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Tamron 28-75 or Sigma 24-70?

 
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Nov 16, 2007 14:29 |  #16

Never had a problem with my 24-70 Sigma, but I've never tried the 28-75, so I've got no comparison.


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Nov 16, 2007 14:52 |  #17

I have the Tamron 28-75 and I love it. The shots out of it are great but..... I kind of wish I got the 17-50.

On my 30D I find myself constantly hitting the stop at the 28 end wishing it would go a little further. I don't find myself running out of zoom at the 75 end.


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Nov 16, 2007 15:23 |  #18

Great thread as I was looking at both the Sigma 17-70 vs. the Tamron 28-75 as well. The Tamron between the two looks to be the winner.

But it sounds like the Tamron 17-50 should be looked at!


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Nov 16, 2007 16:35 |  #19

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

Here are a few from the Sigma 24-70: The first two already had some post processing done on them. It's been a while, but I'm sure I bumped up the contrast and saturation a little bit. The bottom two are straight from the camera, just resized and then sharpened just a tad to match the original sharpness.


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Nov 17, 2007 00:41 |  #20

I am going to be attending a couple of weddings in the next month or so, with that in mind now (sorry for late notice, just found out today) which would you guys choose?

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Tamron 17-50mm

Or should I save a bit more and get the canon 24-70mm?




  
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Nov 17, 2007 00:53 |  #21

azneric3 wrote in post #4325063 (external link)
After reading this:
http://www.pbase.com/l​ightrules/rescontr (external link)

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?

i really like the tamron but 28mm gives you no wide angle. when i had the tamron i was a lens swapping fool. 24mm works much better for me on a 1.6 crop camera so my vote is for the 24-70L :D!

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Nov 17, 2007 01:23 |  #22

ed rader wrote in post #4331125 (external link)
i really like the tamron but 28mm gives you no wide angle. when i had the tamron i was a lens swapping fool. 24mm works much better for me on a 1.6 crop camera so my vote is for the 24-70L :D!

ed rader

that is what my original vote was, but I had to buy some birthday presents for some loved ones and didnt have enough money for the L anymore...

But if I cant get the L would you recommend the sigma or tamron? *from listed above*




  
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Nov 17, 2007 01:27 |  #23

azneric3 wrote in post #4331198 (external link)
that is what my original vote was, but I had to buy some birthday presents for some loved ones and didnt have enough money for the L anymore...

But if I cant get the L would you recommend the sigma or tamron? *from listed above*

i haven't used the sigma but i did own the tamron. i think either would be okay but low light work might be a challenge.

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Nov 17, 2007 01:32 |  #24

ed rader wrote in post #4331212 (external link)
i haven't used the sigma but i did own the tamron. i think either would be okay but low light work might be a challenge.

ed rader

Well, I am just worried because my girlfriends family might want me to actually take photos for their wedding and give them some cd's of the pictures.

Only problem is the 70-200f/2.8 will be great since the wedding is on the beach during the day, same with 50mm f/2.8 but I also need a good lense for in between.

Thats also a problem because the party after might be indoors! So I thought first of the lighting and started to panic because I doubt I should use a flash all night and I dont want to buy a lense and have it search for the focus point for hours :\




  
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Nov 17, 2007 01:43 as a reply to  @ mrerico's post |  #25

I owned both lenses (Tamron 28-75 and Sigma 24-70, but I got the Sigma first), and couldn't stand Sigma's slow and loud focusing. Sure, when it hits the right AF mark, it's sharp, but these lenses have a 2.8 apperture for a reason, and that's low-light shooting. In low-light situations, the Tamron is much, much faster and more accurate than the Sigma.




  
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Nov 17, 2007 01:47 |  #26

cadphoto- would you mind sending me example pics of lowlight situations from both lenses?

and yes I have checked out the lense example thread before hand




  
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Nov 17, 2007 02:55 |  #27

Can't speak for the Tamron, but if you use your built in camera flash w/ the Sigma the lens is so big that it's shadow from the flash will show up in the bottom of your image. If you use an attachable flash, it will sit up high enough that this won't be an issue. I know you said you didn't want to use a flash for the wedding party, but it's something I would never have even thought about before I purchased the lens.

If the setting is very dark at all, you're probably not going to have much choice but to use a flash anyway. I doubt people are going to feel imposed upon. After all, every joe blow w/ a point and shoot is going to have their flash popping anyway. This won't help you w/ the focus issue, but your images will be stand a much better chance of turning out if you bounce some flash off the ceiling or through a diffuser. ...just a thought.

I've never had a Tamron on my camera so I can't compare, but the Sigma definitely isn't as quiet as my Canon lenses w/ usm. It's never bothered me though. I guess everyone's different. And it's not super fast in low light as cadphoto mentioned as well. I would listen to someone who's experienced w/ both, but if you still can't make up your mind, go to a camera store, try them both out and see what one you feel fits you best.

I'm sure you're like most of us and look for any "good" :lol: reason to purchase more gear. However, if you just want to make sure you have this event covered, another option would be to find a place that rents them and give one of them a go for the weekend. (or you could rent the Canon efs 17-55 2.8 is)


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Nov 17, 2007 10:24 |  #28

cadphoto wrote in post #4331259 (external link)
I owned both lenses (Tamron 28-75 and Sigma 24-70, but I got the Sigma first), and couldn't stand Sigma's slow and loud focusing. Sure, when it hits the right AF mark, it's sharp, but these lenses have a 2.8 apperture for a reason, and that's low-light shooting. In low-light situations, the Tamron is much, much faster and more accurate than the Sigma.

I have found the exact opposite. The 24-70 EX "DG Macro" has faster AF on 20D and 1DII bodies than the Tamron, low light or not. In low light specifically, my current 28-75 is clearly not as good as my 24-70 EX used to be.




  
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Nov 17, 2007 12:16 as a reply to  @ mrerico's post |  #29

I'm torn between all these lenses as well. Happy to find this thread.
I would pick the tamron if it gives 24-70 range. I think 28 would be too big on crop.
If I go w/ 17-50 then I need something else to fill the gap.


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Nov 17, 2007 13:22 |  #30

Azzure_7 wrote in post #4333082 (external link)
I'm torn between all these lenses as well. Happy to find this thread.
I would pick the tamron if it gives 24-70 range. I think 28 would be too big on crop.
If I go w/ 17-50 then I need something else to fill the gap.

same. :D

LightRules wrote in post #4332610 (external link)
I have found the exact opposite. The 24-70 EX "DG Macro" has faster AF on 20D and 1DII bodies than the Tamron, low light or not. In low light specifically, my current 28-75 is clearly not as good as my 24-70 EX used to be.

Why would you say that? What makes it have a faster AF on a 20d? I own a 30d that's why I am asking.




  
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