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03-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
That wouldn't help me, as I would just burst into flames.
Once our class went to see a church. A friend (Metallica fan) comes in



and walks away. We almost died laughing.


Back on topic, you should try and get a lens without stabilisation, as it's redundant and only pushes up the price.

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Which one is better then, the Tamron or the Sigma?
The Tamron is much sharper wide open. The Sigma is much quieter. The DA*50-135 is sharper than the Sigma, quieter than the Tamron, priced between, and shorter in reach.

You have to weigh your priorities - I can shoot my Tamron pretty quietly if I pre-focus manually. If I miss the focus with my k-x, you're going to hear a nice "screeeeeeeeee" as it cycles through the focus range. Maybe your church won't mind.

The DA*50-135 is much lighter and smaller than both the Tamron and Sigma 70-200s. The Tamron quite a bit lighter than the Sigma, and about $500 less.

So again, it's about your priorities.

I love my Tamron btw.

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Cool origami shot!
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What about the tamron 70-200mm F2.8. This is a real solid performer

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tamron around 1.2kg
sigma 1.45kg..
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This is the version I had in mind: Sigma 70-200/2,8 EX DG OS HSM. ?
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But now I think I will by the Pentax 50-135mm, I think the Sigma may be to heavy to carry around...
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Well I have the Sigma 70-200mm/f2.8 EX DG OS HSM and I owned the DA*50-135mm/f2.8. Both very different lenses. I mostly shoot the Sigma on monopod while the DA* was just handheld. For walking around a day in the park I guess the DA* is your best companion since the weight of the Sigma will gett to you. On the other hand I'm now running around with K-5/sigma and K-5/DA*300 at the same time (have two camera's).

Never did origami mmmmm.......

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In the end the DA* was a little short for me and a little slow in AF (for sports).

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Do you have any photos taken with the 70-200 on? (Tell that little girl, she needs a bigger size stuffed bra next time)..
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I recently purchased the Sigma 70-200 OS lens and have been very happy with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well I have the Sigma 70-200mm/f2.8 EX DG OS HSM and I owned the DA*50-135mm/f2.8. Both very different lenses. I mostly shoot the Sigma on monopod while the DA* was just handheld. For walking around a day in the park I guess the DA* is your best companion since the weight of the Sigma will gett to you. On the other hand I'm now running around with K-5/sigma and K-5/DA*300 at the same time (have two camera's).

Never did origami mmmmm.......

DA*:


In the end the DA* was a little short for me and a little slow in AF (for sports).
I claim an unfair advantage on your side, and let me go outdoors on this fine sunny day and find a re-butt-ing picture.

I think what we can best claim is: They both perform very well. They are differently priced based on different features (OS and HSM). The DA*50-135 is a very equivalent competitor to both, more specifically the Sigma. The DA* makes up for the lack of length by the gain in portability.

So what is left to say is: Atlantic, I highly doubt you will be unhappy with the images coming out of any of these three lenses (both 70-200s and the 50-135). All three trump the DA 55-300 in that regard. Only thing left for you to consider is focusing noise, weight, size, and price.
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Thanks to you all. - I just recieved the 70-200mm. I will post some pictures here, later on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
The Tamron is much sharper wide open. The Sigma is much quieter. The DA*50-135 is sharper than the Sigma, quieter than the Tamron, priced between, and shorter in reach.

You have to weigh your priorities - I can shoot my Tamron pretty quietly if I pre-focus manually. If I miss the focus with my k-x, you're going to hear a nice "screeeeeeeeee" as it cycles through the focus range. Maybe your church won't mind.

The DA*50-135 is much lighter and smaller than both the Tamron and Sigma 70-200s. The Tamron quite a bit lighter than the Sigma, and about $500 less.

So again, it's about your priorities.

I love my Tamron btw.
Damn this picture. I just bought the Tamron because of it.
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Damn this picture. I just bought the Tamron because of it.
I love mine so much that I pretty much carry it everywhere. I think it's just that sense of knowing "I got this awesome lens that shoots sharp wide open, at any focal length, and won't ever let me down."

I'm sure anyone who uses the DA*50-135, Sigma 70-200, Tokina 70-200, DA*60-250, and Sigma 50-150 can say the same
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
I love mine so much that I pretty much carry it everywhere. I think it's just that sense of knowing "I got this awesome lens that shoots sharp wide open, at any focal length, and won't ever let me down."

I'm sure anyone who uses the DA*50-135, Sigma 70-200, Tokina 70-200, DA*60-250, and Sigma 50-150 can say the same
Do you shoot it handheld? Did you shoot the origami pic above with a tripod? I've never actually seen or held one this big (sure sounds like a "That's what she said" joke).
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