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Sigma or Tamron 70-200 F/2.8

 
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Dec 23, 2010 18:16 |  #1

If one were to buy a non-Canon 70-200 F/2.8 which one would you get? Sigma or Tamron? I have seen some reviews on the Sigma but not so many on the Tamron. I have heard good things about Tamron and Sigma with their NEWER lenses. Which one would you get? I think it may be worth the savings to get some portraits and shots of indoor sports events and concerts. I would be using a 7D at high (1600) ISO for a lot of the use of the lens.


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Dec 23, 2010 18:22 |  #2

I have the Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM II and it is a good lens. The HSM is fast and quiet, full time manual as well, it is not as good as the USM on my 70-200 f2.8 IS II, but it is good. The optics in the lens are top notch.


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Dec 23, 2010 18:49 |  #3

themadman wrote in post #11505134 (external link)
I have the Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM II and it is a good lens. The HSM is fast and quiet, full time manual as well, it is not as good as the USM on my 70-200 f2.8 IS II, but it is good. The optics in the lens are top notch.

I have heard the Sigma is a good lens for the price. I have just heard Tamron has come a long way. I don't know how old the 70-200 non IS Tamron offers is getting. I will look at the Sigma. I have heard some Tamron lenses are better that their Sigma counterparts.


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Dec 23, 2010 23:18 |  #4

The Tammy is optically better then the Sigma.

You should get the Sigma if you shoot a lot of sports or in low light.


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Dec 24, 2010 01:43 as a reply to  @ rikwong's post |  #5

Pictures from a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens:

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This lens' strong point is its light-gathering ability. The weak point is its autofocus, which is sluggish to the point of being unresponsive at times.



  
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Dec 24, 2010 02:05 |  #6

The Sigma 70-200 HSM 2 that I used was very good. Built well, quiet and it produced great images.


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Dec 24, 2010 03:51 |  #7

I would go with the sigma. The Tamron's 70-200 as a slow AF and noisy AF.


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Dec 24, 2010 05:45 |  #8

^^^ This.


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Dec 24, 2010 10:06 |  #9

I had the Sigma 70-200 EX DG II Macro HSM. But I sold it because the 70-200's, any of of them are not your everyday carry around lenses. That and I don't shoot much that requires the beast anymore. I switched over to some fixed focus lighter lens that don't scare the you know what out of the kids/grandkids.
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Dec 24, 2010 11:24 |  #10

I had the Sigma and it was an excellent lens!


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Dec 25, 2010 07:17 |  #11

Thanks for all the info and links. I still cannot decide but the Sigma seems to be a good choice. I will most likely go with that. It will be a couple of months and I still may buy the Canon. Just doing research. There are comparisons and reviews on the lenses, but not too many for the Tamron.


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Dec 25, 2010 13:44 |  #12

nate42nd wrote in post #11511720 (external link)
Thanks for all the info and links. I still cannot decide but the Sigma seems to be a good choice. I will most likely go with that. It will be a couple of months and I still may buy the Canon. Just doing research. There are comparisons and reviews on the lenses, but not too many for the Tamron.

Honestly if you want the Canon save for it. I was in the same postilion as you if I would get the Sigma or spend the extra couple hundred dollars and get the Canon.

In the end I got the Canon and never regret it one bit.


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