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Thread: Canon vs Sigma vs Tamaron walk abt lenses comparison headache

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    Default Canon vs Sigma vs Tamaron walk abt lenses comparison headache

    Hi fellow ppl, im current having a budget of $2100.
    Thinking of buying one of the 3 lenses below for walk about and casual event shots:

    1. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
    2. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
    3. Tamaron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD

    Any of you have in possession and have any comments on the down side of these 3 lenses?
    Canon is exp but good, but then i can save around $1k plus to get other stuffs if i get any of the other 2 lenses. Cant decide. Need help.
    Canon 40D|50mm|35mm|10-20mm|17-55mm|580 II

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    Default Re: Canon vs Sigma vs Tamaron walk abt lenses comparison headache

    http://www.fotop.net/tunster/art

    These are done with Sigma 24-70. See for yourself... :-)

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    wow nice photos u have. Thanks.... boost my morale.

    Anyway, saw a tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX 16-50mm f2.8 too.... ****... so many
    But i already got a 10-22mm canon...but if shoot wedding no time to change lens?
    Canon 40D|50mm|35mm|10-20mm|17-55mm|580 II

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    I was actually thinking of any 17-70 lens but they are too slow for that

    17-50 lens are not long enough

    24-70 is too tight also.

    The best solution, carry 2 cameras with you. Or sacrify the focusing speed and get 18-125/17-70

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    What about a 24-105 f/4 IS L? I've used it before on a 400D body and while it's not wide enough sometimes, I have gotten the shot 95% of the time.

    Samuel
    f/8 and be there.

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    Default Re: Canon vs Sigma vs Tamaron walk abt lenses comparison headache

    Quote Originally Posted by alternatve View Post
    What about a 24-105 f/4 IS L? I've used it before on a 400D body and while it's not wide enough sometimes, I have gotten the shot 95% of the time.

    Samuel
    No because im looking for the f2.8.
    f4 is a bit small... hee hee
    Canon 40D|50mm|35mm|10-20mm|17-55mm|580 II

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    Quote Originally Posted by limdj View Post
    wow nice photos u have. Thanks.... boost my morale.

    Anyway, saw a tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX 16-50mm f2.8 too.... ****... so many
    But i already got a 10-22mm canon...but if shoot wedding no time to change lens?
    if u shoot wedding, best to carry 2 bodies so u dun miss out anything...

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    Default Re: Canon vs Sigma vs Tamaron walk abt lenses comparison headache

    For walk around lens you might want to consider 2 lens not one:

    1. EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM (2nd hand about $1,400)

    2. EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (2nd hand about $700-800)

    Above two lens just fall into your budget and with your 10-22 all angle is covered.
    Canon 5D II, 20-35 f/2.8L, 28-80 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/4L IS, 100-300 f/5.6L, 100 f/2.8 Macro

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    Haha... Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Non-IS USM? Woo.. heavy for walkaround xD

    The 24-70mm f/2.8 and 24-105mm f/4 are probably the better ones out there for walkaround.
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    Default Re: Canon vs Sigma vs Tamaron walk abt lenses comparison headache

    Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD
    + Tamron 28-300mm VC Macro

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    Default Re: Canon vs Sigma vs Tamaron walk abt lenses comparison headache

    I normally rent another body for my 10-22mm to shoot wide, while my 24-70mm for most shots.

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    Get the sigma 24-70 f2.8 2nd hand for about $450. It's a good solid lens and a cheap way to know if the focal length is suitable for you before plonking down the cash for the canon one.
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    So its Tamaron and canon with recommendation... hmmm.. thanks all..... might be getting lens next week... any more comments pls help suggest in too.
    Canon 40D|50mm|35mm|10-20mm|17-55mm|580 II

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    Quote Originally Posted by peapilot View Post
    Get the sigma 24-70 f2.8 2nd hand for about $450. It's a good solid lens and a cheap way to know if the focal length is suitable for you before plonking down the cash for the canon one.
    Oh ok.. sigma.... arghhhh...so many
    Canon 40D|50mm|35mm|10-20mm|17-55mm|580 II

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    Default Re: Canon vs Sigma vs Tamaron walk abt lenses comparison headache

    Since ur budget is 2k,i suggest the Tamron 17-50mm + Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 L (F/2.8 cost im not sure)

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