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Sigma/Tamron 70-200 Good price?

 
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Jun 20, 2014 20:16 |  #1

I'm looking to buy this lens- was also looking at the Tammy 70-200, but the differences seem too small to be paying $300 extra..
I have someone that bought Sigma in 2012 and sold Canon gear and went to Nikon in 2013, meaning Sigma was used for less than a year.

Practically new condition. She agreed to send in original receipt as well as a blank warranty card for $925. Spoke with Sigma rep and said normally, although company doesn't allow warranty transfer, that it would be okay to get it serviced. Is that a good price?

For the Tamron I was budgeting about $1050 or so, but people were trying to sell their 2 year old lens for 1350!
BTW, if you're selling Tammy, let me know! :)


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Jun 21, 2014 12:46 |  #2

Yep. That's a good price. Not a steal but definitely worth every penny.


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Jun 21, 2014 21:16 |  #3

You can find grey market Tamrons for under $1200 if you're just going the used route (not sure if they transfer warranties). I'd take the Tamron over the Sigma any day.




  
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Jun 21, 2014 21:27 |  #4

I payed for the lens yesterday night, but my payment is under review by PayPal. Lol..
Really wish I checked eBay as there's a Tamron on bid ending soon at like $860. Wouldn't imagine it going over 1k or so.


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Jun 21, 2014 23:13 |  #5

I doubt it. I haven't seen one of those under $1100. They are pretty new and really good performers. There's no reason why anyone would sell one that cheap. You're probably looking at their old 70-200.




  
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Jun 22, 2014 00:01 |  #6

Bummer, it sold for 1066. Totally should have bidded.
Arg. Anyhow, I originally thought that 70-200 on a crop body would be okay, however after reading more reviews, I do hear that it's a bit too long. I don't mind having to back up and such, but if it makes the photos look unnatural, that's something that I don't want.. Crop body would make field of view at about 112-320mm. Granted, I don't do professional photos, I just take photos as a hobby, but I would still like nice photos.
Someone has mentioned selling my 40D and getting a 5D classic. Although I wouldn't be swapping bodies soon- unless it breaks on me, what should I go?
60D is selling for pretty cheap with the 5Dc selling slightly lower. Don't want to be spending mass amounts of money on body as my old 40D is still making me happy :)
Sorry about the nooby questions, I'm still learning :)


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Jun 22, 2014 20:34 |  #7

Once you get the lens, shoot around on it for a little while and see how you like it on the 40D. Plenty of people shoot 70-200s on crop bodies and get fantastic results. Down the road if you see the need to go full frame, then do it. For the time being, enjoy the new lens!


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Jun 23, 2014 16:54 |  #8

dbricks wrote in post #16988268 (external link)
Once you get the lens, shoot around on it for a little while and see how you like it on the 40D. Plenty of people shoot 70-200s on crop bodies and get fantastic results. Down the road if you see the need to go full frame, then do it. For the time being, enjoy the new lens!

Love my 70-200 on the 7D.


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Jun 24, 2014 08:51 |  #9

Jaejin0417 wrote in post #16986502 (external link)
I originally thought that 70-200 on a crop body would be okay, however after reading more reviews, I do hear that it's a bit too long.

All depends on your uses for it. Some people love the 70-200 range on a crop others don't. Personally I don't 70mm to long for my needs, that why I went with the sigme 50-150 OS my second time around (originally owned the sigma 70-200 OS but had to sell it due to life issues)

Try it, see if you like the range, then go from there. If you don't like the range then you can either sell the lens and get one like the 50-150 or sell your body and get a ff body.




  
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