buying 3rd party lens


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danlin

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hi all, im in a dilemma whether to get tamron / sigma 28-300mm lens, im more into street photography and my budget is below $500. can anyone pls spare some advice? Thanks alot.

is $300 for 2nd hand sigma 28-300mm worthy?
 

Snoweagle

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danlin said:
hi all, im in a dilemma whether to get tamron / sigma 28-300mm lens, im more into street photography and my budget is below $500. can anyone pls spare some advice? Thanks alot.

is $300 for 2nd hand sigma 28-300mm worthy?
Get the Tamron one as Sigma ones have a tendency to fog and lens coating fade over time. I'm using the Tamron 28-300, very versatile lens for street shooting as well but now i'm reserving it only for taking wildlife and events.
 

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if you want to do street, do you need such a superzoom? there are compromises in such extreme designs. i would go for something shorter and smaller, perhaps the 17-35mm, 28-75mm, sigma 24-60 (not 24-70), or go the way of primes and just get one 35mm/2 or 50/1.4 :) everything can be got for about $500 thereabouts, new or 2nd hand.
 

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Snoweagle said:
Get the Tamron one as Sigma ones have a tendency to fog and lens coating fade over time. I'm using the Tamron 28-300, very versatile lens for street shooting as well but now i'm reserving it only for taking wildlife and events.
Woah... That's what exactly I hear about Tamron lenses from shop seller when I want to buy Tamron lens that he don't have... :bsmilie: .

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Arto.
 

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Isaiahfortythirtyone said:
if you want to do street, do you need such a superzoom? there are compromises in such extreme designs. i would go for something shorter and smaller, perhaps the 17-35mm, 28-75mm, sigma 24-60 (not 24-70), or go the way of primes and just get one 35mm/2 or 50/1.4 :) everything can be got for about $500 thereabouts, new or 2nd hand.
Now i'm strictly using my 17-40mm for general photography, street shoots and landscapes.
 

Snoweagle

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Artosoft said:
Woah... That's what exactly I hear about Tamron lenses from shop seller when I want to buy Tamron lens that he don't have... :bsmilie: .

Regards,
Arto.
The 28-300 is a gd start as its zoom range is fantastic, but quality wise don't expect it to be excellent.
 

VR2

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such zoom range dun offer good pic quality.. but is v versertile..
 

VR2

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yeah good tings dun come cheap..
 

Snoweagle

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To thread starter, so depending on what u want to take or take most often and also the max u really want to afford for a lens.
 

wanzw

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i will recommend a 70-200 or 70-300 anytime. better image quality as compared to 28 or 55
 

hongjone

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For such lens with a very large zoom range, usually the pics get a bit blurred at the long end due to hand shake. :nono: Used to have the Tamron one, but sold it away. I think a better choice might be the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8. :thumbsup: Might be a bit more than what you've budget for. :think:
 

ahbian

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Perhaps a Tamron 24-135?

Got it 2nd hand at $360, no complains so far.

Try your luck at BnS.:)
 

wanzw

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Snoweagle said:
If this range get the originals.
well if budget allows. just buy original :thumbsup:
 

westwest1

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hongjone said:
I think a better choice might be the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8. :thumbsup: Might be a bit more than what you've budget for. :think:
this also a good walk about lens...:thumbsup:
 

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