zachlowery10 wrote in post #16725386
im pretty sure the 30mm sigma is crop only. I would prefer something for my new 5d even though I still have my 60d.
anyways does anyone have a good comparison between the sigma 35 1.4 and the tamron 24-70 2.8. which one would u choose and why
The lens archive has lots of examples from each. Go look at images.
That said, they are two different lenses.
35 1.4: Prime, F1.4, super sharp.
24-70 2.8: Zoom versatility, F2.8, very sharp, vibration control.
The only reason to get the prime is honestly the F1.4. You have to really want/need that aperture. If you do not need it that wide, and you're good with F2.8, then really, you can't beat the versatility of the 24-70 F2.8, because it really is very sharp, it's sharp enough to not miss a prime, and has VC. Again, if you want the most versatile useful lens, that zoom would be it and works on crops and full frame. If you really crave the F1.4 of a very wide prime that is fast, then the 35 F1.4 is simply stunning because it's actually very sharp even at F1.4. So again, that's your choice. Aperture versus versatility is the main argument for either lens.