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    Default Sigma, Tamron or Tokina

    Hi all,

    Bcos of the bugget constrain, looking for general purpose zoom lense.
    Want to know which 3rd party lense to go for, wish some professional advice.

    Thank you so much.

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    Default Re: Sigma, Tamron or Tokina

    what do you shoot and what camera are you using?

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    18-200 super zoom lens would be good to start off with...

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    I plan to buy Canon 400D body in near future.

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    Default Re: Sigma, Tamron or Tokina

    Quote Originally Posted by louisgce View Post
    Hi all,

    Bcos of the bugget constrain, looking for general purpose zoom lense.
    Want to know which 3rd party lense to go for, wish some professional advice.

    Thank you so much.
    General purpose zoom will be Sigma 18-200 OS lens

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    there's a tamron 18-200 too.

    my personal preference for general purpose zoom lens would be tamron over the other 3rd party lenses.

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    Default Re: Sigma, Tamron or Tokina

    tamron 17-50mm f2.8
    tokina 16-50mm f2.8
    sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
    sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO
    sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO

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    Is the range or the constant aperture more important to you?

    18-200 has a good range but not very useful in very low light situation (w/o flash).
    Tokina 16-50mm f2.8 is a very nice walkabout lens with constant aperture, but lose out in terms of the range.
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    Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3, image quality is better but price also more expensive than 18-200mm version.
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    Sigma 18-200mm... sharper than the Tamron 18-200mm and cheaper too

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    Sigma 18-200 OS! nothing come close when comparing usability for ultra zoom lens

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    I go for Tamron 18-200 F/3.5-6.3...

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    http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Ni...mm/page4.shtml

    the OS version not in the list tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisgce View Post
    Hi all,

    Bcos of the bugget constrain, looking for general purpose zoom lense.
    Want to know which 3rd party lense to go for, wish some professional advice.

    Thank you so much.
    Btw, what is your budget? The fine lens fellow CSers have recommended are $600-$800 brand new.
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    Default Re: Sigma, Tamron or Tokina

    Thank you all so much, I think i'm going to get Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

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    why u choose over tamron than sigma?
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    Default Re: Sigma, Tamron or Tokina

    That was the question I wanted to ask too.......

    I dont know with brand to go to, but feel that Tamron is better on build quality.

    Regards.

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    Default Re: Sigma, Tamron or Tokina

    think the reviews for the tamron 17-50 2.8 are infinitely better than the sigma or tokina version...a clear winner. bought mine in april and loving it. cheers.

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    Default Re: Sigma, Tamron or Tokina

    Quote Originally Posted by daydreamz View Post
    think the reviews for the tamron 17-50 2.8 are infinitely better than the sigma or tokina version...a clear winner. bought mine in april and loving it. cheers.
    Agree, I am using the Tamron 17-50, Sigma 70-300 and Tokina 100 macro lenses. All third party lens except the Nikon 50mm f1.8.

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