A&P Sigma 20-40 f/2.8 EX or Tamron 28-75 f/2.8?

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  1. famous

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    I'm looking to get a new lens for my 20D, so far i have: 18-55 Kit lens, 50 f/1.8, Sigma 70-300 f/4. I want something to take pics of sports(up close, BMX/Skating, ect.) What should i go for?
     
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    out of those two, tamron.
     
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    Tamron for sure.

    Weird zoom range on the sigma... probably not long enough for what you want to do anyway.
     
  4. famous

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    In general, how is Sigma/Tonika/Tamron quality rank?
     
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    Varies...

    Generally focusing on 3rd party lenses will never be as good as a lens made by the body manufacturer because the focusing algorithms have to be backwards engineered.

    Some people say "L color" is better than color produced by any other lens. I partially agree with this.

    QC for 3rd party... sometimes you get a good lens the 1st time. Other people have sent back as many as 5 lenses till they got one they were satisfied with.
     
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    i would add to the statements of cornuponcob by saying that every lens from a third party manufacture seems to vary in terms of quality, and approval by consumers.
     
  7. famous

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    But is it worth it to stay with strickly Canon lenses? worth the extra almost double prices?
     
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    of those two choices, get the Tamron. i'd recommend the tokina 12-24 over both of those if you want wide. the tamron is a standard zoom lens.
     
  9. Blair

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    totally depends on what you are looking for out of your lenses. if you want something you may have forever and need the sharpness to produce the largest prints possible then i would say "stick with first party glass." however, if you are looking to shoot for your personal enjoyment and do not have the desire or the funds to own the best of the best i would advise you to look hard at some of the third party manufactures.
     
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    I dont know if i want to though down almost 500 and for an f/4.
    What about the CanonEF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS then?
    Or the Tamron SP 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD?
     
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    varaible aperature ftl.

    the Tamron 28-75 is the best optically of the group. theres also their 17-55 2.8
     
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    I've got the Tamron 28-75 and the 17-55. Both are great lenses. I know someone who said there is little difference between the L glass and the good Tamron lenses. I'll probably wind up with the L one day but until then what I have is fine.
     

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