Is sigma or tamron lenses a huge step down from canon

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  1. photographyfanatic

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    I am just wondering if there is much difference in sigma and tamron lenses compared with canon. I usually only get canon, but I just spent a ton on two lenses. I still want one more, but canon is out of the budget at the moment and I dont think I can wait until I save up. I want a wide angle/
     
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    It depends on what specific lenses from each manufacturer you are compairing.
     
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    The Sigma wide angle is very well liked around here. I have the Canon,but definatly would of picked up the Sigma had the store I bought at carried Sigma. For a wide angle, go with the Sigma

    For some lenses, such as comparing the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L lens ($1200) with the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 lens ($500), it is often said that the Tamron will be a lesser build and give you 90% of the image quality of the Canon. For some, this is a good trade off.

    I have the Tamron, I like the lens, but I don't like the slow focusing. But its what you get with a third party.
     
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    As has been said it varies on a lens by lens basis - Tamron and Sigma make some fantastic macro lenses which are certainly up to standard - they also make a lot of cheaper end budget glass - its not as good as the canon, but its far cheaper and thus more economical for people on tighter budgets
     
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    As mentioned, you really need to compare them on a lens by lens basis.

    For example, the Tamron 17-50mm or the Sigma 18-50mm are both better than the Canon EF-S 18-55mm. However, the Canon 17-55mm is better than either of those.
     
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    I don't think there are any quality differences for the expensive high-end lenses, but i'd take a cheap canon/nikon lens over a cheap tamron/sigma.
     

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