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Old Oct 20, 2009, 7:20 AM   #1
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Default 70 200 mm f/2.8 tamron or sigma

Hi guys,

Here i have a question ... should i buy sigma 70 200 or the equivalent from tamron ?
I expect sony to be better but it's also almost 3 times more expensive and since i take photos for fun and not for money i don't think i'll buy it any time soon. But if you know can you tell me how much better it is?

I am also looking for some sample photos of the same sort taken with both sigma and tamron if you know...


Thanks a lot
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 7:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.

Which Sony dSLR model are you shooting with?

For action use, your best bet would be the Sigma (it's focus is much faster with less hunting, based on user reviews I've read from Sony shooters). For non action use, the Tamron tests a little bit sharper at some focal lengths with the aperture wide open.

Here's a recent thread you may want to read through that has some discussion about 70-200mm f/2.8 options for Sony dSLR models:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/so...10-f2-8-a.html

Here are some user reviews of popular 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses:

Tamron:
http://www.dyxum.com/reviews/lenses/...asp?IDLens=381

Sigma:
http://www.dyxum.com/reviews/lenses/...asp?IDLens=452

Sony:
http://www.dyxum.com/reviews/lenses/...asp?IDLens=315

Samples from KM and Sony dSLR owners:

Tamron:
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic36384.html

Sigma:
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic38817.html

Sony:
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic12032.html

BTW, you started this thread in our Sony Forum setup for Point and Shoot models. We have a separate Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR Forum setup for dSLR models. So, I'll move this thread there for you now.
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 7:41 AM   #3
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thank you for the advice i will take a look at them
well i have a a350 now but i need good lens so that when i'll change my camera i won't need to buy new lens as well

thanks again
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 7:51 AM   #4
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No problem.

Please let us know what you decide on and post some photos from your A350 if you get a chance.
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 1:11 PM   #5
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well i don't know how to post so if you mind visiting this site

here are some photos i made and i like

http://m-o-s-e.deviantart.com/
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