Tokina 24-200 or Sigma 18-200


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andrewlee

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Hi,

I'm a new owner of 5d + kit lens + sigma 24-70 f2.8 + Minolta 100-400 APO.

Need advice on which lens is better in terms of image quality:

1) Tokina 24-200
2) Sigma 18-200

Would also like to know where is best price & shop to get.

Also, any suggestion for other brands in the zoom range of the above mentioned?

Thank You in advance.

p.s. anyone want to let go of their super-zoom?
 

Isaiahfortythirtyone

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you already have a good kit. so why are you looking for an all-in-one lens that compromises on quality for range?

i would suggest u get none of those. rather, take a look in B&S now. someone selling tamron 24-135mm f/2.5-5.6 for minolta mount. good lens. much better than the two you stated
 

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Isaiahfortythirtyone said:
you already have a good kit. so why are you looking for an all-in-one lens that compromises on quality for range?

i would suggest u get none of those. rather, take a look in B&S now. someone selling tamron 24-135mm f/2.5-5.6 for minolta mount. good lens. much better than the two you stated
thanks for recommending. actually, I'm also considering the tamron 24-135. will check it out.
 

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get the tamron 24-135 or sigma 24-135 which is cheaper... both are better then the 24-200 and 18-200
 

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andrewlee said:
Hi,

I'm a new owner of 5d + kit lens + sigma 24-70 f2.8 + Minolta 100-400 APO.

Need advice on which lens is better in terms of image quality:

1) Tokina 24-200
2) Sigma 18-200

Would also like to know where is best price & shop to get.

Also, any suggestion for other brands in the zoom range of the above mentioned?

Thank You in advance.

p.s. anyone want to let go of their super-zoom?
Kit lens = 18-70
Sigma 24-70
100-400 APO

U'll need no more lens my friend. I owned the Tokina 24-200 when I was in Canon Camp before I got to my KM5D. The weight of the lens aside (without the grip, it felt like its going to tear my 300D apart, much less the 5D), the quality at 24mm was reasonable, unfortunately, at 200 unless stopped down to f/8 I'd say f/5.6 isn't something to shout at.

Had since sold the lens after like... 3mths (?) of usage. The handling & feel was very nice but I'd not touched another superzoom since. I'd go with shorter focal length lenses with a zoom factor of 3 to 4x rather than something that gives me 10x & convienence that compromises on image quality. :)
 

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Thank you very much for all your contributions, friends. actually, my setup is very adequate for the time being, but as I do quite a bit of hiking, fishing and cycling with my family, I'm considering an all-in-one lens to document the precious time with my family (top-notch image quality not a requirement).

So back to my burning question: Which super-zoom would you recommend as far as image quality is concerned?

GENO, I'll definitely consider the 24-135mm

Thank you very much :)
 

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Andrew, i think u wil be shooting mostly yr family members or some landscape only. Just get the tamron 24-135mm will do, it will cover almost everything u need..as in digi, its X1.5 so its around 40mm ( gona miss out some landscape ) . Have u try out the NEW KM 18-200mm? its abit slow at the end F6.3 but if u are not into sports or birding, u can try to get tis too, it will cover 28-300mm on digi..( its not for film.)

If its the 24-135mm , u can try getting it 2hand, cheaper tis way. The 18-200mm is too new to find in the 2hand market. ( GET a FLASH too ) u will need one if u dont have it!
 

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GENO said:
Andrew, i think u wil be shooting mostly yr family members or some landscape only. Just get the tamron 24-135mm will do, it will cover almost everything u need..as in digi, its X1.5 so its around 40mm ( gona miss out some landscape ) . Have u try out the NEW KM 18-200mm? its abit slow at the end F6.3 but if u are not into sports or birding, u can try to get tis too, it will cover 28-300mm on digi..( its not for film.)

If its the 24-135mm , u can try getting it 2hand, cheaper tis way. The 18-200mm is too new to find in the 2hand market. ( GET a FLASH too ) u will need one if u dont have it!
Thank you very much, GENO. As a matter of fact, I am looking for the 5600HS first before purchasing a super zoom (probably the sigma 18-200).

Thanks to everyone for the good advise. If you have any lobang for the above mentioned items, I would be glad to consider.

Many Thanks
 

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curious, why the sigma 18-200, and not the tamron or KM versions?
 

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pai said:
curious, why the sigma 18-200, and not the tamron or KM versions?
I have read reviews that the sigma is sharper and not so prone to CA than the Tamron, not to mention that it's a little cheaper. but i'll still consider the tamron and km ones if they come by affordable.

thanks for contributing :)
 

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andrewlee said:
I have read reviews that the sigma is sharper and not so prone to CA than the Tamron, not to mention that it's a little cheaper. but i'll still consider the tamron and km ones if they come by affordable.

thanks for contributing :)
The average price for a superzoom (brand new) usually comes from like $500 to like $600+.

As for ur flash, get a 5600HS. The 3600HS is ok, cheap (at like wad? $250?) and does the job well, but at the expense of flash power and the lack of swivel, u might find it a little constricting for portrait shots. :)
 

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How much is a 24-135mm anyway?

It seems to be as expensive as the 18-200?
 

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what about minolta 24-105
 

andrewlee

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How much is a 24-135mm anyway?

It seems to be as expensive as the 18-200?
Wow, someone digging up an old thread (forgot all about it).

Tamron 24-135 can be obtain SG$500+ brand new, but probably have to advance order.

I've got one from a CSer and it is SHARP with good colors!!! been using it for quite long. Pretty good all-in-one
 

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what about minolta 24-105
Super lens... very sharp but hard to find now... it's discontinued I think... only the 2nd market to turn to now...
 

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Super lens... very sharp but hard to find now... it's discontinued I think... only the 2nd market to turn to now...
$ony still make 24-105mm lens, it's more useful on full frame sensor though. Reasonably sharp. Heard that 24-85mm is even sharper but more distortion and vigneting in full frame.
 

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Super lens... very sharp but hard to find now... it's discontinued I think... only the 2nd market to turn to now...

oh haha okok, i have the lens :D
just want to know how pple feel abt the lens

for me i feel that the 24-105 is much better lens then 17-35, more stable, results more consistent
 

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