Sigma vs Tamron for the 70-200m F2.8?

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FlyNavy
FlyNavy Regular Member • Posts: 395
Sigma vs Tamron for the 70-200m F2.8?

I am close to buying a 70-200. I have the Tamron 17-50 2.8 and the Tamron 28-75 2.8. To me the are both superb so I am biased toward Tamron. I recently took a one day portrait class with Kevin Ames who is a Sigma shooter. http://amesphoto.com/

The Sigma rep was there with the entire lens lineup for all to use throughout the day. Unfortunately all the Sigma lenses were in Canon and Nikon mounts so I was not able to test any of the Sigma line up with my A-700. Everyone was giddy over the new Sigma 70-200m 2.8 HSM. (internally stabilized for Canon and Nikon) The Sigma rep said that I would still love the older non-stabilized Sigma 70-200 and to be expected said his Sigma was far superior to the Tamron.

Can you give me your experience with both lens? Pros and Cons? Build quality? Focus speed. Performance?

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