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Old Sep 23, 2004, 2:14 PM   #11
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See what this reviewer has to say about the 180mm APO macro (in case you want to get too close on your walk ):
http://www.photoshot.com/articles/pr...a_28_300mm.htm
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Old Sep 23, 2004, 3:21 PM   #12
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The Tamron AF 3.5 180mm SP Di scored a 5.00 (2) = outstanding! at Lense tests

The Sigma AF 3.5 180mm APO Macro EX only scored a 4.30 (2) = excellent :lol:

Sigmas do score high in the longish 100-300+ range.

Note though: I am recently not partial to Sigma's any more I have 2 broken lensesone with a frozen diaphram and one with a dead focus motor. Repair cost way out of line with buying a new one. So I have replaced them with Tamrons.

I am finding the Tamron AF 2.8 28-75mm LD XR Aspherical SP to be quite excellent.

Not sure what that article is talking about all the tamrons I have (2 + a 2x tc) are metal mount.

Only other lense I have had break was a real Canon that I sort of dropped over a water fall.

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Old Sep 23, 2004, 3:41 PM   #13
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I did mentioned that the Tamron had a "perfect" score (2 months ago) :
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...34&forum_id=65

... the only reason Sigma is 'preferable' IMO is their silent HSM ultrasonic drive on the EX which is till absent on the Tamron
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Old Sep 23, 2004, 3:45 PM   #14
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Ah, that fell out, my memory buffer only lasts 2hours at most any more.
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 6:56 AM   #15
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Hey -

Lets not forget that dandy Canon 28/135 IS. I use it for 80% of my horse show/car race and general all-around shots. It never hurts to do a little zooming-with-your-feet if you need that "extra" reach.
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 10:00 AM   #16
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Setiprime wrote:
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Lets not forget that dandy Canon 28/135 IS.* I use it for 80% of my horse show/car race and general all-around shots.* It never hurts to do a little zooming-with-your-feet if you need that "extra" reach.
If the 28/135 IS was 'L' glass i would definatly get it. As it is, i've heard conflicting reports about its sharpnes. I take it you really enjoy it septiprime?
At the end of the day i just want a good lense i can stick with without upgrading in 12 months.
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