Takeyouphotography wrote:Thanks Bob, and your right I should include more info for you- I was just wondering if there was some major difference between the cameras that I was unaware of. I shoot mainly landscapes in all different lighting situations. Last winter I spent some time shooting photos for several Mountain bike races and really enjoyed that but the quality when it was all said and done just wasn’t there. One thing I am aware of is the original kit lens has IS and the Tamron does not, although the overall quality of the lens is much better. Its all a learning experience-
I have a trip to Anchorage the next couple days but will try to pick out a few shots and get them posted up here for you to check out when I can.
You didn't mention which Tamron lens you have, but I'm going to guess a 17-50 since you said it was an f/2.8. Unless you were close enough to the mountain bike races to fill the frame, that was probably not the right lens. It should be fine for landscapes and as a walk-around lens, but won't handle situations where more reach is needed. Probably the best budget lens for the mountain race would have been the Canon 70-200mm f/4L. A new one will run around $650. If that doesn't fit in your budget, you could try the Canon 55-250IS that runs around $230. You could also check out the used market at http://www.FredMiranda.com
. I've bought and sold a number of lenses on Fred Miranda's site without any problems. There's always Craigslist too, but I'd try to make those transactions in person.
Enjoy your trip to Anchorage and try to get some pics. I haven't been there for a long time, but it was beautiful when I was there.