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Sigma 55-200 vs Tamron 55-200 FULL REVIEW!

 
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Feb 27, 2008 12:50 |  #346

Try some shots wideopen, the copy I had was just as sharp wideopen as it was stopped down to say f/10, I think my copy was the norm as the Tamron I compared it against at the time was around the same level of sharpness, just had crappy build quality ;-)a




  
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Feb 27, 2008 14:52 |  #347

i posted some quick shots of the new lens in the "show me your pics" forum...which is here. All of these were taken wide open aperture (4-5.6)


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Mar 30, 2008 06:48 as a reply to  @ post 2921042 |  #348

Excellent review keep up the good work! I was looking for a telephoto lens for my new Canon EOS400D /18-55 Kit purchase and found outstanding independent reviews for both of these lenses but only this one for both together, so very helpful.

Decided on the Tamron 55-200 Di II LD Macro in the end purely on price, I found it 25% cheaper than the Sigma at £64 inc p&p which I thought was an absolute bargain, moreover I am really pleased with the early results I am getting. :D




  
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Mar 30, 2008 10:45 |  #349

A8ch wrote in post #5222701 (external link)
Excellent review keep up the good work! I was looking for a telephoto lens for my new Canon EOS400D /18-55 Kit purchase and found outstanding independent reviews for both of these lenses but only this one for both together, so very helpful.

Decided on the Tamron 55-200 Di II LD Macro in the end purely on price, I found it 25% cheaper than the Sigma at £64 inc p&p which I thought was an absolute bargain, moreover I am really pleased with the early results I am getting. :D

You will have to give us some examples!


: 350D : Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5 DC MACRO : Sigma 55-200 F4-5.6 DC : Sigma 70 -300 F4-5.6 APO DG MACRO : Kit 18-55 : Photax 300 f5.6 M42 (external link):
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Mar 30, 2008 16:05 as a reply to  @ olly_k's post |  #350

Check this out taken earlier, shot with lens wide open at 1/200 F11 with fill in flash.

http://i303.photobucke​t.com …nn135/A8ch/Spri​ngDaff.jpg (external link)

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Mar 30, 2008 16:10 |  #351

wide open would be using the smallest F number for the range...in that case would be 5.6 at 200mm or 3.5 at 55mm

I use to get it mixed up all the time eheh

Also, the bokeh in that pic is weird...kinda kewl, i dunno..


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Mar 30, 2008 16:25 as a reply to  @ HighLife's post |  #352

lol still got to get to grips with this terminology, thought wide open meant zoom at max.
Cam was set at auto at iso 200. Camera was hand held, tripod ordered and on its way, should make a big difference.

Be kind lol, I am an amateur returning to the hobby after 20 yrs, got just a bit of catching up to do!!




  
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