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  1. Karalee

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    Sigma and Tamron lenses? I know there are some happy sigma lens owners in particular, but what about Tamron lens owners?
     
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    I'm a Tamron lens owner but it's about 25 years old, but I think it's good
     
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    I too have a tamron, I have a 70-300 zoom, and I love it... it's not as fast as I'd like...but it def. works
     
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    The Tamron that we had just died :( I found it to be not as sharp as our Tokina of a similar size but faster than the Tokina. The rest of our lenses are Canon which I have ZERO complaints about.
     
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    I've always been a huge Sigma fan. Half of my lenses were Sigma before and I never had any problems with them.
     
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    My Tamron 28-300 helps me to be non-intrusive. I like the results. I like the feel of the lens. Haven't explored its full potential yet. Obsessed with the Canon 50mm. :)
     
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    I believe they are no different then the major brands, they all have good and not so good lenses in their line-ups.
     
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    Arguably, one theory is to spend as much money as you can on the glass. Stick with the manufacture lenses. If you have a Nikon buy their lenses. Especially in the age of CCD's.
     
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    Interesting. What lenses from Nikon or Canon are not so good and instead of those, which would you choose?
     
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    I have both Sigma and Tamron. A couple of Sigma lenses for the Pentax autofocus SLR (PZ-20) and a 300mm Tamron for the Canon AE1. I absolutely loved the Tamron when shooting wildlife, very sharp and good definition, the only complaint I had it was its length/weigth being that is an older lens. The Sigma line is beyond reproach, at least one of the lenses that I work with, the 75-300mm APO zoom that I just love!
     
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    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Is this a trick question?

    Canon... If I'd be able to afford their stuff, I'd choose L glass. It's usually better than sigma.

    Stuff that I'd choose from sigma, under specific circumstances:

    12-24, cause I have a rebel and I want a wide angle. 10-22EFS is too expensive for what it does IMO

    50-500... very sharp for a zoom like that. 100-400 from canon is "nicer" but I think that's a different beast.

    Other than that... Canon is better. People get sigma, because their glass is almost as good as Canon's, BUT it costs 3x cheaper. :?
     
  12. Karalee

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    So, and I dont want to start a debate or anything, but would you pick one over the other - say Sigma over Tamron, or vise versa.
     

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