Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 29 of 29

Thread: constant aperture?

  1. #21
    Moderator daredevil123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    lil red dot
    Posts
    21,627
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: constant aperture?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thinktank22 View Post
    Sigma 24-70 hsm is quite a steal if u dun use f2.8 often, at f4 it is very good at all focal len. At 24mm f2.8, it beats my nikon afd 24mm 2.8

    U may like to try it out, sometimes dun trust len reviewer too much, too scientific result may not be applicable for everyday real world shooting. Of course i am speaking from a poor man point of view .. if u can afford nikon original lens, then go for it.
    Sigma 24-70 hsm is not very sharp at F2.8. It is even less sharp than the much cheaper Tamron 28-75. And the Sigma gives very ugly bokeh with OOF highlights. So for a poor man's point of view, the best choice is still the Tamron 28-75, cheaper, sharper (even wide open) and better bokeh. Only thing Tamron looses out is the 4mm at the wide end and the slower/noiser focus. And the new Tamron 24-70 VC USM is getting rave reviews in IQ... so I guess the sigma 24-70 have to stand one side even more... No reason left to get the Sigma anymore.

    And btw the nikon 24/2.8 afd is not that great a lens...
    Last edited by daredevil123; 13th May 2012 at 05:33 PM.

  2. #22
    Moderator daredevil123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    lil red dot
    Posts
    21,627
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: constant aperture?

    BTW, you can see a test comparison between the Sigma 24-70 HSM and the Tamron 28-75/2.8. Just keep in mind that the Tamron is around half the price of the Sigma.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/sigma...-xr-di-ld.html

  3. #23

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123
    BTW, you can see a test comparison between the Sigma 24-70 HSM and the Tamron 28-75/2.8. Just keep in mind that the Tamron is around half the price of the Sigma.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/sigma...-xr-di-ld.html
    Not sure if u r refering the link to me, but thanks, i will definately check it out.

  4. #24
    Member fmeeran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Clementi, Singapore
    Posts
    834

    Default Re: constant aperture?

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    The tokina comes in many many versions. Only 2 versions are worth looking at. You can read more about the Tokina 28-70 here, which also comes with some comparison pics to the nikon 28-70

    NIKON GLASS: Tokina AT-X Pro 28-70mm f/2.6-2.8

    The current nikon 24-70 is much sharper than the Tokina wide open. But with a little sharpening and contrast adjustment in PP, the Tokina can still yield awesome results, and is very value for money. The Tokina pro I and pro II versions should be selling around $350-$400. Anything more than $400, it makes more sense to go for the Tamron 28-75, which is much sharper.

    Here is a comparison shot I took with a Nikon 24-70 and a Tamron 28-75. Can you guess which pic is taken by which lens? Both are 100% centre crop, straight out of camera JPEG.

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    The Tokina lens is a copy of Angenieux 28-70 f2.8, if you happen to came across this lens, grab one.
    Thanks guys. Didn't know about this lens. Picked one up in BnS this weekend for my D700.
    Dxxxx | 35/1.8 | 50/1.8 | Tokina 28-70 | Panny G1 | 14-45 | 25/1.7
    My Flickr

  5. #25
    Senior Member Ansel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Land Downunder
    Posts
    2,207

    Default Re: constant aperture?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    The Tokina lens is a copy of Angenieux 28-70 f2.8, if you happen to came across this lens, grab one.
    Grab which one? The Tokina or the Angenieux?

  6. #26
    Member fmeeran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Clementi, Singapore
    Posts
    834

    Default Re: constant aperture?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ansel View Post
    Grab which one? The Tokina or the Angenieux?
    Tokina. Wish it was the Angenieux.
    Dxxxx | 35/1.8 | 50/1.8 | Tokina 28-70 | Panny G1 | 14-45 | 25/1.7
    My Flickr

  7. #27

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran

    Tokina. Wish it was the Angenieux.
    I bought one which was the Angenieux but the CA turned out pretty bad. Not sure if had gotten a bad copy. Sold it in the end.

  8. #28

    Default Re: constant aperture?

    The construction of the Tokina lens is superb, better than the current Tamrons.

  9. #29
    Member fmeeran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Clementi, Singapore
    Posts
    834

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by westclox
    The construction of the Tokina lens is superb, better than the current Tamrons.
    Yes. I decided to compromise a but on the sharpness for build quality.
    Dxxxx | 35/1.8 | 50/1.8 | Tokina 28-70 | Panny G1 | 14-45 | 25/1.7
    My Flickr

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •