Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-24-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
Veteran Member
rrwilliams64's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: ohio
Posts: 332
70-300 Tamron or Sigma...

I sheepishly post this, as i anticipate thsi topic has been debated ad nauseum on various forums

I don't want to spend a fortune on a telezoom, just want to cover the FL and live w/ some of the IQ compromises.
...I have a SMC-M 50mm f1.7 and a Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 (my main lens) and am looking at the tele end inexpensively

Choices:
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG MACRO $165
Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DiLD Macro $120
Both in EC+ condition

note = the Siggy is the APO version
I'm aware of the limitations of both these lenses, hence the price(s). Not expecting miracles past 200 and understand i'll be stopping down as necessary, also understand the wildcard of copy quality variances that cany be spoken to til one's actually shot with a particular lens.

that said (whew), for a budgeteer at this FL, any thoughts? The Tamron rates a 7.77 on the forums (26 reviews) and the Siggy APO a 7.94 (16 reviews)

apples for apples here?
Noting the price difference (not a big deal, but still), is the Tamron a better low investment choice?

thnx in advance.

01-25-2011, 03:53 PM   #2
Veteran Member
rrwilliams64's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: ohio
Posts: 332
Original Poster
Nah, didnt even need the input, did a lil research, bought the Tamron. Both economy lenses w/ share of warts and such that do what they do at that price point....
01-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
Site Supporter
SpecialK's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 14,853
I'm glad we did not have to come up with answers that 42 reviews did not have :-) Happy shooting.
01-25-2011, 06:13 PM   #4
Veteran Member
rrwilliams64's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: ohio
Posts: 332
Original Poster
LOL, SpecialK, i was ashamed after I posted. Partly at being lazy, partly at asking a qstn I already knew the answer to.

Not unlke..."Should I buy an '88 Impala or a '87 Malibu? moot point, , they're both unremarkable vehicles that'll just get ya where you're going, nothing more". ;-D

01-25-2011, 06:35 PM   #5
Site Supporter
ramseybuckeye's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Elida, Ohio
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,607
I've had a few different lenses in this range, two Sigmas, a Tamron, a Tokina, and a Promaster. Not a lot of difference, you can do pretty decent with any of them. I hope those are prices are for new, because they should be quite a bit less used. Good luck with whatever you get.
01-25-2011, 08:01 PM   #6
Veteran Member
Jodokast96's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Erial, NJ USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,133
Choose your poison. Tammy is a little sharper, Sigma has much better purple fringing control.
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!
70-300mm, apo, apples, fl, forums, k-mount, macro, pentax lens, reviews, siggy, sigma, slr lens, tamron
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tamron adaptall 300/2.8 or Sigma 100-300/4 pinholecam Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 11-07-2009 05:52 AM
TESTED: Pentax 55-300 vs. Sigma 70-300 vs. Tamron 70-300 falconeye Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 22 05-14-2009 04:01 PM
Tamron 300/2.8, Sigma 100-300 F4, 1.7 AF TC images: A link to the DPR froum. pcarfan Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 0 02-07-2009 08:48 PM
Sigma 75-300 APO vs Tamron 75-300 Timbuctoo Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 03-17-2008 05:47 PM
Sigma 70-300 or Tamron 70-300??!! JorgeDeSilva Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 9 07-31-2007 11:15 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:32 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.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