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Canon 15-85, Tamron 17-50 VC, Sigma 17-70 OS Comparison Pictures.

 
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Jan 04, 2010 22:18 |  #241

I owned the Sigma 17-70 for over a year and had a sharp copy. I was happy with the performance of the lens. I did get tired of the variable aperture though and replaced it with the Tamron 17-50. The difference in length from 50 to 70mm is only a couple of steps. I have never been sorry I made that decison. Either lens should give you good results.

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Jan 05, 2010 13:05 |  #242

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KenjiS,

How is the color and noise of the 15-85 vs. the 17-55? The 17-55 pics look smoother/creamier and the color is very natural and L like. The 15-85 images look sharp, but kinda harsh and the color look over saturated.

I've found my 15-85 to have the same "color" as my old 17-55, and very close to the 24-105 I owned, I'd say its L-quality....

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Jan 08, 2010 00:41 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #243

Hi, It's a great post and is there any updates on the Sigma lens if it was a faulty one? I am waiting for more reviews on the Sigma before making my decision.


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Jan 08, 2010 03:41 as a reply to  @ tawba's post |  #244

Here is a Korean review for the Sigma 17-70 OS, if you look at the pictures and zoom in you will see what I saw (a soft lens)
http://www.slrclub.com ….php?id=slr_rev​iew&no=159 (external link)


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Jan 08, 2010 05:22 as a reply to  @ SpartanWarrior's post |  #245

And here just in case you haven't seen it, is another review for the Tamron 17-50 VC, looks great;) also Klaus just got his in and will have it up in a week at Photozone.de
http://translate.googl​e.com …niao.com/151/15​17509.html (external link)


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Jan 08, 2010 06:44 |  #246

SpartanWarrior wrote in post #9350266 (external link)
also Klaus just got his in and will have it up in a week at Photozone.de

That's good to hear!




  
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Jan 08, 2010 08:37 |  #247

SpartanWarrior wrote in post #9350068 (external link)
Here is a Korean review for the Sigma 17-70 OS, if you look at the pictures and zoom in you will see what I saw (a soft lens)
http://www.slrclub.com ….php?id=slr_rev​iew&no=159 (external link)

I would like to see the results after the Sigma was tested on a camera with micro adjustment applied or after it's been calibrated by Sigma. My experience with Sigma lens is they are VERY sharp after calibration.

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Jan 08, 2010 09:48 |  #248

SpartanWarrior wrote in post #9350068 (external link)
Here is a Korean review for the Sigma 17-70 OS, if you look at the pictures and zoom in you will see what I saw (a soft lens)
http://www.slrclub.com ….php?id=slr_rev​iew&no=159 (external link)

This test depicts its sweetspot is f5.6-f8.0 rendering this OS bargain priced lens IMO no better then the Canon 18-55mm IS kit for IQ & sharpness. The Sigma is no doubt a better build then the kit lens but if IQ & sharpness is your objective why spend $450 is the question to ask IMO.

Personally i like more user tests like you performed off your balcony from a 20 to 30 ft. distance to subject focus and then a crop.

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Jan 09, 2010 00:58 |  #249

SpartanWarrior wrote in post #9350266 (external link)
And here just in case you haven't seen it, is another review for the Tamron 17-50 VC, looks great;) also Klaus just got his in and will have it up in a week at Photozone.de
http://translate.googl​e.com …niao.com/151/15​17509.html (external link)

Thanks for the links, do you still think it's a good lens for someone upgrading from Canon Kit lens none IS, I am seriously debating the cost of the Canon as it's about 45% more expensive here in Aus.


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Jan 09, 2010 02:05 |  #250

IMO... this new Sigma 17-70 is nothing to rave about thus far based on everything on the net. I dont think a "good" copy will remedy this lenses shortcomings that we really have already brought up in this thread... this lens has an awesome FL range for a crop body and thats really the only good thing to be said about this lens and then its just all downhill after that.... if your looking for a lens with a wide coverage of FL range all in one... it would have to be the Canon 15-85 at this point on a crop body. If you want extreme sharpness and IQ then look for the Tamron or other Canon lenses.


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Jan 09, 2010 04:39 |  #251

tawba wrote in post #9356696 (external link)
Thanks for the links, do you still think it's a good lens for someone upgrading from Canon Kit lens none IS, I am seriously debating the cost of the Canon as it's about 45% more expensive here in Aus.

Yes a great upgrade, but take your camera into a shop and try a few out with the tamron and a few with the 15-85,, I myself am going to try another copy of the 15-85 out just to make sure.


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Jan 09, 2010 05:21 |  #252

Silverfox1 wrote in post #9351323 (external link)
Personally i like more user tests like you performed off your balcony from a 20 to 30 ft. distance to subject focus and then a crop.

Regards, :D

Here is one for the Canon:

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If you must know...

  
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Jan 09, 2010 09:54 |  #253

Jethro790 wrote in post #9357250 (external link)
Here is one for the Canon:

80mm
ISO 100
f/11
1/100th
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Thats what im talking about ! Looks great and Thanks for the time to post the result.

In the future if you find the time could you do another at f5.6, ISO 200, 35mm FL, from 20 ft.

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Jan 09, 2010 12:01 |  #254

JayStar86 wrote in post #9356869 (external link)
IMO... this new Sigma 17-70 is nothing to rave about thus far based on everything on the net. I dont think a "good" copy will remedy this lenses shortcomings that we really have already brought up in this thread... this lens has an awesome FL range for a crop body and thats really the only good thing to be said about this lens and then its just all downhill after that.... if your looking for a lens with a wide coverage of FL range all in one... it would have to be the Canon 15-85 at this point on a crop body. If you want extreme sharpness and IQ then look for the Tamron or other Canon lenses.

+1,+1 !

I own the Sigma and, while not a bad lens, it's not a good one either. I bought it mainly because of her price, but its photos make me remember the more mediocre non-DSLR cameras I owned in the past. There might be some sharper 17-70 Sigmas, but, generally speaking, an average 17-70 is not worthy of a >800 EUR camera. Save some more and buy a Canon or the Tokina 11-16 - if you want a wide lens. Besides, the Sigma doesn't have OS and I found this to be an important drawback.


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Jan 09, 2010 15:01 |  #255

Thor_50D wrote in post #9358694 (external link)
+1,+1 !

I own the Sigma and, while not a bad lens, it's not a good one either. I bought it mainly because of her price, but its photos make me remember the more mediocre non-DSLR cameras I owned in the past. There might be some sharper 17-70 Sigmas, but, generally speaking, an average 17-70 is not worthy of a >800 EUR camera. Save some more and buy a Canon or the Tokina 11-16 - if you want a wide lens. Besides, the Sigma doesn't have OS and I found this to be an important drawback.

The new sigma 17-70 has OS.


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