A&P Sigma -vs- Tamron Lenses

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  1. Putanginamooo

    Putanginamooo New Member

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    Which one is a better alternative to canon's lenses?

    I love canon's 70-200 f2.8 IS but for $1700!?! :ugh:

    I know you get what you pay for but what's as close as to canon's performance w/o breaking the bank? :hsugh:
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    do you really require IS?? You can get the non-IS for around a grand :dunno:
     
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    1549 from b&h with PSMAR code and $50 canon rebate
     
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    pink ring ftw. if you can stretch your budget you wont regret it.

    The Sigma 70-200 is also very good, but im a brand nazi.
     
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    Sigma have HSM and OS. Tamron has no equivalent technology. On the other hand, Tamron OEM lenses for manufactures, I don't think that's the case with Sigma.

    Personally I love Sigma lenses, Tamron never floated by boat. It is personal preference though
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i own all three, including the 70-200 IS. it all depends on the lens
     
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    not really, I got to try it and I loved it :bowdown:

    But in terms of build & quality...would you guys say sigma is better than tamron? What about the sharpness, color etc? I know it really depends on which lens it is from either company but in terms of an overall opinion..which one is the best bang for the buck?
     
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    have a browse of FM's reviews.. keep in mind most the people who write the reviews really dont know what they're talking about, but they stick out like a sore thumb.
     
  9. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    there is no right or wrong answer. it truly depends on the lens
     
  10. SL1200MK4

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    The Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX is a good lens. Tamron doesn't have a 70-200 f2.8, correct me if I am wrong.

    Is the IS/VR worth it? Tough call, it really depends on what you do. For me it's worth every penny. For some people they get motion blur with slower shutter speed, so IS/VR is useless to them.
     
  11. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 is what, $850 new?

    Canon 70-200 f/2.8L non IS, $1100ish

    If you have a weather sealed body, the weather sealed Canon would work nicely. The AF on the Canon is superior to the AF on the Sigma. Sharpness, color, contrast is also superior.

    You don't really need the IS but it's nice to have if you do a lot of low light shooting (ie basketball, wrestling, volleyball, concerts, etc). The non IS can make up for it by turning up the ISO.

    I spent the extra money on the IS since I figured I wasn't going to get rid of the lens any time soon so I might as well buy it now and not regret not buying the IS version at a later time.
     
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    What made you love the IS? What situations would you need the IS over the non IS?
     
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    I was shooting at the long beach grand prix and did alot of panning shots w/o a monopod or tripod. In all honestly...i haven't tried the non IS version yet. I'll prolly try that when I shoot for a wedding this weekend.

    Here's the thing..would it be wise to invest on the IS version of canon or OS of sigma if I do alot of panning?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Would you rather drive a Lexus or a Hyundai? If you can afford it, Canon > Sigma.
     
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    Can't speak for him, and I have the 70-200 VR rather than the Canon.

    I shoot many indoor events and portraits, image stabalization really helps. I can get clear shots with [email protected] Though I must warn you that with speech speakers, 1/25 sec is often too slow. Still even shooting at 1/60 sec, I still benefit from IS.

    Traditionally, shooting in low natural light is dealt with using fast lens/fast film/flash. Limited DoF with large aperture sometimes becomes a problem. IS provides another alternative.
     
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    I would probably kill myself if I had to use the canon 70-200 is at a concert. IMO you shouldn't go with an IS model unless you really really really need it and you know you are going to be like "OMG THANKG OOOOOOOD I HAVE IS".
     

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