I loved the Canon 24-70 f/2.8, but....

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  1. Breanna

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    I can't afford to buy it :lol: I rented it for a week and just had to send it back. I'm quite sad.

    Any recommendations for a lens with similar qualities, but closer to the $500 price range? (24-70 is $1200). I've heard good things about the Sigma....
     
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    Tamron's got a 28-75 2.8 that's getting pretty good reviews.
     
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    I second the Tamron. I've read many good things about them. I was torn when I bought my 24-70 f/2.8... In the end I just couldn't resist the red ring.

    Can you rent the Tamron?
     
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    I have (had) both the Sigma (24-70 EX DG Macro) and Tamron (28-75). Both are great lenses in terms of IQ. The Tamron was more compact, the Sigma has faster AF. If you liked the Canon 24-70, then the Sigma is closer to it in build, size, etc. Either would be a good substitute in my opinion and I have seen them at or below $300 used.

    Best of luck...
     
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    Yup, Sigma and Tamron have similar lenses that are almost as good but much less expensive.
     
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    Sigma 24-60MM F/2.8. 200 bucks from Cameta.
     
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    I've heard very good things about the Tamron, some saying that the image quality is actually better. I own the Sigma 18-50 F2.8, and am very happy with its performance so far. The Sigma 24-70 is very similar.
     
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    How about the lens that the 24-70L replaced.. the 28-70L?

    Canon EOS EF 28-70/2.8 L - photo.net

    I have seen a few used within your price range. Perhaps someone else with extensive experience with the 28-70L will chime in.
     
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    Or the 28-80 F2.8L which was replaced by the 28-70.
     
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    Great info.

    I'm going to have to break myself of buying the $1,200 glass and get some 3rd party glass to test out. Perhaps for a wide angle lens I'll go Sigma or Tamron.

    What would you recommend for a good wide angle lens for a crop sensor camera (outside of Canon's line)?
     

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