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Sigma 55-200 vs Tamron 55-200 FULL REVIEW!

 
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Mar 27, 2007 22:24 |  #31

Ive just had a look on aj purdy and the sigma 55-200 f4/5.6 dc is selling at £107,however the sigma 70-300mm f4/5.6 dg macro is 99 pounds,then youve got the canon 55-200 mm f4.5/5.6II usm selling for £124.

Which of these lenses would you say are best at these prices for my needs,i like the look of the canon but its that litle bit more money.


Where did you find the sigma for £70?At that price i think i would invest in one.

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Mar 27, 2007 23:29 |  #32

Maybe he was talking about the Tamron for 70? BTW, online reviews of the Canon 55-200 haven't been very encouraging.




  
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Mar 28, 2007 05:58 |  #33

The 70-300 at £99 is the inferior non APO version, so avoid that one!

I have used the Canon 55-200 as well, it had really poor build quality, it looks just like the kit lens, it wasnt anything special & is overpriced for what you get.

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Mar 28, 2007 05:59 |  #34

lukenlara wrote in post #2942074 (external link)
Ive just had a look on aj purdy and the sigma 55-200 f4/5.6 dc is selling at £107,however the sigma 70-300mm f4/5.6 dg macro is 99 pounds,then youve got the canon 55-200 mm f4.5/5.6II usm selling for £124.

Which of these lenses would you say are best at these prices for my needs,i like the look of the canon but its that litle bit more money.

Where did you find the sigma for £70?At that price i think i would invest in one.

Thanks again.

I noticed you have the crumpler pretty boy? im planning on getting one of these in a months time, do you like it? any problems?

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Mar 28, 2007 06:03 |  #35

lukenlara wrote in post #2941885 (external link)
hi guys,im in the exact same position as gregoreo.

Ive just started out with my xt and need a second lens for taking long range photos at football matches,landscape and motorsports.I cant afford any of the high end lenses and for 70 quid this lens look great.

However,at say iso 400 on a nice bright sunny afternoon,fully open to 200 mil taking a shot of a moving football player say 20-60 metres away is this camera going to perform?

Its mainly the af speed that worries me.

Thanks for the great review and fantastic source of info for begginners/those on a budget.

Luke

You shouldnt have any problems, when I was testing out both the Sigma & the Tamron I tried this as it happens, 350D, ISO400, AIServo, 200mm WideOpen (F5.6) I had no problems tracking the cars passing by my house at 40mph, so I dont think any footy players will move that fast ;-)a on sunny afternoons at ISO400 I have been seeing in the region of 1/400th or higher which is good enough.

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Mar 28, 2007 08:35 |  #36

Excellent stuff Nick!
Added link to both Lens review stickies!


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Mar 28, 2007 08:37 |  #37

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #2943611 (external link)
Excellent stuff Nick!
Added link to both Lens review stickies!

Thanks CDS!


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Mar 28, 2007 09:05 as a reply to  @ In2Photos's post |  #38

The crumpler bag is great!

Although id defo get the biggest size if you want to get anything decent in it.

I have the large and it fits my 350d with kit lens fited and just enough room for your card,a spare battery and at a push a second kit size lens.

The build qualilty is fantastic,the bags quite rigid yet padded,i have no worries about my cameras safety,also its nice and light for just wandering around town.

Im going to go and get a sigma lens in the next few days so ill post some action shots when it arrives.


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Mar 28, 2007 10:41 |  #39

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #2943611 (external link)
Excellent stuff Nick!
Added link to both Lens review stickies!

Perfect! Thankyou :-)

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Mar 28, 2007 10:41 as a reply to  @ lukenlara's post |  #40

Wow!

Just as i was looking at prices for this lens i got an email saying id got a paypal payment for £102 for a pair of rc planes,so i went straight on ajpurdy and my sigma is on its way.

Hopefully ill get some shots of blackpool fc matches that are good enough for the odd a4 print.

Thanks for all the help,i better update my one day old gear list lol.

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Mar 28, 2007 10:50 |  #41

lukenlara wrote in post #2944135 (external link)
Wow!

Just as i was looking at prices for this lens i got an email saying id got a paypal payment for £102 for a pair of rc planes,so i went straight on ajpurdy and my sigma is on its way.

Hopefully ill get some shots of blackpool fc matches that are good enough for the odd a4 print.

Thanks for all the help,i better update my one day old gear list lol.

luke

Great, my paypal account has more outs than ins! lol..

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Mar 28, 2007 11:20 as a reply to  @ Nick_C's post |  #42

Great review Nick. Thanks for the time and effort.

I'll probably get the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 instead but it was an interesting read.


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Mar 28, 2007 13:10 |  #43

evandavies wrote in post #2944318 (external link)
Great review Nick. Thanks for the time and effort.

I'll probably get the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 instead but it was an interesting read.

The 70-200 F2.8 is a great lens, but in another league entirely.

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Mar 30, 2007 00:23 as a reply to  @ post 2921042 |  #44

Great review...now...
Will the Sigma fit on my 10D?


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Mar 30, 2007 02:55 |  #45

kitacanon wrote in post #2953529 (external link)
Great review...now...
Will the Sigma fit on my 10D?

Im pretty certain it will.

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