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TAMRON OR SIGMA ?

 
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Mar 10, 2014 15:18 |  #1

Looking to get a new wide angle. Canons are a bit out of my price range so I'm looking at the tamron 10-24 vs the sigma 10-20

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Mar 10, 2014 15:37 |  #2

What are you going to shoot with it ? What is your budget ? You had the Sigma 10-20/4 before, what did you think of it ?


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Mar 10, 2014 15:41 |  #3

I have the Tamron 10-24. Its great on a crop body, especially when you can utilize the lens corrections in Lr.

(I dont intend to hijack this thread but i no longer use it, so if you are looking for this lens, PM me if interested)


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Mar 10, 2014 16:34 |  #4

I think both are good 3rd party lens manufacturers, but I tend to lean towards Tamron for an odd reason. If/when Canon changes their communication algorithym (or what ever it is), there is a very good chance Sigmas won't work. It happened before, and I expect it would happen again. I know it's something very odd to base a decision off of, but I don't want to have to change my lenses if it does happen one day. Besides, Tamron's stuff has a 6 yr warranty.


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Mar 10, 2014 19:25 |  #5

I want to use it in the Dojo. I liked my sigma. Never had a tamron wide angle.


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Mar 10, 2014 20:02 |  #6

Tamron UWA's have a bad reputation. The Sigma on the other hand has a very good reputation.


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Mar 10, 2014 22:09 |  #7

Get a Tokina wide angle. I prefer tamron over sigma otherwise.


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Mar 11, 2014 03:03 |  #8

Sigma is sharper, but tamron is lighter

But I wouldn't get both, if I used APS-C I'd get the Sigma 8-16, damn fine lens


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Mar 11, 2014 04:47 |  #9

ksjp2008 wrote in post #16749192 (external link)
I want to use it in the Dojo. I liked my sigma. Never had a tamron wide angle.

Then perhaps the Tokina 11-16/2.8 would be better for your needs ( low light )


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Mar 11, 2014 07:28 |  #10

Yes, Tokina 11-16/2.8.


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Mar 12, 2014 03:41 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #11

I got the canon for ~$460 refurbished from a canon sale. It is exceptional and I would recommend buying it used/refurbished if possible. The lack of flare while pointing it at sun/lights has been amazing. It does flare but not nearly as much as I have seen that some lenses can!


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Mar 12, 2014 15:14 as a reply to  @ oahumike's post |  #12

I have the Tokina and am very happy.


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Mar 12, 2014 15:32 |  #13

get the tokina. i think it's one of the best third parties uwa, esp with a constant aperture of 2.8. if you feel you need something wider or a little longer or both, look into the sigma 8-16 or canon 10-22.
the sigma 8-16 is the widest u can get.




  
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Mar 12, 2014 16:11 |  #14

Personally, I plan on getting the sigma 8-16, but do you need a zoom? If cost is a great concern then the 14mm rokinon prime has good reviews. No autofocus though.




  
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Mar 12, 2014 18:44 |  #15

I have the Sigma 8mm-16mm UWA and it weighs about the same as the Sigma 85mm. I have stayed with Canon & Sigma with no regrets. No experience with Tamron at all, same with Tokina.


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