sigma VS tamron

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  1. wgp1987

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    i have been looking at multiple lenses for my camera, and my birthday is coming up and there isnt anything id rather have than a "good" wide lens. right now i have the sigma 28-70 f2.8-4 which is the worse lens available lol. i was looking at the tamron 17-50 f2.8 because it has great reviews and isnt a lot of money! There is a slight chance i might become the owner of a canon 5d mk2 and if i were to buy the 17-50 f2.8 it would have been a bad investment...... i started looking at the tamron 28-75 f2.8 and the sigma 28-70 f2.8. i already dont like sigma, but i am aware they do have some good products. In fear of getting the 5d and not having a good lens for it because i wasted my money on a lens for aps-c sized image sensor will make me upset (i know i could sell it, but would be a waste of time/money). does anyone know if the 28-75 tamron f2.8 is of the same quality as their 17-50 f2.8? .... or is the sigma 28-70 f2.8 a better lens. i also looked at the canon 24-85 f3.5-4.5 usm which i am leaning towards because it is wider/longer and canon glass is always great. what do you guys think?

    i called b&h and they said the canon is better glass, besides the f stop. ugh, im sick in the head (as most of you know)
     
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    I gave up on Tamron a long time ago, cant afford canon,,so I stick with Sigma 2.8 and have had no problems
     
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    do you have any budget?[​IMG]
     
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    yes my budget is anything that doesnt end in L lol..... 450 max?
     
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    do you have any images from your sigma you can post? :p
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The 5Dmk2 needs top quality lenses, inferior lens show up really bad even on the 5Dmk1
     
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    You mention a wide lens. Both the Sigma and Tamron's that you listed have a "wide" end of 28mm, which is not wide at all, specially taking into consideration the 1.6x crop factor of your 30D. It ends up being more like a 45mm. You might want to look at something that starts in the 17mm range or lower if you want the ultra wide (like the Sigma 10-22mm, which is an awesome lens).

    I have the Tamron 28-75 and I love the lens, but wide it is not. There was a thread here a few months ago comparing the 28-75 to the Canon 24-70 L, which was a great read. Complete with tests and all. I'd suggest doing some backpost searching to find it, as it might have some info you are looking for.
     
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    Ha. Someones been drinking the kool-aid. I agree RLC, I have never had a problem with Sigma's F/2.8's (and they have a few). I've rocked the 105 and the 24-60 and love it as much as I did the first day I picked them up.
     
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    when the 28mm in on the 5d is is somewhat wide lol not so much on the 30d but good enough to cover the range i want. ill look into that post. what do you think about the canon 24-85?
     
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    no kool-aid today ... i did have one of those "mCafe" cofees from mcdonalds. next time i want a cofee that taste like some put a cigarette out in it ill get it again lol. i really love canon glass, the focus is almost never soft on even their cheap lenses and i trust sigma but not sure what to do.
     
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    the canon 24-85 has better reviews than the sigma and the tamron. i would like the faster glass but its not really needed. i want a better lens. so when i take photos im not like "why do i suck so bad" .... then i realize only one of my lenses is actually good (50mm 1.8)
     
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    i started a new thread called "tamron 28-75 f2.8 VS sigma 28-70 f2.8 "
     

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