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Sigma vs Tamron

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4 years 2 weeks ago #4383 by John Lucas
Has anyone owned any or both of these lenses? I read the Sigma is a bit shaper when zoomed in at 250mm but I'd like a few more opinions before I pick one.

Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

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4 years 2 weeks ago #4384 by Roy van Ommen
Hi John!

Well, i don't want to be harsh. But i would not even think about getting one of them.

For sure, the Tamron has a bigger range, but its more slow on autofocus than the Sigma. And i think that the Sigma is slightly better in image control.

Even though. These are so called vacation lenses. Just for on vacation. If you are expecting something professional out of it, i would suggest some other lenses.

Greetings,
Roy

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4 years 2 weeks ago #4385 by John Lucas
Thanks Roy, that's exactly what I'm getting it for, a vacation lens. Going to the redwoods, and Key West in the next month. I've been saving for the canon 70-200mm 2.8 II , but won't have the funds in time. Thanks for the info. The Sigma is cheaper so I'm leaning towards it. I'm in no rush because I'm still scanning craigslist everyday for deals.

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4 years 2 weeks ago #4386 by Bill
Have you considered renting a higher quality lens for vacation? You can save the extra money and put it towards the 70-200.

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4 years 2 weeks ago #4387 by John Lucas
That's a great idea Bill! Just looked into it and it looks like I can get 70-200mm 2.8ii for a week and insured for less than $125! Thanks a lot Bill!

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