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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:57 pm 
Hi again

My birthday is coming and the wife just asked me what I wanted... :P

Im debating between the two Macros and I would like your opinion please.

One thing for sure is that I will be buying the lens from China thru eBay (thats where I bought my 24-105) or maybe direct from China sellers like onestop-digital(because its a lot cheaper).


May I ask everybody's opinion...


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Once you've read this review, everything should be clear :D
Although the Sigma is only a hair's breadth behind...

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Another site which has reviewed both lenses is SLRGear. The Sigma is here, the Tamron is here and the Canon is here. I've introduced the Canon because, while optically it is similar, you might prefer the internal focussing (fixed barrel length) and quieter USM focus drive. Would these features be useful to you? It's big drawback is that even with the current £20 cashback promotion (UK) it is around £70 more than the Sigma and Tamron offerings (UK prices).

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I hear good things about the Canon EF-S 60mm macro, but haven't tested it myself...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:17 pm 
Thanks for all your replies.

I will have a read on all the lenses you suggested. But to be honest, Im leaning towards the Tamron.
The USM, Fixed barrel length, and IF of the Canon are all very good features but the price is out of my (actually my wife's) budget.

Though I might turn around and go for the Canon, if the IQ is better than the Tamron.But what Ive read so far is that sometimes the Tamron outperforms the Canon ( i cant remember which site i read the info).


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