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Tamron 28-75 or 17-50 2.8?

 
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Jul 27, 2014 09:28 |  #1

Hey guys, looking for some advice/opinions.

I recently bought the Canon 28-90 III for my 5d for the range...

Not fast thought, its fastest being 4.0

So im looking down the road for a fast walk around in that range, and since anything faster then 2.8 is out of my price range, I've settled on these two lens.

A third competitor is also the Sigma 24-70

I am more interested in the 2.8 then the range. The difference between the focal length isn't an issue for me. I rarely shoot UWA so the 17 isn't a big loss if I don't go that route.

I find a way to make it work....

I've looked through the image samples and both lens are pretty solid but I am leaning towards the 28-75.

I did not see a sample thread for the Sigma.

Anyone have any experience with that lens?

So what would you get?


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Jul 27, 2014 09:43 |  #2

The Tamron 17-50 is designed for crop-sensor cameras. that is, it's image circle is too small for your camera. I don't know if this is the case with the Sigma, but you should check this.

I owned a 28-75 for years. It is optically a good lens, and it is a very reasonable walk-round length for a full frame camera. It lacks some features of more expensive lenses (it is not the fastest focusing, and it lacks full time manual focusing), but I doubt you will be able to beat it optically for the price.

The difference between f/4 and f/2.8 is not huge, but your current lens is only f/4 at the shortest end.


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Jul 27, 2014 10:45 as a reply to  @ paddler4's post |  #3

Thanks for the knowledge.

Ya, you're right the 17-50 is out because it is made for APS-C.

So it would be between the Tamron and Sigma.

Anyone have any exp with the Sigma?


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Jul 27, 2014 10:58 as a reply to  @ Rolfe D. Wolfe's post |  #4

Of those two I would go with the Tamron. Another option would be to buy a used 24-85/3.5-4.5 or a 28-105: the 3.5-4.5 USM II one. Both can be had for around $100 or less. Then put some money into a prime like the first 35/2 or 50/1.4 or stretch the budget for the 35/2 IS.


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Jul 27, 2014 11:06 as a reply to  @ FEChariot's post |  #5

I have the Tammy 28-75 2.8 on a 7D and love it.... Sharp as a tack


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Jul 27, 2014 11:11 as a reply to  @ Derf's post |  #6

My copy of the Tamron 28-75 is soft at 2.8 on my 5dc. I don't use it less than f4 unless unavoidable. My copy of my 17-50 (non VC of course) was much better on my old Nikon d90 and I was much more pleased with it. I would like to trade my 28-75 for a 24-105 in the future.


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Jul 27, 2014 12:38 |  #7

I got a 28-75 about two weeks ago and I'm really happy with it. The focus might not me the fastest available, but it's not that slow. It's not heavy and it seems to be well built.
Here's a sample at f/2.8:

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Jul 27, 2014 18:15 |  #8

Sold my Tamron 28-75 and picked up a Sigma 24-70. Now I'm back in the market for a 28-75...if that tells you anything about my opinion.




  
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Jul 27, 2014 21:26 |  #9
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FEChariot wrote in post #17059144 (external link)
Of those two I would go with the Tamron. Another option would be to buy a used 24-85/3.5-4.5 or a 28-105: the 3.5-4.5 USM II one. Both can be had for around $100 or less. Then put some money into a prime like the first 35/2 or 50/1.4 or stretch the budget for the 35/2 IS.

The 28-105 II is a lot of lens for the money. I use a Tamron 28-75,35 IS and 100 f/2 in that range. Happy so far.


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Jul 27, 2014 23:36 |  #10

Derf wrote in post #17059152 (external link)
I have the Tammy 28-75 2.8 on a 7D and love it.... Sharp as a tack

Although I use it on a cropper,, still a very capable lens.


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Jul 28, 2014 03:14 |  #11

I have the 28-75 on a 1Ds and a 17-50 on a 400D compared side by side at f2.8 they are very similar other than more vignetting on the 24-75, both are very useable at f2.8


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Jul 28, 2014 05:52 |  #12
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yogestee wrote in post #17060528 (external link)
Although I use it on a cropper,, still a very capable lens.

True. I use my 28-75 on a 60D when I need apertures the 15-85 can't do. It offers a slightly more limited range. Two stops above about 50mm is a lot of light for a simple lens change.


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Jul 28, 2014 07:30 |  #13

Myboostedgst wrote in post #17059166 (external link)
My copy of the Tamron 28-75 is soft at 2.8 on my 5dc. I don't use it less than f4 unless unavoidable. My copy of my 17-50 (non VC of course) was much better on my old Nikon d90 and I was much more pleased with it. I would like to trade my 28-75 for a 24-105 in the future.

yes, the 28-75 is soft wide open outside of the center - but not unacceptably so. For its price point, it is probably the best option - better than the 28-135 or 28-105. As mentioned, the 17-50 won't fit your 5d so is only works on your rebel. At this point the 24-105 can be had on the used market for around $650; if you can sell what you have and get that it is a great match for the 5d.

Unfortunately, going to fullframe is more than just paying more for the body - to realize the better image quality potential of the larger sensor requires better and more expensive lenses.


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Jul 28, 2014 10:46 as a reply to  @ timbop's post |  #14

I have 28-75 on 5D for few years now. Nice, medium size zoom. Practically build.
Focus isn't very fast, but still adequate for almost anything.

It isn't L lens, but isn't dull and soft one, either. To me it provides IQ which is good enough for "general public", with good sharpness, contrast and colors.
No complains for sharpness at 2.8. Absolutely usable for 8x10 prints and bokeh is good.

It shares same filters size with my 70_200F4 L. Makes it even more practical.


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Jul 29, 2014 20:41 as a reply to  @ kf095's post |  #15

Wow thanks for all the replies guys!

Ya Im definitely leaning towards the 28-75. Like I said, Im more interested in the 2.8

The 28-85/28-105 are still a little slower then what I want.

Like I said, I have the 28-90 so it is the same range but I wanted to see if I would favor a zoom in this range, and I do. Its great on a ff.

So now im looking for a similar range but faster then f4.

2.8 is about all I can afford.

Thanks again for the replies.


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