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Feb 28, 2014 20:00 |  #16

Assuming you don't have a special need for ultra wide, the tamron 24-70 seems the sure way to go. If I had a one lens kit for my 5Dc I couldn't imagine anything other than a 24-70 2.8. Tammy or Canon L either are both highly regarded for IQ and the walkaroundability on FF is perfect IMHO. Also the f2.8 will come in very handy with the iso limits of the good ol' 5D.


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Feb 28, 2014 20:11 |  #17

zachlowery10 wrote in post #16725386 (external link)
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

Heya,

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.

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Feb 28, 2014 20:26 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #18

nice ive never shot a wide angle with such a low aperture as 1. anything because I havent had the option. so im not sure how I would use it that wide open. but thats all part of the prines I guess they allow u to get creative when u want to. its great to know that the tamron is just as sharp and a quality lens. what about the vc versus non vc on the tamron models which is better. and is the vc a must have


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Feb 28, 2014 21:09 as a reply to  @ low5530's post |  #19

I love my sigma 35. I have not compared it with the tamron, but to me they have different uses. The prime is great when i want to be a bit more creative, and 1.4 at wide angles really is quite a special look. It also weighs a bit less than the tamron. I picked the 24-105 over the tamron because in a walk around lens, i want more range and lower weight over 1 stop of aperture.

If you want a more versatile lens, then between the 35 and the 24)70, go for the zoom no question.


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Feb 28, 2014 21:26 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #20

my thoughts

24-105L

or

35 f2 is

both priced friendly too :)

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Mar 01, 2014 09:01 as a reply to  @ Otohp's post |  #21

seems alot of people are recommending the 24-105l I just dont know if f4 is going to be fast enough for my indoor uses. im totally leaning toward the sigma 35mm 1.4 over the tamron 24-70 f2.8. I just dont want to put the carriage before the horse in buying the sigma when It may not work good as a walk around at vacations and everyday use. since so many people recommend the 24-105l how much can it be had for? is it concievable that I could buy used the 24-105l and canon 35mm f2 for anywhere close to the same amount of cash as the sigma 35mm 1.4?


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Mar 01, 2014 09:25 as a reply to  @ low5530's post |  #22

"is it concievable that I could buy used the 24-105l and canon 35mm f2 for anywhere close to the same amount of cash as the sigma 35mm 1.4?"

probably not quite.

it seems the 24-105L pops up often enough for $6-700. and I think this is just an insane deal for a lens of this quality!

you may be right about the f4 though - I shoot mostly outside- but, seem to do ok with the 6D bumping the ISO if inside- not sure on the 5DC...

I haven't had much time with the new 35 f2 is - but really like it so far- got it for about $550.

the 35 sigma sure looks to be great - but it is quite large/heavy and a bit more $.

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Mar 01, 2014 09:40 |  #23

zachlowery10 wrote in post #16726248 (external link)
seems alot of people are recommending the 24-105l I just dont know if f4 is going to be fast enough for my indoor uses. im totally leaning toward the sigma 35mm 1.4 over the tamron 24-70 f2.8. I just dont want to put the carriage before the horse in buying the sigma when It may not work good as a walk around at vacations and everyday use. since so many people recommend the 24-105l how much can it be had for? is it concievable that I could buy used the 24-105l and canon 35mm f2 for anywhere close to the same amount of cash as the sigma 35mm 1.4?

Definitely get the 24-x first. The 24-105 can be found new for around $700 and under.
You could get the 24-105 and the old non-IS version of the 35/2 for around the same price as the Sigma 35/1.4, but the old 35/2 is not in the same class. The 35/2 IS is cheaper than the Sigma, and a very good lens. But personally I like the 1.4 more than the IS, and the Sigma does still have slightly better IQ than the 35/2 IS.


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Mar 01, 2014 10:23 |  #24

yea the f2.8 on the tamron is worth the extra money to me over the f4 of the 24-105. and I dont use a fov past 85mm anyway at the present time I dont need the extra reach. as my daughter gets older and into sports and other activities I may buy a canon 70-200 but that can wait for now. so the tammy just seems to be a safe choice right now and im sure it would rock my socks when I get the 5dc in. going from my current setup with 60d im sure I will appreciate the lens for its normal focal range. something I only had with my kit 18-55 on my 60d. should be a huge leap from 60d 18-55 to 5dc 24-70


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