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Jan 24, 2008 18:45 |  #1

Is this a good lens for walkaround and portraits ? A good replacement for the kit lens? Just saw it and wondered if it would be any good. Thanks.

Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8-4

It sounds ok, but I wasnt sure.


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Jan 24, 2008 18:52 |  #2
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If you're looking for a kit lens replacement, the Tamron 17-50 or the 28-75 would be better.



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Jan 24, 2008 18:56 |  #3

This (external link) is the lens you're talking about right? It's terrible. I had one to use as an emergency backup lens and it wasn't even worth having around for that. Terrible sharpness and distortion as well as build quality.



  
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Jan 24, 2008 18:57 |  #4

yes it is.. thanks for the tip.. I saw it and wanted to see if it was any good or not. I wasnt sure, so I wanted to check with the "experts" here :)


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Jan 24, 2008 18:58 |  #5

Liza, the 28-75 is that a Tamron?


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Jan 24, 2008 19:00 |  #6

I wanted to get something less pricer that that, but maybe I can save for a month or so.


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Jan 24, 2008 19:16 |  #7

kgauger30 wrote in post #4776057 (external link)
Liza, the 28-75 is that a Tamron?

It is. Constant 2.8 max aperture, very sharp, nice color, light weight and compact.


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Jan 24, 2008 19:20 |  #8

I have one...And have had decent results with it...Nothing special, and certainly not a "snob appeal" lens, but for the $$'s, a decent little piece of glass.....




  
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Jan 24, 2008 19:26 |  #9

kgauger30 wrote in post #4776057 (external link)
Liza, the 28-75 is that a Tamron?

Have one and recommend it if it suits what you do. The 28 on a 1.6 crop camera make it 44mm. Not all that wide of an angle. It works well for me. It is a very sharp lens and takes some great stuff. You can usually find them for around 300 used and I have seen them as little as 240, and a little less than 400 new. If you see one for less than 300 you jump on it because it won't last long if it is in good shape. If you are looking to spend less than that then your options for a good lens are going to be limited. A quick fix might be a 50mm 1.8 II canon. They runs as little as 50 used and 70 or so new. But again it has limitations. It won't take rough handling and it sometimes will focus slowly.

Keep looking.


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Jan 24, 2008 20:56 |  #10

Thanks for the tip Indy... I will keep all that in mind.


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Jan 24, 2008 21:05 |  #11

kgauger30 wrote in post #4776073 (external link)
I wanted to get something less pricer that that, but maybe I can save for a month or so.

You get what you pay for. Except, of course, with the 50mm f/1.8!!:D


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Jan 24, 2008 21:06 |  #12

Yeah, I was hoping to find one of those that are good and sharp for a decent price. I think it would be a good replacement for my kit lens that I got rid of.


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Jan 25, 2008 20:22 |  #13
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kgauger30 wrote in post #4776057 (external link)
Liza, the 28-75 is that a Tamron?

Yes, and it's a good lens. Not very wide, mind you, but a very good place to start. I've passed mine along to my child, who is a budding photographer, and he loves it.



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