A&P I am debating a different lens

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  1. wizeguy4

    wizeguy4 New Member

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    I currently have the 18-200 sigma OS lens and I dont have no complaints whatsoever. But I also have the 70-200 f2.8L IS so the majority of what this lens can do, I have a much better suited option.

    So I have been debating on selling it for a different lens. I am currently things of 2 options

    The Tammy 17-50 f2.8
    Sigma 24-70 f2.8

    I like that the sigma closes the gaps up better but I lose a bit off my wide that I currently have (6mm)

    the Tammy gives me the wide but I lose a decent middle of 20mm. Not like I would not be able to crop if I needed to be in more. Both are in teh same price range. Sigma is coming out with an HSM version of this lens but I call and they have no info excpet that it might be out by Spring as it has not even madeit to production stages yet. I am not trying to wait that long.

    are either of these 2 lenses going to give me a better IQ than what I currently have? Obviously since mine is a 3.5-6.3, I would gain on speed. and honestly the 18-70 portion of the lens is in the neighborhood of 3.5-4.3.

    I know that if I sold my lens, I could easily get either of these. Or is there a better option
     
  2. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    Out of those 2, I would get Tamron. You can always foot zoom the 20mm difference in most situations, but you won't be able to foot zoom to go wide when there's a wall behind you.

    Also, the perspective difference between 17mm and 24mm is greater than between 50mm and 70mm.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Dude, I'm sorry, but it's the same pet peeve. Double negatives.
     
  4. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i have the tamron 28-75, and i would rather have the 17-50 most of the time :o
     
  5. wizeguy4

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    I thought about the 28-75 but I think that might take too much from my wide angle.

    another option os the Canon 17-85 IS USM, but does not have the wide aperature
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i had a copy of the sigma 24-70 before the tamron. it had horrid focusing issues, so i got a refund on it and got the tamron. i would still rather have a 17-50 than the sigma. you can always crop to help make up those 20mm, but you can't make up the wide end a lot of time. :dunno:
     
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    this has been my thinking on why I have always leaned toward the tamron, just chicken shit to go forward with it and drop my sigma.

    I was hoping to get turbodude in here, I think he uses a trio of sigma lens, the 24-70 being one of them
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    actually, i believe he has the 18-50, 50-150, and the 120-300. i know girth had a sigma 24/8-70.
     
  9. cgper

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    go for the tamron, the sigma has issues and not to mention has a huge front element which means more expensive filters. and the lens itself is pretty big if thats a concern for you
     

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