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Ugh, I'm really fighting the urge to buy either an f/2.8 zoom or a 35 f/1.8...

On the off chance I do buy a lens, which would you consider the best? The Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 or the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8? How about their stabilized versions?
I'm the same, sorry i can't offer any advice on your Tamron / Sigma debate.

I get paid on Thursday and i was thinking about putting half of it aside to save up for a 10-20mm. Sigma, Tamron, and Nikon all make them. Nikon's is twice the price though, and both the Sigma and the Tamron versions have built-in AF motors.
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Sigma > Tamron, any day of the week.
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Purchased a Slingshot 200 for $70 shipped. Should be here next week. I can't wait to enter the 21st century of camera transportation.
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Purchased a Slingshot 200 for $70 shipped. Should be here next week. I can't wait to enter the 21st century of camera transportation.
I use a Civil War sack for my Leica gear.
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I use a Civil War sack for my Leica gear.
You have me beat. I have a shoulder bag from the 80's. Still looks brand new though! Even the bottom of it. It's made from magic nylon.
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Sigma > Tamron, any day of the week.
sigma has horrible QC.....
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire View Post
Ugh, I'm really fighting the urge to buy either an f/2.8 zoom or a 35 f/1.8...

On the off chance I do buy a lens, which would you consider the best? The Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 or the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8? How about their stabilized versions?
Well, the Tamron 17-50/2.8 (non VC) is very popular and razor sharp. The only complaints I hear about are slow/inaccurate AF and lesser build quality (in comparison to Nikon and Canon versions).

And as for the VC version, the review I have read say there is a drop in IQ over the non-VC version.

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Purchased a Slingshot 200 for $70 shipped. Should be here next week. I can't wait to enter the 21st century of camera transportation.
It's a nice bag! Don't forget that it has the rain cover (I didn't notice it at first). And the slip-lock loop on the side is perfect for carrying a tripod (by sticking a leg through the loop).

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Sigma > Tamron, any day of the week.
Be serious. You can't possibly think that every Sigma lens is superior to every Tamron lens, mainly because of the below quote. Some Sigma lenses are better, some Tamron lenses are better. If anything, Tokina beats them both.

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sigma has horrible QC.....
Yeah, but from what I've heard, Sigma is good about calibrating their misfocusing lenses as part of warranty service.
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Hmm... From reviews it looks like the OS version of the Sigma is really damn good. Too bad it's $650.

I think I might just get the 35 f/1.8 now and then wait until my tax refund to see about replacing my kit zoom.
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I was wondering, is Canon or Nikon gonna be coming back with any other DSLRS?
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Yeah, but from what I've heard, Sigma is good about calibrating their misfocusing lenses as part of warranty service.
They'd better be good about it if they hope to stay in business.

Seriously GT. Would you buy a lens knowing that you'll have to send it in for calibration??? That's kinda lame. Mind you, Nikon and Canon are not absolved of this, but their products have nowhere the misfocusing issues of Sigma.

I guess you get what you pay for in the end. If possible, it's always best to shoot the lens at the dealer first B4 taking it home if possible. Specially the bargain stuff.
    
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