Need some help picking a lens. sigma/tamron 17-50

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  1. NateNLogansDad

    NateNLogansDad Still Wish'n

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    Just wanted to follow up, between these 2 pictures and the noise issue with the Tamron, I am now the proud owner of a new Sigma 17-50 2.8. Just wanted to say Thanks Everybody! :thanks:
     
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  3. handicap18

    handicap18 <font color=blue>Husband, father of 3, and Disney

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    To late, but I would have voted for the Tamron (non-VC). Super sharp and excellent focus in low light. I used the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 and was VERY disappointed. It had some back focus issues (which I was able to fix with my camera body) and it was awful when trying to focus in low light conditions.

    I did a wedding 2 years ago at a restaurant that had high dark ceiling, dark walls and small lights. The atmosphere was great, but the Sigma was almost useless. I had so many problems getting it to focus. Luckily I also has the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8. I put that lens on and never had a focus issue the rest of the night. It focused fast and was tack sharp. It almost never left my camera until I bought the Nikon 24-70 f/2.8.

    When I bought the Tamron I also looked at the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 and the reviews for it weren't no way near as good as for the Tamron.

    Good luck with yours. (BTW I do love my Sigma 10-20mm and 30mm f/1.4)
     
  4. HPS3

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    Congrats on the Sigma! I hope you have a blast using it and I look forward to seeing some of your photos.
     
  5. NateNLogansDad

    NateNLogansDad Still Wish'n

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    Well..I'll let you know in a few days. I know I'll be able to play a bit during the day but night time gets tricky. I'm going to put it through its paces and make sure she's 100% before my 30 day return period expires.
     
  6. NateNLogansDad

    NateNLogansDad Still Wish'n

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    If history repeats itself, as it usually tends to do, I should be starting my 8,000 shot extravaganza in 28 more days when we head down to our Home Away From Home :dancer:
     
  7. Hockeyman

    Hockeyman It's not a purse, it's called a satchel. Indiana J

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    I would have voted Tamron also. I picked up one up a few months back and love it. Havent tried out the Sigma so cant really compare the two.
     
  8. Mexidoc

    Mexidoc Earning My Ears

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    Just recently picked up the Tamron non vc. Did a lot of research and ended up very happy. Haven't been able to use at WDW but look forward to it. I can already see the parts of the park where wthis lens will be great. There was a reat article on Tom Bricker's Blog about this lens. I can't post the link but google disney tourist blog and its on the photography buying guide page. Lots of pics.Either way enjoy your trip and new lens.
     

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