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Posted 12/7/2013 by mswiat in General Photography
 

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Posted: 12/7/2013 2:28:58 PM
I'm looking for a new (possibly used)lens to take to Disney in February. Canon T3i, I have the kit lens and the 50 mm/1.8

I'm considering the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 or the Canon 18-135 STM. I'd like to only take 2 lenses with me. Would I need the longer zoom or would the tamron be sufficient on my camera?

Other shots I want to capture (down the road) basketball (I use the 50mm right now), outdoor sports, beach pics...

If I get the tamron, any thoughts on a longer zoom as a second purchase? I've looked at so many (canon 55-250, tamron 18-200) the more lenses I look at the more I want!


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Posted: 12/8/2013 2:47:27 PM
I have the Tamron 28-75 and LOVE it. It's my walk around lens, I use it all the time. I do not have the other lens you are considering, but for Disney you may want a longer zoom. If price is a big consideration, you really can't go wrong with Tamron, I have 3 of their lenses and don't have a bad thing to say about any of them.


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Posted: 12/8/2013 7:16:46 PM
I always take my 28-75 for disney trips and have never needed anything with more reach. It is a great walk around lens. I typically take my 50 as well for indoor rides, but 80% of the time in DL or WDW the 28-75 is on my camera.



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Posted: 12/8/2013 11:44:35 PM
Last time I went anywhere "Disney" was in the early 1970s so I can't advise specifically to Disney World/Land.

I can tell you that a telephoto (long focal point) lens in an amusement park doesn't get a lot of use in my experience. You get a LOT of other visitors in your shot between you and the person/thing you are aiming for.
Rides have security areas fenced off for the safety of those on the ride as well as the safety of those on the ground so you aren't going to get many, if any, opportunities to catch your family as they ride by..

Any lens works well outdoors in bright sun. So both lenses will cover your beach, park, daytime sports stuff.

The problem is shoot indoors, at evening or other low light situations. For that the tamron is going to be the best. The 18-135 doesn't have good aperture choices for indoor shooting. It is going to be a light hog.

When considering lenses not only do you have to consider the focal length (wide angle vs telephoto) but you also need to consider the available apertures. If your largest available aperture is 3.5 or 5.6 you aren't going to be able to use it well, if at all, indoors.

Instead of the 18-135 I'd get Canon's 75-300. The aperture range is the same but you get MUCH further reach on the telephoto for beach, park, outdoor sports. And the price is considerably less (I think)


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Posted: 12/10/2013 6:30:30 PM
Thank you for the feedback.

I need to see what I can find on the web. At least one lens is part of my 40th b-day gift to myself.


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