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    hi all, im in a dilemma whether to get tamron / sigma 28-300mm lens, im more into street photography and my budget is below $500. can anyone pls spare some advice? Thanks alot.

    is $300 for 2nd hand sigma 28-300mm worthy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlin
    hi all, im in a dilemma whether to get tamron / sigma 28-300mm lens, im more into street photography and my budget is below $500. can anyone pls spare some advice? Thanks alot.

    is $300 for 2nd hand sigma 28-300mm worthy?
    Get the Tamron one as Sigma ones have a tendency to fog and lens coating fade over time. I'm using the Tamron 28-300, very versatile lens for street shooting as well but now i'm reserving it only for taking wildlife and events.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    if you want to do street, do you need such a superzoom? there are compromises in such extreme designs. i would go for something shorter and smaller, perhaps the 17-35mm, 28-75mm, sigma 24-60 (not 24-70), or go the way of primes and just get one 35mm/2 or 50/1.4 everything can be got for about $500 thereabouts, new or 2nd hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Get the Tamron one as Sigma ones have a tendency to fog and lens coating fade over time. I'm using the Tamron 28-300, very versatile lens for street shooting as well but now i'm reserving it only for taking wildlife and events.
    Woah... That's what exactly I hear about Tamron lenses from shop seller when I want to buy Tamron lens that he don't have... .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone
    if you want to do street, do you need such a superzoom? there are compromises in such extreme designs. i would go for something shorter and smaller, perhaps the 17-35mm, 28-75mm, sigma 24-60 (not 24-70), or go the way of primes and just get one 35mm/2 or 50/1.4 everything can be got for about $500 thereabouts, new or 2nd hand.
    Now i'm strictly using my 17-40mm for general photography, street shoots and landscapes.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    Woah... That's what exactly I hear about Tamron lenses from shop seller when I want to buy Tamron lens that he don't have... .

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    The 28-300 is a gd start as its zoom range is fantastic, but quality wise don't expect it to be excellent.
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    such zoom range dun offer good pic quality.. but is v versertile..

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    Quote Originally Posted by VR2
    such zoom range dun offer good pic quality.. but is v versertile..
    So there's a compromise between versatility and quality....n price too.
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    yeah good tings dun come cheap..

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    To thread starter, so depending on what u want to take or take most often and also the max u really want to afford for a lens.
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    i will recommend a 70-200 or 70-300 anytime. better image quality as compared to 28 or 55
    random equipment.
    where are my primes?

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    might wan to look at the 18-200 range as well... price is slightly above $500 tho, but i believe you will use more 18-27mm over 201-300mm range.

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    For such lens with a very large zoom range, usually the pics get a bit blurred at the long end due to hand shake. Used to have the Tamron one, but sold it away. I think a better choice might be the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8. Might be a bit more than what you've budget for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ
    might wan to look at the 18-200 range as well... price is slightly above $500 tho, but i believe you will use more 18-27mm over 201-300mm range.
    should just save up and get the 18-200 VR lens, if using Nikon that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanzw
    i will recommend a 70-200 or 70-300 anytime. better image quality as compared to 28 or 55
    If this range get the originals.
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    If walkaround lens dun need such a wide zoom range. The wide to mid tele is enough.
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    Perhaps a Tamron 24-135?

    Got it 2nd hand at $360, no complains so far.

    Try your luck at BnS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    If this range get the originals.
    well if budget allows. just buy original
    random equipment.
    where are my primes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongjone
    I think a better choice might be the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8. Might be a bit more than what you've budget for.
    this also a good walk about lens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanzw
    well if budget allows. just buy original
    I will definitely get the original for 70-200mm.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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