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    Default Good "in between" lens?

    Hi everyone,

    I've been mulling over a small problem and maybe you guys can help me out.

    Up to now, i've been mostly using a Tamron 28-75 and Sigma 70-200 on a 5D2.

    Problem: I don't want to carry and swap two lenses on one body. It takes up space on my bag and it's heavy.

    Criteria: Constant f2.8

    The tamron is light but it just doesnt have enough "reach".
    The sigma covers this problem but doesn't go wider than 70mm.

    I did a bit of searching and two lenses caught my attention. A Tokina 50-135 and a Sigma 50-150.

    A small gripe:
    Tokina loses 15mm in the long range and i think the tripod ring is not removable.

    Sigma has serious QC issues(Big gripe) and lenses seems to have orangy tint.

    Which lens should i go with? Or is there another manufacturer that produces similar lenses as those two? (I don't think tamron has one).

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    Default Re: Good "in between" lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by BaneMKII View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I've been mulling over a small problem and maybe you guys can help me out.

    Up to now, i've been mostly using a Tamron 28-75 and Sigma 70-200 on a 5D2.

    Problem: I don't want to carry and swap two lenses on one body. It takes up space on my bag and it's heavy.

    Criteria: Constant f2.8

    The tamron is light but it just doesnt have enough "reach".
    The sigma covers this problem but doesn't go wider than 70mm.

    I did a bit of searching and two lenses caught my attention. A Tokina 50-135 and a Sigma 50-150.

    A small gripe:
    Tokina loses 15mm in the long range and i think the tripod ring is not removable.

    Sigma has serious QC issues(Big gripe) and lenses seems to have orangy tint.

    Which lens should i go with? Or is there another manufacturer that produces similar lenses as those two? (I don't think tamron has one).

    I dun think you have much choice if you want canstant F2.8.

    BTW Sigma 50-150F2.8 is a DC lens(APS-C) which use for small sensor.
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    Default Re: Good "in between" lens?

    Yeah... what we all need is a full frame 18-300mm f2.8 AF optically stabilised.

    But then if you are Nikon, Canon, Sigma, Tamron or Tokina would you make that one ultimate lens that kills all your other products even if it is technically possible?

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    Default Re: Good "in between" lens?

    Neither is the Tokina 50-135mm - that is a APS-C lens as well. You pretty much have to carry two lenses.
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    haiz... thx much for the input guys.
    Looks like i might have to look into variable f-stop lenses...

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    a sigma 50-150 is seriously good=D nothing like constant aperture.

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    Default Re: Good "in between" lens?

    Ts is using 5D2, so there no point recommending a APS-C lens. unless Ts is considering to buy a crop body.
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