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01-17-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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DA 50-200mm vs Sigma/Tamron 70-300mm

A lot of people have recommended these lenses. Which one has the best picture quality in the overlapping ranges? I want a dedicated macro lens so that's not important to me.

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I hope you dont mind, an off topic post but there is another gentoo user from the same place as you on the gentoo forums goes by the name of baigsabeeh. Are you one and the same?
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I hope you dont mind, an off topic post but there is another gentoo user from the same place as you on the gentoo forums goes by the name of baigsabeeh. Are you one and the same?
Yup, that's me. Who are you?
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I've enjoyed my 50-200, not the fastest but have great color and bokeh. Just recently however I've been considering the much anticipated Tamron 70-200 f2.8 - I'll withold any purchases until I see some sample images though.

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recomend for what though? what are you after?

if you just need a telephoto lens for those rare moments when you need to zoom in on something far away, you can get away with cheap equipment.

such as a tokina 80-200 f4 or f4.5

if however you are hunting for very high quality telephoto glass, i would forget both and either get the 50-135* for now, or wait until the 60-250* comes out.

you can also search for the Tokina A 80-200 f2.8, only downside is that its manual focus, but can be had for relativly cheap.
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Well, I'm a prime guy, but I'd like to have this zoom for now to round out my kit. Eventually, I'd like to get the DA* 60-250mm when it's released for traveling and such.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tux08902 Quote
A lot of people have recommended these lenses. Which one has the best picture quality in the overlapping ranges?
IMO the 50-200 renders better while the Tamron 70-300 Di is sharper, longer reach, good for FF (and therefore twice the size).

Currently I keep both, but if have to make a choice I prefer the 50-200 simply because I don't shoot long tele much, so compactness wins over the unused benefits (to me) of the Tamron.

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