A&P Sigma 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 and Tamron AF 28-300 f/3.5-6.3

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    My parents are going to Africa for a little over 2 weeks for a trip and are wanting to borrow my 20D. I don't have a zoom lens so they are wanting to buy one.

    I have come up with two that I think will be ok for the price they are wanting to spend. I'd say $400 MAX.

    How do these lenses compare? Anyone had any luck with them?

    I'd love for them to get the 70 - 200 f/4 Canon but I can only find them for $500 and up used.
     
  2. bntboz

    bntboz ACME user text OT Supporter

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    Have you considered renting a lens or even buying a superzoom p&s like the SX10 IS?
     
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    Both are not very good. Rent a lens if you want the best quality or figure out a way to get up to a 500-600 dollar budget. In that range you can get a 70-200 f/4, sigma 100-300 f/4, canon 300 f/4L (all used of course)

    and FWIW I've seen the 70-200 f/4L for as low as 425-450 used
     
  4. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    if they are looking for a 1 lens solution on a crop camera, they will be very disappointed with 28mm being the widest option. for a while, my widest lens was the tamron 28-75 and i finally got fed up with it and sold it for a tamron 17-50 and am much happier with it.
     
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    :werd: if you're going to go mediocre might as well go mediocre and convenient with a tamron 17-270 :bowdown:
     
  6. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    How much do they know about photography? Are they just borrowing your camera because it's a "professional" camera or do they know what they're doing?

    Are they going to be trying to take a 300mm shot at dusk in auto and then wonder why it's all dark and blury?
     

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