Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-14-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
Junior Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 39
sigma 18-50mm 2.8 vs new sigma 17-50mm 2.8

I'm trying to figure out whether there is any point to waiting for the new Sigma 17 50 or buying the 18 50 now. They claim their version of shake reduction on the new lens is good for four stops more or less.
I have a k-x. Have seen some suggestions that its shake reduction isn't all that effective, at least not compared to high-end Pentax gear.
The new lens will be replacing a 24 70 2.8 that the Sigma folks were kind enough to trade me for my old 24 60, which they could not repair under warranty. The 24 70 is a wonderful lens, but way too heavy (two pounds) for my tired old wrists. Thus I do not have a walking around lens and I'd like to get one before the summer is over.
I am committed to Sigma, I live about 15 min. away from their Long Island repair center, and can have my lenses calibrated to the kx on the same day.

07-14-2010, 02:20 PM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,553
QuoteOriginally posted by LouD Quote
I'm trying to figure out whether there is any point to waiting for the new Sigma 17 50 or buying the 18 50 now.
I haven't seen the Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 macro for sale for a while so I would think your only option is the new Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 OS? The current price I see for the 17-50mm f2.8 is close to $700, and way out of my budget, so I would probably be looking at the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8. The Tarmon is a smaller, lighter lens than any of the Sigma lenses so you might like it even better for your wrists.

Thank you
Russell
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, lens, pentax lens, reduction, repair, sigma, sigma 17-50mm, sigma 18-50mm, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whats A Better Fast Prime? The Sigma 50mm Or Pentax FA 50MM? Or Another Option? Christopher M.W.T Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 20 10-01-2009 08:02 AM
Part 2: Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 EX Macro vs Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 - Brick Wall test (CROPS) eva2000 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 27 12-21-2008 08:43 AM
Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 EX Macro vs Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 - Brick Wall test eva2000 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 12-13-2008 11:47 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:21 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top