Tokina 17-50 (non VC) if I have Sigma 18-125 (non OS)

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Anfy
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Sigma 17-70mm version
In reply to Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Apr 5, 2013

I am thinking of the Sigma 17-70mm too, old version since the new C (Contemporary) had not a very positive reviev at Lenstip and the former is sold at heavy discounts here in Europe.

I think the new finish is more attractive, but you can't have everything.

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Peter A. Stavrakoglou wrote:

albertTD wrote:

hehe, the build quality on tokina lenses seems to be better, at least for my eye

but for the 17-50mm range, IQ-wise tamron win hands down.

not considering the sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 and 17-50mm F2.8? both seems to be a worthy contender. Sigma paint sometime peels off easily though

Sigma is no longer using the same finish in the new 17-70mm, it's a smooth finish now, like they've been using on some of their other lenses for some time now like the 50mm 1.4.

tamron vs siggys :

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Lenses/Compare-Camera-Lenses/Compare-lenses/%28lens1%29/185/%28brand%29/Tamron/%28camera1%29/0/%28lens2%29/319/%28brand2%29/Sigma/%28camera2%29/0/%28lens3%29/219/%28brand3%29/Sigma/%28camera3%29/0

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