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Offline Geoff I

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Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« on: December 17, 2011, 10:25:20 AM »
I have started to change my lenses for the good I hope, I have just changed my 55-200 VR for a Tamron 70-300 VC hopefully that will give me more sharp images, but the next lens is giving me a lot of grief, I am thinking of changing my 18-105VR lens, I am finding this lens a little soft all the way through the focal lengths, but just wondering what to change it with, I have a short list with the Sigma 17-70mm OS or the Nikon 16-85, I have also a Sigma 50mm for general macro use, even further down the line I am thinking of getting the Sigma 10-20mm for street and landscape photography.

I hope someone can help me with the everyday lens and which one to go for.



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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 10:55:39 AM »
I would go for the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-F4 OS. All who have used it say it's a cracking lens.  :tup:

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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 11:50:28 AM »
I've used both the non OS versions of the Sigma 17-70 and can thoroughly recommend it. There is a bit of distortion at 17mm but I always found that quite fun. It can get amazingly close to the subject -almost touching - which, again, can give you some interesting shots. Some sample snaps with different cameras:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greypoint/sets/72157621647506018/

Good luck with the Tamron. I've been using one for a few months and find it stands up very well in comparison with the Nikon VR. If only they did it in Pentax fit I'd be very happy!  :dance:
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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 02:01:18 PM »
A friend lent me the Sigma 10-20 mm. I loved it so much I bought my own, highly recommend it.
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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 02:08:59 PM »
Have you looked at the sigma 24-70 f2.8, if you are getting the 10-20 its another option. I have one but it has a small amount of front focus so check it out first It was highly recommended when i was looking to replace my kit lens.

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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 02:10:13 PM »
I have started to change my lenses for the good I hope, I have just changed my 55-200 VR for a Tamron 70-300 VC hopefully that will give me more sharp images, but the next lens is giving me a lot of grief, I am thinking of changing my 18-105VR lens, I am finding this lens a little soft all the way through the focal lengths, but just wondering what to change it with, I have a short list with the Sigma 17-70mm OS or the Nikon 16-85, I have also a Sigma 50mm for general macro use, even further down the line I am thinking of getting the Sigma 10-20mm for street and landscape photography.

I hope someone can help me with the everyday lens and which one to go for.

Have a looksy in the follwing section of the site
http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?board=61.0
Some user reviews/feedback on lenses there  :tup:
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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 02:37:41 PM »
I had a looksy but it's off limits to me
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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 02:56:16 PM »
I had a looksy but it's off limits to me

Don't worry Beryl, it's off limits to me too. And I'm the admin.  :uglystupid2:
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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2011, 03:00:54 PM »
I had a looksy but it's off limits to me

Don't worry Beryl, it's off limits to me too. And I'm the admin.  :uglystupid2:

Eddited the link and it should be ok now
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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2011, 03:03:32 PM »
Thanks Alf.  Dunno where that extra character came from in you link, :beer:  but hey, all OK now.  :tup:
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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2011, 03:24:57 PM »
I would also recommend the Sigma 17-70, I have only just replaced mine after about three years with a Canon L which was 3 times the price but realistically not 3 times the quality.

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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2011, 08:44:49 PM »
I had a looksy but it's off limits to me

Don't worry Beryl, it's off limits to me too. And I'm the admin.  :uglystupid2:

Eddited the link and it should be ok now

That's good to know. Obviously a an error of some sort  ;D
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Re: Taking a serious look at my equipment.
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2011, 11:39:22 AM »
I’d say go with the Sigma 17-70, since I got the lens I hardly ever take it off the camera, for the price it cannot be bettered (according to me).
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