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Old Oct 8, 2011, 6:39 PM   #1
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I have a D5100 and the 18-55 kit lens..I also borrowed a tamron 70-300 f4.0 and have been using it about a month..I wanted to rent the Sigma 70-200f2.8 but cannot find in my area..Would it be better to have the Sigma and my kit lens or the Tamron and kit lens..I see the Sigma is f2.8 so you could use in low light or sports or wildlife..
Or another combo the tamron 70-300 and Sigma 17-70 and sell the 18-55 kit lens..
I realize the Sigma 70-200 is a heft lens and wanted to know if you can get good results hand Held...Thanks..you guys have been very helpful in the past





I have not been around cause my wife has been sick..Would like sum help
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 8:03 PM   #2
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I have a D5100 and the 18-55 kit lens..I also borrowed a tamron 70-300 f4.0 and have been using it about a month..
Tamron doesn't make a 70-300mm f/4.0 lens. They make two 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lenses, the Di LD and the SP Di VC USD. Which do you mean?

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I wanted to rent the Sigma 70-200f2.8 but cannot find in my area..
Try LensRentals.com. They have both the stabilized and the unstabilized versions.

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Would it be better to have the Sigma and my kit lens or the Tamron and kit lens..
The Tamron 70-300 and the Sigma 70-200/2.8 are both very useful lenses, but for different things. What do you want to shoot?

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I see the Sigma is f2.8 so you could use in low light or sports ...
Yes.

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... or wildlife..
Not so much.

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Or another combo the tamron 70-300 and Sigma 17-70 and sell the 18-55 kit lens..
The Sigma 17-70 is a little bit longer, a little bit faster, a little bit sharper, and focuses a little bit closer.

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I realize the Sigma 70-200 is a heft lens and wanted to know if you can get good results hand Held..
If you can keep the shutter speeds fast, you shouldn't have any problem, and if not, you could opt for the stabilized version.

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I have not been around cause my wife has been sick..
How is she?
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I was just looking for a good fit as far as the Tamron 70-300f4-5.6 SP DI VC and the Sigma 70-200f2.8 EX DG HSM II..The Sigma is quite abit more and I heard they are discontinuing it..I was also thinking the Tamron 70-300 SP DI VC and the Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM for my 2 lens..the 17-70 for indoor family shots..That way I could maybe get 2 lens for the price of the Sigma 70-200f2.8

Wife is doing much better..She had 3 clots in her lungs but has weathered the storm
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A more direct comparison can be made between the Tamron SP70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD and the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS (The Tamron is better), or the Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di and the Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM (stabilized or not) (Optically, the Tamron is better, but the Sigma's focus faster.) The two types of lenses are used for different things, so making comparisons between them is difficult. For outdoor sports/action/wildlife the 70-300 would be better, but for indoor sports/action/events the 70-200/2.8 would be better.

The Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.0 OS is a good stabilized lens, but though it is faster than the kit lens, I wouldn't call it an indoor lens. For that, I think you'd get better results from the unstabilized Tamron 17-50/2.8 or the stabilized 17-50/2.8.

Edit: I'm glad to hear your wife is doing better.
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I think I will go with the Tamron 70-300 vc..I had pretty good success outside with my dog and grandson..Price is right also and also will go with the Sigma 17-70..lens for portraits..inside and family...That sound like a good combo?? the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 is alittle bit pricey for me right now so I hope these 2 other lens will make me happy..Thanks
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That does sound like a nice combination.
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