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Thread: Battle of the various f2.8 lenses at 24-70mm and 28-70mm

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    Sigma, Tokina and Tamron all produce zoom lenses with the range of 24mm all the way to 70mm at f2.8. Some are 24-70, some are 28-70.

    Which is the better breed of all? Taking:

    1: Optic quality (sharpess, build quality and of course, the extra 4mm at the wide is good news for DSLR)

    2: Build quality (during AF, does the focus ring turns? because it might hinder me when i'm holding the lens)

    3: Others (which i might have missed out)


    **note: Price is not so much of a concern.
    Last edited by behyx; 21st March 2004 at 12:39 PM.

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    Was not impressed by the Sigma 28-70/2.8 EX, it flares like crazy and optics are not so hot at f/2.8. Didn't much like the Tokina 28-80 either, optics are soft at f/2.8. Both these lenses do much better after f/5.6, but hey, so did my old Canon 28-105 USM, at 1/3rd the weight and price.

    Sigma and Tokina build quality is good, but I decided against them because of the optics. Finally got a Canon 28-70/2.8L and it's superb, even at f/2.8.

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    but let say i don't have the cash to go for the canon 28-70L? then which one should i go for?

    Sigma 24-70 f2.8 good? the extra 4mm on the wide is really useful, especially i'm suffering from the 1.6x crop.

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    got mixed review on the Sigma 24-70 f2.8, some other prefer tamron 28-75 f2.8.....i also lost on which one to get....heheee......good luck to u!

    Quote Originally Posted by behyx
    but let say i don't have the cash to go for the canon 28-70L? then which one should i go for?

    Sigma 24-70 f2.8 good? the extra 4mm on the wide is really useful, especially i'm suffering from the 1.6x crop.

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    Canon 24-70mm L is one of the sharpest zooms in this range. but it is also the most ex lor. look for used one lor.

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    where can i find reviews on lens?

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    I am using the Tokina 28-70, it is working fine for me .

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    sigma 24-70 is more expensive than the rest. it's huge, built is good, 80+ mm diameter.
    If a new tamron cost 650 and new sigma cost 680, which u will go?

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    Sigma then! cause its wider

    Quote Originally Posted by centrino
    sigma 24-70 is more expensive than the rest. it's huge, built is good, 80+ mm diameter.
    If a new tamron cost 650 and new sigma cost 680, which u will go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sym18
    Sigma then! cause its wider
    well, ya the 4mm makes huge difference

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    sigma cos its 24mm... wide

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