Canon kit lens EF-S 18-135IS vs Tamron 24-75mm f/2.8.


Apr 15, 2009
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I have a Canon 7D with the kit lens EF-S 18-135IS. I am like bokehs and I am looking for a standard zoom lens with a constant aperture of f/2.8. I do quite a bit of indoor shooting, performances and portraits. I can't afford the Canon L lens. I got the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and the Canon 50mm f/1.8. Very tired of changing lens during performances.

1. Should I get the Tamron 24-75mm f/2.8? Or should I stick with the kit lens.
2. Is the new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro better than the Tamron?

Please advise. Thanks
 

chalib

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Tamron 28-75 not 24-75
 

Apr 15, 2009
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I was told the Sigma is a new design and has HSM and cost about three times the price of the Tamron. Is it really better? Thanks for the reply.
 

shaw shank

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for me 28-75 anytime.....one thing to note...low light a bit slow to focus.....if u can live wif this then no issues....
 

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Does the Tamron hunt a lot and does it have back and front focussing problems? Are the bokehs beautiful?
 

Reportage

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simplest solution, get a second body.
 

Deloi

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how about Tamron 20 - 40mm f/2.7? im not sure
 

madmartian

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Welcome to CS :) Bring your 7D to the shops & put on the lens & take a few shots. Then decide which you should get according to your needs & performance of the lens whether they are up to your satisfaction ;)
 

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