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    Any good advise on any f2.8 3rd party lens(Canon mount)?
    Eg. Sigma, Tamron, Tokina...

    In terms of their sharpness, DOF, color, picture texture and price?
    Heard that theTamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di is very sharp...

    Thanks in advance...

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    1st question .... what range are you looking for? Standard Zoom Lens? Wide angle zoom? Tele Zoom? .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayz
    Any good advise on any f2.8 3rd party lens(Canon mount)?
    Eg. Sigma, Tamron, Tokina...

    In terms of their sharpness, DOF, color, picture texture and price?
    Heard that theTamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di is very sharp...

    Thanks in advance...
    2 I have used and will recommend to anybody;

    1) Tamron 28-75/2.8.

    Pros: Sharp, good build, lightweight (for a 2.8)
    Cons: No USM (still pretty quick AF), colour cast too warm for my liking

    2) Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM

    Pros: Really sharp! Fast focussing HSM, nice build, neutral colour (my preference, YMMV)
    Cons: No IS, paint peels off (no big deal)

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurblock
    1st question .... what range are you looking for? Standard Zoom Lens? Wide angle zoom? Tele Zoom? .....
    Opps.
    All of the above...

    checking for my friend... as well as myself...
    Last edited by rayz; 3rd February 2005 at 05:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayz
    Opps.
    All of the above...

    checking for my friend... as well as myself...
    Sigma 18-50mm f2.8
    Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DF
    Sigma 120-300mm f2.8
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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb
    Sigma 18-50mm f2.8
    Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DF
    Sigma 120-300mm f2.8
    megaweb,

    How's the sharpness and texture of the pictures?

    Quote Originally Posted by dkw
    2 I have used and will recommend to anybody;

    1) Tamron 28-75/2.8.

    Pros: Sharp, good build, lightweight (for a 2.8)
    Cons: No USM (still pretty quick AF), colour cast too warm for my liking

    2) Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM


    Pros: Really sharp! Fast focussing HSM, nice build, neutral colour (my preference, YMMV)
    Cons: No IS, paint peels off (no big deal)

    Cheers,
    Thanks dkw...
    Last edited by rayz; 3rd February 2005 at 05:50 PM.

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    The Tamron 28-75/2.8 has a very nice bokeh to boot

    One thing to note about the Sigma 70-200/2.8 is that images tend to be a tad soft at 200mm wide open. Then again, I'm picky. Whether you find the sharpness acceptable or not is up to you
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    Anyone got any pictures to show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayz
    Anyone got any pictures to show?
    Grossly downsized pics, so they don't tell the whole story, but ok for general impressions I guess

    From the 70-200:



    Last edited by dkw; 3rd February 2005 at 06:34 PM.

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    I second the contrast and sharpness of the 70-200mm f/2.8. But a white lens with IS never hurts

    IIRC most of the shots here were taken with the Sigma 70-200.

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    Thanks dkw and knoxknocks...

    The pictures looks clean and sharp... it must cost a bomb right...

    Any pictures for the stardard zoom lens?

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    Yaya
    Tarmon 28-75 f/2.8 is a must for a poor guy like me

    aiming Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 now

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    locksley, you poor meh? Can buy so many tins of slides, you must be thinking they are sardine is it?

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    some tamron 28-75 f/2.8 samples..








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    haha
    SHhhhh

    buying for raining days mah

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    Quote Originally Posted by theITguy
    locksley, you poor meh? Can buy so many tins of slides, you must be thinking they are sardine is it?
    Huh.. tins of slides??? Blur...

    Hmm... the pictures dun look quite sharp... think it's due to the resizing... Any not resize ones...

    Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayz
    Huh.. tins of slides??? Blur...

    Hmm... the pictures dun look quite sharp... think it's due to the resizing... Any not resize ones...

    Thanks for sharing
    those pics are due to resizing.

    I'm not a digital man, I'm a slides man

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayz
    Huh.. tins of slides??? Blur...

    Hmm... the pictures dun look quite sharp... think it's due to the resizing... Any not resize ones...

    Thanks for sharing
    I take back my word... the #3 & #4 ones... are sharp after look over and over again...

    No one using Tokina f2.8 lens?
    Last edited by rayz; 3rd February 2005 at 11:48 PM.

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    Bros, may I add something? There is absolutely no way in gauging whether something is sharp or not sharp from a 600 pixels length image on the monitor. Not even 1000 or what. You gotta print it out big or post the full file, or 100% crops of the center/sides/corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    Bros, may I add something? There is absolutely no way in gauging whether something is sharp or not sharp from a 600 pixels length image on the monitor. Not even 1000 or what. You gotta print it out big or post the full file, or 100% crops of the center/sides/corners.
    Hey dude... thks for the reminder... point taken... I forgot abt it. Thanks!!! Your input is definitely appreciated...

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