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My Review: Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC vs the Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS (charts, samples, video)

 
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Aug 31, 2013 18:01 |  #16

YashicaFX2 wrote in post #16256997 (external link)
Anybody want to buy a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS HSM? Really nice condition. Original packaging and all accessories included. Make offer.

Looking to fund the Tammy? :lol:


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Aug 31, 2013 20:24 |  #17
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5280Pics wrote in post #16257005 (external link)
Looking to fund the Tammy? :lol:

That or maybe the EF 70-200 f/4 IS USM. I am tiring of the size and weight of the f/2.8 lens. I only take it with me when I KNOW I am going to use it. Interested? Really, I am still debating. I don't have it listed for sale..., yet.


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Aug 31, 2013 21:11 |  #18

YashicaFX2 wrote in post #16256997 (external link)
Anybody want to buy a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS HSM? Really nice condition. Original packaging and all accessories included. Make offer.

Haha!


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Aug 31, 2013 21:16 |  #19
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Don't lowball yourself. I will post it in the SALE if/when I decide to sell.


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Aug 31, 2013 21:23 |  #20

Ok ok - I'll settle things. The first one with the Sig** to pay me $50 - I'll take it off your hands..... Lol
Oh yeah - you pay for shipping too..

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Aug 31, 2013 21:25 |  #21

Just to point out one of the board rules... ;)

Direct selling of any product and/or service on the Forums, in any other area than Marketplace Section, is strictly prohibited and the rules enforced. In Marketplace Section forum members can sell merchandise or services related to Canon cameras and accessories.


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Aug 31, 2013 22:44 |  #22
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TeamSpeed wrote in post #16257347 (external link)
Just to point out one of the board rules... ;)

Just to be clear, my Sigma is NOT for sale at this time. I will post it on the SALE board if and when I decide to sell it. I have been on POTN for a month and have no track record. I doubt if anyone would buy from me right now, anyway.


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Sep 06, 2013 13:49 |  #23

Thanks for the review - both this one and the more recent Tamron vs Canon 4 IS.

And congrats on the newborn!


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Sep 06, 2013 14:01 |  #24

Thank you. I enjoyed doing the review.


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Sep 08, 2013 10:20 |  #25

Thanks for this review! It's the best I've been able to find online :)


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Sep 09, 2013 14:24 |  #26

Very nice review.
So glad I took the Tamron




  
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Sep 14, 2013 17:27 |  #27
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I know this may be a tad late, sorry. This thread caused me to get out my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS HSM and do a few comparisons. I have to agree with Talley's summation. This lens is weak at 200mm and f/2.8, even in the center. I have nothing to compare it to, however.

All in all, I am satisified with the lens, but if I were buying today, I'd seriously consider the Tamron VC. I only notice how soft my Sigma is if I shoot at 200mm AND f/2.8 and I pixel-peep. For a hobby shooter like me, this lens is quite nice. At least I can get some shots at f/2.8. They look fine on-screen and I am sure they would make perfectly nice 8x10 prints. That said, this lens does improve, A LOT, by stopping down. F/3.2 is better and f/3.5 is quite good.

For us amateurs, the Sigma OS still represents a good choice. If it cost the same as the Tamron, I'd pass. But at a substantial savings for a used copy, it is worthy of consideration. About $900 for the Sigma used is a substantial savings over the $1500 Tamron. With unlimited funds, I'd be shooting the EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM II, as would we all.

Thanks again to Talley for taking the time and trouble to do all of this. And NO, my Siggy is not for sale.


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Sep 14, 2013 17:49 |  #28

Thank you for the comparisons of lens, good job




  
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Sep 14, 2013 21:33 |  #29

YashicaFX2 wrote in post #16296519 (external link)
About $900 for the Sigma used is a substantial savings over the $1500 Tamron.

Thanks again to Talley for taking the time and trouble to do all of this. And NO, my Siggy is not for sale.

Ahem, I got my Tamron new for 1200. And your welcome :cool:


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Sep 14, 2013 22:16 |  #30
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I see B&H and Adorama are at $1500. Amazon is at $1300. You got a good deal. Where?


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