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Sigma 24-70 f2.8 or SIgma 17-70 f2.8 any pics to share from either

 
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Nov 23, 2006 02:45 |  #1

Hi,

Just about to sell my Sigma 18-125 and need to replace it with somthing to fill the gap. Didnt want to spend a fortune so was looking at the Sigmas.

Does anyone have pictures taken with both the Sigmas in the title of this post, what are the view on both the lenses. Would they both give better results than my old 18-125, I assume they would.

Not seen much in the way of reviews on the 24-70 anyone have any links?

The reviews of the 17-70 sound good, but I like the idea the 24-70 has maybe faster focus.

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Nov 23, 2006 09:42 |  #2

Here's two threads I posted. I've owned both and while the 24-70 might be slightly better on the IQ side, the 17-70 is a great all around lens for sure. AF speed is about the same. Hard to say what I'd do again! Sometimes I think I'd stick with the 17-70, but I'm really happy with my 24-70
http://www.photography​-on-the.net …?t=162904&highl​ight=Sigma
http://www.photography​-on-the.net …?t=165819&highl​ight=Sigma
another good reference is www.pbase.com/lightrul​es/lenstests (external link)


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Nov 23, 2006 09:47 |  #3

Mr. Clean wrote in post #2303510 (external link)
Here's two threads I posted. I've owned both and while the 24-70 might be slightly better on the IQ side, the 17-70 is a great all around lens for sure. AF speed is about the same. Hard to say what I'd do again! Sometimes I think I'd stick with the 17-70, but I'm really happy with my 24-70
http://www.photography​-on-the.net …?t=162904&highl​ight=Sigma
http://www.photography​-on-the.net …?t=165819&highl​ight=Sigma
another good reference is www.pbase.com/lightrul​es/lenstests (external link)

Thank you, that's good to know, Thanks for the links I must have been having a bad Google day as I could not find much at all :o


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Sigma: 10-20 f4-5.6 EX DC HSM • 30 f1.4 EX DC HSM • 17-50 f2.8 EX • 24-70 f2.8 EX DG MACRO
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Nov 23, 2006 09:48 |  #4

I just wish the 17-70 had constant f/2.8.. I'd be allll over it if it was.


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Nov 23, 2006 09:58 |  #5

Unless you plan to get rid of your 17-40L would recommend 24-70. Mine is on my 30D most of the time. Foucs is the only issue, hunts sometimes and could really use HSM!


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Nov 23, 2006 10:05 |  #6

EOSAddict wrote in post #2303570 (external link)
Unless you plan to get rid of your 17-40L would recommend 24-70. Mine is on my 30D most of the time. Foucs is the only issue, hunts sometimes and could really use HSM!

No I think my 17-40 is staying for a long time, so after doing some reading your suggestion is a good one. Thanks for your comment :)


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Nov 23, 2006 10:22 |  #7

This entire album was shot with the Sigma 24-70.
http://www.sonnycao.co​m …ry/thumbnails.p​hp?album=2 (external link)

It's a good lens. Since you already have the 17-40, the 17-70 is really redundant.


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Nov 23, 2006 10:49 |  #8

Hi ive the sigma 24-70 and at 2.8 its to soft for me. At f4 is very good but if you want a faster lens the idea is to use it a 2.8 and get decent results. I going to sell mine


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Nov 23, 2006 11:27 |  #9

urbandancer wrote in post #2303739 (external link)
Hi ive the sigma 24-70 and at 2.8 its to soft for me. At f4 is very good but if you want a faster lens the idea is to use it a 2.8 and get decent results. I going to sell mine

But then again, this was shot at f2.8 :)

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=133426

Tell me that's soft!


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Nov 23, 2006 11:41 |  #10

Have you considered the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8? I've heard a lot of good reviews of this one, and it's a constant f/2.8 as well. Since you have the 17-40, giving up the 24-28 on the wide may not matter to you....?


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Nov 23, 2006 13:33 |  #11

I swapped my excellent 17-40mm for a 60mm Macro and the extra cash almost paid for the Sigma 17-70mm ... and haven't noticed any loss in IQ with it, but have noticed the extra on the long end.

Had the 24-70mm EX too (sold to Al above) and a very good lens. I think the 17-70mm is at least as good - sorry Al :( :cry: Not much in it but cheaper and seems more consistent. Just my opinion.


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Nov 23, 2006 13:35 |  #12

condyk wrote in post #2304312 (external link)
I swapped my excellent 17-40mm for a 60mm Macro and the extra cash almost paid for the Sigma 17-70mm ... and haven't noticed any loss in IQ with it, but have noticed the extra on the long end.

Had the 24-70mm EX too (sold to Al above) and a very good lens. I think the 17-70mm is at least as good - sorry Al :( :cry: Not much in it but cheaper and seems more consistent. Just my opinion.

Don't apologise, I love the 24-70 and it's constant 2.8 ;)


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