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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:58 am 
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Thanks!
You would prefer the Sigma over the Tamron?
I think, since the Tamron is just a bit wider, it's just my lens.
But of course that ''macro'' mode is nice, without having to walk with a close up glass. And optical performance @ 18mm is better on the Sigma.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:09 am 
If you want to use it more at wide end, go for Sigma, even though it’s a little less wide.

If you will use it more at 50mm (for portraits etc.), go for Tamron.
Then again, if you will buy some fixed prime 50mm lens also (they are usually quite cheap), then Tamron`s sharpness at 50mm is not so important, since you can use fixed one.

Both are good value for the money, also consider the price.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:52 pm 
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youre prefering the Sigma?
I was really about the Tamron since many said it's better...
What do you think? Which would you really go for?

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Tamron 17-50 2.8, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM,
Canon 18-55 II plus lots of Minolta MD/M42 lenses and bodies


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:46 am 
Well, both have their strengths and weaknesses (I described all of them), but they are really quite close. I would give slight advance to Sigma on optical side..

Another thing to consider: HSM (mine tested Sigma didn’t have it) is also very important feature for me, primary because of silent focusing - very important when you shooting some quiet events inside or kids for instance (not to distract them so you can capture as they are naturally... at least for the first shot).

Also - optical stabilization is another important thing, at 30-50mm already becomes quite useful.

So base your decision on: price you can get, HSM and OS/VC stabilization.

I don’t know the actual prices in your country, so I can’t advise you directly.


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