Sigma, Tamron or Tokina


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louisgce

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Hi all,

Bcos of the bugget constrain, looking for general purpose zoom lense.
Want to know which 3rd party lense to go for, wish some professional advice.

Thank you so much.
 

westwest2

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18-200 super zoom lens would be good to start off with...
 

clicknick

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Hi all,

Bcos of the bugget constrain, looking for general purpose zoom lense.
Want to know which 3rd party lense to go for, wish some professional advice.

Thank you so much.
General purpose zoom will be Sigma 18-200 OS lens
 

ortega

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tamron 17-50mm f2.8
tokina 16-50mm f2.8
sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO
sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
 

Galdor

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Is the range or the constant aperture more important to you?

18-200 has a good range but not very useful in very low light situation (w/o flash).
Tokina 16-50mm f2.8 is a very nice walkabout lens with constant aperture, but lose out in terms of the range.
 

zcf

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Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3, image quality is better but price also more expensive than 18-200mm version.
 

zj2000

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Sigma 18-200mm... sharper than the Tamron 18-200mm and cheaper too
 

Dithiolium

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Hi all,

Bcos of the bugget constrain, looking for general purpose zoom lense.
Want to know which 3rd party lense to go for, wish some professional advice.

Thank you so much.
Btw, what is your budget? The fine lens fellow CSers have recommended are $600-$800 brand new.
 

totoro17

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why u choose over tamron than sigma?
 

louisgce

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That was the question I wanted to ask too.......

I dont know with brand to go to, but feel that Tamron is better on build quality.

Regards.
 

daydreamz

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think the reviews for the tamron 17-50 2.8 are infinitely better than the sigma or tokina version...a clear winner. bought mine in april and loving it. cheers.
 

cichlid

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think the reviews for the tamron 17-50 2.8 are infinitely better than the sigma or tokina version...a clear winner. bought mine in april and loving it. cheers.
Agree, I am using the Tamron 17-50, Sigma 70-300 and Tokina 100 macro lenses. All third party lens except the Nikon 50mm f1.8.
 

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