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Tamron 28-75 or Sigma 24-70?

 
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Nov 16, 2007 01:00 |  #1

After reading this:
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I began to question my order on my sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 lense. I am now thinking of getting the tamron but still not sure.

I have a canon 30d, 70-200 f/2.8, and 50mm f1.8

For use on my 30d which would you guys probably get? the tamron 28-75 or siggy 24-70?




  
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Nov 16, 2007 01:03 |  #2

Out of those two, id recommend the tamron although take a look at the sigma 24-60. Its smaller than its 24-70 brother and has a smaller filter thread size.

Im in love with my copy. Resonably sharp at 2.8 and the AF isnt all that slow either.


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Nov 16, 2007 01:08 |  #3

Alright anymore suggestions? I am going to look into the 24-60mm




  
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Nov 16, 2007 01:12 |  #4

Personally I think the optics are close enough that it's trivial.
I'd let the difference in focal lengths, size, handling, and the cost be the determining factor.


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Nov 16, 2007 01:20 |  #5

Well, now that I am looking around more.

tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
sigma 24-70mm f/2.8
tamron 28-75mm f/2.8

are all coming to mind...I dont know what I want to buy though because I want a good sharp lense that will go good with the lenses I already have




  
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Nov 16, 2007 01:28 |  #6

I looked at the same review a few years ago and it was a close call for me too. It was my first purchase beyond my kit lens and I ended up buying the Sigma 24-70 over the tamron 28-75 because it would go a little wider on the bottom end. For me that was going to be more useful than the extra length.

The one thing I didn't take into consideration was the extra expense of the filters for the 82mm. I bought a uv and circular polarizer and they were expensive. ...especially the polarizer. But, beyond that I've been happy with it.


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Nov 16, 2007 01:30 |  #7

can you post some pics taken with ur sigma?




  
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Nov 16, 2007 02:12 |  #8

azneric3 wrote in post #4325138 (external link)
can you post some pics taken with ur sigma?

Try these three threads :)

Sigma 24-70 archive
Tamron 17-50 archive

Tamron 28-75 archive


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Nov 16, 2007 12:16 |  #9

I have, just wanted to see if he had any other pics :P




  
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Nov 16, 2007 12:22 |  #10

The 2470EX and 2875Di are extremely good lenses, especially considering their price-point. But IMO you are better off using a 16-xx or 17-xx or 18-xx lens as your walkaround on a 1.6x.

The Tamron 1750 is a fine choice.




  
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Nov 16, 2007 12:39 |  #11

Tamron.


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Nov 16, 2007 13:20 as a reply to  @ adam*'s post |  #12

Well, if money is an issue, the Sigma 24-60 can be found new for about $240, which is a lot cheaper than the other options. I have been heavily looking at it for a mid term solution for my walkaround.

Now, I must admit to be completely surprised that the normal post suggesting the EF-S Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS USM has not been made yet.


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Nov 16, 2007 13:29 |  #13

You can get a used Tamron 28-75 for $275 if you look in the right place, and I personally think it blows the doors off the Sigma 24-70.


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Nov 16, 2007 13:35 |  #14

tamron 17-50, on the crop. Its a much more useful range. I own the tamron 28-75, and love it, but its being used on a 5d. when I had my xti, I was using the canon 17-55 IS, which is in a league of its own, but around 900.
The tamron 17-50 is generally regarded as a fantastic lens, with excellent image quality, and reasonably small


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Nov 16, 2007 13:36 |  #15

I'd get the Tamron. I have tried my friend's copy on my 20D a few times and it performs very well. Good for portraits and landscapes. Feels alright in my hand. If I didn't get the Canon 24-70 I would go for the Tamron 28-75.


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