Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by tommygonzalez, Jan 26, 2012.
If I am already using a canon and canon lenses. What is your opinion on using third party lenses?
Sigma or Tamron. Zeiss also makes lenses for Canon but your not to that level yet. Tamron would be the cheapest alternative and you still get good quality build and sharpness. Rokinon makes nice lenses too but all are manual focus but the cost is very nice. They make a great 85mm f1.4.
Many fine non-Canon lenses out there. Just figure what you need out of a lens and start researching. There are a ton of reviews on just about every lens out there.
It just depends on the lens. I have an arsenal of non Canon lenses. Sigma, Tamron and Tokina all make some excellent lenses. I am sure you're looking at the savings factor, so Zeiss probably isn't what you are looking at.
Lots of quality out there, there is no justifiable reason not to use a non camera brand lens.
I use the EOS line of bodies, but have canon, tamron and sigma lenses.
Of course it depends on the specific lens choice itself (ie zoom range, primary, max aperature), for which to choose and which works best for your purposes.
As well as the USABILITY factor. I don't get why people post about Zeiss lenses for people that aren't movie makers or still life photographers. The price point is so high, and the ease of every day, practical use is fairly low.
Manual focus is cool and all, but also kind of useless if the majority of people buy DSLR cameras expecting them to autofocus with their lenses.
Thanks for the help! I will definitely be looking at the brands suggested
If you're a student you can get a sweet discount on Sigma products off the already low bhphoto prices: bhphoto.com/edu
Sigma and Tamron are great third-party lenses, like everyone else is saying. I can vouch!
Would it be the same reasons for why people drive Harleys?
Or "ride" them perhaps? =)
oops .. yes SIR!
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