.

I see the need of shooting wide, low light and indoor situations where a wide aperture is needed (Group pics, dinner, indoor snapshots.)

Will I pull out a LX3 or just change lens.

The 24mm F2.0 of the LX3 is very tempting vs the 27mm (17mm x 1.6 crop factor) F2.8 of the tammy.
plus I get DSLR capabilities with the LX3.

Kaso baka i-tabi ko na si 450D pag gabi dahil andyan naman si LX3..

ha ha ha.... correct.... i 've been doing that lately... my 5D+grip+24-70f/2.8 is such a heavy load compare with LX3... so i end up using lx3 more... but ... nothing beats a DSLR output... he he he

tara na... join the madness..... he he he

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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2009, 07:18:35 PM »
had a similar question last year, on the choice between a tokina 12-24mm for my old 350d or an lx3. i chose the tokina.

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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2009, 07:22:27 PM »
I vote for Tammy!
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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2009, 12:29:12 AM »
i voted for the LX3... :)

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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2009, 11:56:40 AM »

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Re: Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 or LX3?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2009, 10:36:30 PM »
Lumix and dslrs are not of the same level. Lumix produces noisy pictures especially in low light situations. Lumix is still a p&s cam  :) I dont recommend lumix to pixel peepers. But I still love my lumix because of its portability and its hd capabilities. By the way i also own a tammy1750(christmas gift ko sa sarili ko hehe)
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