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Ronnie ­ H
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Jan 04, 2013 06:02 |  #16

Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 OS HSM At $299 at B&H,,thats the one i just got,,and like it so far,,,i think its will be a great walk around lens??useing on a Canon T3i,but its alittle bigger and alot heavier,,but much better build...haven,t had it long enough to Jude IQ
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taylorman00
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Jan 05, 2013 20:02 |  #17

I'm also looking at replacing my kit lens, and all of the feedback I've received has pointed me towards the Tamron 17-50 over the Sigma. You might consider the Sigma 17-50 too or the Canon 15-85.


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Jan 06, 2013 00:50 |  #18

I just got hands on my 17-55 Canon. Great lens, better in many respects than the Tamron non-VC for sure but I do not, for one minute, feel that I was held back by the Tamron. My 17-50 is a hell of a lens and I am debating on actually keeping it after some quick comparison shots, mainly random charts and text to see sharpness.


5D Mark IV~7D+BG-E7/400D~Canon 50mm f/1.8 II~EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro~EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II~EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II~EF 50mm f/1.4 USM~Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL~Yongnuo YN-E3-RT~Canon 600EX-RT

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Jan 06, 2013 08:04 |  #19

orionz06 wrote in post #15450618external link
I just got hands on my 17-55 Canon. Great lens, better in many respects than the Tamron non-VC for sure but I do not, for one minute, feel that I was held back by the Tamron. My 17-50 is a hell of a lens and I am debating on actually keeping it after some quick comparison shots, mainly random charts and text to see sharpness.

I would love the canon 17-55 but jut a little out of my budget. I've never used the Sigma but thought it would worth looking at it through B&H at the sale price

I've rented the tamron and loved it


T3 gripped / Tamron 17-50 2.8 / Tamron 70-300 VC / Rokinon 8mm fisheye / Canon 430EXII Flash
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Jan 06, 2013 12:20 |  #20

Just get the Tamron, you won't be disappointed.


5D Mark IV~7D+BG-E7/400D~Canon 50mm f/1.8 II~EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro~EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II~EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II~EF 50mm f/1.4 USM~Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL~Yongnuo YN-E3-RT~Canon 600EX-RT

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Jan 10, 2013 07:42 |  #21

Thanks for all the input - I picked up the Tamron 17-50 yesterday.

The sales rep highly recommended it (he used to work for Sigma for what its worth)


T3 gripped / Tamron 17-50 2.8 / Tamron 70-300 VC / Rokinon 8mm fisheye / Canon 430EXII Flash
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Jan 10, 2013 07:53 |  #22

russ925 wrote in post #15469914external link
The sales rep highly recommended it (he used to work for Sigma for what its worth)

One important thing to point out:
don't listen to sales reps. I'm sure he would also have highly recommended the canon 75-300 if you'd asked about it and shown an interest in buying it.

That said, you will be happy with the lens.


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