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Old May 4, 2005, 3:50 PM   #21
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Well, I'm also looking at the Tokina 24-200mm 3.5-5.6 ATX lens as well. Would that be a better peice of glass than the Simga?
We are talking about apple vs oranges here...

It's not comparable: The Tokina is a one lens solution to your need - With the Sigma it's at minimum a two lenses solution so we've just double the $ cost!

-> If you can double that again there's an excellent 100-300 f/4 that I can recommend :-)
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Old May 4, 2005, 3:56 PM   #22
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Well I have the kit lens... wouldn't that be ok to continue to use for the 18-55mm range?

Then the 70-300mm would cover the telephoto, correct?


What's your point blank opinion on the Tokina 24-200mm? I hear it's pretty sharp, great build quality, and all for 299.99.

If I grab a Sigma 70-300 , I've seen DL and APO, what's the difference there? I have read one is better than the other on a digital.

Last, if I grab a Sigma 70-300mm, I will also be buying a Canon 50mm f1.8 Mark II lens as well to cover that lowlight range.


Is that a better combo than JUST the Tokina.

EDIT - I guess I'm looking for the biggest, bestbang for the buck... 300.00 price range total.

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Old May 4, 2005, 4:02 PM   #23
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Last, if I grab a Sigma 70-300mm, I will also be buying a Canon 50mm f1.8 Mark II lens as well to cover that lowlight range.
Definetly this will be your best bang for the buck since you already have the kit lens - It just means you have to be inconvenienced by the lens changes that's all

APO means apochromatic - to minimize CA: http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses.asp
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Last, if I grab a Sigma 70-300mm, I will also be buying a Canon 50mm f1.8 Mark II lens as well to cover that lowlight range.
Definetly this will be your best bang for the buck since you already have the kit lens - It just means you have to be inconvenienced by the lens changes that's all

APO means apochromatic - to minimize CA: http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses.asp
Well, I apologize for my confusion.

The Sigma 70-300mm lens is the best bang lens?

or

The Canon 50mm f1.8 lens is the best bang lens

or the Combo?

OR

The Tokina 24-200mm, great build quality, sharp results... by itself is the best bang lens?

I need to take wildlife shots, some low light conditions, sports in a gymnasium, walk around lens, good daylight AF, some wide angle if it could to it... (currently using the kit lens, and it's ok, but no impressed with the softness of the images, and I unsharp them and it helps)

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Old May 4, 2005, 5:09 PM   #25
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The Combo will be the best bang for the $
o Kit lens
o Sigma 70-300mm APO Macro Super II
o 50mm f/1.8


-> The Tokina will be a good alternate on its own, but not against three lenses! :?
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