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    New lens: 3rd party and canon

    Hi Guys, been a while between posts for me here but good to be back

    In the market for a new lens thats going to be good in low light conditions, so thinking something at about f2.8

    I'll be shooting a lot of indoor scenes, nightclubs and partys - that sort of thing. Will be shooting with a 450D and my 430EXII speedlite.

    I'd love to pick up a canon 16-35 f2.8, but at about $1700 online its more than I really want to spend.

    So I've been looking at some other brands, in particular the ones below.

    Tokina 16-50 f2.8
    Sigma 17-50 f2.8
    Tokina 16-28 f2.8

    As well as the Canon 17-55 f2.8 - and am interested as to how the above compare?

    I've read some online reviews and the Tokina 16-28 seems the best (and most expensive) of the three, but wonder if anyone here has any experience with these lenses?

    Opinions required!
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    Hi Sprocket,

    I haven't used the lenses you mentioned, however I do have a Tammy 17-50 non-vc. It's a fantastic lens and quite sharp. Have you considered the Tammy?

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    Have the Tammy 17-50 non-vc as well. Not a bad lens at all.

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    +1 for the Tammy 17-50 non-VC; rave reviews about it from everyone I know who's used it, particularly for the price point it sits at
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    50 1.4 and zoom with your legs .

    That's what I use for shooting what you describe .
    AKA Sean

    Canon 5D MKII - 24-105L - 70-200 F4L IS - 70-300 IS USM - 28 1.8 - 35L 1.4 - 50 1.4 - 85 1.8 - 100L Macro - 200L 2.8II - Tamron 17-35 2.8 - Sigma 150-500 - 430EX - and a stack of other bits and pieces.

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    The Tamron seems to have some very good reviews, the Canon they state as better - but not for the price...big decisions....! The zoom ring turning the opposite way would be annoying but would get use to it i suppose.

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