Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by totalmajor, May 10, 2008.
yeah I don't want to go any cheaper than $200 because I know the quality of lenses goes down as price goes down.
Is the tamron lens just as good quality?
Thanks for all the feedback though, I appreciate it.
The tamron has been recommended by others when compared to the sigma - so I think it is comparable.
As for the APO vs non APO, I use the cheaper nonAPO and it can get good shots, but its very soft at 300mm and does not like longer ranges. The APO version though I have seen is a much better lens - and as the price difference is so small make the commitment of getting a slightly better lens. (though I have read that the nonAPO is a passable lens on a film camera, it does not like digital as much - most probably as the digital increases effective focal length of lens )
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i still edited my post before u replied
I heard that the Tamron lens is a little bit sharper.
I have the 70-300 sigma dg and have tried the dg apo also (IMO) Not much of a difference. the 70-300 is one of my favorite lenses, probably my most used lens also. Very sharp picture quality, Colors are equal to my high end Minolta lenses, and focusing is fast it does hunt a little on the 300mm end but not enough to even notice. when I use a 2x teleconverter it does hunt a bit more than I'd like but the picture quality is not compromised with this lens while using the 2x i use this lens for just about everything. Portraits are flawless with this lens. I snapped of almost a entire wedding with just this lens. I guarantee you there is not a lens on the market that can come close to this lens in this price range.
thanks for all the opinions guys,
im going to be ordering it tonight!
i just ordered the Sigma 70-300mm APO DG for 93 bucks shipped off adorama. its used but a good price. i couldnt pass it up.
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