Sigma vs Tamron?

13 years 3 months ago #38160 by Scuba Mike
For a non- manufacture lens which makes a better lens Sigma or Tamron?


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13 years 3 months ago #38167 by chasrich
I'm using a Tamron 18-270mm zoom and am very satisfied. It has problems with autofocus when I add a teleconverter which I'm not doing now as the telephoto gain results in a decrease in IQ.

I've looked at some of the Sigma lens but have not purchased any as of yet.

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13 years 3 months ago #38185 by Nod
I've never had a Tamron lens but am looking at their 70-300 DI USD as a replacement but I have had and still do have some sigma's. My Sigma 17-70 f2.8/4.5 Macro is as sharp a lens as I've ever seen. I think that they both make some good lens as well as some bad ones. Check out reviews on whatever lens your looking at and make up your mind from that.


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13 years 3 months ago #38197 by Baydream

chasrich wrote: I'm using a Tamron 18-270mm zoom and am very satisfied. It has problems with autofocus when I add a teleconverter which I'm not doing now as the telephoto gain results in a decrease in IQ.

I've looked at some of the Sigma lens but have not purchased any as of yet.

I've had the same issue with my Canon 70-300 with a 2x under low light conditions. It is because every AF lens has a lower limit at of light at which it can not "see" well enough to AF. Just like us, eh?

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13 years 3 months ago #38202 by chasrich

Baydream wrote:

chasrich wrote: I'm using a Tamron 18-270mm zoom and am very satisfied. It has problems with autofocus when I add a teleconverter which I'm not doing now as the telephoto gain results in a decrease in IQ.

I've looked at some of the Sigma lens but have not purchased any as of yet.

I've had the same issue with my Canon 70-300 with a 2x under low light conditions. It is because every AF lens has a lower limit at of light at which it can not "see" well enough to AF. Just like us, eh?


Amen brother...

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13 years 3 months ago #38566 by ShadowWalker
I've been looking at a couple Tamron lenses, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. They seem to be fair priced and they do get good reviews. B)


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13 years 3 months ago #38568 by Screamin Scott
Mike,
There is no "blanket" answer when it comes to manufacturers & their lenses. All of them have their consumer & pro lines & you need to be more specific when asking for advice as to compare one consumer lens to another's Pro series isn't going to give you the answer you may be wanting...Even within the consumer & pro lines from the same manufacturer you can have sample variations, especially with the 3rd party makers...That said, I have some nice lenses from both Tamron & Sigma & I had some dogs as well...

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13 years 3 months ago #38577 by qualityresults
I have used both lenses, for Sigma I have had the Consumer 70-300 with no Problems, I also have the 150-500 from sigma and love it, however even in this lens there where ealry version issues with it but that has been taken care of.

I also use a 18-250 tamron and for most shooting provides me the range, that I like for an everyday lens.

My wife has the 18-270 VC and other than a minor sticking issue between 70-and 100 which was fixed by tamron it has worked flawlessly.

Now in Canada those lenses have longer warranties. Tamron is 6 Years and Sigma is 10 Years


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13 years 3 months ago #38695 by Joves
Well I have used both and use only Nikon glass now. Even with built in focus motors I find them both to be too slow for my tastes. My screw driven Nikons are faster. Optically they worked fine and I had no issues with eith manufacturer, it was just the slowness I cant take.


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13 years 3 months ago #38752 by Savvas Proestos
I have recently bought a Tamron 28-75 and I use it for concert photography where I get pretty good results. I had a discussion with fellow photographers concerning this midrange zoom lens and the Sigma 24-70 and I think in general they all preferred the Tamron over the Sigma.
I'm pretty satisfied myself so I'd go for Tamron.


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13 years 3 months ago #40278 by Big Kevin

Savvas Proestos wrote: I have recently bought a Tamron 28-75 and I use it for concert photography where I get pretty good results. I had a discussion with fellow photographers concerning this midrange zoom lens and the Sigma 24-70 and I think in general they all preferred the Tamron over the Sigma.
I'm pretty satisfied myself so I'd go for Tamron.


Is that a 2.8?


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