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12-10-2009, 11:40 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by raider Quote
I recently have a look at the sigma 70-200 at a camera store and it seems that the sigma is smaller in size than the tamron. The 50-135 seems even smaller as well.

The Tamron 70-200 with its lens hood on looks really big and long....and sometimes I am rather uncomfortable as it seems to catch a lot of attention when I am using this lens..
It's the same size as the Canon 70-200 and not much larger than the Sigma, the Nikon 70-200 is even longer.

Here's a size comparison:

Now with a hood without Nikon:

But either way, they're all pretty big and will catch that "attention" whether you use any. They're all not that much larger from each other and will attract equal attention. The one that is really going to pull more of that "attention" is the Canon since it's painted white.

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12-10-2009, 11:51 AM   #32
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Compare the size of those zooms to the M135/3.5, M100/2.8, or DA70/2.4 and you'll see one reason why I like shooting primes where possible :-)

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