Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VS Sigma 18-50 f2.8

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  1. mikie2084

    mikie2084 TPF Noob!

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    Im deciding between these two lenses, and like to hear opinions. I had my mind made up on the Tamron til I saw a post from Jerry. Which is better? If you have any photos from each lense please post up.

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    From what I can tell, they are very close so don't knock yourself out over the choice.

    I think the newest version of the Sigma tests a little better than the Tamron, but not the older version from Sigma. I have the Tamron and I love it.
     
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    Thanks mike!

    I have a d40, hopefully a d90 by mid year. Im still pretty set on the Tamron, I just dont like buying things twice. (d40 to d90)
     
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    I use the Tammy, and I love it.
     
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    Love the Tamron.... Love it love it love it.... I would go with it for sure. Here's one from a session last week.

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    click the bar to expand the image, I don't like the compressed version, it looks pixelated.
     
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    Think im going with the Tamron, thanks everybody!
     
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    glad you chose the Tamron, you won't be unhappy.
     
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    The Sigma looks very good too! What to do, what to do!?
     
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    It's a "win-win" situation, so better don't think to much about it. I have the Tamron and have shot many good photos with it, but I've seen many people happy with their Sigmas.
     
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    Sigma: Better Image Quality, Better AF, Macro capabilities
    Tamron: Less sample variation, smaller filter size (I think).

    I have the Sigma and love it. I don't even use my 50mm F1.8 anymore. You can't go wrong either way, but I'd recommend the Sigma. The Sigma's Bokeh is absolutely amazing also. Just make sure you get the HSM version.
     

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