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 Post subject: Sigma or Tamron?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:34 pm 
Hello everyone!

I'm choosing a lens for Pentax K200D. My choise is between Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG and Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD.
I need both macro and telephoto functions. So the main question is: which one is better and more durable?

Thanks in advance!

P.S. What is the difference between Sigma DG and Sigma DG APO?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:24 pm 
Welocme to the forums :D

I believe to have read that the Tamron is the best of those two, but not sure.
About the last question. APO is higher quality glass than non-APO - at least as i understood it ;)
Hope i was to help.

0eyvind


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:20 pm 
Thanks anyway! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:33 am 
Hi all

I'm also deciding between Sigma and Tamron. I'm torn between Sigma 17-70 and Tamron 17-50. The Sigma has "macro" and extra 20mm of reach whereas the Tamron has constant f2.8. One of these will be the replacement for my 400D kit lens. Please help!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:00 am 
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17-50mm no doubt you crazy nut. IQ is much better and constant f/2.8 is also much more useful

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