Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG IF -OR- Tamron Autofocus 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD IF??

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  1. rasheemo

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    dunno about the 28-75, but I love my Tamron 17-50mm f2.8
     
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    Aren't you afraid to miss the wide end of your current lens (from 18 to 28mm)? I think icassell suggestion is a good one. I, too, would look into something like a 17-50 f2.8.
     
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    that is a fair suggestion. i'm not sure if 50mm is sufficient zoom, i guess ill have to mount my nifty fifty and see if it's enough. 17mm DOES sound appealing. gahh decisions!!
     
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    you might check out photosig.com ... there are outstanding images there and you can sort by lens

    You might also consider getting the 28-75 and also getting an ultrawide (like the Sigma 10-20)
     
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    that would be optimal if i was a rich man haha.
     
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    I still prefer Tokina over Sigma or Tamron, but they're a bit more expensive, and don't believe they have a "walk around" lens, especially not a wide to telephoto zoom.
     
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    I'd prefer something in the 17-50ish range for a walk around lens on an APS format camera, but if you like the telephoto end 28-75 may be more useful.

    I have a Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 which I use on my APS DSLRs, and a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 that tends to stay on my 35mm DSLRs, although I do like it for portraits on APS DSLRs.

    In general Sigma and Tamron make excellent lenses. I think Tamron has an edge, but it is slight. Sigma lenses are often a bit warmer. Some folks complain about "Sigma yellow". I don't find it a big deal, but I'm shooting raw; it could be a bigger deal with jpeg. My Tamron lenses have significantly longer warranties than my Sigma or Canon lenses.
     
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    in that case i think i might stick to an 18-50 f/2.8

    i believe wide angle to be more important to me then telephoto, but i also wish i did have some nice telephoto range. oh well, thanks again guys =]
     

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