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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:15 am 
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Here are just a one shot of each lens of my kids, the 17-85 looks way sharper than the 17-70, both shot at same spot different day but both were sunny day's and at arpeture f/8 unless i have a bad copy of the sigma but i don't think so, i will be buying the 17-85 this month also, any comments.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:08 pm 
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Hmmm, the colors in the shadow with the Sigma look dull, the Canon is much livelier.
But I'mnot sure whether our eye is trained enough to compare color temperature between different days. They adapt quote quickly.
So you should try to adjust the Sigma pic with some color treatment in the post-processing SW of your choice...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:37 pm 
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They are both out of the camera no PP, i know i could PP the colors of the sigma but i just want to show the colors right out of the camera. But then again with the sigma shot there was more of a shade, as with the canon more sun was there.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:50 am 
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Ok here's more shots today with my new 17-85 and my sigma 17-70, i really like the 17-85 way better it's a faster lens and also has IS and USM, but as you see in the pictures the background of the 17-85 looks sharper and i don't see CA, or PF plus it also has 15mm more reach, but as Gordon say's the 17-85 IS is the best walk around lens period and coupled with the 70-300 IS your set 8)
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Sorry SpartanWarrior, but PhotoBucket says "Page not found"!
What's going on there?

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Well i took them out of photobucket, but i did take some comparison shots of my IXUS 850 IS with the 400D and you'd be supprised how it held up in outdoor shots, if your intrested let me know and i will post them.

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Hi everyone! This is my very first post on this great forum!

Spartan Warrior, you are very lucky to get a sharp version of 17-85. I used to have one but I sold it and now waiting for 24-105 L to be delivered.

Though my version of 17-85 was ok to great from 50mm to 85mm, it was optically way unacceptable on the wide end.

I also did some comparison shots with my 70-200 f4 and the 17-85 never matched the IQ! I know its not L lens!

I always had to shoot at f8-f13 to get sharp images which was not very ideal in low light situations, the IS helps a lot though.

I kinda liked the range of 17-85 which was very ideal (if not the best) walkaround lens (in my own opinion).


Happy shooting and enjoy every minute with your 17-85....

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Hello eL, and welcome to the Camera Labs forum!
Nice you give some personal feedback on your experience with the lens.
You did assume yours was just a bad copy and not a weak design in general!?

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Thanks for welcoming me tombomba2.

Well I think it was just a bad copy ....

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