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Sigma 17-70 - Tamron 17-50

 
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Aug 22, 2008 19:29 |  #1

i have the 17-70 right now and was thinking about selling it and maybe picking up the tamron 17-50. I like how it is 2.8, but how is it compared to my 17-70? I know ill lose the extra range but dont use that distance that much anyways. What are your opinions?




  
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Aug 22, 2008 19:38 |  #2

The Tamron is a great lens.. You will find its better in low light than the Sigma..


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Aug 30, 2008 00:39 as a reply to  @ yogestee's post |  #3

I sold my Sigma for the Tammy with no regrets.



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Aug 30, 2008 03:13 as a reply to  @ Just Be's post |  #4

I used to have the Tammy and absolutely loved it. It was my only lens for a trip to Rome in February and it captured some awesome shots at low light in the Basilica's etc. You will not regret buying it!!


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Aug 30, 2008 07:36 as a reply to  @ jimmyfingers's post |  #5

I have the Tamron 17-50 and my biggest problem with it is the focal range. This lens is my walkaround lens, and it is on my camera almost exclusively. When I get frustrated it's not because the lens doesn't get as wide as I want, but rather because the lens doesn't get as long as I want.

I'm a big fan of the 17-50, but I really think that you need to consider what you will lose.


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