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Lens to fill a gap Sigma EX 28-70mm F2.8 or Tamron 28-75 mm F/2.8? Opinions please

 
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Jan 08, 2012 12:42 |  #1

I feel this may be a missing range lens I have from my kit for weddings as a second shooter.

Any opinions on the Tamron or the old Sigma? I have not decided which one to get but will be looking for a second hand model.

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Jan 08, 2012 12:51 |  #2

You mean a 28-70 (or 28-75) to fill in between your 17-50 and 70-200?
I wouldn't bother.

Your 17-50 has a 35mm FOV equivalent of 27.2-80. So what you are missing is between 35mm FOV equivalent of 80-112. I wouldn't worry about it.




  
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Jan 08, 2012 12:59 |  #3

nicksan wrote in post #13668249 (external link)
You mean a 28-70 (or 28-75) to fill in between your 17-50 and 70-200?
I wouldn't bother.

Your 17-50 has a 35mm FOV equivalent of 27.2-80. So what you are missing is between 35mm FOV equivalent of 80-112. I wouldn't worry about it.

Cool; better to save money and didn't think of it that way! Thanks.


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Jan 08, 2012 13:23 |  #4

I'd consider getting something wider like the 10-22 for instance. That would be a better choice than the 28-7x.




  
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Jan 08, 2012 13:43 |  #5

nicksan wrote in post #13668390 (external link)
I'd consider getting something wider like the 10-22 for instance. That would be a better choice than the 28-7x.

Good idea; I was thinking about a wider lens at some stage. What do you recommend for a low cost option?

Tamron 10 - 24
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Sigma 10 - 20?


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Jan 08, 2012 13:50 |  #6

mrrikki wrote in post #13668500 (external link)
Good idea; I was thinking about a wider lens at some stage. What do you recommend for a low cost option?

Tamron 10 - 24
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Sigma 10 - 20?

Not really sure as I've never used them. Gut instinct tells me the Sigma. What about the Tokina?




  
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Jan 08, 2012 13:59 |  #7

nicksan wrote in post #13668531 (external link)
Not really sure as I've never used them. Gut instinct tells me the Sigma. What about the Tokina?

I was just looking at the Tokina actually...


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Jan 08, 2012 14:42 |  #8

I have the tokina and like it. There is a thread on here about how one user decided to go with the Tokina 11-16 and was really happy (as am I)


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Jan 08, 2012 15:49 |  #9

Agree that wide would be more useful. I only buy OEM brand lenses now, i've had more trouble with off brands.


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Jan 10, 2012 13:20 |  #10

tim wrote in post #13669053 (external link)
Agree that wide would be more useful. I only buy OEM brand lenses now, i've had more trouble with off brands.

x2 I only stick to OEM brand lenses now.


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Jan 11, 2012 13:20 |  #11

Nothing but good to say about the tokina lenses I've owned. Actually I've never had a problem with any lenses I've used (2x sigma, 10+ canon, 2x tokina). You could look at the tokina 12-24 because it's about 2-300 cheaper than the Canon 10-22 or Tokina 11-16 2.8. However, 2mm on that wide of an angle is quite a bit but I liked my 12-24 a lot. Looks like you are gaining only 6 mm more than your 17-50 so the 10-22 is probably a better choice.




  
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