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Onepercentf
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      12-21-2003
I am looking to buy either the new Tamron DI 17-35mm or the Sigman EX 17-35mm
lens for use on both Canon 10D and EOS 3 bodies. Which would you recommend?
(By the way, I can't afford the Canon lenses!) Many thanks for experiences,
opinions, and links to comparison tests. regards, David
 
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NJH
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      12-21-2003
I have the Sigma EX 17-35 in the Maxxum mount and it's excellent. (Just like
you with Canon lenses, I couldn't afford the Minolta 17-35.) No experience
with that Tamron lens.

Neil



"Onepercentf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I am looking to buy either the new Tamron DI 17-35mm or the Sigman EX

17-35mm
> lens for use on both Canon 10D and EOS 3 bodies. Which would you

recommend?
> (By the way, I can't afford the Canon lenses!) Many thanks for

experiences,
> opinions, and links to comparison tests. regards, David



 
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Paolo Pizzi
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      12-22-2003
Onepercentf wrote:

> I am looking to buy either the new Tamron DI 17-35mm or the
> Sigman EX 17-35mm lens for use on both Canon 10D and EOS
> 3 bodies.


Spend an extra $100 and get the Sigma 15-30EX.
Much better lens, a lot more useful than the two you
mentioned for your digital body, where it becomes the
rough 35mm equivalent of a 22-45.


 
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Argon3
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      12-22-2003
Was at a camera store a couple of weeks ago and the Sigma rep was there with a
12-25 f2.8.....brand new...just lettin' ya know.....

argon
 
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George Preddy
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      12-22-2003

"Onepercentf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I am looking to buy either the new Tamron DI 17-35mm or the Sigman EX

17-35mm
> lens for use on both Canon 10D and EOS 3 bodies. Which would you

recommend?
> (By the way, I can't afford the Canon lenses!) Many thanks for

experiences,
> opinions, and links to comparison tests. regards, David


Get the Sigma 15-30EX. It is head and shoulders above both the lenses your
are considering.


 
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Kenny
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      12-22-2003

"Onepercentf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I am looking to buy either the new Tamron DI 17-35mm or the Sigman EX

17-35mm
> lens for use on both Canon 10D and EOS 3 bodies.


Neither. The 17-35 is not a good lens. The Sigma 15-30 on the other hand
is only slightly more expensive and ten times better.

Kenny


 
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Paolo Pizzi
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      12-23-2003
Argon3 wrote:

> Was at a camera store a couple of weeks ago and the Sigma rep was
> there with a 12-25 f2.8.....brand new...just lettin' ya know.....


You mean the new 12-24. Yeah, I know that. It was copied
from the Nikkor 12-24DX but it's not nearly as good. Big
vignetting problem, lots of flare etc., too expensive for what
is really worth. The 15-30EX costs half of that and it's optically
better.


 
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