Any good advices for 3rd party lens?


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Any good advise on any f2.8 3rd party lens(Canon mount)?
Eg. Sigma, Tamron, Tokina...

In terms of their sharpness, DOF, color, picture texture and price?
Heard that theTamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di is very sharp...

Thanks in advance... :bsmilie:
 

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1st question .... what range are you looking for? Standard Zoom Lens? Wide angle zoom? Tele Zoom? .....
 

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rayz said:
Any good advise on any f2.8 3rd party lens(Canon mount)?
Eg. Sigma, Tamron, Tokina...

In terms of their sharpness, DOF, color, picture texture and price?
Heard that theTamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di is very sharp...

Thanks in advance... :bsmilie:
2 I have used and will recommend to anybody;

1) Tamron 28-75/2.8.

Pros: Sharp, good build, lightweight (for a 2.8)
Cons: No USM (still pretty quick AF), colour cast too warm for my liking

2) Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM

Pros: Really sharp! Fast focussing HSM, nice build, neutral colour (my preference, YMMV)
Cons: No IS, paint peels off (no big deal)

Cheers,
 

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blurblock said:
1st question .... what range are you looking for? Standard Zoom Lens? Wide angle zoom? Tele Zoom? .....
Opps. :embrass:
All of the above...

checking for my friend... as well as myself...
 

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rayz said:
Opps. :embrass:
All of the above...

checking for my friend... as well as myself...
Sigma 18-50mm f2.8
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DF
Sigma 120-300mm f2.8
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Sigma 18-50mm f2.8
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DF
Sigma 120-300mm f2.8
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megaweb,

How's the sharpness and texture of the pictures?

dkw said:
2 I have used and will recommend to anybody;

1) Tamron 28-75/2.8.

Pros: Sharp, good build, lightweight (for a 2.8)
Cons: No USM (still pretty quick AF), colour cast too warm for my liking

2) Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM


Pros: Really sharp! Fast focussing HSM, nice build, neutral colour (my preference, YMMV)
Cons: No IS, paint peels off (no big deal)

Cheers,
Thanks dkw...
 

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The Tamron 28-75/2.8 has a very nice bokeh to boot :)

One thing to note about the Sigma 70-200/2.8 is that images tend to be a tad soft at 200mm wide open. Then again, I'm picky. Whether you find the sharpness acceptable or not is up to you
 

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rayz said:
Anyone got any pictures to show? :)
Grossly downsized pics, so they don't tell the whole story, but ok for general impressions I guess ;p

From the 70-200:



 

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Thanks dkw and knoxknocks...

The pictures looks clean and sharp... it must cost a bomb right... :bigeyes:

Any pictures for the stardard zoom lens?
 

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Yaya
Tarmon 28-75 f/2.8 is a must for a poor guy like me

aiming Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 now :)
 

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locksley, you poor meh? Can buy so many tins of slides, you must be thinking they are sardine is it? :bsmilie:
Huh.. tins of slides??? Blur... :rolleyes:

Hmm... the pictures dun look quite sharp... think it's due to the resizing... Any not resize ones...

Thanks for sharing
 

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Huh.. tins of slides??? Blur... :rolleyes:

Hmm... the pictures dun look quite sharp... think it's due to the resizing... Any not resize ones...

Thanks for sharing
those pics are due to resizing.

I'm not a digital man, I'm a slides man :)
 

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rayz said:
Huh.. tins of slides??? Blur... :rolleyes:

Hmm... the pictures dun look quite sharp... think it's due to the resizing... Any not resize ones...

Thanks for sharing
I take back my word... the #3 & #4 ones... are sharp after look over and over again... :embrass:

No one using Tokina f2.8 lens? :dunno:
 

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Bros, may I add something? There is absolutely no way in gauging whether something is sharp or not sharp from a 600 pixels length image on the monitor. Not even 1000 or what. You gotta print it out big or post the full file, or 100% crops of the center/sides/corners.
 

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2100 said:
Bros, may I add something? There is absolutely no way in gauging whether something is sharp or not sharp from a 600 pixels length image on the monitor. Not even 1000 or what. You gotta print it out big or post the full file, or 100% crops of the center/sides/corners.
Hey dude... thks for the reminder... point taken... I forgot abt it. Thanks!!! Your input is definitely appreciated... :thumbsup:
 

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