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Jul 03, 2013 14:10 |  #1

I want a lens for a crop sensor camera. I own a sigma 70-200 2.8 and love it. I read mixed reviews on the sigma 17-70 2.8. I read good reviews on the tamaron 24-70 2.8. I want a fast lens that i will be happy with results. The tamaron is double the money but that's ok if it's that much better. Help me!!


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Jul 03, 2013 14:13 |  #2

I cant advise you as to the quality of either lens because I havent used them. But I would like to point out that on a crop camera the 17-70 would be much more useful. The purpose of those standard range zooms is to be a versatile walkaround lens, they go from wide angle to short tele. On the crop 24 isnt that wide. If you want the top of the class in that range its the 17-55 2.8 canon.




  
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Jul 03, 2013 14:22 |  #3

The new Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 C is supposed to be a good lens, tested great at SLRgear.com. About $499. If you need constant 2.8, the Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS is very good, rivals the Canon 17-55 IS for less money (I know, I had 2 17-55 IS copies, and traded the second one for the Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS).

If you look at he way you shoot and find that you hardly shoot below 24mm (which I doubt), then you can actually consider any 24mm-...mm zoom too, especially if maybe you think about going FF one day.

The Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC is a very good lens, excellent value, it's on sale right now on Buydig, but I'm still not sure that it's the best option for a crop sensor body.


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Jul 03, 2013 14:24 |  #4

If you can wait for a few more weeks, I would hold out for the new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art lens. It should be killer.


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Jul 03, 2013 14:25 |  #5

^^^ This.



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Jul 03, 2013 17:47 |  #6

Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. Used, $300. Excellent from end to end, at any aperture, across the frame. You'll keep this one.




  
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Jul 03, 2013 19:24 |  #7

I had the recently discontinued version of the 17-70 OS, it was great. The new version is meant to be even better.

The 18-35/1.8 is an option too, but you will have quite a large gap between 35 and 70.


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Jul 03, 2013 19:31 |  #8

Sirrith wrote in post #16088975 (external link)
I had the recently discontinued version of the 17-70 OS, it was great. The new version is meant to be even better.

The 18-35/1.8 is an option too, but you will have quite a large gap between 35 and 70.

Well the OP does have the 50mm f/1.8 so there is a lens that could sit in the middle of the gap between 35 and 70, albeit one that requires a lens change. It would still be worth it for the f/1.8 aperture IMO to go with the 18-35 f/1.8 + 50mm f/1.8 combo, but that's just me.


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Jul 03, 2013 20:13 as a reply to  @ outmywindow's post |  #9

Canon 17-55 2.8 and you won't be disappointed. I can see that you already have 70-200 lens, so it's unlikely that you will miss out on the gap between these two.




  
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Jul 03, 2013 20:22 |  #10

I don't miss the gap between my 17-55 and 70-300. I think you should go for the canon 17-55 if you have the funds.


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Jul 03, 2013 20:41 |  #11

...and if you are concerned about the price of 17-55, I would sell 18-55 and 55-250 to fund it if I was you. If you get 17-55 and having your 50mm and 70-200, you will have a great set up.




  
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