Sigma or Tamron...? 70-300mm

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  1. icemanonline

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    Hi,

    Question: Which 1? :confused:

    Just purchased the A100 and kit lens is the Sony 18-70. Nice lens.

    I want to get a long reach lens and having used the Sigma APO I know its a good lens, but, I have come across this Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD and read some pretty impressive comments on it.

    I can get the Tamron for £114 from warehouseexpress or do I go with what I know and order through OSD at £109 from HK?

    Any comments on Tamron would be helpful :beer:

    Thanks..:D

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  2. Biscuit761

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    Have had both, had the Tamron first and got my money back within a month, fringing was awful, now have the Sigma (make sure it is the APO version) and am very pleased with it.

    Bill
     
  3. icemanonline

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    Cheers Bill,

    The Tamron was that bad? MMmmmm!:eek:

    I have had the Sigma and it is a good lens in APO mode. I had been looking, as we do!, and seen the Tamron been mentioned so thought I would ask. Would have also saved the hassle of paying via BT to OSD and then having to wait.......:rolleyes:......But I will probably maybe go for the Sigma again.......

    Thanks Bill :smashin:


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  4. Biscuit761

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    Thought I would show some examples

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    Sigma

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    Sigma is much better but am now thinking of the Nikon 80 - 200 F2.8 - had play with one today, a heavy beast !

    Bill
     
  5. icemanonline

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    Sigma shines there Bill............:)


    Am gonni just go with what I have used and wait for delivery (Again) but worth it. Sigma !

    Cheers Bill.......Am of to bed mate......long day, Thx for showing photo comparisons........Ta:smashin:

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  6. Ikki

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    I use a Sigma 70-300mm Apo on my KM 5D and it is excellent (esp for £55 on ebay :D).
     
  7. Just call me Al

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    I missed the 'tamron & sigma' & thought the first two looked a little soft. Then went back & noticed the makes. The Sigma looks sharper in a non identical comparison.
     
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    Ive been contemplating this one as well!
     
  9. mansell

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    The Sigma is a fine budget zoom len's for the price, I would have bought one but decided in the end to save for the 70-300VR which is in a different league.

    but obviously this is not an option for you.

    out of interest how does the Sigma compare to the Sony equivalent?
     
  10. icemanonline

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    Hi, Thanks for all the replies........Think I will go for the Sigma.

    Cheers all.....:D:smashin:

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    Make sure you get the DG APO too.
     

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